As I do this time every year, I have compiled a list of things for which I am thankful. This turns out to be a bit more challenging to do when you're generally pretty unhappy, but I suppose it's more important than ever. They continue to be in no particular order:
My gorgeous niece and nephew, as well as the niece or nephew to come in April.
Three job interviews in two weeks.
The combination of Zyrtec and Nasonex which, thus far, is keeping me almost entirely snot- and congestion-free. This has improved my quality of life dramatically. No, really. Before getting the Nasonex, I couldn't even use the neti pot because I was so congested that water couldn't run through my sinuses.
Twitter, which entertains me, boosts my self-esteem, and sometimes flirts with me.
My generous friend Jennie, who sent me a Starbucks giftcard, which has rendered free all of my eggnog lattes thus far (and counting).
My extremely generous landlord and roommate who have been allowing me to freeload since arriving here.
The camera that my parents are buying me for Christmas, which will allow me to
cop out regale you with photo posts of such riveting subjects as my haircuts and any shoe purchases that I may make.
Oh, and I can take photos at inauguration, which I get to go to in under two months!
To see Barack Obama sworn in, for which I am also thankful.
My new friend Jeanene, who makes jewelry that I can actually recommend that you fellas buy for the women in your lives since it is one-of-a-kind and in no way cheesy.
Lower gas prices.
Potatoes in all of their glorious forms, excepting the tot.
Paolo the MacBook and his friends, Tim Gunn the iPod Touch and the printer who shall remain nameless. (What? Naming a printer would be weird.)
All of you, for hanging in here with me. By that I mean both the real life people who have had to adjust from the me who existed pretty firmly in the emotional middle-ground to the me who is sad a lot of the time and also you invisible internet people who continue to come here even though things have taken a turn for the serious in the past several months.
As always, you are invited to leave your own list of things you're grateful for in the comments. And enjoy your turkey.