Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Come Again Some Other Day


I've got nothing these days. Nothing but rain. Rain. Rain. In January. It sucks.

So, to combat my bitterness, I'm going to make a list of things I'm thankful for:

  1. Smoothies. Without them my digestive system would stall completely.

  2. Rock of Love III: Thank you crazy DJ Nikki for making me laugh on a day when laughter was scarce by reading your Ode to Bret Michaels rap from a paper that you clearly got from the health clinic entitled, "Genital Herpes Instructions." Holy guacamole, I love that show.

  3. My son's general goodness. He received a belated gift from my grandmother yesterday that included three board books that are appropriate for a two-year-old (he's six) and a set of "erasable" markers that don't work. He responded to it by saying, "Nana doesn't really understand what a 6-year-old likes does she?" We both giggled and he gave his books to his sister. Man, I love that kid.

  4. A healthy pregnancy. I'm moving right along at 29 weeks, feeling good, even cooking again.

  5. The huz. God bless him for his patience and willingness to teach my son how to play Star Wars Battleship. I would have made it 15 seconds.

  6. Tiaras. My house is filled with them now and my daughter puts them on at random times and declares herself a princess. This is followed by a dance. Yeah, I love her too.

  7. Semi-trashy vampire novels. They're my new thing.

  8. The Dud (our lovable mutt). My snuggle jar runneth over.

  9. Eric Hutchinson. I've been rocking out to his tunes in my kitchen for days.

  10. January 7th: the date that school resumes. My kids are bored. I'm ready. Let's get this party started.


  1. Rock of Love III is the very definition of SKANK. Eww, but too funny.
    I sure hope things brighten up here, there and everywhere!

  2. if you enjoy a good trashy vampire series, try the "Sookie Stackhouse" series by Charlaine Harris (HBO based their series "True Blood" on these books.) I am currently on the 6th book. It is mindless and absolutely wonderful!

  3. I love all the Rock of Love shows too! I look forward to watching it on Sundays - so much so that my family knows not to bother me when it's on or I'll kill them. Yes, DJ Nikki was interesting and how about that Brazillian girl, very classy. Love it!

  4. I like the 'New Blue' look,'corse, I've never seen a blue I didn't like. We had rain, sleet, and snow today along with cold weather, I feel your pain of rain. We usually find solace in the 'Golden Oldies' of the 60's-70's. a little California Dreamin' and 'Summertime' goes a long way on a day like today. Keep on keepin' on, and, hug dem babies fer us, O', an pet de dawg.

  5. Good for you, Julianne, for taking the time to actually make a list of your "Thankful fors." I'm sure you felt an immediate sense of satisfaction and accomplishment afterwards. (If not, it's forthcoming).
    By the way, I find your offhand book suggestions quite helpful. Many posts ago, you mentioned "Skinny Bitch." Though I didn't turn vegan after reading it, it did make me think about it...a little.

  6. I have no idea what half of your list is. How bad is that? BUT, my kids go back to school tomorrow as well. I'm ready....although the sleeping in was GRAND and will be missed.

  7. I don't do this enough but ever since I've been blogging, I am reminded constantly that my life is pretty damn good and I'm grateful for it.

  8. Gosh, I really haven't been here in a while! Congratulations on your pregnancy.