Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and What I'm grateful for....

I will keep this short and sweet, but I feel that I must wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and briefly expound on what I am thankful for this year. I typically find such things as slightly overdone, sentimental, and silly, but it's always a good idea to sit back and evaluate what you are blessed with. Of course, I can't be completely serious, so some of my thoughts will be irreverent!

1. Family. Yes, it is a given. I count myself very lucky to have a great family. We're very close and I wouldn't have it any other way.Yes, they get on my last nerve, we're all quirky and dysfunctional in our own ways, but at the end of the day, I love them all. Even when they shake up our usual Thanksgiving plans by deciding to go to Florida (as we did when I was growing up) despite the fact that this is my first Thanksgiving in 8 years where I haven't had to drive an hour plus to reach the celebration.

2. My apartment. I really love my apartment. I would love it even more if we had been able to buy it, but I digress. It's a great place, my ideal really since I can walk and bike downtown and I have a Target five minutes away. Oh it's the little things...

3. Hot tea. How would I survive without it? I probably couldn't actually...

4. Cold weather. I'm one of those freaks who loves coats and hats and mittens. I'd rather bundle up than fry in the southern heat and not be able to take off clothes...

5. Books. I shouldn't have to expound on this one.

6. "Mad Men". I told you I would be irreverent! But knowing that "Mad Men" has just two more seasons before it goes off the air makes me sad thus I plan on enjoying these last seasons all the more. And pray that Matthew Weiner will change his mind and extend the show until 1970.

7. All of my lovely readers. As most of you know, a writer is never so happy as when someone reads their work--and dare I say, like it? Or at least comment on it. So how could I not be grateful for all of you?

So Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Be happy and safe. What are you grateful for this year (or in general)?


  1. Have a happy Thanksgiving! Is it cold in Charleston? When I left Chattanooga it was 70 degrees! I'm hoping when I return from New Hampshire it will be much colder lol. I love cold weather too,

  2. Good luck with Nanowrimo, I see you're participating! (I'm not this year)

  3. Sarah -- I'm in Greenville, SC. I just had to update my profile. It's not really cold here. I think it's going to be in the 60s for awhile. But that's better than the 70s or 80s. At least it will be colder where you're headed!
    Stephsco -- I bailed on Nanowrimo. :-( Bad author, bad, bad!

  4. I'm hoping that they decide to do a Mad Men prequel series so they can dive into the 1950s! I mean, the clothes!

    I love the cold, too...I should clarify that...I love the cold when it's snowy and pretty, not when it's 35 degrees and raining like now! Ugh!