Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast and Fotos

See what I did there in the title? A little alliteration. This year the Thanksgiving festivities were at my daughter's house. She had the turkey and the ham with all the fixins'! And it was way yummy.

In my last post I shared some of my blessings that I'm thankful for. In this post I'll share some photos to go along with them. Oh, and I totally forgot to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING on my last post! I hope all had a great time with family and loved ones. And, as Ellen DeGeneres tweeted the other day, hopefully, a few of those people overlap.




And, last but not least (or maybe least):  Check out those slippers!

The bottom of each shoe says something different.  One says "Very" and the other one says "Merry".

I think someone is getting into the Holiday Spirit!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Five (Thanksgiving Version)


Hubby & Daughter
Sometimes it is hard for me to be sentimental...so, yesterday, when my daughter asked us to go around the table and say one thing we were thankful for I couldn't settle on one thing. There are so many things I'm thankful for.  Plus, she went first and basically her "one" thing encompassed loved ones...so mine would sound redundant.

So, I will use today's Friday Five to count my  blessings.  These are only a few of my blessings.  There are so many more.  But here goes:

1. I'm thankful for my husband who understands me and loves me and makes me laugh. And I'm forever grateful that God saw fit to bless us with a lovely daughter who has developed into a lovely young woman.

2. I am thankful that Daughter is happy. 

3.  I'm thankful that we have returned to the town that I grew up in. I have my Dad and my Mamacita so close by! They bring me joy and laughter.  Plus, added bonus: Both my sisters live here too.

One Sis recently had knee surgery and because we live in the same town, I was able to visit her in the hospital. And I've been to her house several times to just sit and talk and laugh. I have missed her.  

The other Sis is also quite important to me. She has the gift of hospitality. When I first moved here she brought a bag of goodies to help me start to feel at home. She has taught me where some of the coolest consignment stores are.

4. I am thankful for my job. Let me just say, I am truly lucky. I have a job that I absolutely enjoy! And one that afforded us the ability to move "back home".

5. I am thankful for my friends both close and far! (This includes cousins...).  Growing up I was able to hang out with cousins because we lived so close and were fairly close in age. They were and are very true friends.

My girlfriends from HS!  That's right!! We are able to hang out. Just like old times. I can't believe how much our friendship still works.  We still laugh heartily and empathize with each other.  In the old days it was HS stories that we shared and sought comfort for (and laughed about).  Now, we applaud each other's triumphs. (One just completed a 5K! One is an amazing Kindergarten teacher and helped relocate her displaced program to a new school! Another one is successful in her Non-Profit role and has the beginnings of a plan for another adventure soon.)  We also share our very personal struggles and fears. Just like high school, just having someone who understands the "real you" helps make it feel better.

I also have two special friends that are permanently etched on my heart. One was with me when my daughter was born. She had a young son and we did wonderful things together with our children. We helped each other stay "ourselves" in addition to being mothers.

The other friend has been with me since our children were in pre-school. She is so artistic and creative that I'm always inspired to be near her.

I so miss my friends from Puget Sound.  And because of them, I am immensely thankful for Facebook!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

London IS Calling

One of my favorite bloggers, Tameka at Imperfection is the New Pink posted a really cool photo of London on her post "London Calling".  She totally wants to visit.  I think you should jump over and see the really cool photo.  London Post (with really cool photo).

Tameka's post reminded me that I want to share a little London with you that you can see anytime you want to.

I found this image of what Londoners think of people paying homage to the Beatles at the cross walk that they made famous.

Image source: Happy Place

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Little Story About My Halloween...(before it's too late)

Sorry so long between posts.  I really should be asleep now.  I have the beginnings of a cold....the kind where it feels like my limbs are coated in wet cement.  I took some sinus medicine last night which helped clear up the congestion...but the fatigue, not so much.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week.  That is sure to be fun. My newlywed daughter is having the big day at her house. I can't wait to enjoy the festivities she has planned.

I haven't yet posted about my Zombie Lurch.  I figure if I don't post about it before Thanksgiving the moment will have passed.  So I'll post now. (Though, I realize the moment is sort of gone.)