Good Morning everyone…today was my day to sleep in a bit since In the Kitchen with David (hosted by Marybeth today) doesn’t start until 1pm however my eyes of course popped open at 6am – I hear sleep is overrated. Must motivate to go for a run – I actually find I am my most creative while I am running and can sort out a lot of what is on my mind – what does that for all of you?
Took my dear friend and program host Shawn Killinger to the airport for her vacation to Greece -wow can you imagine how spectacular that must be – can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. I am truly blessed to not only work with these incredibly talented people but the friendships we have created are genuine and so fulfilling – speaking of fulfilling a group of us including Shawn got together to see Eat, Pray, Love – if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth it – I loved it!
The 9pm show tonight is incredible and I am in the 1pm David show today as well – I am really excited for both! The dinnerware H13604 is back and I added black and confetti because your requests were becoming hourly – ha ha – I love that by the way, I love that I can hear directly from all of you what you would like, even what you don’t like helps me so much in the creative process. The 16 pc set K27938 is back in stock -that is the only set in the entire collection that has the 13 x 9 dish- I actually love this set and think its a no brainer if you are just getting started, adding to your collection or gifting temp-tations.
Story I must share…my father who most you know passed away this February 11th was a huge collector of coins, more specifically he collected all of the new state quarters. Towards the end on hospice his movement was to a minimum but he so wanted me to understand the collection and share it with me – he was waiting for the final quarter to arrive which ironically was Hawaii – his favorite place on earth! Anyway we would spend hours pouring over all the coins and I would patiently listen and drink in all he told me, after all this was part of his legacy. I told him to leave me a quarter from time to time to let me know he was with me…I have now received my 4th quarter – the first one was only two weeks after he had passed and I was getting ready to launch a Todays Special Value on the Q which is always stressful and he used to get so excited to talk to me about it and of course to watch…I was really missing all of that and was out to dinner with my mom and as we were getting ready to leave to head to the studio when I heard a clang on the ground, I looked down and in the middle of the crowded restaurant there it was..a beautiful shiny quarter – just for me. The way I felt that night and the way I have felt each time it happens since is indescribable…I tell you this because life is good even when things are so incredibly hard and you can’t figure out why you are in some of the situations you are in, have faith – believe that good will always come of it and it will. I look forward to sharing with you, my family, each time I am blessed by a quarter.
Ok…lacing up my sneakers – speaking with all of you motivated me to go for my run See you at 1pm…
ps – the Hawaii quarter, the last of his collection, came a week before he passed!
XOXO – Tara