Speaking of cake, my kids are hung-over from a friends' birthday party. The birthday girl turned 9 and had a minion birthday cake with a giant eyeball, because Minion.
As her mom was getting ready to put the candles on, the kids (including my almost TWO-YEAR old) started chanting:
"Stick it in the eye-BALL!
Stick it in the eye-BALL!"
which was hilarious, and we're STILL saying it today.
DON'T YOU TELL ME it's too soon!
It gets dark at 4:00, I spend a lot of time in my car looking at brake lights in traffic, and now I get to see THIS!
I am thankful Thanksgiving is next week, so Americans can stop complaining it's too soon for Christmas!
(I love Christmas, so it doesn't really bother me)
I'm also thankful I don't have to host it this year! Woo hoo!!!
That might sound selfish, but
I am thankful our furnace is working right now. It's been wonky, this morning it was getting colder and colder and it's bullcrap cold outside in the Midwest right now. Yes, even for those of us that grew up here. The first time the temps drop 20 degrees, goes UNDER freezing, and combines with bitter wind, it takes some getting used to. My kids love going outside, but 5-7 minutes in this weather and the baby is CRYING "Inside! Inside!" at the back door. BBBRRRR!
I'm extremely thankful I was able to get our fall leaves cleaned up from the yard before the temperatures plummeted. People raking this weekend look MISERABLE! The wind is seriously an invisible icicle knife lashing at your tender face, your tears freeze and make it worse. Even a ski mask doesn't help, your breath freezes on it and you're wearing ice against your face.
Also thankful we had enough leaves left over for one last leaf pile for the kids to jump/slide into, and to do some leaf crafts.
Remember the Thanksgiving song from Adam Sandler? From waaaaay back in the way back machine to when Adam Sandler used to be funny? If you've seen/heard it before, this video is jazzed up for your viewing pleasure. Play it while you finish viewing this post. You're welcome.
Awhile back I posted on my Facebook page that I single-handedly saved my hairdresser's Thanksgiving by telling him about "Pumpkin Pie Martini" so I posted several recipes, they are pinned to my Pinterest if you like, from easy to complicated. Someone saw these, made one and sent me a picture. That made my soul smile. Glad I could inspire someone to make a kick-butt drink!
I am super thankful to have discovered "My Drunk Kitchen" on YouTube. It's just what it sounds like, but better. She reminds me of many of my cousins' children. She is funny, easy to follow, says things like
"Now, put some wine in your mouth" and
"Nutmeg?! I don't even KNOW Meg!"
She is super silly, but she has a lot of actual good cooking ideas, and as she drinks, her speech goes South. Here is a Thanksgiving version, no family? NO PROBLEM. Thanksgiving for Juan.