Happy Thanksgiving!

Because every once in awhile, I can manage a nice post where I’m not bitching about people at the gym, or grad school, or whatever – I want to tell you the things that I am thankful for today.

1. My PBRs. Seriously – the best group of friends a runner (or anyone, really) could have. Love you all: Alisa, Mr. Pi, Sarah, Zach, IronJen, Emily, Cindy & Erika. (Also, as Sarah & I noted this morning, it is our one year anniversary of knowing Emily! YAY!)

2. My kick-ass neighbors. You guys are super awesome, and honestly, I can’t imagine better people living next door. Unless they were, Johnny Depp, or a suddenly 18-year-old Taylor Lautner or something.

3. My knitting girls. None of whom have blogs, so I can’t link to them. Dammit! You guys make knitting (and drinking wine & eating cheese) so much fun.

4. Beer. And Portland. And the beer in Portland.

5. Running. Such a huge part of my life – it’s definitely made my life more enjoyable AND has helped me meet a lot of cool people (see #1 above).

6. Books. I love to read – and I am currently only about 4 books away from reaching my 52 new books for the year goal. I will definitely make it. Also, I love the library, which is keeping me from going broke while reading a book a week.

7. All of you. You guys are awesome. Thanks for stopping by & commenting & making me feel that we live in such a great world.

8. Cats. I love my little monsters, and can’t imagine life without waking up with no covers because the cats were apparently cold.

9. Family – especially the family members that loaned me a table & chairs so I could accommodate the 14 people that will be showing up today!

10. The architect. He is the best, most amazing husband who has ever lived and I feel lucky to have him. He is so supportive of whatever I decide to do (marathons! triathlons! grad school!) and hardly ever never complains when I’m being ridiculous. Life would not be nearly as good without him (love you!).

I hope that you are all having a happy Thanksgiving (or, you know, if you’re not from the US – a GREAT Thursday) surrounded by those you love. I know I am!

5 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. So agree with #1! We are pretty great.

    Thanks for hosting…dinner was AMAZING! We are all pretty fab cooks.

  2. I laughed at your #8. Husband and I wake, up all twisted into pretzel shapes, to find our cats luxuriously stretched out across the bed. How do they manage to do that?

  3. I am pretty thankful for my neighbors because they:

    Help with my bike
    Water my plants when I’m in Spain
    Get drunk with me
    Run with me
    Lend me their Pepto Bismol
    Lend me a cup of sugar or whatever else I forgot to buy at the store
    Don’t mind that we come over bearing fancy vodkas and waiving our hands in the air like lunatics in the middle of their romantic dinner
    Knit (and drink wine)
    Know about the me-hee-cans because they were architects in Oaxaca once
    Used to live in El Lay like me
    Drive me to the goodwill

    The list goes on, but the point is, I am thankful : )

  4. Aww, a great list Amy! Thanks for hosting the Turkey day yesterday. It was a feast and lots of fun!

  5. Great list, friend 🙂 Glad to make the cut! Love you 🙂