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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving was two days ago, but it's never too late to say what you are thankful for.

This year, I'm thankful for:

1. My husband! I can't believe it was just about 6 months ago that we tied the knot. Sometimes it feels like it was years ago and yet, it feels like it was just yesterday. Even though much of it was a blur, I'm pretty sure it really happened. I have pictures to prove it. I'm thankful for our commitment to one another and for the life that we share.

2. I'm thankful for my parents, as individuals and as a "whole." I am eternally grateful for all that they've done out of love to provide for me, guide me, challenge me and support me. I am also thankful that they've morphed into friend-parents over the past few years. Being an adult child is pretty cool.

3. I'm thankful for my sister for her friendship. I am also thankful for the things she gives to this world...her undeniable love of life, her ability to inspire others to take risks, her positive, energetic spirit and her perseverance.

4. I am thankful for my friends both near and far and even those I've never met! Near--I am so lucky to have found a great little group of friends who I genuinely hope to grow old with! Far--a couple of my very best friends I only get to see maybe once or twice a year. No matter how much time has passed, we can always just pick right back up where we left off. That's true friendship. Those I've never met--some of you blog friends I feel just as close to as I do to my "real life" friends. You know who you are...

5. I am thankful for Bugs and Zoey. They bring so much hairy joy to my life.

6. I'm thankful for my job and the ways in which the people I work for and with enrich my life in ways they'll never know. I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table.

7. I am thankful for faith.

8. I am thankful for optimism and hope and the knowledge that they are not necessarily synonymous with naivete.

9. I am thankful for the great nation that is the USA. We are not without our problems, but we are optimistic and we are hopeful. I am also thankful for those who serve in the military.

10. I am thankful for my good health and the good health of those around me.

11. I am thankful for fictional vampires.

AND I'm thankful for YOU! What are you thankful for??

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Open up...it's time for "party mouth"

It's late Saturday night and close enough to tomorrow to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH! This year, Sarah won't have to share her birthday with a turkey, which is awesome. Instead, a group of us are going bowling to celebrate. My bowling skills are about as good as my singing skills, so it's bound to be a fun afternoon of me rolling a heavy ball into a gutter. Enough about me though, let's talk about Sarah. How about we all say why we love Sarah, as per tradition...Sarah's tradition...that she probably started on her own birthday. :-)

If you don't know Sarah you could always visit her blog and come up with something. Or just make something up.

Here are 10 reasons why I heart Sarah, in no particular order.

1. She has pretty hair.
2. Actually, all of her is pretty. Sarah is pretty inside and out!
3. She is funny, witty, smart.
4. She is one of the most considerate people I've ever met in my life. She's a good listener and a giver.
5. If Sarah does not approve of your actions, she will cut you.
6. No really, she will.
7. Sarah is creative. She knows how to do things like knitting and coming up with cool designs for her blog. She's a reader, a writer and a lover. Unless of course she is about to cut you.
8. Sarah is full of passion.
9. She inspires people to be better.
10. Sarah is a true friend and one of the best friends I've ever had.

Happy Birthday, friend of mine.

Edward Cullen wants you...
to have a happy birthday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Come back

Here I am. Leave it to me to return to blogging by posting somewhere else.