"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cliches R Us

As a member of a 12 step program I am no stranger to gratitude lists.

Hell, anytime you piss and moan to your sponsor about anything the first thing out of their mouth is "I think you need to do a gratitude list, you whiny little bitch!" (Ok, I added the "you whiny little bitch" part, but it is implied)

Therefore, I am not really a once a year giver of thanks, but since I have no running to write about (*le sigh*) I thought I would write something down.

Thanksgiving Cliche 2010

1. I am grateful that this little BOY is cooking along just fine inside the equally healthy LA Run Buddy

It is a boy! Come on, even people that do not like babies can not help but smile at that buddha belly!

2. I am grateful that my husband is done with radiation, does not need anymore hormone deprivation shots, and is as healthy as someone with cancer can be.

Hubby cooking the turkey, which leads into number 3....

3. I am grateful that hubby cooked the turkey since I have NO fucking clue how to turn a raw, dead bird into something edible.

I am getting a lesson on turkey prep. As you can imagine, I am listening intently.

Full disclosure: He also did the stuffing, the potatoes, and the gravy. Even though my mother insisted I cook Thanksgiving dinner this year, I only did the green bean casserole (yes, the one that you give to your 6 year old niece to cook, so she feels like she is a part of the process) and the salad. I am the sorriest excuse for a woman alive.

4. I am grateful that I have a full time job with good medical benefits and a financial lifestyle I can afford on my income. Despite an economic downturn and a year that has kicked me and my hubby in the ass, we do not have to worry about paying our bills or losing our home.

Picture, solely for the purpose of a personal beef.

5. I am grateful the rest of my family and friends are healthy and happy. I could not fathom my life without them. Or more precisely, I would not want to fathom my life without them.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Carolina John said...

Happy thanksgiving girl!

Georgia Snail said...

ugh...gratitude lists....Keep coming back!

Lindsay said...

happy thanksgiving rbr! it will be MANY years before you find me contributing to the thanksgiving feast. well, i could swing microwaving corn. josh is the cooker here too - hey, we just know how to work the system!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

O, great! Ian came down here while I was reading this and he saw that cartoon and he went upstairs and told Teh 'Bride what he saw and now they think I'm into some sort of weird turkey bestiality.

When the truth is my turkey bestiality fixation is pretty standard. Missionary; turkey on top; lights out. None of that doggie-style stuff YOU depict on your blog, you weirdo.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mr. RBR is such a great turkey trimmer that his hand is a blur! (Apologies if that's a birth defect and his hand is always blurry.)

Loved the grading cartoon, too.

O, and congrats to LA Run Budd-eh!

SteveQ said...

This Thanksgiving:

"Who made the stuffing?"
"It's really good!"
"He can cook."

"This pumpkin pie... tastes like pumpkin! Who made it?"
"Steve. He can bake."

"Steve, every time you make fudge, it's better than the time before. You can stop now. I could eat this for the rest of my life and never get tired of it."

But turkey? Never even tried to cook a turkey.
Back when I had a sponsor, the first thing I could come up with for a gratitude list was that I wasn't thinking of where to bury my sponsor's body. The list never got better than that, never got more than three items in length. Happy Thanksgiving, Pangloss.

Southbaygirl said...

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

yeah for hubby finishing radiation!!! Great news!

Southbaygirl said...

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

yeah for hubby finishing radiation!!! Great news!

Katie A. said...

WHOO HOO! So excited that the hubbs is done with treatment! Music to my ears ;) And congrats to LA Run buddy, he looks adorable already ;)
Ron and I are doing a trail run on the 11th, let me know if your game! Email me, I miss ya!
Hope your holiday was good! At least it looked tasty!

Anonymous said...

That last picture is hilarious! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Hope it was great!

Regina said...

Great list, hope you had a good one!

Aka Alice said...

Picture after #4...pretty sums up why I started teaching college. I NEVER have to talk to parents (unless, of course the parent is one of my students). So AMEN!

Hope you had a fabulous TDay!