Monday, January 12, 2009

things I am currently thankful for

This is kind of loosely based on that whole Grace in Small Things that Whoorl has been doing, but who are we kidding, we both know that I lack the follow-through on that sort of thing. Mine would more accurately be titled “Things that I am thankful for that I might feel the need to notify the internet about twice a year or so.” But anyway: onward!

The return of 24. Jack Bauer is about to single-handedly save the world from terrorism again and I have a front-row seat. Or just DVR. Whatever. YAY JACK!!

Sister night. My sister lives 45 minutes away but we get together as often as possible. Last Thursday we met to go shopping (we had Anthropologie gift cards from Christmas burning holes in our respective purses!) and closed out a successful shopping trip with beer, dumplings and crispy green beans from PF Changs. Seriously, if you have not tried the crispy green beans, you need to. RUN, DON’T WALK. But anyway, my sister is one of the most amazing people I know. She is beautiful, she is talented, she is fantastic in every way and if I didn’t love her, I would surely hate her.

Braised short ribs. We had friends over on Saturday night and made this. It was as if I had died and gone to heaven. Meat and potatoes, yum!

Ticklish babies. Is there a better sound in the entire world than that of a baby really and truly belly laughing? I submit to you that there is not.

Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's. These are like peppermint bark in a cookie format. Probably my favorite cookie of all time, bar none. I have discovered a shared love of this magical cookie with Andrea and we have been twittering each other about it nonstop. Actually, I probably shouldn't tell you about it because that way, there will be more for me.

Allrighty! Have a lovely Monday, internet.


Rhiannon said...

OH MY DEAR. I love short ribs and I love cripsy green beans. I'm starving now.

Andrea said...

I love that the link to me now shows a big old picture of 30 Day Shred. I'll be doing it three times a day to make up for the fact I now eat my Joe Joe's dipped in dark chocolate.

I am also thankful for green beans of the deep fried variety, also beer and baby giggles.

Ali said...

i'm so jealous that your sister is only 45 minutes away. mine lives TOO far. wish we could have sister night more than 3 times a year. boo!

Kim said...

Oh yes, the green beans are to die for and the Peppermint Joe Joes? Gone within 1/2 an hour of setting them on the kitchen counter!