We can all agree that 2020 has, for lack of a better phrase, sucked. The novel Coronavirus pandemic changed almost every aspect of our lives since January--it's been tough.

It's easy to find yourself bummed out by canceled concerts, reduced capacity at football games, or the hassles of "working from home."

It's even harder to not break down and sob like a scorned banshee when you realize that you'll be alone this holiday season. My family isn't having Thanksgiving dinner this year in an attempt to reduce our chances of catching or unknowingly spreading COVID-19.

I could spend ALL DAY telling you how much this year has blown BUT I am choosing to stay positive (while testing negative... sorry.... COVID joke). There are many, many things for which I am grateful this year, so why not list them all?

My daughter

The Avenue Pub

Nick Saban

Seasoned French Fries at Hooligan's

My Coworkers

Babish Culinary Universe

Palindromes

Phoebe Bridgers

Dr. Ross Bunch at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa

Cars (the mode of transportation, not the band--but okay, the band too)

Bubble Baths

Alan Lomax (the dude)

Alan Lomax (my kitten)

My Go-To Starbucks Order (Trenta Iced Black Tea, Light Water)

Najee Harris

HBO Max

L'Occitane Almond Hand Cream

Literally every Doctor, Nurse, and Health Care Provider working during the pandemic

The Tuscaloosa Thread

Onomatopoeia

The National

Retinol

Naps

Picturesque Sunsets/rises

This Old Vine

Sephora

Pancakes

Walt Maddox

My apartment

Combat Boots

Mad Men

That like half-gasp, half-sigh thing people do after they've been doubled over in laughter

Bistec from Jalapeno's Mexican Grill

DOLLY FREAKING PARTON

Saturdays spent with people I adore

Chicken Fries

Hi-Chews

The opportunity to remind you that Auburn, in fact, sucks

Laptop stickers

My memory foam bed and pillows

Every second of autumn

The Left Hand Soap Company

Drinks at Session or Egan's

Netflix

Sour Punch Straws

Creme brulee

Steak

The Fresh Market

BRINDLEE MOUNTAIN CHICKEN SAUCE

Every non-profit in Tuscaloosa

Even numbers

Dove Soap

Lane Kiffin

Waffle House

Queso

Doordash

The Alt 101.7 app

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