I am feeling a lot of pressure to come up with a profound statement on gratitude. Because, let's face it: I am truly, deeply, richly blessed.

But I've had something of a crummy day and was up most of the night with an upset baby and the thought of paying homage to the innumerable things in my life for which I ought give thanks is kind of giving me a headache. So I'm gonna let that post brew for a while.

Rather, let me leave you with this heartfelt nugget of gratitudinous reflection: Today, more than ever, I am very thankful I am not a turkey.