I'm thankful for amberphlame
having made such an amazing mini-monster (as her/our fav. pj says), and I'm thankful that said mini-monster is finally feeling better, with less tummy pain and more alert time checking out her world.
And I'm thankful that oranchina
and Stanton and their little Oona is doing great and were able to make it over for turkey-day, and we all look forward to when these two little brainy-babies will start hangin' out and getting to be best friends (so that when one day, one of them is a superhero, and the other is a supervillain [which is which will be up to *them*], they'll have the cool backstory of having been friends since their age was measured in *weeks*).
And I'm thankful that hw
has come to work for my company and so will be around for the next who-knows-how-long, getting to see me and hang out with my clan and be here for xmas and so forth (and much geekery will be had by all!)
And hell, I'm thankful for a job which lets me get there at 10ish in the morning, leave at 3:301
, do incredibly cool R&D projects [and buys me a nice dual quad-core monster of a box with 16G of ram to try stuff out on], and then give me a raise, a promotion, and possibly a bonus [pending] within the first 6 months being there.
There's of course always more that I'm thankful for, but the above list is pretty above-average, I'll say, so I'll cut it short at that.
Oh yeah, and I'm thankful for the fact that liya_rowan
sitting still long enough for me to catch a few smiling pictures (finally!) and amberphlame
has ordered those printed out so I can have them on my desk at work. :)
1: Although I do then get a shitload of work done back at home at night and on the weekend, much to amberphlame's dismay...