A Week of Thanks

November 20th

Things I’m thankful for today:

1. Great weekends when I have time to both knit,

this week's knitting

2. And bake.

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting2

This is 14 karat cake with cream cheese frosting for a friend’s birthday yesterday. I added extra pineapple because I could.

3. Rex.

Racers 1 and 2

JT took this photo for me on Saturday before the run and it makes me smile.

4. Real Simple, December 2006, page 54. My entry for “what is the best gift you’ve ever received” was selected. Sweet. There is such a selfish joy in seeing your name in print.

5. Thanksgiving week, my favorite week of the year!


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  1. Oh, now I gotta got get my issue out and look on page 54!

    LOVE that green yarn!

  2. What don’t you do?

  3. Knitting and baking, what could be better? I got half of the equation (knitting) in this weekend and was grateful just for that. Baking could have been dangerous for my already on the high side pregnancy weight gain, I suppose 😉 Glad you had a good weekend and that picture of you and Rex is too sweet!

  4. wow. you’re knitting! and baking! and friending!

  5. Lucky you! All the stars must be in alignment for you, special woman!!

  6. My copy of Real Simple better be IN MY MAILBOX when I get home tonight. I’m selfishly joyous for you 🙂

  7. I’m thankful for Kelli. I want to be just like you when I grow up 🙂
    Great picture!!

  8. I remember entering online my best gift ever received. So cool that they published yours! I’ll have to grab a copy at the store. Rex looks great. Your photo makes me happy, too. So great that you & your team ran for him! Go Team Rex!

  9. such simple things bring us such pleasure! 🙂 your life is true bliss kelli :))

    so happy to know you!

  10. awwww rex! bless his heart. and yours too.

    can’t wait to read what your best gift was!

  11. Hey Miss K – Gorgeous, all of it.

  12. could rex be any cuter????

    big congrats on the real simple {best magazine ever!!}

    can’t wait to get mine and read your entry 🙂

  13. that cake looks amazing. of course anything dripping with frosting would get my attention.
    Happy Thanksgiving Week~

  14. You will publish that page, won’t you? for the ones who aren’t getting a copy outside the States.
    We have so many things to be thankful for, but sometimes we forget about them. I’m glad this time of the year there’s something to remind us how blessed we are!

  15. Sounds like a great, great weekend! 🙂 Knitting and Baking and Running, Oh My!

    And congrats on the RS publication – I can’t wait to read it…
    (I’m grateful for a reason to go and get my paws on a copy!)

  16. so … what was your favorite gift??? (i don’t get the magazine … and this is what i get for not reading this post yesterday, as i was in a bookstore last night looking for magazines!!)

  17. Gracie beat me to it, but I think a proper scan of page 56 is in order, because Real Simple hasn’t arrived over here yet. Or better yet, just buy an extra copy for me and give it to me in person in Dec. (can’t wait!) Don’t feel selfish or vain about posting it. We’re not taught enough in life to celebrate our successes, for whatever reason, but the truth is, we should do it way more often. YOU ROCK!
    BTW, I really like the photo with Rex. He looks like he is doing good, all things considered. Has he been following your blog at all?

  18. My issue arrived today and I immediately went to your page:):) That is awesome!!!

  19. I would so love that cake recipe if you’re willing to share. In a budget crunch I cancelled Real Simple, but the crunch is over so I think it should be on my Christmas list. 🙂 That magazine always makes me feel relaxed and like I can do anything! I searched today, but it wasn’t on the newsstands here yet!! Can’t wait. So glad to hear that Rex is doing well. What an inspiration and a beautiful photo!