Let's see. On Day 3 I felt especially grateful for the family I grew up in. Brilliant parents, three awesome and hilarious little sisters, and traditions that I still love. I am sort of homesick for Seattle right now, but seeing my sister and her husband and his brother made me super happy, because they are, as I mentioned, hilarious and awesome. Yay family!
Day 4: I married into a huge family. Fourteen kids (counting my husband, who's right in the middle), with over thirty nieces and nephews between all of them. We have the best time playing games, chatting, sharing food, helping our children run on the ceiling...it is pretty much the happiest exhaustion ever, and I love it!
Day 5: Wow, there's lots more I should add. Books, creativity, our house, lots of tasty food, cats, education, cars, friends, games, libraries...I'm sure I'm missing something completely obvious that I should talk about, but right now I'm most grateful for my friendships with people I've never physically seen. The Absolute Write Forums helped me meet so many wonderful writers, and I've got amazing critique partners in the UK and all across the United States! The internet allows me to toss ideas over to New York and get them back within a day, and I've encountered so many incredible support groups and agents and blogs in the past year that I feel truly lucky. So if you leave comments, or silently lurk-read (usually me), or send me your wonderful stories for feedback (yay!), or blog or post on the forums...thank you, and have a happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
|I am planning on putting up our Christmas tree today or tomorrow, which will be so much fun with our three-year-old and (gulp) baby! I waited until after Thanksgiving, though. Aren't you proud of me?|