Okay, I’ve been a bit remiss in writing this blog lately, I know. I told you, my other blog, Write Nonfiction in November, has been taking up most of my time. And I have to also write a post every now and then in my long-standing blog, As the Spirit Moves Me, as well. Then of course, I do have a job as a nonfiction book editor and a freelance journalist, not to mention the second job – or is it my first? – as my children’s personal life coach, taxi driver, cook, and calendar keeper. All this too say, I’ve been a bit busy lately.
Right now I’m sitting in the San Francisco Airport waiting for a flight to New York for my family’s annual Thanksgiving Day reunion. It’s the first chance I’ve had to write a post. I’ve got two things I want to tell you.
The first has to do with my last topic – holiday gifts for our dancing boys. My very talented daughter, who recently changed her mind about what she plans on majoring in when she gets to college (she’s a junior in high school) from fine art to costume design, has come up with a line of T-shirts for dancing boys/men. (Finally, she has taken my advice and decided to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the lack of cool clothes for boys and men who dance. Given her fashion/costume/art ability, she’s a prime target to develop this line of clothing, especially since she lives with such a boy – much to her dismay a lot of the time.) So, hopefully just in time for the holidays, she plans on introducing “My Brother Can Dance” shirts and (also hopefully) sweat pants. We’ve already got possibly four T-shirts in mind. Julian is vetting out the sayings and the art work and providing Ariel with a model. Given that we will be away until the 29th, the designs won’t be available for viewing or pre-orders until sometime during the first week in December. We hope to offer an introductory price to allow for Priority Mail shipping costs, so you can get your shirts by Christmas or Chanukah. When we get back, we’ll figure out how fast the printer can print the shirts, get shipping costs, etc., and show you the designs!
The second thing I want to say is very short: Happy Thanksgiving! And Thankgoodness that we parents of dancing boys don’t have to drive for a few days, because no dancing will be happening over the holiday! Of course, I will be sewing on white elastic on black ballet shoes for the Nutcracker Scene 1…but I can handle that. And I’ll be on an airplane…but I’m grateful for small things. Have a very happy Turkey Day!