November 11, 2004

I shut down this weekend. I was like a household appliance that had been working so much so long that it overheated and shut itself off.

So, I stayed home sick Monday and Tuesday. At first, I felt guilty for it, as if I had to be on my deathbed to warrant such a thing. But after several hours shuffling around in my flannel PJs, sipping gallons of peppermint tea and sleeping until I just couldn’t sleep any more, I realized it was just what I needed.

Now, I feel fresh and ready to brave my upcoming birthday, holiday travels and Christmas shopping. Speaking of Christmas shopping, my holiday cards finally go on sale tomorrow. Get ready.


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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