My 2010 Turkey Day list

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And if you don’t celebrate, then Happy Regular Old Thursday!

Here are just a few of things for which I am grateful (in no particular order):

  • The beautiful, healthy babies that my friends and cousins have produced
  • My writing buddies/crit partners, who offer the perfect combination of cheerleading and editing
  • The opportunities I’ve had this year, and the resulting growth
  • The unwavering support of my parents, boyfriend, and workplace
  • Yogurt with granola, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, and mango smoothies
  • Watching my sister marry the love of her life
  • A fabulous weekend in New York City with two amazing girlfriends
  • Dog Days at work
  • The “It Gets Better” Project

There’s more, of course, but if I listed everything I was grateful for, we’d be here forever. What’s on your list this year? (If you blogged as well, feel free to link in the comments.)

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Quick holiday recap


  1. Awwwwwwww. I’m really touched to have made the list. I’m really grateful that you were there with me (and made such a beautiful speech) when I married the love of my life. :-D

  2. Marci

    I’m grateful for internet on this bus to NYC!

    And for friends, family, nice co-workers, my tutor position, and my cat.

    Oh, and I’m very grateful that I’m marrying my best friend. That’s pretty cool too.

    Have a good holiday!

  3. I love reading everyone’s lists today! They just have to make you smile. Happy Thanksgiving, Kristan!! :-)

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Kristan!

  5. I’m thankful for my children and my partner and all the support and freedom I have to learn new things. I’m very fortunate.

    I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  6. Jon

    Happy Thanksgiving! Good points all around.

  7. Dog days at work has to be the greatest thing I’ve ever heard of. Seriously, I may quit my job and come work in your office just so I can participate!

  8. Hmm, just off the top of my head:

    My job
    My new friends/co-workers
    My old friends ;)
    Living in a city that experiences such vibrant seasons (they truly are breathtaking)
    The ability to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm in a decent French voice-over with French subtitles (even though they don’t match)

  9. Alex-

    AWWWW. (I swear you’ve become such a sap… It’s cute!) (Or wait, maybe it’s just the nature of Thanksgiving? Well, you can blame it on that, anyway.)

    YES, I love seasons! Also the random wildlife (mainly deer, bunnies, and raccoons) that I see in our neighborhood.

  10. Les

    I’m thankful I still have my sanity and a working computer I suppose? But to be fair, Canadian Thanksgiving was in October :p

  11. Ooo, Canadians DO celebrate Thanksgiving? I thought Americans were the only ones.

  12. What a great list! I hope you had a fabulous holiday :)

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