I'm especially thankful this year.

Thankful for my family (especially when they're not thankful for me).

Thankful for my friends, some of whom came over yesterday and helped me start making a braided rug; it looks like a snake right now, but it will be fabulous.

Thankful for everyone who bid in my first-ever fundraising auction. (Congratulations to Jennifer Reinstein on winning Storm Penguin!)

Thankful for Red Hook Initiative, who've been taking such good care of people since the hurricane.

And thankful that my book is finally coming out. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you!