Tomorrow is my favorite holiday. I’ve decided to list some of the things that I am most thankful for this year.

Family and Friends
This is an easy one. People have helped me out so much this year that I don’t know where to start. Two examples off the top of my head are my cousin Mary’s husband Mickey and my friend Laurie. Thanks to Mickey my bathroom is being remodeled and all the plumbing in my house has been updated. I would never have been able to do or afford this without his help. Not only that, he’s taught me things that you just can’t learn anyplace. Say you come into possession of a car without a title, what should you do? Cut it in half. Then you can take it to the junkyard. Or what’s the going rate for hiring a homeless handyman? Around $20 a day, plus meals. As for my friend Laurie, it was her idea to run the half-marathon. I’d probably thought about doing something like this a million times, but she formed “Team Insanity” to actually go out and do it. My Mom and siblings have been amazing as well. They’ve come over to help work and clean, which was a HUGE job.

Thanks to the half-marathon training, I’m feeling pretty good these days, which is great.

Home Depot
Yes, this is goofy that I’m thankful for a giant corporation, but it’s true. Just about everything that I’ve needed to remodel my house, I’ve been able to get there.

My MacBook Pro
I’ve had my macbook pro for just about a year now and I love it. I feel that I’m really productive with it, especially being able to run windows on it. I’m now able to provide help to windows users, right from my laptop. It’s great.

I love listening to the radio. My favorite broadcast stations are WBEZ (NPR) and WFMT (classical). I also have Sirius satellite radio so that I can listen to the BBC World Service anytime. The commerical-free music stations are good too.

Hot Blueberry Pie
Ok, I just like blueberry pie. And with whipped cream, mmmmmm.

What’s not to love?