I am thankful for many things. For the lemon-lime leaves dancing in the sunshine and wind outside my window right now, the fact that I'm listening to old mixed tapes that my sister loves to mock, on a borrowed boombox from my lovely BFF, and BSG is back. Am I a nerd? Yes. But I embrace it...and it may come in handy on stage sometime. I have a new job which is a 15 minute walk from my place and I'm taking a self-defense class, for which I need suckers, er, helpers, to practice on, if anyone's overconfident, er, interested. I have wonderful friends, 4 beautiful, inquisitive, sharp-as-a-whip nieces who make me very proud, an adorably mischievious sister-in-law, dryly clever brother, and a sister who always makes me laugh, reminiscing about the questionable games we played with our housepets as children. I am blessed with a father who respects my independence but still has my back when I need him and a mother who amuses me with her eternal stubborness and inspires me with her courage. I am happy to sometimes be wrong about people and what I perceive as my own weaknesses and to discover that I can still surprise myself.
Right now, in this moment, I am indeed a charmed being.