rip city, baby!

Before this Thanksgiving weekend is officially over, I wanted to say how thankful I am for so many things, including:

  • My wonderful family;
  • Friends who are so good to me, even when I am not at my best;
  • A roof over my head and food on the table (I have so much more than that – for which I am also very thankful – but I am still grateful that we have the necessities);
  • Good jobs;
  • A safe place to live;
  • An awesome church community that takes social justice seriously;
  • My health;
  • The first-world problems of having so much to eat that I need to lose weight, so much stuff that I need to declutter, and so many opportunities that I feel frazzled.

But let us not forget, as we start December with a road win against the Lakers: I am thankful for my Portland Trail Blazers! We are off to a 14-3 start – tied with the Spurs for best in the West and in a three-way tie for second-best record in the league – and are playing absolutely beautiful basketball. The front office has put together a team of good-character guys that have meshed perfectly this year… and my “basketball boyfriend,” Wesley Matthews, is playing out of his mind.

It’s a GREAT day to be a Blazer!

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