Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Giving of Thanks

Dearest Readers, I hope your day was a good one. Did you turkey today? Or will you tomorrow? Tofurkey? Turducken?

We had a Thanksgiving Brunch today at my mom's that was turkey (or turkey-like product) free but involved yummy quiche, fruit, deviled eggs and cinnamon pull apart. It was a lot of fun.

As I surfed around all the blogs I read regularly, I read many notes of thanksgiving, blessings and gratefulness. While I am not usually one to follow, the holiday begs for an entry like this one but I still need to put my own spin on things. So I offer you a list of the things I am thankful for that don't fall under what you might hear at the traditional Thanksgiving dinner table prayer.

I am thankful for...

...the 3 hour nap the kids took today. Because it meant David got to take a 3 hour nap. And I got 3 hours of work done.

...Sharon's sister Michele who gave me the 1 pair of maternity jeans I own and wear. Yes, 1 pair. Every day. I wash them a lot. sister introducing me to soy green tea lattes from Starbucks. They make me terribly happy. red scrunchy flats from Target that sass up my feet every once in awhile.

...garage door openers. kitchen sets waiting to be gifted to cute 2 year olds at Christmastime. orange phone.

...always having 2 episodes of "Friends" stored on the DVR.

...the right hair products. (I lost my mousse and biiig bottle of Biosilk when we evacuated because of the fires last month and my mom SAYS she doesn't have them. Although she does seem to be achieving amazing volume and shine right now. Hmmm. I am now banned to using "B List" products which involves me squirting the bottom dredges of every old and rejected product into my hair hoping it will help hold my curl.)

...Matt Damon on the cover of People magazine. He sits in my lap, he rides in my car, he goes everywhere I go now. I love you Matt.

...shredded cheese. Cause who wants to do the shredding yourself? that went to bed late sleeping in a LOT the next morning. (This falls more under wishful thinking and hope for the future. Hope it with me, will you?)

Got any un-traditional thanks you want to share?


  1. This year I am very thankful and excited about a certain dream of mine coming true: Christmas bedding! My bed will help me have visions of sugarplums!

  2. I love everything about this. I am thankful for sleeping in, my 3-day flip flops, and 2 and a half hours of driving today by myself in complete silence. :)

  3. I am thankful for black Friday!!! My feet are still soar today from all the walking I did yesterday.

    I think I walked more then Amy did at her 3-day ;^).

  4. I am thankful that my phone speaks its text messages....Kristen