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I’m thankful that you were thankful!

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Your entries for thankfulness during the last month were beautifully done.  It was so heartwarming to read the blog.  I’m thankful that I have such a special person for a daughter. 

Love you, Sweets,


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November 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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Black Friday Shopping

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I love my new orange sweater from Anthro so much that I got it in “mint” for 50% off the sale price today!

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November 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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Dara: I’m Thankful For – Day 21

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So  . . . I saved my sweetie for the last day.  Mike is everything to me.  He makes every day so wonderful, he’s helped me make my dreams come true. I love him more than words can say and am so thankful to have him in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!  xoxo

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November 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Dara: I’m Thankful For – Day 20

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It seems like everyone has a blog these days . . .  there are a million food blogs. . . sports blogs . . . fashion blogs . . . design blogs.  And you know what?  ITS A GREAT IDEA!  For me (and probably others) its kind of like going to a mini-therapist appointment everyday.  Everyday of life is different . . . there different experiences . . . different moods . . . different levels of stress . . . the blog doesn’t care. is a blank canvas to just talk about whatever we want (rather than why net revenue missed expectations or why profit margins are expanding).  It’s nice for me to open up Wordpress . . . spend 5 minutes venting . . . try to do it creatively . . . and then get back to my day job.  I don’t always have something fun, interesting or insightful to say . . . but hey . . . I love it and it feels good.  Where else could you share your photos from a trip, add a story to go with them and send the link out to your friends and family . . . post a picture of your CSA pick up and recipes that go along with it . . . share pictures or videos of beautiful finished quilts, dogs and their mischief and the flowers in your garden . . . post pictures of sweaters you yearn for . . . tables that would look great in your new condo . . . and go through all of the things you’re thankful for without annoying a million people on Facebook? A blog!  I love opening it in the mornings and seeing your posts . . . its like Christmas.  We talk almost everyday but this is a different way to speak to each other . . . something we do on our own time . . . share things that inspire that are hard to share over the phone.  Its awesome and I’m so glad we’re keeping up with it.  I can’t wait to scroll through all of the posts at the end of the year to see everything we’ve done and all that inspired us.  How lucky we are to have it all documented at  I’m so thankful for this blog . . . and to have a great co-blogger.  🙂

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November 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

Dara: I’m Thankful For – Day 19

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So today I’m thankful for the subway.  I would be completely lost without it.  I’ve used public transportation as my main source of getting from “here” to “there” for over 10 years now.  Because of that I’ve become an awful driver (Mike can attest to that) but I’ve become a great navigator, an avid reader and saved (I hope) a small piece of the environment.  I think it’s a good trade-off – Mike’s the driver in our family anyway. 🙂  Thank you L line and 4 5 6 line for getting me to and from work everyday!!!

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November 22, 2011 at 8:31 am

Dara: I’m Thankful For – Day 18

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I’m SO thankful for my new hairdresser, CK.  She’s been a friend for a little over a year and I finally caved and went to her salon on Saturday and I’m so glad I did!  She did a great job and the salon is super girly and calming (they even have a guy whose only job is to makes cappuccinos and get you your coat!).

Here is a picture of Mike and I at Katya and Unity’s engagement party on Saturday night, after my hair appointment. Looks good, right?

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November 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

Dara: I’m Thankful For – Day 17

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I’m very thankful for the beautiful weather we had this past weekend!  It’s not normal to have 60 degree weather in November but I’m soaking up every single minute of it.  On Sunday, after meeting Jon and Wray for brunch at Colonie in Cobble Hill (YUM!), we walked all the way home (almost 4 miles).  We randomly found a new museum at the Navy Yard halfway home and went in to check it out.  We have to go back to spend a little more time, but it was pretty cool.

They had a cute little cafe on the top floor that makes their own chai tea (my new obsession!)

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November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am