so thankful...

... for my beautiful, clever children, and their squishy hugs and slobbery kisses.

... that, despite the fact that my son has a cold, it's just a cold -- nothing worse.

... for awesome hand-me-downs that turn into Dancy-Dance dresses for my daughter.

... for my handsome, funny, and loving scientist-guy husband, who still thinks I'm hot enough to keep perving me at every opportunity.

... for non-fat caramel macchiatos from Starbucks, double-doubles from Tim's, mocha-on-chocolate cupcakes from the Cupcakery, and prawn & papaya salad from Wasabi Sabi.

... for the working dishwasher, washing machine, and garage door opener all of which were broken this time last year (and had been broken for over a year!)

... for the furnace that we turned on sooner than normal because -- OMG!!! -- it went straight from Summer to frickin' cold Winter totally by-passing Fall, you know, like on Monty Python & the Holy Grail right after they ate Brave Sir Robin's minstrels. (Check out the still green leaves on the trees!!!)

... for my RL friends and my online friends, who all make me feel smart, cute, spunky , hot, and not just a former axolotl tank -- but who's apparently still a super sci-fi nerd.

... for the family glazed ham recipe that saves me from ruining making turkey for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

... for Dracula 2000, Timeline, Beowulf & Grendel, The Phantom of the Opera, and 300 -- the movies of my pretend boyfriend Gerard Butler that I've seen. Yes, I should see more of his movies. No, I'm not a very good pretend girlfriend.

... for the hula -- kahiko, which I love to watch, and 'auana, which I love to teach.

... for blogging, so I can subject all of my awesome Life Candy friends to my incessant brain farts fun stories and ideas.

... for online shopping, so I don't have to go to the malls and deal with crowds, because apparently, according to Roomie, I don't like people.

... for modern technology that allows my two nerd-boys to hang out at Starbucks and have some father/son bonding.

... for NewsRadio, 'Allo 'Allo, Friends, and WKRP in Cincinnati on VHS & DVD, for the times my son and I get sick and need something better to watch other than typical annoying daytime tv.

... for bacon.

... for SO MUCH MORE!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!


  1. Hey, in case you didn't know, your boyfriend is the guest host on SNL next weekend. No, not Craig Ferguson, your other boyfriend. No, not George Snuffleufagus, the other other one... Gerry.


  2. PS I love you is one of my favourite movies, but after that I can't stand movies where Gerard's pulling a crap american accent, it's not the same!! also i've kind of gone off him with all the bad stuff being said, not that you can believe it all, but i can imagine it is true

  3. YAY! for working appliances! Happy Thanksgiving

  4. and a Happy Thanksgiving to you too:) There truly is a lot to be thankful for, isn't there?

  5. Great List!! Lots to be thankful for! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  6. What a great post. You crack me up, girl!!!
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

  7. Aww, I love this post!

    I hope you had a GREAT thanksgiving!

  8. I loved this post! Such wonderful things to be thankful for!