So many things. Sooooo many things.
Parents who love me, who always loved me, who always tried to do their best for me.
Marrying into a wonderful, sane family.
My affectionate, intelligent, hardworking husband.
My sweet-natured, healthy, adorable little boy.
A job I like. Some things about it I love, some things I don't like, so it averages out to Like.
A pretty, safe neighborhood in which to live.
Peace in my nation - that I don't have to be a refugee or victim of war crimes. Lack of famine, that I might be able to be fed and feed my child.
And now, the sillier things:
J.R. Martinez, champion of Dancing With the Stars season 13. I started watching a lot more television once the baby was born - who has energy to do anything else, especially at first? For some reason I began watching DWTS, and I fell in love straightaway with J.R. His joyful energy was a delight to watch all season. And Bruno's ridiculous judge's comments are always fun too!
Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, the cast of "Modern Family" (another recent television discovery.) Reruns of "The Office" and "Seinfeld" - for making me laugh on a regular basis.
The New York Yankees. Not a championship season, but fun to watch nonetheless. Baseball season is the best three-quarters of the year - it's springtime, then it's summer, then it's early fall. I married into a passion for the Yankees, and it's really been fun learning all about the mechanics and history of the game. Baseball is definitely a game for nerds, so I fit right in the demographic. (Although I'd be more thankful if we'd never gotten rid of Johnny Damon or Matsui. And if we could gently unload A.J. Burnette.)
The patience of my friends for looking at all the pictures of Baby I post on Facebook.
The 30 minutes a day I get to read, uninterrupted, on my lunch break at work.
Cute baby clothes with wry, silly sayings on them, like the Halloween onesie that says "Take Me to My Mummy." They didn't have such things when I was a baby.
Coke Points, which allow me to subscribe to magazines I otherwise wouldn't bother subscribing to.
Good warm bread spread with butter.
I am going to eat so much food tomorrow. :)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!