obligatory thanksgiving blog:
my dogs, for keeping me warm on lonely cold nights.
my mom, for learning how to text message and always being thoughtful.
my dad, for always making me laugh.
mandy moo, for being my best friend–even at a distance.
celeste, for feeling like i know you better than ever.
for old friends who have seen me through my worst times and loved me more because of them.
for new friends who have reminded me that life always has something exciting.
for a job that i might not love, but does a good job paying the bills.
finding a new house that doesn’t share a wall with a crazy woman.
myself, for being strong enough, finally, to purge bad people from my life.
for gillian, jonda, jennica, and anna–girls that keep me laughing and who i have fallen in love with.
for couples in my life who really love each other and give me hope.
for graduate school and feeling like i have nearly accomplished one of my major lifetime goals.
for wine, of course.
for an amazing trip to alaska with my sister and seeing things that changed me.
for ryan, being the most consistent man in my life in 3 years and raising the bar.
for water bottles of vodka.
for valentines day flowers from my dad.
for a year being healthy and not having to see a doctor once.
for new tattoos.
for finally feeling financially stable again after 2 years of cleaning up a very large divorce mess.
for new music that made me all warm and fuzzy.
for being able to write, and write well.
for all the people in my life…because people are the most important thing. i could have nothing material, and the people in my life would still keep me happy as a clam.