1 - Marble Slab Creamery, just down the street. Every 5th purchase is free. I love the double dark chocolate with cherries mixed in. Crave it, actually. Crap, now I have to go get some.
2 - Alice got her rotavirus vaccination about 2 months ago. It's a recent development (they didn't have them when Helen was an infant) that has drastically cut down on doctor visits for that "stomach bug" that families pass around to each other. This month, Helen & I both got the actual virus. As we've spent too much time over a toilet, I'm thankful that I don't have to worry about Alice getting this one.
3 - My job. In this economy, I'm glad I'm employed somewhere I love to go each day. I've been very lucky to land in a great place with great people.
4 - We've worked pretty hard on getting Helen to learn all of her letters by sight. She's really picked it up in a very short timeframe. It's an amazing feeling to watch her learn.
5 - Our library card. It's our newest Saturday afternoon tradition - head down and pick out 10 books to read. It's a great way to cancel out the whole "I've read that 100 times since your birth, and if I never see that book again, it'll be too soon."
Thanks, S. - and Happy Turkey Day to you all!