Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thank you all.

It's time to be thankful for the good things in life. Where to start? I have a wonderful day job. A terrific husband, four terrific children plus two great stepsons, a daughter in law I love and a super granddaughter and they'll all be at my house for Thanksgiving.

I'm grateful we have lots of food and the means to purchase it and prepare it. Our house will be warm and cozy, the football games playing on TV and probably a family basketball game in the driveway at some point.

If I could, I would gift everyone with the same joys I'm having this holiday.

But not all it perfection. I have to offer my apologies to those of you I haven't visited as often as usual in the blogging world. One of the pillars in my world has started to crumble. I only usually share general personal news on this blog but I have to explain my recent absences. My mother is very ill. It takes up a lot of my time as I try to squeeze in as many visits with her as I can. She's not in pain or unhappy, so I'm grateful for that. I'm also thankful for the 87 years she's enjoyed, maintaining her independence until a few weeks ago. She's one tough lady, fighting the good fight.

But all this means I will not be as active on my blog as I have been the last few months. I'll catch up as I can.

And I'll leave you with a few questions. Is it a good thing when Amazon recommends my own book, Beneath the Mountain, to me like they did last week?
What are you thankful for this time of year? Staying at home, traveling to relatives? Any special family tradition like our basketball game?


  1. I'm sorry! Will be praying for your mother.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Family always comes first. So don't worry about being visible here. The net will be here when you're ready and able.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  3. I'm so sorry about your mom's wavering health, Sue. I'll be praying for her and for you. Let me know if there's something I can do to help.

  4. Very sorry about your mother.

    I've not had Amazon recommend my own books yet.

  5. i wish your mother blessings and i am glad to know she is not in pain---i hope you enjoy your thanksgiving---i am cooking today :)

  6. I'm sure we can all identify with you. Sometimes priorities set themselves. Family first, you know? Will keep you and your mother in prayer.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

  8. So sorry about your mom - but glad she's not in pain. She sounds like a great lady!

    We had our Thanksgiving last month, but it's not really a big holiday here. Good turkey though! :)

    Take care.

  9. Thoughts and hugs to you and your mother.

    And that's kind of awesome Amazon recommended your book to you. :)

    I'm a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. I'm so sorry about your mum.

    Happy Thanksgiving - I hope you've been enjoying the weekend.

  11. good luck with everything going on with your mom...I know I have never regretted the time I gave to people who were sick...
    hang in there.
    everyone is busy now, and to have illness on top of it, you must be very busy. take care!!