Here's what I've been thankful for in the year 2010:
- The supportive professors and other staff at Augsburg College. Seriously. Without them, where would I be? Just a few months ago, the Vice President of Student Affairs wrote (on my Facebook wall) that she was sorry she couldn't make it to my summer URGO research presentation, and that she'd love for me to send her a link of the video. My summer URGO research was on PORN (basically). How cool is that?
Kristen and I. :)
- My health. This semester has been the busiest, and most stressful, time of my life. There was a span of couple weeks during which I got no more than three hours of sleep a night. Three. Knock on wood, I haven't been sick yet. I'm sure part of the reason I haven't succumbed to some sort of terrible/inconvenient illness yet is because I've been eating so well that I'm poor all the time. Oh well. It's worth it! Not to mention, my body hasn't rejected my anti-eyebrow piercing, which is further proof that my immune system is doing well, despite the stresses I've been putting on it.
Go go gadget IMMUNE SYSTEM!
- Dinners with Alex, Erica, Renee, Aidan, etc. at Hard Times, Jimmy John's, and Nabo. These reprieves from work and homework have done more to keep me sane over the course of this semester than I think my friends realize.
From left to right: Erica, Alex, me. At the URGO banquet.
- My dog, Per. I don't think anyone in my life is more excited to see me every evening when I come home from school/work. He whines, wags his tail furiously, and gives me hugs. Literally. He jumps up on his hind legs and puts his front legs on my shoulders. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'd wager that most evenings, I'm coming home harassed and tired, but the minute I step through the door and Per greets me, well, jeez. I can't help but smile.
What have you been thankful for?
Happy Thanksgiving, loves.