First Thanksgiving

We celebrated Thanksgiving with our extended family today, and I was super excited to capture this moment shortly after dinner:

See, Bubbles has decided that he doesn’t like board games. Or cards. Seymour and I love both, so getting him to join us in a game is often very difficult. And relations between Bubbles and his brothers are often strained, largely as a result of proximity (I think), so I was so excited to see Bubbles not only playing a board game with Cricket, but also seeming to enjoy it.

Of all my many blessings, I am most thankful for my wonderful family. How about you – what are you thankful for?

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Finally Friday

It’s Friday! Wooooo!

Between the final Panthers football game and Thanksgiving with our extended family, it’s gonna be a crazy weekend, but a fun one. What do you have planned?

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Today I’m thankful for…

…in no particular order:

  1. A functional washer and dryer.
  2. All the caffeine.
  3. Good health.
  4. The best husband in the history of marriage.
  5. Cherry pie.
  6. My friends and family around the world.
  7. Wonderful writing groups.
  8. A job that pays the bills.
  9. The car that gets me there (and everywhere else).
  10. Bad jokes.
  11. The small load setting on my new washer, because sometimes you just don’t have enough socks to do a large load of whites.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope your day was full of family, food, and fun!

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    Photo Friday: The Food Coma Express

    We went to my in-laws’place for Thanksgiving yesterday. It was a nice visit, complete with enough food for a small army: ham, turkey, corn, potatoes, rolls, deviled eggs, pickles, jello fluff, pumpkin pie (without the crust), and ice cream.

    And there were only nine of us!

    After all that food, it’s no wonder that this was the view on the way home:


    There was some snoozing going on in the front seat, too; Miss Tadpole curled up next to Seymour and slept most of the way home. If the rest of us could have napped, too, I think we would have.

    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of great food, great family, great friends, and great fun. If your celebrations are continuing this weekend, stay safe! 🙂

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    Monday cometh

    And another long holiday weekend bites the dust. I find myself wishing that tomorrow wasn’t Monday because I’ve got loads more writing to do and little time in which to get it done. Oh, well, I guess. C’est la vie.

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    Chapter 9 is done and I feel fine

    So I’ve finished Chapter 9 and am well into it with Chapter 10.  But due to a migraine of epic proportions, my writing and computer time has been all out of whack the last couple of days.  Thankfully, I’m finally feeling better.  Yay!  Just in time for Thanksgiving on Thursday, when I will hopefully avoid food coma but probably not football apathy.

    Oh, right, you wanted a story snippet, didn’t you?  How silly of me. 😀

    Michael considered his father.  He was not now, nor had he ever been, the most open of men.  In fact, he had often wondered what his mother had seen in such a buttoned-down man, but clearly she had been privy to information to which he was not.  This chink in his father’s armor had shown him a whole new side of a man he thought he knew as well as himself.  He liked this new side of his father much better.

    So there you go!  A little insight into the Briant family.  Happy Tuesday!

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