This time of year, it’s customary to gather around a table full of food and tell what we’re thankful for.
For one, it shows we have a grateful, unselfish heart.
For another, why not take the time to thank your parents/grandparents/adoptive family for giving you opportunities? For providing the food on your table, a roof over your head, and the clothing on your back? Talk to any homeless this time of year; they are extremely grateful for shelter and the community dinners provided.
I’m very thankful I got to spend the first twenty years of marriage at home with the kids, for it allowed me to write whenever I wanted, and the flexibility to hone those skills. I’m also very thankful to my readers who buy my books, and for an understanding boss (now that I’ve re-entered the workforce) who allowed me the time off for all my signings this summer and fall, and for the funds my paychecks and sales provided which allowed me to pay for all expenses.
I’m also thankful to God for everything this past year, from keeping me safe from a potentially bad accident in April to putting angels in my path when I got lost trying to find my way to Minneapolis without GPS.
What are YOU thankful for?
I’m off to both the Jasper Craft Fair (Jasper Armory, Jasper, IN) on Saturday, from 9am-3. I’m only going to be there until noon or 1, due to my cousin’s wedding later that evening up in Indpls. I’ll be there on Sunday from 10-3, so come out and see us!
This is my final craft fair of the season. The only thing left is the Dec 6th First Friday Art Walk….which, I don’t think I have off. I’ll have to check. At any rate, I think I’m only 12-13 books away from my goal of 150 books sold this year! If I can’t do the Art Walk, I’ll have to do some creative marketing to reach that goal, or even find out if the Washington Christian Center is holding their craft show, and see if there’s room for me.
My father passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning of a massive heart attack, and I forgot to post this on Thursday. This cancels my weekend plans, as the service is being planned for Tuesday, and we’ve had an outpouring of love and support from friends and family. Please keep my mom in your prayers during this holiday season?