Okay let's be honest Thanksgiving is such a neglected holiday.
Also lets be honest I'm never up past ten on week nights- but this coffee is really getting to me...
Target totally forgot about it this year and skipped right from Halloween to Christmas.
But don't worry friends I got my Thanksgiving cards in the mail already.
Anyways I realize there is too much to be thankful for this year. Too much to write in this blog post, or maybe right down at all.
When I begin to think of how blessed I am, it is often overwhelming. I'm thankful for most everything that has happened this year, because it has taught me so much.
I'm thankful for a everything I've learned about myself, while it makes me feel less self centered- helps me stretch my limits.
Funny how relationships can grow, test, and reward you in ways you never thought possible, for the better (of course).
Simple how a wagging tail and face licking can turn a bad day into a smiling face.
Ironic how living with someone you love is like having a sleepover with your best friend every night. Which is awesome, even if you don't get to stay up watching movies and sharing secrets til midnight because you have to go to work in the morning.
Rewarding, how families can be so accepting, understanding, guiding, and forgiving all while loving you unconditionally.
Special how siblings are just the perfect rational balance to the irrational thoughts that you have on a semi normal basis.
Awesome that 2012 has come and gone and I'm happier than ever.
Thanks to all those we have been a part of this year.
But even a bigger thanks to all those who help make me so thankful!
So I lied to all of you, it wasn't ready when I got home. But my boyfriend was making it, and didn't ask me to do anything, I am writing as if this isn't normal but it is( #imightbeatadspoiled). So I opened a bottle of wine and had a glass, or two, okay and maybe more than that.
We also had a Sorry competition.
Four plus games, and I lost EVERY SINGLE ONE.
But that's okay because I drown my sorrow in delicious bread with garlic butter.
Hello carb fest, nice to meet you.
Anyways by then I had had too much wine so I reported to bed without passing go or collecting $200.
Because it was raining, I didn't even feel bad about staying in on Friday.
It was easily much more fun than going out would have been.
Does anyone else just love to stay at home when it rains???
BUT this time I had Old Navy cash, always a bonus, more for less.
I know I am breaking the rule of no white jeans after Labor Day, from what I read that rule is out the window this year. Additionally, I bought these jeans last November and they are 'winter white', so I feel like they are A OKAY.
But maybe not.
Boots//Madden Girl circa 2010 Jeans//Express Shirt//Old Navy
I scored this chombary shirt, which is darker than my other one.
Great for a shirt and over shirt.
And it will be great with jeans, jeggings, maxi's, and pretty much ANYTHING.
Seriously what did we do before Chombary and leggings?
Also these boots are awesome.
I've had them for two years already, and I still love them just as much as I did when I got them.
Zappos always delivers.
Can't believe how fast 2012 has gone by???
I feel like I was just in Vegas for new years last year.
Guess time flies when you are having fun.
2012 has been a great year.
A growing year.
More to come one this.
Did I mention said coloring book set me back about 22euro/$30bucks???
Yeah guess it really does cost a lot to get things through the canal and in to the stores.
Well anyways I was on one my month long Euro-wander trips with my very best friend, we're talking people call us sisters, when we decided we NEEDED (remember this post on wants and needs, this was a need) something to pass the time while riding the train from country to country, and city to city. And naturally the only thing we could agree upon was a Disney Princess Coloring Book.
Okay so we might look a little bit alike...
Now the quest: Where to find this item in Europe, Venice none the less. Probably the city least likely to have one of all the cities we visited, lets just be honest.
Our quest was kind of like looking for a needle in a haystack.
But low and behold, we found one. In the second bookstore we went into.
The funny part about this book is, we decided to make it the 'perfect' coloring book, naturally as college students we took all our work seriously. So we'd discuss what colors to make everything, scrape our childhood brains to remember, always use the same colored pencils, etc. You get the idea.
But a perfect coloring book takes a while to complete, so four years and two college graduations later, we're still working on it. We're now on two coasts thanks to her PhD program, but we are still coloring the book 'together'.
Ok, so the coloring book might not be perfect, but it's pretty darn awesome if you ask me.
She'll color a page, then send me the book, and the colored pencils.
I color a page, send the book (and pencils) back to her.
You get the picture.
Anyways moral of this story is...
I will never be too old to enjoy the simplicity of coloring and princesses.