More proof I need to get off my lazy butt.

Earlier today, just as I was contemplating how I needed to blog and how on earth a week could have passed so quickly…when I got a text message from a certain girlfriend, who shall remain nameless. It said simply: I pinned something for you.

And pin she did.

Chin exercises. As in; got a saggy chin? Tighten it up with these exercises! Now, I can’t say I was offended by such a pin. She and I had just been discussing how the skin under our neck was, shall we say, a little less tight than it was earlier in life? If I am being honest,  I’ve never had a strong jaw line and learned early in theatre make up to give myself a bit of help. This never bothered me too much, but as is the case with the lines on my forehead that have been there since high school; suddenly they bug me a lot. Truvvy said “Time marches on and eventually you realize it’s walking all over your face.” Time? Suddenly is a freaking marching band on my face.

So anyway, you know I re-pinned that good old chin excercise guide and gave it a shot. 20 seconds of leaning your head back and jutting your chin to the ceiling, how hard could it be? Oh tip your head all the way back and make exaggerated kissy faces at the sky? If it tightens my ‘waddle’ you got it, pinterest! Guess what? After the end of the three minutes of intensive chin cardio, I was winded.


Clearly, I need to exercise more. And I am contemplating just such a new commitment right now as I blog and drink a mocha. Cause that’s how I roll.

In other news, Thanksgiving rocked in Ohio with the cousins and they even let me drag them out for a little photo shoot. You will now be forced to look at said pictures of said little cousins. Enjoy.

(perhaps you’re wondering “where is Huckleberry??” Well, he was sick so we kept him at home. I knew it was the right thing, but I felt SO guilty anyway. Especially when we all got hot cocoa. Mine had Bailey’s in it. Boss’ did not.)

What did you do for thanksgiving? Was it glorious? I adore Thanksgiving because it has always been a great holiday for me. From Orphan Thanksgivings in LA to being a part of my husband’s huge extended family celebration, I adore it. And every year it gets better…more kids playing, more family members added. I am, as always, thankful on Thanksgving.

I am thankful for…

You. My friends, both in real life and those of you who hang out and watch Pan Am with me through the old computer. You guys rock. I am thankful for my amazing husband, even if he does smell like Ben Gay these days. I hope your shoulder heals quickly honey and no worries…I did my research and Ben Gay is not a resonable reason for divorce. For my family, my in-laws who put up with me decorating and for my mother in law who brings home more toys than any child should ever have. For my mom…the best. For my nearest and dearest: Janice, Jennifer and Heather. What would I do without you? For my DCMoms; who made this strange new place a home for me. I can’t thank you enough.

And of course I am more than grateful for my beautiful boys.

Huckleberry who is finally feeling better and we are getting lots of smiles!

I asked The Boss what he was grateful for and he said “Coooooooooooookies”
Thanksgiving Max

But really, aren’t we all grateful for cookies?
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!