I Think I Can

by Kimberly Hickok

I think I can do it all. Honestly. I really think I can. And most days I do. Not well, of course. But that’s besides the point. Like most working women I wear a number of hats. I work full time doing sales and marketing for Web Instinct. I sit on two boards – professionally NY Capital Region AMA and for an organization that’s close to my heart Capital District Community Gardens. I do the books for my husband’s business.

Between the two of us we have two daughters, one married with children and one in college. Our son is a sophomore in high school. He plays sports (volleyball, snowboarding, track) and the cello. So we make sure he gets where he needs to go – including the Empire State Youth Orchestra.

I’m also finishing my degree. So it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner.

I’ll keep this post brief and just share some pictures to tell the story of what I’ve been up to . . . and then I’d better send my Christmas cards!

This year's table was simple. We kept everything white.

Miniature pumpkins, cranberries and tea lights rounded out the place settings.

Our friend's daughter was ready to eat. Mocktail for kids, Cranberry Spritzers. Cranberry juice, mandarin seltzer, ginger ale with a frozen grape ice cube.

A few days after Thanksgiving - Son: "Mom, I need cookies for class tomorrow." Mom: "Good luck with that." End result: Teenage boys making oatmeal raisin cookies

My friend, Jen, made us a wonderful roast chicken dinner. Even though she's in the middle of an entire kitchen/great room remodel she still had us over. Check out her new 48" Electrolux stove. Nice!

I love Jen's extra long island. It's at least 10' long. The Corian she chose looks just like marble. Beautiful!

This is about as fancy as I'll get this year.

Believe it or not, Sponge Bob is on the other side of this blue ornament. Our son insists on putting this front and center of the tree every year. When he's not looking I turn it so that you can't see Sponge Bob.

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Melissa Ward January 3, 2011 - 12:17 pm

I have to agree – we do think we can do it all, and for the most part we do. Personally I think you do it spectacularly ~ your attention to detail is something I’ve always admired, especially on the home front. I kept the holidays simple this year. I also made it an all cash Christmas. No worries about January bills and I am amazed at how much that de-stressed my life. I participated in an article – 76 Challenges That Women Have to Overcome in Entrepreneurship – I think you’ll get a kick out of some of the answers (I am #47) http://www.carolroth.com/unsolicited-business-advice/?p=3494

Kim January 3, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Awww . . . thanks for the compliment. I checked out the comments on Carol Roth’s site. You are so right.
~ Happy New Year!


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