Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am full of gratitude this Thanksgiving.
I am grateful for my healthy, happy beautiful baby boy.
I am grateful for my husband and his humor, help, affection and admiration.  I am grateful that we're a team, and I am grateful that he is feeling better! 
I am so thankful to our families for traveling to be with us this holiday season and graciously sparing us air travel and long car rides with an 8-month-old baby.  You guys are the best!  We will make it worth your while, I promise!
I am grateful for my job, and for my fantastic co-workers who have done so much to make my transition into life as a working mom easy, hilarious and fun on a daily basis.
I am thankful from the bottom of my heart for my girlfriends, who are the light in my life and keep everything in perspective for me.
I am grateful for all the incredible food we'll consume this weekend: local, organic and delicious.  I feel blessed to have access to this kind of healthy food on a daily basis.  I am grateful for our beautiful co-op and all of our local farmers and food artisans!  I am so lucky to live in Vermont.
Finally, during this season of entertaining and special dinners, I couldn't help by be inspired by the photos from the White House state dinner last night. 

I LOVE the purple, green and gold colors together and the magnolia branches in the candlelight.  I want to bottle that shade of green and use it all over my house.  And how gorgeous is Michelle Obama? 

Photos from the New York Times
I am thankful for a stylish First Lady with the most awesome aspirtational arms (someday, maybe, with enough chaturangas, I might have shoulders like that), and I am so grateful to live in a country with this much bounty, and with a progressive and inspiring leader at its helm. 
Lastly, I am thankful for this blog, and those of you who have been kind enough to take an interest in it.  I'm so enjoying the creative space, and the chance to share thoughts, ideas, food and whims with you all.  I am so grateful for your comments and your time.  Thank you!
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Oh, Jane. I can't tell you how grateful I am for you right now. Whenever I need a pick-me-up, encouragement, inspiration, and warm fuzziness inside, I check your blog. Which is just about every day.
    Thank you for deciding to share some piece of your special you-ness with the world. We love it, and love you.