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This might've been a straight-up Thanksgiving-themed diary, complete with a "what's your favorite part the traditional Thanksgiving meal?" poll (for the record: it's a toss-up between stuffing and whole berry cranberry sauce, with pumpkin pie a close runner-up), but I feel like I've been there, done that (okay, almost did that...I guess I skipped the poll, so I'll do one tonight).

And this could've been another dammit, holidays are hard! diary, but again, I feel like I've covered that ground in the past, along with the BREAKING! news that as much as we love (or love/hate) them, our families can drive us around the bend (and straight to the smokes) this time of year. What else is new, right?

Instead, because I have a bunch of prep work for tomorrow's cooking and a few chores to finish, and a cat meowing for attention, and because it's already dark and I'm all out of ideas, I'm going to keep it simple and just be grateful for a little bit.

Grateful for my family, even the ones that make me a little crazy.

Grateful for my friends, old and new, local and faraway and cyber.

Grateful for my work, which makes a difference.

Grateful for a roof over my head, and knowing I put it there.

Grateful that Ann Romney isn't picking out new drapes for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Grateful that I am still off the smokes, and have been able to help others get to that place too.

Grateful for you!

                                 
                               
                               

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