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!


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