The very first time I laid my eyes on Joni’s blog I knew she was a force to be reckoned with. Her posts are always so well thought out and researched, full of beautiful images and of course a dose of Joni humor!
While I tend to be a bit shy on her blog. With most of her post reaching well over a 100 comments I never really feel like anything little old me has to say is too important I do enjoy devouring them.
So sit back relax and enjoy I day in the life of Cote de Texas. I think I pretty much figured out her secret to those posts of her…it’s STARBUCKS! Read and you will see for yourself.
Wake up – hit up Starbucks for run #1 of the day!!! Then I swing by McDonald’s and get a sausage biscuit. Shhh – don’t tell my Rabbi! It’s a rainy day here in Houston, which sure makes you not want to work too hard.
Next it’s time to head to my office for the day. My “office” is actually my back patio where I blog on the computer. Except, oops – it’s raining, so I’ll have to spend the day at my other office.
OK, I’m all set up in the other office, my back porch. Let’s see, I’ve got my candle going, my laptop is plugged in, my books of fabric samples are out – I need to order some fabrics for clients today, I’ve got my new Kathryn Ireland book that I’m reading – I’m organized for the day. Except I end up taking a little morning nap for a while out here – it’s hard to stay awake when it rains.
Alright, up from my morning nap, time for Starbucks run #2 – where I order the “It’s Joni!” into the squawk box. They love me here – do you blame them?
And time for a little lunch. Creature of habit: Whataburger #6 with onion rings, no fries please. They love me here, too.
It’s still raining, so I’m back at my alternate office for some serious blogging time after I get those darned fabrics ordered already. Then, I’ll have my first appointment of the day, well, afternoon that is. You want to join me?
Let’s go. It’s going to be a hard commute to my appointment today. My client actually lives in the house directly across the street from me. See the house with the white truck in front of it? Instead of driving there, I’ll just walk over and worry about my frizzy hair later, Scarlett.
So, let’s see, I REALLY need to concentrate now and work hard. Hmmmm. I like paint sample #2. Done! My client is building new cabinets in the study and the painter is waiting on the color choice.
And I need to check on the progress of the kitchen remodeling, she is putting in a gorgeous matte black granite countertop and a creamy subway tile backsplash – nice and classic. But the best part – a Shaw’s sink is going in! Looking good so far.
Appointments are over for the day. Whew, I’m exhausted from all the hard work. I’ll just walk back across the street and go home, check in with my office and see what’s happening.
Still raining at the office. Think I’ll go to the store and buy some flowers, tomorrow’s a BIG day here at Cote de Texas. The Houston Chronicle is coming to photograph my dining room table for an article on holiday decorating. Me? Holiday decorating? Haven’t they listened to the new Skirted Roundtable this week (HERE)? Shameless plug. I better hurry, it’s starting to get dark.
I’m back – the mini roses look just “OK” I guess. I really needed another dozen. I can’t believe I have to go set my table for nothing! Well, I could always submit it to Tablescape Tuesday.
The Chronicle is doing a story on something you use each year for your Holiday table – I told them I always use my antique silver meat dome! Except I haven’t really even had it since last Christmas! But the editor liked the story, so I”ll just set the table with a few place settings. Where’s Eddie Ross when you REALLY need him??????????? You know, I’m kind of tired from my hard day, I think I’ll just set the table in the morning. They aren’t coming until 3:00 pm so I’ll have plenty of time before then. I hope the flowers still look good tomorrow.
Good dinner tonight! Usually I eat Wendy’s Caesar salad, but tonight my daughter Elisabeth was sweet enough to go pick up some Chinese and Sushi! Yum – I have real food tonight! One more quick run to Starbucks #3 today – that’s actually a light day for me. Then, I’ll go back to my office for some late night work.
It’s not raining anymore, so I’m back at my “real” office for the night. Until, it’s really late at night when I finally get to watch some TV news after Ben goes to bed.
Here I am all snuggly in my chair and ottoman for some serious late night blogging! This is where all the REAL work goes down.
OK, I REALLY need to go to bed – The Morning Joe is already on. I love this show – Joe and Mika, she’s so funny. They crack me up. And yes, I’m a liberal, I watch MSNBC! Don’t worry, I watch Fox too – just to be all fair and balanced out. In truth I’ve already been sleeping a few hours on top of my computer. Wish I had a shot of that pretty picture! I can see an impression of the keyboard imbedded in my forehead. Alright, I’m off to bed, I have another really busy day tomorrow with my big photoshoot!!!
A big thank you to Joni! So happy that she participated! It was fun seeing a glimpse of your life and I must say I’m very jealous over your lovely office space. I would take the outdoor cafe table, outdoor sofa or comfy chair any day of the week.