I love Halloween and I’ve had my decorations up since last month. I can’t help it. Cute and creepy things make me smile. Except that creepy guy I saw at the CVS before I ran last night, he was just creepy, sans the cute.
While I’m not a huge candle person, I do LOVE the Halloween decorations they have at Yankee Candle. The two below are the cute and creepy version of the painting American Gothic. As soon as I saw this last season I had to have it. I’m so thankful for awesome Halloween decorations that make me smile every time I see them.
Remember when KC thought up the DWYLLC? Well, since I was such an over achiever and got in my five bike rides in one week, as soon as she set the rules, she made me a little something as a “prize.” Being the crafty gal that she is, she made me an anklet from bike chain pieces. How cute is that? (Not creepy at all but I still love it!) Please note my amazing stripey Injinji toe socks.
Thanks so much KC! I’ll wear it with pride knowing that I am getting closer to being a real cyclist. I’m super thankful for you and my sweet anklet! Please head over and give KC some love cause she’s got a BIG race coming up. I’m so excited for her.
And lastly, I’m so thankful for this book:
Big Sis bought me this book after she saw it on The Today Show. Even though the Ironman dream is far, far away for me (um, 112 miles on the bike!?!?) this book makes it seem doable for the average Joes. It’s an easy to read book that is just so inspiring. It’s actually been making my eyeballs sweat. Heh. I only have a chapter or two to go and I’m looking forward to reading how everyone does. I recommend picking it up even if you’ve never completed a triathlon because the stories make you feel good and that’s always nice.
So what are you thankful for today?
I'm thankful folks like you put up Halloween Decorations because I never bother.
We are sock twins….I love my rainbow Injinji…If I ever find ones with unicorns on them I am so there….
The bracelet from KC is too cool. Thanks for the book recoemmendation, I ordered it from Amazon the other day when you mentioned it. Can't wait to read it!
Not in any particular order. I am thankful for every other week. I am thankful for being the cure to boredom…sometimes. I am thankful for giggle sessions. I am thankful for "crazy" songs in the shower even if someone is out of tune at times. I am thankful for homemade peanut butter cakes and still hope to get one on the 23rd. I am thankful for finding a bookstore that out of thousands of books, they had the one copy of the book I was looking for. I am thankful for vivid dreams. I am thankful for many more things over the past year or so that will forever be. I am not thankful though for missing HHN. Have fun. Be safe. And be very afraid…..or scared.
IM may not be as far away as you think. I remember when I finished college thinking I could never do a marathon and that I could die happy if I ever accomplished that, 3 marathons later and an IM I'm thinking what's next. If I can do it you can sooooo do it!!!!!!!
You run with your Injinji socks? I bought a pair some time ago in hopes of preventing a pesky pinky blister. Every time I wore them though my toes lost circulation. I had to stop wearing them. 🙁
I am thankful for getting to see you not once but TWICE this month! I am thankful for overnight dance off parties in Orlando. I am thankful for Halloween and all it's awesome. I seriously need that scary ma and pa thing too. That's awesome!
I love that bracelet! Nice work, KC!
And I believe that anyone can do an IM if they set their mind to it (I've done one so I can say this). Dont' sell yourself short. Dream big!
I'm thankful for a body that has no ailment. My hubby has pretty bad asthma and when we Week7 Day2 of Couch to 5 K last night he had a pretty severe asthma attack afterwards while I was just tired.
I will not be denied. You won't let me comment from work but that doesn't mean I can't do it from home. And BoB, I know I emailed you about this comment already but I was not going to let Blogger beat me down and scare me off, so here it is again officially.
I seriously love the candles. Those are way, way cool!
I just love that Lloyd is in all of your pictures. He totally makes me smile.
Once IM is over, I will read that book, b/c lord knows, I don't have the time to read right now darn it.
I'm thankful for the wonderful blog friends I have had the opportunity to meet in real life …like you!
Thankful for your recommendation and headed to the bookstore now.
I am thankful for the book also although its giving me crazy thoughts!
Your dog makes me laugh!
Love the bike swagger! Kc is full of different skills.. Are we sure she is human?