I have been thinking today how truly blessed I am, and how much I have to be thankful for. Family - who I am closer to than I used to be before I moved to Virginia. Friends - some of whom I am closer to geographically, but others who are what seems like WAY too far away. Two cats who are tremendously entertaining and who keep me from being too serious. A new job that will hopefully be challenging and bring me the opportunity to learn new things. A nice new apartment. Yes, I am indeed blessed.