* the basics: job, place to live, food to eat, health
* a wonderful fiance & less than a year till we wed
* a supportive and special family
* (future) in-laws i actually love
* precious little ones in my life - nephew Luke who is soon to be a big bro, "nieces" Bella & Emi
* an unbelievable group of friends that keep me on my toes and keep me laughing
* my senior friends at bingo
* to be done with grad school!
* to have free time again
* the glorious fall we've had in Chicago
very grateful. very lucky.