NaBloPoMo’10: A Time to Give Thanks

Today I will be giving thanks and feasting.  I’ve prepared a meme for you to read in my absence.

Readers in the United State: have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Stretch out that elastic on your Eatin’ Pants.

What are FIVE things you’re thankful for this year.

  1. I’m thankful for my family, as small as we are.  Despite the fact that we are constantly up each others’ asses all the time, I know that they will always have my back.
  2. I’m thankful to have The Boy, who says I’m his family, and has loved me steadfastly, even when I act trife.
  3. I’m thankful to have my friends, because even though a lot of them are far away, they are still very dear to me.  I’m even more thankful that I have a few friends nearby.
  4. I’m thankful to be healthy and working.  I might be stressed that I don’t make enough, or don’t know what career moves I want to make, but I’m thankful I have the luxury of having an income at all.
  5. And on a slightly silly note, I am thankful for this time of year: I’m glad I get the opportunity to reflect on all of my blessings.  I don’t take enough time to do that.

What are THREE things you’re thankful for this month.

  1. I’m thankful for the Cleveland Foodbank for helping to provide over 100 area agencies deliver food to people who need it.
  2. I’m thankful that I can use my cooking and baking hobby as an instrument for good in the world.
  3. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to go to another silk painting class.

What is ONE thing you’re thankful for this week.

  1. I am thankful that The Boy’s family is welcoming me into their home for Thanksgiving.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory?

  • This is still the same as a few years ago: sitting in a warm kitchen with friends and family, laughing and having a good time.

What’s your least favorite Thanksgiving memory?

  • While it was cute and quirky, sitting around the table when Binkles was in Japan and having him watch us over Skype.  It was more sad than thankful, really.

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions you’d like to share?

  • I do not have one personally, but I think a favorite that I picked up off the web was laying down a white tablecloth with different Sharpies and having your guests sign and doodle on the tablecloth.  I just think that it a neat way to look back in time and celebrate family.

Taken originally from: Becky’s Book Reviews by way of a Google search for “thanksgiving meme.”

NaBloPoMo’10: Doing Good

Our bake sale, combined with donations and money paid for the privelege of wearing jeans on Fridays raised a little over $1000.

Using that conservative estimate, our donation alone created over 4,000 meals.

I am thankful that I was able to help some people not have to worry where their next meal came from.

NaBloPoMo’10: Shapes

Spent most of the day rushing around like mad trying to get everything done before Thanksgiving.

Had a pretty easy night in class.

Have to go to bed earl: I have to be at work early to make up for the afternoon I took off to go to the Foodbank.

The Boy and I are going to go to my gym tonight.  I’m still really, really sore from personal training on Monday.

I’m out of shape, bordering on “shapes.”

What is the sound of one cat napping?

NaBloPoMo’10: Cruise Control (Kind Of…)

So far, the bake sale is a success, but I definitely over-baked…again.

The department Secret Santa is clipping along.

Thanksgiving is going to be low-key, and I’m happy about it.

After Thanksgiving, my primary focus is going to shift to making sure that my final group paper for my MBA class gets finished and turned in on time.  Which is proving to be harder than I originally thought.