|This is me as a four-year-old in Los Angeles, California*
Thanksgiving is only a few days away here in the U.S. plus, as I'm writing this, my Dad is in the hospital. So I won't be visiting blogs today. My apologies.
And I may take a few weeks off from blogging after that to get ready for Christmas. Yeah, I know, I should have done that in August when the stores began stocking holiday wrapping and lights and candy. Grrr. Doesn't it seem that all of the holidays, whatever you celebrate, get rolled into one giant commercial? They skip right over Thanksgiving because it's not commercial enough. But it's one of my favorite holidays.
And despite my Dad being very ill, I have a lot to be thankful for right now. Here are just three reasons:
1) My older son has been cancer-free for five years. This is a huge relief for all of us.
2) I finally finished the rough draft of my fourth novel. Yay! Only took me a year.
3) Excited to announce that two of my short fiction pieces will appear in the print version of Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014, available for purchase starting December 1.
Hope your holidays are sweet and I wish you the best for 2015.
*I live in Pennsylvania, but we visited my grandparents for Christmas that year and I was thrilled to receive this Disney Sleeping Beauty doll. It must have been my favorite movie that year.