I’m doing something a little different this week – instead of my This & That Friday post, I decided to bump it to Sunday because here in Canada, it’s our Thanksgiving weekend! In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve themed my post around the things that I am thankful for. First up, the important things:
- Family. I’m really looking forward to sharing turkey and gravy, pumpkin pie and good wine with them and just spending time with them period. I feel very grateful to have a wonderful husband, supportive parents, and devoted furball in my life.
- Good friends. A co-worker of mine who has also became one of my closest friends is moving back to her hometown this weekend and I’m so sad to see her go. Heading back to work Tuesday is going to be tough without her there but I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to not only work with her but to have gained a lifelong friendship.
- The basics. A roof over my head, food to eat and a job that makes those both possible. My heart always hurts for those without these – circumstances can change so quickly and you never know when you might end up in a similar situation. It’s so important to be grateful for all that we have.
- My blog and my readers! I’m so glad I decided to start blogging – I’ve learned so many things and as much work as it is, I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I’ve completed a post! And thank you to all my readers – thanks for following me, reading my posts, liking them and commenting on them! It really brightens my day to know when someone enjoys or likes what I’ve written! 🙂
Now, on to the superficial stuff:
I’m thankful for having a new series to binge-watch on weekends! D and I started watching Boardwalk Empire about a month ago and we got through a bunch of episodes last weekend and we’re both hooked. It’s an HBO show so expect no shortage of violence, crude language and nudity but we’re hooked. Steve Buscemi is fantastic in this!
I picked up these leggings at Costco about a month ago and I finally tried them out last week. I paid $12.99 for a pack of 2 and I’m loving them – they’re fleece lined so they’re going to be nice and warm for winter dog walks. But that also makes them super comfy for lounging around the house in. So far, no pilling either. Note: These run slightly big, I’d normally be a medium in any other legging but I’m a small in these. So I’m thankful for Costco and their awesome deals!
Have I mentioned that Halloween is fast approaching? It’s only my favorite holiday of the entire year. And I’m one of those crazy people who dresses my dog up in a costume. She goes to doggy daycare once a week and they actually throw a Halloween party for all the dogs and have a costume contest. #dontjudge Last year she was a cowgirl and she won first prize! I’m trying to figure out how to top last years costume…Party City has some absolutely hilarious options, including Dorothy, Bettlejuice, or a T-Rex. She’d never let me put any of those on her but just looking at them makes me giggle! So thankful for ridiculous doggy Halloween costumes!
If you’re wanting something different for your Thanksgiving dessert or just a dessert in general, may I recommend this Blueberry Crumble recipe? I made this multiple times throughout the summer and it was delish! Crumble recipes scream fall to me and although blueberry season is pretty much over, I was still able to find fresh ones at my grocery store last week. Very thankful for homemade desserts!
And that’s it for this week. For all of my Canadian readers, have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you get to enjoy time with family and friends and eat lots of yummy food! And to everyone else, just have a great weekend in general!