Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting there...

I am almost back, I promise. Thanks for all the sweet well wishes. My stepdad is improving every day, and we're doing our best to facilitate his recovery by making sure he has a family member with him 24 hours a day. It's going to be a tough process, but it reminds me of how lucky we are to have each other, and how important family really is.

I got back into my office today only to realize that it is December 1st! Eek! I am one of those dorky, annoying people who always makes/orders all my Christmas gifts during the month of November. And currently I have absolutely nothing done.

Thank goodness for the blogosphere. The wonderful sfgirlbybay posted about Chronicle's big online sale. You get 35% off when you use the code FRIENDS at checkout, plus you get free shipping on orders over $35. Hurry up and order because the sale ends on Friday, December 5th. Chronicle has the most amazing books, but I can't share my coolest purchases with you because then they wouldn't be surprises anymore. I saved over $60, which I guess gives you some idea of how excited I got about shopping. However, here are a few of the things I didn't buy that you should check out...

I've been drooling over the Apartment Therapy book every time I hit the bookstore lately

Desert Realty by Ed Freeman

I don't have a cube anymore, but I still think this is pretty hilarious

Coming up: I turn my apartment into a craft factory. Expect sewing, linocuts and more. Also, Etsy awesomeness.


  1. my cubicle could seriously use some dressing up. i love the idea of adding a few things to make it not so sterile.

  2. Rachel I'm glad your stepfather is doing better.

    I can't wait to see all of your crafts.


  3. Welcome back hon! So glad to see you in my google reader today!

  4. Wow, my boyfriend is an architect and he would love these for Christmas. Carla

  5. So happy to have you back-and so glad to hear that your stepfather is improving! That last book is hysterical-I can only imagine the looks a cubicle like that would evoke from coworkers :)

  6. r-
    welcome back, we missed you and thought of you and your stepfather. good that you were there for times like these make us appreciative for all we have.
    can't wait to see your craft corner.
    love the books.


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