Today is my birthday.

And the Death day of the pumpkin pies and pumpkin breads and pumpkin rolls that are in the fridge. But, I’m not here to mourn their sweet, delicious decimation. Nope. They had it coming, because they are my breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I’m here to tell you what I am thankful for.

I’m thankful for my wife and kids. For their health. For my health, which is questionable. For finding a new job when I lost mine to downsizing from a company that made bad financial decisions. For the friendly and wonderful people I now work with who are open to ideas and want to invest in employees. For my in-laws who are wonderful people. For my parents who I’m so happy to still have in my life.

And, lastly, for you all, the peeps of BT who listen to me and offer your support when I am ranting or complaining or celebrating. Thanks for being a friend!