Nov 21, 2009

Being a grown-up. My in-laws. My refrigerator. Broccoli. Cranberries. and more!

Off Center Thanksgiving

31. My refrigerator. We take this appliance for granted. There's no doubt. Without it, there would be so much food poisoning.

32. I am glad I am no longer a child. Think about it. You can go where you want. You can eat what you want. (Like my hubby, eats Chocolate cake for breakfast). You don't have to go to school anymore (unless you pay for it.) I know there is a lot about being a grown-up that sucks. Like bills and responsibilities, and having kids, but I like being a grown-up.

33. My in-laws. So many people complain wildly about their in-laws. Horror stories abound about MIL and their nightmarish ways. I like love my in-laws.  They are both funny people, and are helpful and kind.  My MIL never does crazy stuff.  My FIL babysits my kids.

34. Broccoli.  I am amazed that it took me this long to start listing food.  I mean, you don't look like me if you aren't thankful for food!   I like broccoli because it fills me up.  It is a bummer that it gives me gas that smells like toxic waste, or the smell of it makes my husband gag, but knowing it's so good for me... I tell you, it's worth it.

35. Cranberries.  Especially with Dark chocolate.  They are so good for you!  Full of antioxidants flowing into my body, capturing those free radicals, so I can drink Diet Drinks with cancer-causing chemicals, it all balances out.

That's it for today!  I am going to a "show" at the Gallo Center, here in Mo-town.  I am so excited!  My husband bought tickets to a Glenn Miller and Andrews Sister tribute.  I am peeing my pants I am so excited!



  1. I also like my inlaws. I have been with my husband since I am 17 so they are like my parents! Have a great weekend.

  2. Sounds like U are going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving! So am I, it's NOT at my house.

  3. Asparagus for me. But I swear, when I roast it there is a definite aroma of pot about it. Being a child of the 60's/70's, I definitely know that smell.

  4. I too am thankful for broccoli! It's one of the only vegetables my 3 year old will eat. I agree with 5thsister though and prefer asparagus myself. I like your idea of listing things to be grateful for. I may have to "borrow" it!

  5. Have a great time at the show!
    Love the cranberries with chocolate:) And you do have great in-laws!

  6. I'm sharing the broccoli love with ya, babe. It's like one of the healthiest foods on earth, and it looks like little trees. There's a perfect food if ever there was one.

  7. I love dark chocolate and the tartness of a cranberry makes my lips pucker. The grown up bit is taking some time to get used to. I miss the days of no worries or stress or bills. But you get a little, give a little.


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