I just wanted to take a moment away from the meal preparation to reflect on the many things that I have to be thankful for, and, of course, to share them with you.1

I am thankful for my family and friends. No matter how far away or how long it has been since we have seen each other, know that you are always close in my heart.

I am thankful for the ability to share my knowledge and the things that I am passionate about with family, friends, and strangers.

I am thankful for the many experiments and achievements of the past year.

I am thankful for the gift of writing, both my own ability to do so and the ability to enjoy the works of others.

Most of all I am thankful for The Mrs, Tesla, and Titus. No matter what the day may throw at me, I know that I will be coming home to the warmth of your love.

1 Don't worry, we will return to your regularly scheduled ranting tomorrow.