- Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake. ‘Nuff said.
- the Olympic ice skating gala
- the French ice dancers who skated the final dance from Dirty Dancing. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
- slow dancing with The Hubs
- medical insurance
- strawberry & spinach salads
- the celebration of Russian artists, writers and dancers at the Olympic closing ceremonies
- these haunting and beautiful photos of the remnants of the 1984 Winter Olympics stadium in Sarajevo
- taking a half day off to visit a friend
- eating on the patio
- Tagalongs, the most delicious Girl Scout cookie ever. Your argument is invalid.
- Andrew Solomon’s hopeful, yet realistic, TED talk about living with depression. It’s worth so much more than the half hour it takes to watch it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL_LQbrcVQM
Tag: Girl Scout cookies
Thankful Thursday #92
This week I’m thankful for…
- playing Hide & Seek with my nephews
- riding my bike to work
- slow churned frozen vanilla custard
- Saturdays in my pajamas
- wearing my One Fish, Two Fish pajamas to school on Dr. Seuss Day. Yes, I did ride my bike to school in my pajamas.
- riding my bike home under a double rainbow backed by gunmetal clouds
- arriving home on my bike just as it started to rain
- this present I received from a little one at my school:
An Open Letter to the Girl Scouts of America
Dear Girl Scouts of America,
Let me begin by saying I’m a big, BIG fan. I love your uniforms and your sashes covered in bright patches for doing things that make our world a better place. And I’m not at all jealous of those patches, which make the nine patches I earned as a wee Brownie look unimpressive. Nope, not at all jealous. Or bitter.
In fact I have fond memories of dressing up in my Brownie regalia and singing about gold and silver friends. Although to tell you the truth, my friends don’t actually like it when I point out that they’re only a silver friend. That would have been a helpful verse.
Make new friends,
but keep the old.
Be sure not to tell the silvers
they’re not gold.
Speaking of brownies, I love any organization that lets you start out being called a sweet treat. In fact it’s a trend I think you should continue up the ranks. First you’re a Brownie, then a Samoa, then a Thin Mint, etc., until you reach the pinnacle of your Girl Scoutness and become at long last a hallowed Tagalong, by far the most superior of all your cookies.
It’s your cookies that have prompted me to write this letter. I love the cookies. I ate some
for breakfast this morning after a well-balanced dinner, of course. I have just one teensy, tiny problem with the cookies: the serving sizes on the boxes are wrong. I’m not sure who’s in charge of the packaging, but they need to spend some time crunching numbers and crunching some cookies. It is a well-known fact that a serving size of Thin Mints is one sleeve. Equally well-known is the fact that a box of Tagalongs is a single serving in itself. Please, darling Girl Scouts, speak to the powers that be and remedy this misinformation quickly. I’m sure this extremely important act of public service will earn you a shiny new patch for your sash.
Alicia, former Brownie
Thankful Thursday #59
This week I’m thankful for…
- an extra day off to sleep in and lay in the warm spot on the hubby’s side of the bed
- a quiet Valentine’s at home with the hubs
- my first grade team
- my little ones who let out a round of cheers when I announced it was assessment week
- lots of time to read in bed
- sunny afternoons by the river
- Girl Scout cookies!!!!!!