In no particular order, here's a list of things I'm thankful for:
Friends who trust me to keep a copy of their house keys (and those willing to keep copies of mine).
Three amazing children and a husband of twenty years who cleaned the entire kitchen after Thanksgiving.
Living in and writing about Evanston.
My health -- and health insurance.
My parents, sisters, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
My dog, Jack.
Comcast internet (when it works).
My mother's cranberry apple pie.
A sense of humor.
Your eyeballs on these words.
Freedom of speech.
The fact that I won't be anywhere near the Black Friday shoppers.
And that's just a start.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.