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Happy Thanksgiving, Blogland!

Take a moment to go hug everyone for whom you are thankful. (I, for one, am going to hug my hand blender. No, just kidding. Truthfully, I’m going to hug my mom, dad, sister, doggies, and my computer screen. Why the computer screen? Because I am thankful for all of YOU!)

Other things for which I am thankful:

1. The beyond-gorgeous weather that greeted me this morning on my run (ok, so it was a *tad* cold at first, but that makes for the best running weather, because then you’re not all hot-n-sweaty by the end!)

2. The piping-hot bowl of Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal I ate upon my return (and the soothing ginger tea I drank along with it).

3. NOT being at the Macy’s Day Parade this year. We went one year; my uncle has friends in the NYC-government, so he gets “great” tickets… But when my face is frozen off and I can’t feel my toes, those tickets don’t feel so “great”! Funny story about that year, though: Everyone was literally CRYING from the cold, rubbing mittened-hands together and bundling close to one another. Suddenly, Richard Simmons shows up (yeah, the crazy exercise guy!) in a purple tank top and short-shorts, and he runs through the bleachers yelling, “Who wants to try my new low-fat cookies?”

4. My adorable little cousins, who are sitting across from me right now, looking uber-cute. In fact, I think I’ll end this post here so I can go play with them!

Above, mi familia (last year at Thanksgiving)

Published on November 27, 2008

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  1. vegannurse says

    Happy Thanksgiving, Maravillosa Katie!!

    Thanks so much for your wishes and I hope you have a rockin’ Thanksgiving!

    I’m thankful for such wonderful blogs and bloggers like you… enjoy your feast!

  2. Brooke says

    happy thanksgiving katie! i hope you enjoy your day with your loving family and delicious food! give molly and henry a hug from me 🙂

  3. Bianca says

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! And I am thankful for you, CCV … for all your awesomeness. I love the Richard Simmons story, btw. He is just precious.

  4. shellyfish says

    I’m thankful for you Special K! And guess what? You’ll be paying it forward!! You’re a winner! Drop me a little email with your postal info, ok? 🙂

  5. VeganCowGirl says

    Pumpkin Oatmeal!!! what a great idea!!! I hope you had a happy thanksgiving! Enjoy that weather and everything else.

  6. Cookiemouse says

    A very happy Thanksgiving to you too. I give thanks that there are bloggers like you, with fine ideals and very fine food!

  7. River says

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! What a beautiful and close family!

    I loved the Richard Simmons story! That guy is SO hyper!

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with hugging one’s hand blender. In fact, I’m going to go hug my ice-cream maker right now!

    PS: If I find any awesome weight gaining tricks I’ll let you know!

  8. lighterportions says

    You had a Richard Simmons sighting during your painfully cold parade experience? I am SO jealous. My idol. Haha. I’ve never been a big parade fan either because I can’t stand standing in the cold. So I would have been glad to opt out too. 😛

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Joanna says

    you guys look so cute!! your sister looks just like you.

    i watched the parade on tv. i hate freezing cold weather! you couldn’t pay me to go!!

  10. Animal-Friendly says

    Since you were one of the first three people to post a comment for my last blog post, I was wondering if you would like to participate in the Pay It Forward Challenge. Please let me know by emailing me at

  11. Veg-a-Nut says

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I know I am late in saying this, but I am thankful for you and your posts. You always make me smile.

    What a beautiful family!

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