So, while I personally have nothing but good stuff to report, I have to first say that poor Not-So-Ex is so incredibly, horribly sick. He's working evenings this week and I so felt for him when he was trying to get up and get everyone going this morning. I'm hoping he'll get to the doc once he rests a little this morning. I just can't have him all sickie on our vacation! Poor baby.
My Chocolate Mint Cupcakes (with a Peppermint Patty in the middle)
I'm gonna be super duper busy the next few weeks. For one, I have 250 cupcakes to make in a week. I got started last night and knocked four dozen out at least, so that's a plus. I'm trying to crank out as many as I can ahead of time, make them extra beautiful (with special emphasis on tying them to my daughter's school colors), and freeze them so that they'll still be gorgeous and moist for the celebration. I got my bigger boxes and some of my special cupcake liners in yesterday, so that helped me get started.
A terrible pic of beautiful Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
On a completely different note, the White movie is in full swing. While I was in awe of the good review that came from the New York Times, I think I was even more moved by the article in the Charleston Daily Mail. Around here, you say Jesco and people either laugh or roll their eyes. It can bring out a lot of anger. I was pleased that the author watched the movie with an open mind instead of pigeonholing it based on rumors and fears. The response has been much more positive than I ever expected.
And, speaking of the movie, I will get to hit my first real film festival next month. I'll be attending the Flyover Film Festival in Louisville, Kentucky! I will hopefully get to stay at the absolutely amazing 21c hotel. These are opportunities I may never have had if it wasn't for this extraordinary film and the wonderful people involved. I talked to the director yesterday and he let me know he name dropped me a few times on the director's commentary for the DVD. How awesome is that?
It's so funny to think back to when we were filming. I had a friend that insisted that I was being used and, once the film was done, these people would walk away and that would be that. But, of course, it turns out that they have stood by me. I have no doubt that, if I needed anything, be it now or 10 yrs from now, if I ring up my director or even my producer, they'll do anything to help me. Some of my "friends," not so much. But anyway, that year + out of my life is not one I would ever want to go through again, but I couldn't be happier that I did it when I did.