Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Everyone knows that 2020 has been a tough year. We're all afraid of getting the Corona Virus, but we're tired of wearing masks. We're tired of the folks who refuse to wear masks or who put on the masks but don't cover their noses. Some of us have even lost a family member or a friend to the horrible virus. The United States went through a tough presidential election. Those who voted for Donald Trump are disappointed. Businesses closed––some never to reopen. Unemployment rages. Plenty of people can't pay the rent or the mortgage. Some don't have enough to eat. Food banks struggle to help.
I have it relatively easy. I have food. I can pay the mortgage. I don't go to stores unless I must, which has happened only twice in the past month. Franklin and I continue to go for walks to the neighborhood park, where we can stay well away from peeps.
I have many reason to be grateful, including the following:
- We'll have the vaccine soon. Healthcare workers will receive it first, which is as it should be. I have no fear of getting that shot.
- Joe Biden was elected. That says it all for me about the election.
- After two-and-a-half years, I resigned from my job. When I applied and Human Resources questioned my experience with Janie Junebug Righting and Editing, so many of you emailed HR to let them know that, yes, I assisted you with your writing. I'll always be thankful for that. Now I'm glad not to be there anymore. I prefer editing. Maybe I'll come across another job with health insurance.
- Favorite Young Man and I will eat Thanksgiving dinner together today.
- I'm on a different antidepressant, which improves my mood.
- I love my children. I love my friends. I love Franklin and Penelope. I love you.
Here's something cool. Sherry Ellis of Mama Diaries sent me a copy of her second middle-grade book, Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure, published by Dancing Lemur Press. I love Sherry. I love her writing. I'm thankful she allows me to edit her work. She presents a great learning experience for young readers. I hope you'll consider ordering a copy for your favorite- or not-so-favorite child (I don't earn anything for promoting the book; I'm happy to do it).
Doesn't the cover look great?
I'm super-proud of Sherry for her persistence in getting her work published.
Now, how about the rest of you turkeys? Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving today, why are you grateful? What will you eat for dinner? I pray that each and every one of you has a safe home, a good meal to eat, and someone to love.
Infinities of love,
A very, very Happy Thanksgiving to you dear Janie.ReplyDelete
And yes, while Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving we have a lot to celebrate - which includes Joe Biden being elected President.
I have seen Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure across the blogosphere and hope it does very, very well.
I appreciate the well wishes we have received from the people of other countries. The U.S. is almost back.Delete
I'm glad you are doing well. I'm thankful that my hubby, daughter and I are okay. She is apart from us this year because it's not safe to travel and we miss her terribly, but as long as I know she is safe and well, it's okay. Hoping the pandemic is over by summer. Hoping, hoping. I will be making eggplant rollatini, stuffed mushrooms, salad and apple pie. Happy Thanksgiving! :-)ReplyDelete
I know how you miss your daughter, Lorraine. I miss mine, too. I miss mine so much that it hurts. Your meal sounds delicious.Delete
Happy Thanksgiving, Janie! I'm glad you have so much to be thankful for this year! Enjoy your holiday dinner with FYM today.ReplyDelete
We ate and now all I have to say is knock me over and roll me downhill.Delete
Wishing you a wonderful holiday with Favorite Young Man. I love the book cover. Also, So glad about the new antidepressant. I know how important that is. Sending you gratitude and Thanksgiving love!ReplyDelete
Mitchell, you are such a sweetheart. I'm glad I found you through your comments on other blogs.Delete
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!ReplyDelete
The same to you, Anne.Delete
So much to be thankful for despite a difficult year. I'm so grateful for having a warm and safe home to live in, enough food and the ability to cover all our bills. And I'm especially grateful for all the special people in my life who are healthy and safe during this period. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Enjoy your dinner with your son.ReplyDelete
Those are good reasons to be grateful, Martha. Thanks for sharing.Delete
All good things to give thanks for. Now I feel I listed too few on my blog...ReplyDelete
I can't wait to read some other blogs. The new antidepressant lifted me out of the election fog I was in.Delete
Happy Thanksgiving, dear Janie Junebug. May your good fortune never cease.ReplyDelete
Darling little donkey! I'm thrilled to see you.Delete
I will order that book for myself, and set it aside for a great grand...ReplyDelete
That's great, Joanne. Nice to see you here.Delete
Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm glad you're done with that job. Let's hope the rest of this year is peaceful. :)ReplyDelete
I think your Thanksgiving sounded bloody goodReplyDelete