Monday, October 14, 2013


This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. Yes, it's a whole month and a half before the American one. This just means that we get Christmas decorations in the stores a lot sooner.

So, today I'll be eating turkey and will be around tomorrow to visit blogs. In the meantime here is a small list of what I'm grateful for:

Yes, I know it's a cliche, but really it should be everyone's number one thing they're grateful for. I'm especially grateful for my son who has left the nest this year to find his wings. Thankfully he lands at home once in a while.

It might not be my number two, but it's right up there. I didn't play all summer (knee injury), and I missed it tremendously. Not just the game, but the ladies I play with. I'm glad to be back.

Audible Books
This September I started working 4 days a week and audible books are the only thing that seem to cure my, at times, road rageness.

Critique People
I'm grateful for anyone who is willing to read my words and give me feedback. And I'm also grateful for those willing for me to read their words so I can learn more.

Speaking of people who have helped my writing. Angela Ackerman has been a big help to me over the past couple of years and this month, along with her writing partner Becca Puglisi, are launching two new Thesaurus books. I love my Emotion Thesaurus and use it all the time.

So go visit their new website
to learn more about how they are helping writers.


Mim said...

What a great list of things to be grateful for. I love thinking of these things because they help put the rest of my life in perspective!

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Unknown said...

I'm grateful that we aren't bored of turkey by the time Christmas comes. lol

The Happy Whisk said...

Enjoy - though I gotta add, we've had Christmas decorations out since summer here. Right next to the Halloween. Super early on both, but I don't mind because some of the neatest stuff arrives early.

Melissa Amateis said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I agree that family should be right at the top of our list of blessings. It's certainly on mine. :) Enjoy your turkey!

Heidi Willis said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a blissful holiday of too-much food, just the right amount of family, and some great fall weather to go out in!

H.R. Sinclair said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Felicity Grace Terry said...

A belated happy Thanksgiving.

sjp said...

Great things to be grateful for :)