10: that my car is paid off (otherwise the payment would be due today)
9. the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade
8. lots of food that i don't have to feel guilty about
7. my family. i mean that
6. for having a job when lots of people don't
5. Baileys to put in my coffee
4. good TV like Supernatural & American Horror Story
3. friends like you
2. my flannel sheets
1. Paul Walker
This is quite possibly one of my most favorite Christmas songs ever. It always reminds me of the Christmas vacation that was half wonderful and half terrible. No middle ground on that one...
Also, this video inspires me. Watching Kelly Slater inspires me to try harder & do better :)
Last night i rewatched Takers. I love that movie. Paul Walker's acting isn't as bad as in the Fast & Furious movies, you get to see his butt (yay! he sure does like showing that off, doesn't he? *GASPS* i need to make an icon of that) and it has the yummy Hayden Christensen and the easy on the eyes TI in it. have you seen it? let me know if you want it.
my cousin's cousin & aunt (on their 'other' side of the family) are here for thanksgiving. they are very nice. i'm sure i've met them before but i really only remember them at the wedding where Aislynn was the flower girl in summer 2010. anyway. turns out the cousin is 20. i thought she was 15 or 16. huh. anyway, she's a nice girl so that's the good thing. now let's hope my uncle's wife doesn't make an ass of herself and run around insulting people again. it's always something with her. these days i try to smile & say hi then ignore her for the rest of the time. awkward.
we are doing a potluck style thanksgiving at my grandma's house.
as most of you know, i have gone to my dad's in Colorado for MANY, MANY years. and this year... here i am. i had to work yesterday, and i'll have to work tomorrow & most likely on Saturday. i am very sad about it. Thanksgiving with my dad & stepfamily is what I do. we have a lovely sit down meal, my stepmom kicks everyone out of the kitchen no matter how many times you offer, she bakes all my favorite things. MEH. i'm having difficulties being happy today.
but i'm not there, i'm here, so i baked for our meal here. and i'm going to be happy. i made a Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake (the from scratch kind), mocha cookies (Andre's request), a peach cobbler (also Andre's request), a blue cheese walnut cranberry salad, cranberry dream dip to serve with rice crackers (my stepmom's recipe. it's like heaven) and.... I think that's all. Andre is making ribs at my request, since i'm not crazy about turkey or ham. my mom made 2 turkey's, a vegetable (i dunno which one yet), another peach cobbler and some other stuff. My sister made 2 chocolate pies, got 2 pumpkin pies from her work (she works in a bakery as a cake decorator), green bean casserole (you know the one made with french onions & cream of mushroom soup? apparently i'm the only person on the planet who doesn't just love it. i won't even touch it!) and rolls.
that's just from us. all the other members of my family will make just as much.
that is what i like about thanksgiving.
and since I picked a Disney pic right there, i'll show you this as well. The Mouse Wait app, which gives you ride times at Disneyland, tweeted this photo from this morning. These are people waiting to get IN LINE for Pirates of the Caribbean.
i do love me some disneyland, but those make me thankful i'm not there! after Aislynn and I tried Disney at Christmas, i will NEVER go for a major holiday again. EVER! although i am going to Disney World for spring break... geez. and my ex (the one who proposed) is going to meet us there. Aislynn is so happy. he doesn't want to do the cruise (he gets motion sickness on like... everything) but he'll come to the parks. he can ride the kid rides with Aislynn :) LOL