November 23, 2011

What I'm Thankful For 10 Years From Now....

Let step in a time machine, oh maybe ten Thanksgivings from now and see what I'm thankful for shall we?

Absolutely thankful I won the lottery...that could NOT have come at a better time. The $250 winnings paid for my kid's orthodontics appointment.

I'm thankful that my car is still going strong with 367,000 miles on it and I haven't had car problems in 9 years, except for the whole horn thing.

Thankful for my friend, Christina, who I live on a farm with, in hiding, because we've single-handedly pissed off the entire blogosphere and after the third witch hunt we knew we had to go underground.  Seriously, pitchforks?

Thank GOD the cause of Autism was discovered, and it's eradicated; thousands of therapists lose jobs, and now have blogs.

I think the secret to me not having one wrinkle in these 10 years is directly proportionate to the wine and chocolate intake.

I'm still humbled by all the hub-bub about me finding a cure for cellulite; I stumbled upon it really as I was just puttering around the garage.

I'm thankful I'm not the black sheep of the family anymore, and the crown has been passed on to younger more naive siblings.

Thankful to all the hot men with-jobs-who-love-kids-don't-have-commitment-issues-or-wives-or-girlfriends, I've dated...wait, even a time machine is not a miracle worker; gonna have to refer to Jesus on this one.

Thankful for my kids, the two loves of my life that brings me peace, joy and absolute insanity.

Thankful for my friends, who are more like my family and support me unconditionally and without my need to ask for help.

Thankful for my family who puts up with me, and still reads my blog even though I have 5 readers.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friends, hold those near and dear to you, close your eyes, take a breath and embrace how truly, truly, blessed we are.


  1. What a great idea for a post! Autism AND cellulite eradicated?? Yes, ma'am! Loving it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Love your family picture! Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. You have way more than 5 readers. I at least count as 10. I can definitely see the entire blogosphere hating us except in 10 years we'll be too old and crazy to care. Oh wait, we're already to old and crazy to care.

    Great idea for the Thanksgiving post. No one I'd rather be on the crazy farm with.

  4. @Ashley- If I'm wishing, I'm going big!

    @SingleMama- Thank you, my kid's are pretty cute sometimes.

    @Christina- Yeah, I know, I tend to exaggerate sometimes....and yes already crazy and old indeed, my friend. Maybe Kentucky? I heard they have some cracker jack bloggers down there! Don't know, I might take up drinkin'.

  5. Some of that is pretty awesome stuff to look forward to! Love your imagination and humor, as always! Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend.


  6. Happy Thanksgiving Cari! Don't stop believin! :) I can't wait to see how the next 10 years turn out for you! :)

  7. LOL, I'll join on on that farm mama!xx

  8. Holy crap! You have a shit ton to be thankful for in the future! You should call me & we can get together. Or we can IM. Or email. Or talk on the phone. Let me know if you want to talk on the phone...

  9. Love the wine & chocolate!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving sweetie. I love your list of thanks.Too funny! I don't know why anyone would be mad with you or Christina! You ladies rock!

  11. @Angela- Muah! We have to do something about this distance thing...

    @Shzelly- Me too! Great picture you took up there, you can't even see my kid's horns.

    @Jen- Welcome to the crazy farm

    @Erica- Haha! Did I tell you how much I make an hour?

    @CSM- Ditto!

    @Cam- Oh yeah, there are some haters out there. I know it's hard to get past our cute & snugly appearance

  12. Love that pic and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  13. This is so awesome. I think finding the cure for cellulite would make the $250 seem like chump change.

  14. Happy Thanksgiving Cari and to your family as well. And yes, we should all be thankful for the blessings, great or small. Have a great Black Friday!

    Ria C

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Cari! I'm sure you had a blast with your kids.

    Even without the turkey, I try to make everyday Thanksgiving day... I hug my daughter like there's no tomorrow.

    So you still have that "horn" problem...

  16. Salt-;-)

    @Nessa- You're right, I planned it that way.

    @Ria- Amen. Not a fan of Black Friday though. I'm not much of a shopper really. But back atcha, hope you find some deals!

    @Pepper- Yes I do still have a horn problem. Not high on my priority list to fix that, but it has curbed my road rage honking...everyone just laughs.


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