The day before Thanksgiving. Well, we call it “un-Thanksgiving” around here because my father has political problems with Thanksgiving as a holiday (don’t ask. LOL). I call it a day where I get together with my family. I love them, despite their many, many, many quirks.
That strange family gathers at our house tomorrow for a huge meal. We generally always do Thanksgiving at our house because we have this huge Amish-made dining room table that sits like twelve people. We’re also all making donations to the local food bank for Christmastime.
So today I’m cleaning the house and making the sweet potatoes. These are really good sweet potatoes (I just follow the recipe. I take no credit!). If anyone wants the recipe, I can post it.
Every Turkey Day, I get up and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade because I LOVE watching the parade. I’m not sure why, but I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid. Then I start cooking. It’s a yearly constant I look forward to.
I’m also writing today. I have so much writing to do! Ack! Today I’m working on the truly stressful bit on my plate — the proposal for the sequel to Witch Fire. Aaaaaack! *falls over*
So, writing, cooking and cleaning for me today. I’m an erotic domestic goddess.
Thirteen things I’m thankful for today:
1. That I have a family to cook for tomorrow.
2. For the extra few pounds on my body because it means I have never known hunger.
3. For my husband, who after eleven years, still seems to actually love me as much as I love him.
4. For readers because without them I wouldn’t be able to do the thing I most love. You all are extraordinary in your enthusiam, friendliness and openness. Thank you.
5. For booksellers. There are some booksellers out there whom I just adore, booksellers who know so much about our genre and infect others with their passion for reading our books. Thank you.
6. That I have access to health care. Seems mundane, but it’s something never to be taken for granted.
7. For the personal knowledge that I can only control my own reality and perceptions, no one else’s.
8. For the peace in my heart and my ability to accept…because it’s the journey that counts.
9. For all my memories and experiences, be they good or bad, and for every single person who has ever influenced them, because they shaped me into the person I am today.
10. For my fur babies because they make me laugh and teach me about unconditional love every single day.
11. For my ability to be content with simple things and not feel a need to always have “bigger” or “better” than someone else.
12. For my friends. I hope I can support them half as well as they support me.
13. For writing. Writing, writing, writing.
What are you thankful for?