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"As for me, I'll take one baby marinated in a dish please"

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The irony of the above is not lost on me as the first thing I did this morning was go to the grocery store to grab cranberries and a paper for all the black Friday ads. Do I need another TV? No. But if the deal is good enough……
And indeed my first text of the morning was to my sister (who couldn’t pass up a 60” plasma TV that Best Buy was offering as a pre-Thanksgiving and black Friday deal). I text, “Ben found a wall mount for your TV for $25. Super cheap.” Next text. “Oh ya, happy Thanksgiving.”

Normally Ben and I don’t like Thanksgiving too terribly much. Ben works insane hours the week leading up to turkey day, and I always work on it. And then we both work the Friday and Saturday after. Not much of a holiday for either of us. And I like to think that I celebrate the things and people in my life more than just once a year. However, this year I do feel especially thankful. It might just be the never-ending post partum hormones that make me feel unworthy of my own life, but maybe that isn’t a bad thing. So hold on while I grab my tissue, start the Kenny G, and short list the people and things I am thankful for:

My amazing daughter who puts up with both Ben and me.

My incredibly wonderful and patient husband who has the strength to put up with a house full of estrogen (even both my dogs are female).

Family – Because my family is incredible. This also includes extended family and Ben’s family – the perfect trifecta.

My friends – both near and far who I also consider to be family

My stuff – because who doesn’t like stuff

Being able to afford stuff – because once upon a time I couldn’t even afford nothing

Research and Development /Fertility technology/Gennet and its staff/European medical prices – without these things Ellyette would not be here and I would not be quite as thankful.

Being able to live in a place where I can be me – For all the things I wished I could change about this world, I still live in a place where I can choose all things Krista; where I live, my level of education, my job, my friends…pretty much everything.

My health – So I can keep on trekkin'.

There are plenty more things I am thankful for, but the CD just started playing Holly Jolly Christmas, the candles have burned out and my eyes are almost swollen shut.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! And if you see me at Target in a few hours, remind me I don’t need 2/3’s of what is in my cart….

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Oh the thinks you can think





















Just contemplating some of things I could make out of all the hair that has fallen out of my head in the last month.....

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Elections are over. Time to grab your bong and hotbox the car


Wait…There was a presidential election too?

Well, at least I followed all the important issues, like the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and Colorado. Being a native Washingtonian, I thought it appropriate that the state was finally able to nationally recognize its favorite pastime. Nobody REALLY thought that Washington was the Evergreen state because of the tree did they?

All kidding aside (sort of), my family – meaning my mom and brother-in-law took the liberty to turn the presidential election into a betting match. After all, who wouldn’t use the (arguably) most important American freedom to pursue a personal gain? Forget football games and horse races, time to put money on congressional district 2..and 3..and 4. And maybe with a little lady luck, even a legislative proposition or two. Really, who needs sports when you have elections? And by the way things looked this election, sports on TV will be nonexistent during election season anyway, replaced with 24/7 campaign ads.

But that is why I love my family. We can all have a little fun, even if we check different boxes on Election Day. And even though my mom is threatening to relocate to a foreign country after yesterday’s results, she still owes my sister and brother-in-law a fancy dinner before she leaves. And they won’t let her forget about it. Talk about adding insult to injury.

The good news however, that we are all still talking…or at least texting. Conversations like the the one below are the reason I love my fam.
















And it goes on from there....But the gist is that regardless of how different political views can be (and in my family, they are very very different) We can still laugh at the end of the day.

But maybe that's because Brett had already taken advantage of Washington's new freedoms......


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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everybody!!

I just wanted to show off my ladybug



Pumpkin Bumbo - Ben's clever idea



With the matching pumpkin hat.



















And in unrelated news....I just got an email from Careerbuilder letting me know that I should apply to be a Pizza Hut shift manager because I was a 93 percent match for the job.

So glad I spent the money to get edjumicated.

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