The top ten things I am thankful for this year: 1o. Coffee and the various, kind people who serve it to me.

9. Mad Men: the only show I've managed to keep up with this year... but such a lovely, guilty pleasure!

8. My alarm clock: I hate you, but I'd be totally screwed without you.

7. The town of Carrboro/Chapel Hill - an amazing place to live, work, and raise a family.

6. The people who care so well for my children when I am working, whom I will never be able to thank enough.

5. Our wonderful neighbors.

4. Our fantastic friends.

3. Our family - for helping us out time and time (and time!) again in this crazy, busy time in our lives.

2. My husband, whom I love more every day.

1. My children... There are no words:

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happy thanksgiving!