It is Thanksgiving! Holy crap that came fast. To be fair, when I went to visit my mom in early November they already had reindeer and lights lining the drive halfway up to the house. You actually have to drive in the gate and up to the house, so yeah, not really feasible to do it all the way up. I hope. Again, there in early November. There were also two villages inside the house, and giant ornaments hanging on the line over the reindeer. My family is very into Christmas.
However, it’s not December yet. Granted, I get my tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, but Turkey Day first, and I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.
There’s the normal things I’m happy for every year, my family, my fantastic husband, friends, and being healthy. I can’t say I’m thankful for this semester at school, but hey I am thankful that it’s almost over.
No, my name is not Pollyanna and this is not the Glad game.
This is just being realistic. Maybe I take some things for granted during the year. For instance, just yesterday, while I won NaNoWrimo, I’ve still got a long way to go before that thing I wrote is any such semblance of a novel. It’s going to be hella frustrating, hella fun, and there will be times I want to strangle my characters. Maybe they will piss me off so much that I kill them off. I’m ruthless, and I don’t give a damn. I am however, thankful for the imagination to create these stories. Even if no one ever reads them, I enjoy writing them. I enjoy interacting with my pretend people, having conversations with them, and torturing them mercilessly when it’s called for.
…. Yeah, if any psychiatrists are reading this, I’ve already sought professional help. There’s nothing to do but write it on out.
Even if I’m living from day to day, check to check, and pipe dream to pipe dream, I’m thankful for what I got, which is a roof over my head, a fantabulous family, and two pups that are just as much a part of the family as anyone. I’ve got my little corner desk with books and comics, and a million pens. When there’s a thunderstorm out and my laptop is fired up and there’s dozens of notes littering my desk – those are the days I’m most thankful for. Those days I’ve usually managed to pump out a pretty mean scene or two. Or I get to snuggle up with the hubby and watch a movie. The hubby wins out by just a little bit.
And now that I’ve rambled on and sapped up the place, I just want to remind the few who read this blog about John and Ari. Two Little Boys Who Deserve a Chance. Please, if you can donate to help their cause. We’re still trying to bring them home to the U.S. They love to draw and play soccer, and the small little church in their town got a few donations of instruments so the boys are starting to get a little more musically inclined. The holidays are here – tis the season to help when you can. So please, if you can – give them a little nudge in the right direction. If you can’t, please spread the word. Hopefully, the story will find it’s way to someone who can.
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I’m thankful for a lot in my life, and I know these little boys are thankful for the little bit they have. I hope this goes out, and people will be able to give them just a little bit more to be thankful for.
Have a most wonderful, safe, and family antic filled Thanksgiving!