Happy Post-Thanksgiving! Hopefully you’re all sleeping in and not fighting to the death with people over a PS4, but if you are, I feel your pain.
Here is my Black Friday PTSD post on In The Powder Room – Happy Black Friday!
I was busy making pies and raspberry bars and my favorite sweet potato casserole last night in preparation for our journey up north that I forgot to write a post! So Current Husband is in the other room directing kids to get ready and doesn’t know I’m blogging. I’m sure I’ll get busted soon because we have to get on the road, so….
Today I am pretty thankful for the whole damn fam. My parents and sister clearly put up with a lot when I lived with them, so I’m thankful for them and all they do. My husband’s families certainly put up with a lot as well – I’m not exactly PREDICTABLE or NORMAL, so I’m sure it’s been different than what they may have expected or hoped for, so thanks to them for being loving and not openly hostile.
Most of all, I’m thankful for CH, Oldest Daughter, The Son, Youngest Daughter, and George the Superpet (and Todd, if we’re including dead squirrels.) They are a motley crew to be sure, but they are mine, and of course I think they’re pretty much the best people on the planet. We were just talking about how we can’t wait until Christmas break so we can all watch movies together and do the annual puzzle extravaganza, and I know that at least for now, the kids’ favorite thing to do is hang out as a pack in sweats and gluttony. Damn straight.
So Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your day, however you celebrate.
Today’s bit of Thanksgiving gratefulness is about support.
Yes, I’d like to thank my spanx.
Just kidding. I’ve been incredibly blessed with so much support, and not just from my undergarments. In the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve been supported by some amazing women who are writers and bloggers and just plain fun. These are people who share freely, who laugh hard, and who are just good people. I don’t even want to start listing people because I’ll forget someone and feel terrible, so for now, I’m just going to mention one: The fine bitches associated with In The Powder Room.
From Leslie, who threatened to dry hump my leg before I even knew her, to Diane and Kim and Robyn and Janie and Angela and Kerri and Lisa and all y’all (crap, I started listing), there is a huge amount of support on this site. ITPR started running some of my writing last year, and then I ended up in the book, You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth, with 30+ of my closest virtual friends, which has been such a fun ride. ITPR is running a story I wrote on Black Friday Shopping Trama right now, so please click on over and check it out. I’m pretty sure this is the piece that is going to turn my brother-in-law into a fame whore.
In addition to support from my awesomesauce Commando Book Club, and some fantastic Quad Cities Peeps, I had two really amazing incidents of support in the past couple of weeks. Read more…