we will be making it a quiet thanksgiving this year – just the two of us & a bit of dinner (what, we still haven’t decided – there will be grocery shopping).

I’ve been considering what I’m thankful for this year….

I’m thankful most of all for the presence in my life of the wonderful, smart, funny, thoughtful human being with whom I share my life, space, and 3 beautiful cats. It hasn’t always been an easy year for us, but I’m thankful that we’re still working on our life together. I’m thankful for his parents, too. (I know what it’s like to have loved ones with horrible/insane families, and I cherish C’s parents immensely.)

I’m thankful that we found a house that we could call our own, and that the credit union made it possible for us to do that.

I’m thankful for the passage of time, which has allowed me to revisit the sorrows and pains of the past, and gauge them as get-over-able.

I’m thankful for my great boss and for my amazing assistant, who I hope is helping me to become a great boss someday.

I’m thankful for the Internet. No, really. A lot of insightful, fun, and memorable experiences this year came to my world through the magic shiny box, and I was introduced and re-introduced to some wonderful and interesting people. (there is a whole post about this topic hiding in here, which I may or may not expand on.)

this is, of course by the very nature of the thing, a woefully incomplete list.