i am thankful for my family and friends. you all brighten my life in many ways. i am thankful for yura whom i love with all my heart. i am thankful for san francisco, my house, which i am so homesick for i could cry. i am thankful for evan, zoe, and zane who bring endless joy to my life by simply growing and becoming themselves. i am thankful that my grep kitty is all well and no longer a headtube cat. i am thankful for awk even in her awkwardness. i am thankful for ak who has given yura a whole new appreciation of pets. i am thankful for zorya who even tho she can't help pulling like a draft horse, is otherwise the most wellbehaved of big dogs. i am thankful for our chickens who let us eat their babies, even tho they are taking the winter off. i am thankful for my jobs, which even tho they often feel like stupid work to me, is a dream job and the one i dreamed of as a child. i am thankful for the rest of our menagerie of pets who share our lives. i am thankful that tho my health slowly fails, i am healthy enough to continue to enjoy life. i am thankful every day, for every day, but today i take the time to stop my busy life and reflect on how thankful i am for it. happy kthxgiving everyone!!