Things I Love Thursday
I absolutely love that Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday! It’s the perfect intersection, but you don’t have to wait for one day a year to be thankful — those of you who read regularly know that Things I Love Thursday is our weekly way of expressing thanks!
Sometimes Thanksgiving can sometimes just be about the mad dash to wrap your laughing gear around some turkey — or tofurkey, if you prefer! — but this year, I’d like to encourage you to take a moment before you eat to sing out your gratitude for your lovely lovely life.
Here’s what I’ve got.
I’m so grateful to be in America. I’m so grateful to be celebrating it — for the second time!!! — with my American family (le boyf & les chiens)! I’m so grateful that Mike is an incredible cook (especially since if it was up to me, we’d be ordering Chinese food)! I’m so thankful & appreciative of the meal we’re about to eat, & how very lucky & fortunate we are to be able to do so.
I’m so thankful for my two families — in New Zealand & in America — who show me so much love & support. I’m so thankful for my friends, who make me laugh & constantly keep me looking to the future. I’m so grateful that I have such a strong group of people around me. I’m so happy that my parents & I are so close & speak so often. I’m so delighted that I live in the most exciting place (I think!) in the United States. It is still a wonder to me, even to this day.
Finally, let’s give thanks to those who came before us & gave up much.
Cocteau Twins (my idea of holiday music!) Shops full of sequins & sparkles OPI’s Let Me Entertain You Striped ribbed maxi dresses Extremely strong Bloody Marys! Baroque wallpaper + taxidermy (I will never get sick of it) Cultural experiences at the laundromat BLT sandwiches eaten while hungover THE CURE (forever & ever & EVER — I had a Kiss me kiss me kiss me poster when I was 14 years old!) I kissed you in the water, & made your dry lips sing! I saw you look like a Japanese baby, in an instant I remembered everything! I love that the flavour of Tic Tacs has never changed, you eat one & you’re right back in 1988! Forever 21’s Minnie Muse range (so cute, I totally gave in) Talking to my dad on the phone (he is so funny, & we have very similar brains, which makes for great conversation) Interviewing extremely interesting people & having brain-expanding afternoons Wheels & Dollbaby (obsessed) Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, DAMN it’s GOOD! Wearing sweatpants! Especially NEW sweatpants! Sorry, I know it’s not glam, but it’s true! Planning amazing girl getaways with Nubby! Which of course means I am in mega-research-mode, sending frantic emails with facts, figures, links… Poor Nubs! Raspberry sparkle manicures & salted caramel hot chocolates! Super-super-super-vivid dreams This sign alteration Deciding to eat more healthily (um, once Thanksgiving is over!) & defining what that looks like Kris Carr’s latest Love List Fab ideas I have to mention the new Kanye West album again because it is THAT good False eyelashes Mike Mike Mike. Hank Hank Hank. Dolly Dolly Dolly!
“Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” (Rumi)
Do you have a special Thanksgiving edition Things I Love Thursday list? I know you do! Please share it below, it makes us really happy to read them! MWAH!