Happy Thanksgiving

It’s almost Turkey Day!! The food holiday that many people look forward to all year long. It’s the one day when eating way too much is not only socially acceptable, but absolutely expected. The day for stretchy pants and food coma’s.

It’s a day for being thankful for what we have and spending time with family while eating fabulous food. I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but we were invited to a cousin’s house for dinner. She has everything covered, but I wanted to bring her a little something anyway. So, I had a bit of a baking day today.

I made Shortbread Cookies using a recipe from GeniusKitchen.com

I made a Pumpkin Roll using a recipe from GimmeSomeOven.com

I made Raspberry Pastry Roll-Ups using a recipe from GeniusKitchen.com

And, I made Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread using a recipe from CookiesandCups.com

It was a fun and tasty day.

I’m super thankful for all the people in my life who are there when I need them. I’m also thankful for my husband, dogs, and birds. Our little family unit makes me happy every day and I will always be grateful that we are together.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

I Am Groot

I, like a lot of people, have a favorite Marvel character. I also have a favorite DC character, but this post isn’t about her. If you couldn’t tell from the title, I am a huge Groot fan.

Exhibit A:

So, why do I like Groot so much? Well, for starters, he’s an insanely loyal friend – he was more than willing to lay down his life to save everyone else’s. Also, he’s a man of few words, but those words have vast meaning. All you have to do to understand, is to truly listen, a trait most of us could stand to work on.

Plus, he is a lover of music, which is something that is integral in my life.

Exhibit B:

I even like that he isn’t 100% a “hero.” When we meet him in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, he is, in fact, a criminal. Of course, this doesn’t stop him from being a good guy. Circumstances often have a way of changing how we are perceived by others.

What’s more important though, is how we perceive ourselves. No matter what our circumstances, it’s up to each of us to choose who we are and who we will be in the future.

So, who are you?