What have I been doing lately, since planning and executing Thanksgiving dinner obviously hasn't been keeping me away?
Well I made this last week. My first wedding cake. And I delivered it and spent a day at the wedding and reception. Hard to believe my beautiful cousin is married.
Making the cake was stressful but fun. And it was easier than running a marathon. Or at least I only said "I will never do this again" once. I said those same words dozens of times during and after my last marathon. I can also tell you that I now know wedding cakes are worth every penny of what they cost.
And I have been sick. Yes, still. I think I am finally on the other side of things. I still have my "sexy" deep raspy voice (one of the mom's at The Princess's school said my voice is sexy, so I'm going with it) and sound like I am going to cough up a lung. But I have my energy back. Just wish me luck that I don't, in fact, cough up a lung during tomorrow's Turkey Trot. I'm just hoping my lungs operate at a near-normal level and that I don't have my all-time slowest race tomorrow. No matter what though, I'll have fun.
And now to get caught up on my gratitude for the month. I am grateful for:
November 10th - Toilets.
November 11th - Toilet brushes. So I don't have to stick my hand in there.
November 12th - Zooey Deschanel. New Girl. Elf. A Very She & Him Christmas. Zooey rocks.
November 13th - Sunglasses.
November 14th - My girls playing happily together. When my Bean is smacking The Princess on the side of the head with a Christmas book, not as much.
November 15th - Cell phones. How did we ever live without them?
November 16th - My Bosch mixer. Forget Kitchen Aid. Bosch is where it's at!
November 17th - The Internet. How did we find out anything before the Internet? And computers. I can't remember life before computers. And yes, I was alive before everyone had a computer at home.
November 18th - My dishwasher. Seriously. I am so grateful for my dishwasher!
November 19th - Weddings. Congrats M & B!!
November 20th - Pumpkin pie. And whipped cream. November 21st - Books. Sometimes I wish I didn't love them so much. Or at least had more time to read them and more places to put them.
November 22nd - My sister. Happy Birthday!!
November 23rd - Three-year-olds who can sing O Holy Night. We are on round two of little people who know all the words to and can sing O Holy Night. And they sing it everywhere. Old(er) people at the grocery store LOVE hearing tiny people sing such a big person song.
Good luck to everyone trotting tomorrow. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!