Sticking to my diet and being able to wear my belt another notch in.

• Receiving a lovely Thanksgiving greeting from Andrea.

• Going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time with Janet, Jenna, Michelle, Kristin and Anthony.

• Using my time on the subway to be productive.

Whole Foods organic chunky almond butter on refrigerated apple slices.

• Helping Anthony with the crossword puzzle on the weekend.

• Finding out my monthly Time Warner bill is going down and I’m getting Showtime for free.

• The jacaranda-scented candle I got from the San Diego Zoo that I finally lit this week.

• My complimentary subscription to Whole Living magazine, thanks to attending a taping of The Martha Stewart Show earlier this year.

• Snuggling on the couch with my favorite feline friend Dominic.

• My clean apartment.

xo Mary Maru