This Thanksgiving here are the things I'm grateful for (in no particular order)
Elastic waistbands. Loose ones that hit at just the right spot
Parents who taught me to be stronger than I thought I could be especially when things are really really bad
A husband who taught me it's ok to ask for help especially when things are really really bad
Pedicures and shoes that make me feel sexy even though I currently look strangely fat as opposed to pregnant
Finally having a giant couch the whole family can pile onto
That after all these years people still say I look like Chloe Sevigny, which I used to hate but I now realize is a compliment.
A good mattress
My dopey big brother who makes me laugh this hideous cackle until I cry, even though he still owes me 9 snickers for going underwater without plugging my nose at Lucy Lachance's pool when I was 6 or 7
Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Jack White, all the Blind Willie's, Mick Jagger, Jeff Tweedy, Ella Fitzgerald, and the first guy who recorded music on wax discs. I could kiss that guy.
Ultra thin pantyliners
Good prenatal care
The best in-laws money can buy. Well I didn't buy them but they are good.
Clinical strength deodorant
My girlfriends who still seem to like me even though I am a misanthropic shut-in
Work that I love
My sweet baby boy and his daddy
Oh and... free will. That's pretty good too.