Tech support on holiday weekends

A short haiku for the work enabled on today, this blackest of Fridays in November.

Black Friday is here
   No call or ticket in queue
Holiday shopping

Yesterday was a time to be thankful, or if you are like me and love to cook, a time to overdo it so you are exhausted all afternoon and into the next day. It is hard to be thankful when you are in the midst of everything, and you feel pulled apart by all of the obligations real and imaginary in your life.

So, now that all of the hullabaloo is over, I am thankful.

Today I am thankful that I have a job that will allow me to buy thoughtful gifts for my friends and family.

Today I am thankful that I am healthy, and that my complaints are a simple result of no time.

I am thankful for sweatshirts, scarves, and hats for when I am too cold.

I am thankful that I have not needed to experience the horrors of war, either as a refugee fleeing from conflict or as a fighter.

I am thankful that the oven didn’t break, and that the fridge is full of food for weeks to come.

I am thankful that my husband doesn’t like cranberry sauce, so I won’t have to share.

I am thankful that it is Friday.

Happy Friday, all!