Oh my gosh! It’s November! And it seems that autumn has finally hit
Arizona (it’s hard to tell in . The leaves don’t
change here….I do miss that….growing up in New Jersey, seeing the leaves change
was the highlight of the season…but I digress). Phoenix
This is my favorite time of year. I’m just curious how it got to be November without me noticing until just now. Yes, I changed my calendar on the first. Yes, I’ve noticed sunrise is a little later in the morning and sunset is a little earlier in the evening. I saw the trick-or-treaters for Halloween and I’ve noticed a definite chill in the air, especially in the mornings (believe me, I so look forward to this time of year, especially after the heat of the summer!).
Time just seems to have snuck up on me. I have not made out my menu for Thanksgiving dinner or made out my shopping list. Those who know me are probably shocked by this admission as I usually have both tasks done in September and have already started purchasing items during my weekly shopping trip to the grocery store. Today is the 6th and I haven’t done that yet. I know!
Other than being a little behind in my tasks, this year is a little different for me as my son and his girlfriend will not be making the trip to join us. That’s all right. This is still my favorite time of year. I will bake and cook and clean. And, once again, I realize how much I have to be thankful for.
And I am a very fortunate woman! I have family and friends whom I adore. I have my health. I have a home that’s warm and comfortable. I have a job I love and I am able to write books that make me, and hopefully others, happy. Oh, and let’s not forget all the stories that I have yet to read.
What are some of the things you’ll be giving thanks for this Thanksgiving?
As always, happy reading and happy!