Thankful for: A good laugh.

I love to laugh. My husband is pretty funny, my friends and kids are hilarious.

My brother is a runner. Somehow my oldest child knows that and has decided that she is a runner too. She runs around screaming, “I’m fast like Uncle Eric, Mom!” The other day she sprouted wings and pretended that she could fly and screamed, “I fly like Uncle Eric!”

She thinks my mom lives in her car and my stepdad lives in his room (when we skype their computer is in their room, thats what she see so that’s what she believes). She keeps saying that she is afraid of puppets and then laughs when she sees them on television. When she throws a tantrum, we do something to make her laugh. Laughter is the cure-all.

My husband acts just like his dad, which I think is so funny (if you know his dad, you know he’s a hoot). I’m not sure where he came up with it, but he throws beach balls at the girls and they squeal with laughter. That seems a little messed up that they think having a beach ball thrown at them is funny, but anything for a laugh I guess. My oldest daughter has the best laugh. She laughs and she gets the whole family laughing, it’s great.

My friends, most of them, are spontaneous. The things we have done in the name of fun…

Last week I was watching Ellen (okay, it was a week and a half ago), when she sent one of her writers to the Haunted House at Universal studios. Something about this, is absolutely hilarious.

Overall, I am lucky. I laugh everyday for a good part of the day. My hope for everyone reading this is that you laugh at least once today and everyday, for the rest of your life.

Other than laughing, I love peanut butter. Peanut Butter and chocolate. When I was pregnant with my youngest my husband was sent out to buy Reese’s peanut butter cups almost daily. I love the combination. Yum yum yum.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies:

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 bag semi sweet chocolate chunks (or ‘chunk’ some chocolate yourself, you’ll need 11.5 oz.)

Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. A eggs one at a time, add vanilla, mix until all is incorporated. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until it is mixed well. Then throw in the chunks.

1 heaping tablespoon of dough per cookie about 2 inches apart

350 degree oven preheated for about 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes (or 12 in my case because I kept forgetting to take them off.

Enjoy with a glass of rice milk, milk milk, or whatever you want milk.

And don’t forget to laugh.

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