Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Ops Friday

So here's what I'm thinking our plan is for Black Friday. I'm going to give Beau like 5 of those Starbucks cake pops for lunch, and wash it down with some of that Orange Leaf- what is that stuff, anyway?

ANYWAY, then we'll head to the closest pet store, buy up all the puppies, and then go to Kenwood mall and let them loose inside of what I can only imagine is a very busy Apple store.

Then we'll yell out, "take a puppy home instead of an iPad!" and go racing out of the store before mall security (whatever, Glenn, nice "badge") catches up with us and holds us remotely responsible.


Also, for those of you who don't know me well, the chances of any of the above happening aren't even remote. Well, except for maybe getting a cake pop, but I digress.

See, what *will* happen is that we will be avoiding any and all retail locations until, say, mid-February, when all of the shoppers/ buyers/ returns have all been accommodated. Instead we will be staying home, hanging up artwork, and playing outside in the leaves. There may even be a pizza/movie night in our future, because that's how we do around here.

So for all of you crazy brave people who are committing to the Black Friday maelstrom in an effort to save $50 off of a flat screen TV (that will require a $100 kit to mount it), to you I say, have fun with that. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

She's baaaaaaaack! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

What's that, you say?

I've been off the grid for more than 18 months?

Huh. Well then. Let's get on with it, shall we?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving 2012. I have to remind myself of the year, because last year Beau and I were welcomed into so many of our friends' homes when we lived in Washington. We would have been invited regardless, I'm sure, but they also knew that we- rather, I- had meager plans for a full turkey dinner in the midst of what can only be described as an acrimonious divorce. {See: War of the Roses}

So in preparation of this particularly significant Thanksgiving, I'm going to take full advantage of bullet points, because, as my ex-boyfriend Mark Hennessy of PAW once sang, 'save the last bullet for yourself"...

In NO particular order, I am thankful:

  • for My amazing son. Beau- you are my everything.
  • for great music
  • that I have such a wonderful family
  • my mom is cancer-free 
  • that I have so many f*ing friends. I'm so grateful...
  • my car continues to get us from point A to B
  • a good chardonnay
  • that I get to walk, head held high, into the doors of my employer. (I can't speak for others, but I finally feel as though I am involved in not just an agency, but a family room......with VISION. A family room filled with all of the smartest, funniest, most talented people. BOOM!)
  • for the house my parents have allowed Beau and I to live in (and continue to love!) and make our own
  • that the truth prevailed from the previously mentioned divorce. (Oh, and while it's impolite to rub anything in, let me just say BOOM!)
  • for tall MF shoes.
  • for gourmet pizza (see: kalamata olives/pesto/prosciutto/goat cheese)
  • hikes full of colorful leaves for Beau to kick through
  • for Christ Church. It now holds four generations of Burdell-King-Hartwigs, and we are all so grateful
  • for new tattoos that I love (@troycoe), that still rattle my dad. Well, you'll have that from time to time :)
  • to be closer to friends: Halls, Mendez, Krafts, Landolls, Weisemans, et al
  • Given
  • Sassy
  • all my KinderMama$
  • reading on the front porch
  • that my heart is still open to a great love

So that's my list. Go make your own.


I'm thankful for each of you who took the time to read this all the way through. 

Happy Happy Happy Thanksgiving!