Of course I’m thankful. Too bad about the turkey, but I love the American tradition of setting aside a day to give thanks. It’s particularly appropo for a country that has everything. Not that there aren’t some who could use more, but we’re a lucky lot just for living in the USA.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all patriotic-4th-of-July on you. I promise to keep my holidays straight.
Myren, my chauffeur and I will be feasting at my big family gathering. I told Myren he could have the day off but he told me I wasn’t about to cheat him out of a turkey dinner so of course he was staying. He might be outside right now running a turkey down. I saw him leaving out the back door with a turkey mating whistle and a hatchet. Oh, and he may have been carrying a bottle that looked like the one pictured here to the left. Not sure. It was all a blur.
So what am I thankful for? Besides my trusty chauffeur and my overly confident cat, I am thankful for all the people who read my books—most of all the ones who don’t know me and aren’t related to me. (I’m grateful for family and friends for an entirely different category of blessings.)
I’m grateful that I have a castle roof over my head, a pink velvet divan where I lounge write and soon a turkey in my plate, too.
My most prized blessings are my parents who still go to the gym every day in between Gun Smoke reruns, my healthy strong sons, my siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends, cousins, once and twice removed and—well you get the picture. I have an abundance. And I’m happy to say that I’m grateful every day.
My most unusual blessing: (aside from Myren, my chauffeur, who is not actually a drunk) Having UConn as my alma mater so I get to cheer for the most winning team in college sports history – the UConn Women’s Basketball team! Yay Ra Ra!
I’d love to hear all about your most unusual blessings—don’t be shy!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of us!