It seems that everyone I know is on vacation this week. Since I’ve mentally been on vacation for the whole month (decompressing from finishing a book and sending it to New York), I decided I might as well do the same.
I’ve got a doctor appointment today, then the trash hauling people are coming (again) tomorrow. I’m determined to clean out my desk drawers (how do I accumulate all that stuff?) plus the pantry is calling me. “Karen, clean me. Clean me……….”
I have the edits of two books to do before the end of the year so I can start on the new book in January. Oh, and the new version of Scrivener (Scrivener 3) is out today so I want to take some time to learn it.
In other words, I think I’m disappearing from the blog this week.
However, before I go, I want to tell you some things. You know me, I can never overlook an opportunity to pontificate.
I am so grateful for my son, who has been my rock, my family, a ray of sunshine during occasional dark days, and a blessing since the moment he was born. I admire and love him to pieces.
I am, and will forever be, grateful for Flash the Wonder Pooch, who brought me both boundless joy and innumerable tears. One day, I’ll stop crying about him, but I doubt if I’ll ever stop missing him.
I am endlessly grateful to all of you. You listened when I poured out my heart. You offered me counsel and compassion and I’ll never forget that. I have felt your love and your tears for Flash – and me – and there’s no way I can ever express my profound thanks. But I’ll try as we go forward.
Although it’s been a difficult year, I’m conscious of my great blessings. This Thanksgiving I’ll probably be more aware of them than ever before.
I hope that this season brings you closer to those you love and that you’re blessed by friendship and laughter. May you be surrounded by family or friends you consider family, and may the day – and the week – be filled with warm and fuzzy memories.
See you soon,