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Back on Pittsburgh time!

Hubby Mark has officially kinda gotten over the jet lag.

Coffee helps…especially when you get to drink it in your super cool Dubai coffee mug.

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You KNOW my Canadian husband found a Tim Hortons while he was in the United Arab Emirates. Mark has an inner compass that always directs him to the nearest Tim’s.

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It’s nice having my partner back! This weekend, Mark and I are going to prime the downstairs walls.

One of my best girls is also coming to visit with her husband from New Jersey.

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She’s pregnant too. I think every person I know is pregnant but me.

(Take the hint, Mark)

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Mark was in a Geico commercial

Well, not really…but as soon as I saw this picture all I could think about was HUMP DAY! Woot woot!!

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Mark said you could go on a “camel ride” on the beaches of Dubai. After he saw the camels, he showed his colleagues the Geico commercial that ran in the States…too funny!

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My husband really had the trip of a lifetime. Granted, he worked like 14 hour days, but he did have a moment or two to take in the incredible city of Dubai.

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The buildings and architecture blew him away.

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Nothing is impossible in Dubai. In the desert, they have an indoor ski resort and an ice rink…it reminded Mark of the Consol Energy Center.

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The opulence is unreal. While I was in Lawrenceville throwing back a Bud Light, Mark enjoyed a $20 beer at the world’s tallest building…complete with a lemon-infused hand towel for his refreshment.

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Mark says Dubai is just as swanky and international (maybe more so) than New York City and Toronto. He took public transportation, went to night clubs and almost everyone spoke English.

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He did manage to find “old Dubai” with some friends and bought me a beautiful silk pashmina.

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I think I’m ready to join him on his next trip, yes?!

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Happy wife = happy life

Today’s Thanksgiving blog is a guest post from my husband. I am VERY THANKFUL for him and all of his handy ways. You have all seen that Mark is a master renovator…he’s not so bad with words either.

Here’s Mark…

This Thanksgiving, it’s not lost on me that most wives would not allow their living rooms to become storage sheds.

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Or a wood shop.

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Most women would not want to spend their weekends wearing a mask, getting dirty and doing manual labor.

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I don’t think there are a lot of girls who could tear down walls, strip old doors and sand wood floors, and then jump in the shower and run and do this…

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So, as we start the 8th month of our 2 month renovation project (whoops)…I would like to give thanks for my wife’s endless patience and understanding. (Most of the time.)

This thanksgiving (and every day of the week and month and year) I am reminded of how blessed (and lucky) I am that I found her…LOVE YOU BABY!!

Now…BACK TO WORK!

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