Well, it is Thanksgiving and I thought I would give a brief list of what I am thankful for (in case the title didn’t give it away).

1. My family – although they have an awful sense of timing. I went online this morning and get an IM from Kari that asked me if I was ready. The problem with this was that she told me they were picking me up at 1 PM the day before and it was only 11 AM. Apparently dinner got bumped up a little. Great. But I’m glad that Mom is here from Arizona. It is the first time I have seen her in a little under two years.

2. My best friends. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for them, I would not be here. So thanks to Beth and Keem for keeping me from doing something stupid by being entertaining and fun and wise and great and making me want to stick around to see what would come next.

3. The blogging community. I have “met” so many great people online and have even met two people because of it, resulting in two wonderful trips – to Portugal to meet Johnny and to Tomah to meet Mark. And who knows what tomorrow will bring (crap. That song is going to be stuck in my head forever now)? There are a lot of people out there that I want to see and give big hugs to and laugh and chat for hours.

4. Effexor. Because, while Beth and Keem kept me around, the Effexor keeps me sane. And on an even keel. And not bursting into tears every five seconds because something horrible has happened (like breaking a finger nail).

5. My job. I make good money, I have a great boss and I can play online when I want (well, as long as there aren’t calls in queue).

There are more things that I am thankful for but these are the top five. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

Love you all,

Dana Marie Vittum

PS – I can’t believe I didn’t put karaoke on this list! What was I thinking? Although I suppose that falls under the category of friends.

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