Today I’m grateful that staying in Pittsburgh means being closer to Marcus’s family. Marcus and I went to his hometown yesterday to pick up our turkey from his dad and some other Thanksgiving ingredients from his mom. I got to play with his sister’s dog children, which is always fun. Staying in Pittsburgh has given both of us a chance to spend more time with them and me the opportunity to get to know them better and vice versa. Even though we aren’t related, they feel like family and they’re far closer to us (spatially) than any of my family members. They can even come for Thanksgiving and don’t have to spend the night, which is good since we don’t have room to put them up!