Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm easily entertained, okay?

So, since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and all, I am sharing some of the things I am thankful for this time of year. Ho, ho, ho, here we go.

1. For the greatest opportunity I ever could have been given. The opportunity to be Max's mommy.

2. The movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It is set during Thanksgiving and I laugh (and cry) every time I see it...which used to be a lot because I own it. On VHS. But I don't own a VCR anymore. Maybe it will come on tv?

2. Dental flossers because I like to get cozy this time of year and eat popcorn and drink hot chocolate and there is nothing that will ruin my holiday spirit more than popcorn kernels in my teeth. Well, almost nothing.

3. Cousin Eddie from the National Lampoon's Vacation movies. He is one of my favorite movie characters of all time and I start watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation around this time every year. On DVD. Thanks goodness I've updated this one from VHS.

4. Family members who are sensitive to my gluten-free needs and go out of their way to make holiday eatin' just as special for me as it used to be. I was worried when I found out I had celiac disease that the holiday grub would be disappointing since I could no longer have our traditional dressing and pie crusts, but my family, even my in-laws, have tried to come up with new recipes to include me in the food festivities. Thank you!

5. Reddi-Whip. Need I say more?

6. And last, I am thankful for all the crap I have been through this past year. Sure, it was crap. It is still crap. However, despite all the crap, I feel lucky. Why? Because I am stronger. I am humbler. I am more gracious. I am seasoned. I have expanded. I am less judgmental. I am more forgiving. I am appreciative. I am healing. I have faced some of my deepest fears...unemployment, being uninsured, miscarriage, uncertainty, isolation, debt...and I have come out the other side, no more sure of tomorrow than before, but certainly more equipped to handle whatever it is.

So, here's to giving thanks, spreading holiday cheer, and to a peaceful holiday season! May we all get everything we want because frankly, no matter how grateful I am for the crap, I am tired of learning life lessons! I'm droppin' out of school!

Happy Thanksgiving! Peace out!


  1. Love this post, Babe! Isn't it great to be thankful? And, yes, we have much for which to be thankful. Love the picture of Max. Now, that's a REAL blessing!

  2. Love your post ;) Wishing you and your family alll the best this Thanksgiving! :)

  3. Great post!

    "You're going the wrong way!"
    "How do they know which way we're going?"

    Love it!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  4. Great post!! I love it.

    "Where's your other hand?"
    "Between two pillows."

    Classic !!!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Hope you have a great day!!

  5. Love this Amo-as always!!!!

    And before I start drinking heavily and screwing up the turkey- I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

  6. What a positve fabulous post!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I hope this upcomng year all of your dreams come true:)

  7. We watch Christmas Vacation every year, as well. Cousin Eddie is a killer!

  8. I saw your blog listed on the blogroll of one of my must read sites, and I thought I would check things out. I really enjoyed your post and will be back for more!

  9. So much to be thankful for! And I think I need to go out and get "planes, trains" I have never seen that movie the full way through!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  10. LOVE that picture! so cute!!! It is great that your family gets your dietary needs. It is so nice not to have to sit at the table and be told - oh here is your little dish over here. My mother in law still does that to my son. We had Thanksgiving at my mom's this year (unusual) and she made things that everybody could eat and the FIRST thing my 7 year old said was, "That was really nice of Nana." If only people realized!!!

  11. what a great post. I love Plane Trains and Automobiles, especially the part where they get picked up by the guy and his wife who, when she gave birth, the baby came out sideways. : )

  12. great post!!

    you made me smile..


  13. We should all write one of these!! I love National Lampoons...makes me laugh every year. Thanks for the comments, and you're right, I don't really want to, but we'll see.

  14. Great post! That is awesome that your family really goes out of their way to include your new diet. Cousin Eddy is awesome. Awesome!

  15. Loved the post! Planes, Trains and Automobiles is an awesome movie! LOVE IT! It does come on tv..maybe you can DVR it. I think I have it memorized.

    I have an award for you:

  16. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    I love the national lampoons movie's, I watch them every year as if I haven't seen them a million times. My mom calls my family(me, the hubby, & kids) the Griswold's, Lol.

  17. Hahahaha!! I love this post! Planes Trains and Automobiles is one of my favorite movies and I swear I cry everytime at the end when he walks in and they look at each other on the stairs and the music is playing and LOL i'm such a sap. Adorable pic of your little guy too!!! Soooooo cute!!

  18. Great Post:-) your little guys is adorable:-) I also loved this movie Planes Trains and Automobiles. Steve Martin, and John Candy were so funny in this movie:-) Great story. Miss John Candy, he was one of the great all time comedians...

  19. Loving that pic of your little guy! He is just so stinking cute!!!! :)


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