Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the day when families gather together around the dinner table while turkeys, hams, mashed potatoes, stuffing (love, love, love my hubby's homemade stuffing,) and old family recipes are put before them. This year I will be enjoying Thanksgiving with my hubby and daughter. I'll say we'll definitely have leftovers.

For some, like myself, it'll be a day full of watching some the pros toss the pigskin. As has been our tradition for many years, my husband and I religiously watch the Thanksgiving Day games. Some days we have company. Other's it's just he and I which is fine with me because I inevitably fall into a turkey coma right after linner (later than lunch but before dinner.)

But sometimes lost in the meals and football watching is the fact the day is meant for giving thanks for what we've been given during the previous year. First and foremost I'm thankful for my wonderful husband, beautiful daughter, and son who is serving our country abroad. I'm ecstatic to know my son got married and I now have a beautiful daughter-in-law. I'm thankful for my immediate family's good health.
This year has been a hectic one for me. We moved back across the country from beautiful Washington state to South Central Pennsylvania. I am thankful for the move because I'm now closer to my family and good friends though Washington will always hold a special place in my heart. Just recently, I've been given the opportunity to publish one of my stories though it's still in the editing process. It is my favorite story I've written to date. I'm thankful to Astraea Press for the chance to let my story shine.
As is our yearly tradition, tomorrow night we will be putting our Christmas tree up. I've done this for many years now. I know it's not necessary for the tree to be up for so long but tradition is tradition, right? ;-)
Everyone have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Contract!

I'm happy to announce I just signed a contract for one of my stories with Astraea Press. Working on pre-edits as we speak. I'm excited because the story is my absolute favorite I've written to date. I want to thank Stephanie Taylor for the opportunity.