Yesterday I used handwarmers on my walk to the bus stop and at the office. I wore a hat and my new-to-me J. Crew coat (that I got for $6!) and my fleece-lined tights. Mike and I went to vote around 4 PM, and the sun was setting behind us as we drove to the polls. We turned our heat on for the first time! And yet, all of these things are just reminders of how far we've come since the last time the sun set in the late afternoon, since the last time Obama ran for president. I am so thankful, for all the places I have been and all the places I've yet to go. And though these leaves are long gone, I am thankful for having seen them, for having taken the moment to appreciate them.