Thursday, November 24, 2005

And Thanks for the Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding*

A little late in the day, but then again it's never too late to give thanks, is it?

Thanks to my mom, my brother, and my stepdad for making it in this week so we can spend Thanksgiving as a family. I know I must drive you all crazy, but remember: I kvetch because I love.

Thanks to The Boy for being the world's greatest kid.

Thanks to my husband, Jim, for being not only a wonderful husband, but for staying true to himself, always being my moral compass (actually, him and Mom), and for always doing the right thing, even when he's feeling a little crabby. There's a reason some of my friends back in Texas, when pondering a difficult choice, would say: WWJD?--What Would Jim Do?

Thanks to my colleagues at work. You're a good bunch of people.

Thanks to my friends (at work and beyond). You're an even greater bunch.

Thanks to my doctors at Mass General. I'm feeling pretty good now, thanks in large part to you guys (and some luck--health still involves a little luck).

Thanks to other bloggers--locally, nationally, and internationally--for giving me a chance to learn, laugh, get annoyed, and celebrate life and its vagaries along with you.

Thanks to the Mass. Supreme Court and so many of the people of this commonwealth for supporting equal marriage rights. And thanks to the folks at Mass Equality and other like-minded organizations for hanging in there, yet remaining unfailingly polite even in the face of the occasional idiot. And thanks to the people, legislators included, who took the time to change their minds and see the light.

Thanks to New England in general, which has turned out to be a great and interesting place to live in general. Thanks for the little kindnesses, good iced coffee, fine roast beef sandwiches, rocky beaches, fried clams (but not just the fried clams), good schools, the T, and too many other things to enumerate.

Four years and counting--only a year to go on the Subaru payments. Thanks for everything.

*And thanks to the staff of the Cafe Fleuri at the Hotel Langham Boston for a fine, fine Thanksgiving meal, which made my family and friends very happy and very stuffed.


Blogger Rebecca said...

Great post Alison....
Happy Thanksgiving.... :)
I posted pics of my kids, which I never do - if you'd like to pop over! :)

5:30 PM  
Blogger Mr. Liberty said...

And a big thanks to you for GREAT writing, with a lot to say and all well done. And your warm encouragement of mine, Alison.

The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, if you don't mind me saying so.


3:55 AM  
Blogger David said...

From the title I thought this post was to my wife! She has an event planning business and often does the catering herself too. She invented chocolate croissant bread pudding on her own about a year ago. Clearly others might have come up with the idea first, but I also wouldn't be surprised if Cafe Fleuri had heard about hers through word of mouth. It was quite the hit at a party for local movers and shakers.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

I've been eating the chocolate croissant bread pudding at the Fleuri for about four years now (it's always a highlight of the dessert buffet for me). I don't know who actually invented it, but it's good no matter who first thought of it! I have no doubt it would be a hit under any circumstances. :-)

5:25 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

And thanks, to you, Joe, for keeping me entertained with your writing and being such a good friend to my family!

5:26 PM  

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