Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was finally able to post some more novel stuff today. Even better, my husband and I have a contract for a house where we're moving--a HUGE step completed, right in time for Thanksgiving. We've spent the last week touring every house within a ten-mile radius, but our search appears to be over, to the joy of all parties concerned.

Funny, this whole house buying thing. It's one of those few events that make everybody happy. We're happy to be getting this fantastic house to move into down in Georgia, the previous owners are happy to finally have only one mortgage (finally!), and the realtor(s) rejoice to have some income. Our realtor happens to have 3-year-old triplets, so helping support a family makes me even happier.

I'm still sick--my husband and I are taking turns going through tissue boxes--but today's a good day. We're finally getting things done, making friends, and putting all of the pieces together for our move. I'm supposedly on target to finish the novel two days before Christmas (nearly a month late, yes), but at this point, I'm okay with that. I've got a lot to be thankful for this year.

My kids were caught in the snow storms up in the Northeast, but they did so in quite an exciting way. They were out on their grandmother's fiance's boat, already having the time of their lives motoring around on Puget Sound, when the snow began. While all of the adults frantically ran around scraping snow off the windows so they could navigate back to the dock in the blizzard, my kids raptured over the snow, relishing two great adventures all at once.

My kids have it right. Life isn't always a pain. In fact, at least in my experience, it's usually more of a grand adventure. I'm hoping that all of you in the U.S. have a great Thanksgiving holiday (and the rest of you have a great Thursday), and if you've had enough adventure so far, here's to hoping the rest of your year is calm and relaxing.

And now, I need to get back to my novel. Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Woot! Congrats all around!

    (Except to getting sick)

  2. Life is supposed to be an adventure--otherwise, why bother?

  3. On the road again! Let the good times roll!
    Have a good one yourself Shakes.

  4. Sounds like things are progressing well on all fronts... happy thanksgiving to you as well.

    I just might be done with my WIP by Christmas also, I can’t wait to send it to you, and lord knows I need to get it away from me for a period of time. I just can’t seem to put it aside, but if you’re working on it I have no other choice but to move on physically and mentally.

    Best wishes to you and yours.

  5. Good news all round! And yes it's all a big adventure!

  6. by the way are you still interested in doing my environmental writing course via email? I'm sending it out from this week onwards, so let me know (email juliet.m.wilsonATgomailDOTcom) if you're still interested. If you've already let me know, apologies for losing the email!

  7. Hi there, thanks for letting me know that I'd posted the wrong email address, yes, a spelling mistake had crept in, it should be: juliet.m.wilsonATgmailDOTcom (with the AT being replaced by @ abd DOT being replaced by . and no spelling mistakes this time!