25/50: ’twas the night before Thanksgiving…the real #25.

and all through the office, not a soul was stirring.

as work peeps danced turkeys in their heads…

and all the yummy things they were about to nosh.

really?  okay, that’s as far as I can go without having to pull out my copy of the other version.  ha!

so my friends and I have an annual pre-thanksgiving tradition:  the Wednesday before, we happy hour it up.  kinda like Jr. high, when we would movie it up.

except with alcohol.

the first TNBT was in 2006.  or was it 05?  our memories are aging just as we are.

that night we ended up staying out until well past midnight.  I think it was 05 b/c the hub and I were still living in the apartment (we loved, loved that apartment!)…and managed to throw a turkey in a brine bath at 1AM.

last year was not as fun as it usually is.  we tried a new venue.  that kinda flopped.

fitting as my legs were flopping too.  early night.  but it was better than 2010.

well…Thanksgiving in ’10 that is.

this year, the energy is vibing strong, so I suspect know that we will have fun for this year’s TNBT!!

two years ago.  2010.  Zimzala.  fun!  that TNBT was followed by a yuck-o Thanksgiving.  won’t go into details here, but Facebook was involved.  and a cold shoulder from a family member.  door slammed in my face.  that’s all you need to know.

but I’m not bitter.  ha!  that is one event among many I have worked really hard to change my thoughts around.  Byron Katie’s Work comes in handy, along with Brooke Castillo’s SelfCoaching101.

the ’10 Thanksgiving was followed by a Friday trip to the Getty in LA, and then a fab-0 dinner with friends at La Cave.  for which I could NOT wait after the T-day that I had just had!  huh.  that was the night I convinced everyone to take a free online MBTI test.  those online tests just are NOT reliable…I know now after becoming MBTI certified!  the freebies are more for entertainment purposes only.  😉

back to this year:  I am vowing not to drink too much.

turns out alcohol and MS don’t mix too well!  annoying!!

no wonder I have always been a light weight.  turns out alcohol skids quickly across de-myelinated neurons, faster than the stalled electrical impulses.  huh.  that is my scientific explanation.

so I will use caution this year!

what is your T-giving tradition?

I told my hub, that I want to help feed the hungry next year (beyond $$$)…he agreed.



hello late 30s…

or am I already there!?  😉

I think I officially grew up this last year.  well, maybe.  😉  let’s face it, I have been on this path of self-discovery since my 20s.  huge progress in 2011.  my friends who are older…and also introvert empaths…say life just keeps getting better and easier as we unravel, discover, and accept what is.  thank goodness!

since my birthday falls on tax day, we are celebrating early this weekend.  while I’m still 37.  time to say good-bye to the year when MS hopped on for a ride.

long sidebar on that topic>>>had 19 vials of blood drawn yesterday.  yikes!  that was a lot of blood.  my new doc is awesome, but I’m eager for a break from medical appointments.  period.  MRI of my cervical spine is Monday.  legs have been buzzing non-stop the last three days.  interesting.  did some research Thursday night, and I’m now curious if some of the symptoms I’m experiencing might instead be Copaxone side effects.  buzzing is def not.  but muscle and joint pain may be.  my left shoulder hurt so much on Thursday night.  it felt like someone had stabbed me in the back.  ha!  though muscle pain is def on the MS list.  not sure about joint pain.  my BP has also been high the last two months.  also a side effect of the big C.  that’s all I got on this topic!  I’m ready for regular life to resume.

so back to celebration!!  last night, my hub booked us at our favorite ambiance restaurant – La Cave – where food is wheeled out to you.  no menus.  steak, seafood, salad, and a twice baked or regular baked potato.  great martinis.  think circa 1960s Dean-o vibe.  this restaurant has been in Costa Mesa for almost 50 years – and in the most obscure location.  it’s downstairs from a giant Blockbuster.  no windows.  ancient elevator.  red accented lights.  brick walls.  cool staff.  my hub said that it has our kind of peeps.  I love it!  thanks baby!!

then tonight, we are hanging with a small group of friends.  at Silky’s.  our favorite local Irish pub.  I’ll have my photo taken with Silky the horse.   can’t wait!

what happened to you this week?  anything good?  love to hear!