If you’re reading this, I’m giving thanks to you. Yes, you!
Thanksgiving may be about a big feast, but more important is the people who join you at the table, and the people who are in your day-to-day life. I’m going on a bit of a hiatus to spend some solid time with my family. I feel more fortunate than ever to have the opportunity. Recently, my mother took a fall, a bad one. Let’s just say, for a few days, I thought I really lost her. Now that she is recovering, both mentally and physically, I feel that I have a second chance.
Wouldn’t you know it, my battery charger on my computer needs replacing and won’t be arriving in time before I leave. So, it seems that all is aligned for a week apart from you. Sob. I know for certain, I won’t be posting, but maybe I’ll get a chance to read a few.
I want to take a moment to thank you for the continuing support of my blog, and for the inspiration that you give to me each and every day. Really, truly, thank you. In the meantime, may I highlight a few treasures that I have read in the past few weeks:
Life’s a Journey: This Woman’s Work – from Jen Groeber: mama art. Reflective, personal, a journey about life, love, childhood, and motherhood. My heart melted many times, as I read, and her art is wonderful.
Reflections In Durham – from Michelle Gillies at SilkPurseProductions. A look at The Park of Reflections in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, a new memorial honoring all of Canada’s uniformed service personnel.
Friday’s Child is Full of Wow – from Shalagh Hogan at Shalavee.com. A reminder that sometimes we must push and give ourselves permission to be the creative people we need to be.
My Middle Child: You Are My Center – from Anka at Grit&Honey. A touching post about her middle child. No matter what the birth order, sometimes kids don’t know we do see them.
11 Fool-Proof Rules for Writing Fiction – from Trent at TrentLewin.com. If you’re going to read any list of rules for fiction, you only need to read this one. Just make sure you wear a hat.
On Connections – from Frank at A Frank Angle. A wonderful, corroborative post with photographer Steve Ancik. Connections is what we’re all about here on the blogs.
The Saturday Six: Playing with Your Food – from the guys at Long Awkward Pause. They just get funnier and funnier. Plus this is about food, so you don’t want to miss this!