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Ways in which I totally lucked out

I took no pictures on Thanksgiving. Zero. None. Which is a bummer, because the food was beautiful (and delicious), the company was fantastic, and it was a great day all around. So, since there are no pictures, I figured I’d give you a thousand words. (Or, you know, however many. You get the drift.)

I’m thankful for my relationships. I’ve said it before, but I really lucked out with Jared. How many other people can say their husband took care of the turkey (we fried it), made mashed potatoes from scratch, jumped in to help clean up, and still told them, “Honey, you did such a great job.” Oh, just me? I’ll take it.

I also love that I have such a close and fun relationship with my folks as well as Jared’s mom and sister. We eat, we drink, we laugh — we have MUCH more fun than a lot of families, I know.

I’m thankful to have so many good friends. My “in person” friends, both near and far, are fantastic, and I’m continually blown away at how much my “online-only” friendships mean to me. You guys are awesome.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how happy I am to have jobs that I love, that allow me to work with people I adore, and I make a living that allows me to buys shoes and pay for obedience lessons. I mean, I wouldn’t say no to winning the Lotto or anything, but man, if you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d be working as a writer/editor/online and social media specialist, well, first I wouldn’t have even know what most of that meant, and then, once I knew what it meant, I never would have believed you.

And, not to rub it in for those of you with some gray, cold weather, but good grief, we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather for Thanksgiving. It was cool enough in the morning that I had a really enjoyable 5 mile run, but warm enough for us to eat on the back porch. Which we pretty much always do, because Thanksgiving is somehow magically lovely around here.

Also? Glitter nail polish. I love it SO MUCH.

Thanks for reading and commenting and just being around, y’all. Hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving and have big fun plans for the weekend!


I’m thankful that our families came to stay with us this Thanksgiving. I’m thankful that I don’t have to work today. I’m thankful that nobody expected me to go shopping with them (or for them) on Black Friday (oh god, I’m shuddering just thinking about it). I’m thankful that there’s plenty of wine leftover, though since I bought a case, I’m not exactly surprised.

And I’m still thankful for my fun new camera.

I'm thankful that Jared handles the frying of the turkey.

I'm thankful for CityMama's jalepeno corn pudding recipe (and I'm not the only one).

I'm thankful that my family and friends don't give me a hard time for having lots of veggie-friendly side dishes.

I'm thankful that there are leftovers in the fridge.

I'm thankful that everybody had a great time.

I'm thankful that my parents have a new kitty. Meet Tebow.

I'm thankful that Mom and Dad get to dogsit for this sweet lug, Zach. He and I went running. I'm not sure it was pretty, but it was a good time.

I’m also thankful to have this little blog. I love the outlet it provides me, and I love that it allows me to share with those I know and those I don’t. And I love that it’s little enough that it doesn’t really matter that I haven’t posted every day this month.

What are you feeling thankful for?