This year, I'm at my parents' house for the first time since leaving for college. It's nice! In a way, I'm sorry that I'll be missing all the social events that happen around xmas, when I'm normally home, but it's awfully nice to have a pretty low-key vacation, even if I do run into people I know everywhere I go when I leave the house. That's home! And it works out that I'm here for the first two nights of Chanukah, too. I need to find myself a nice menorah, since Mom & Dad, apparently, don't light one anymore, so I'm going home with the great candles I bought for them :)
Family: Despite or because of all my weirdness, they love me for who I am. That's pretty special.
Friends: I have the best friends ever.
Loves: Ditto friends.
Home: I'm living in a really spiffy apartment, which is awfully nice after the last place, which was, well, less so...
Health: My body is strong and healthy. Yay!
Wealth: I'm not rich, but I don't have to pinch pennies for most things. This is a luxury most people in the world don't have. I may not be able to run out and buy a house, but I can buy what I want at the grocery store, and pay my rent, and go to Arisia... In the scheme of things, I'm pretty damn wealthy.
Food: Of course, there is an infinite variety of delicious foods that make life better than it would be if I sustained myself on bread and water. This year, I discovered dim sum (thanks to Melissa and Andy, and hawkegirl) and found that I CAN, in fact, eat lobster (previously thought to be a strong allergen).
New things: Friends' babies! New neighborhood to explore! Discoveries, new people, new loves.
Life is full and wonderful.