Wednesday, November 26, 2014

To be Thankful

Every year Thanksgiving seems to be a throw-away holiday. Of course, its great to get together with family and spend time in the kitchen, enjoying everyone's company and eating lots of food, but really its just kind of like opening day for the Christmas. Christmas starts lit-rally the next day with the all-consuming Black Friday shenanigans (of which I do not partake).

Other than being a great excuse to get everyone together, I myself am not that fond of the holiday. I don't really care for all the heavy food (except the Kings Hawaiian rolls. Those I'll eat my weight in.) and I actually have a pretty strong aversion to dark meat turkey and green bean casserole. That being said, I LOOOOVE the idea of Thanksgiving. We are all so busy that we forget to stop and smell the roses sometimes. We don't always stop and enjoy our child being this exact age at this exact moment, we don't always return calls or texts from old friends and family, we forget that while work is important, people and kindness and forgiveness make the world go 'round.

So this weekend I'm thankful.

I'm thankful for my beautiful daughter, who is so smart, so loving and so amazing that she makes me want to have 20 more. But only if they are exactly like her.

I'm thankful for my fiance, who is my best friend above all else. And he's such a good Daddy it makes my whole heart melt when I see Ollie smile when she sees him. And who loves me unconditionally even when I'm PMS-ing. In fact, he brings me chocolate when I'm PMS-ing. I'm also thankful for that.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to get together with all my immediate family as well as my grandmother and great aunt and uncle this weekend. Olive gets to meet her great-grandmother which is so amazing.

I think that covers the big ones. And the most obvious. But it still needs to be said, because sometimes, we don't say it enough.

OH, and I'm thankful for wine. I don't really think I need to explain this one. I mean... I have a 14 month old. Of course I'm thankful for wine.

So that's that. Remember what is truly important this weekend y'all, because it could all be gone tomorrow.

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Currently I'm....

Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I adore her. So far its been a quick read, and an affirmation she is exactly who you think she is. Simple life lessons and reminders abound. Love.

Listening to:
Billie Holiday radio on Pandora. She's soothing and non-distracting at work. Plus I'm in a 30's/40's music vibe since Boardwalk Empire ended.

Super into this TV Show:
I have a few. We never miss some older shows like Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Nashville and Sons of Anarchy (quite a range, eh?), but I'm loving newer shows like Resurrection, the Flash, and Gotham. We are also binge watching Once Upon a Time's first few seasons!

My nail color is:
Loreal Color Riche Breaking Curfew. Only it looks more black than purple since I kept chipping it and adding coats! Ha!

This cute and cozy ensemble. The glasses I'm sporting are actually Gamma Ray computer glasses cuz I've been getting killer headaches staring at dual widescreen monitors for 8 hours a day. They seem to help. And bonus... they're cute!

Almonds. The Blue Diamond kind. Specifically the cherry pie flavor, but I'll take the bold honey dijon or apple pie too. I haven't tried the salt and vinegar flavor yet, but I'm guessing if I did, I'd be obsessed with that one too. Also, I'm loving radishes. I don't know, don't ask questions.

Mixing my coffee with:
Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer. "I'm so shocked!" ... said no one, ever...

This season. We are moving into the holidays and I can't get enough of being with Olive and B and sharing our time together.

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