Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that we finally decided on a contractor to rip up the mass of cement and aggregate so I can finally have soil to plant my native garden.

I am thankful that the same contractor is going to install a new paver driveway and courtyard patio and fix a multitude of problems left around here from the previous owners.

I am thankful that the contractor is going to be able to start in one week.

It is highly doubtful that I will be thankful for the entire day and possibly more of solid jackhammering on my first day of my vacation but it will be worth it when it is done.

Thursday, June 19, 2008|Categories: Random|Tags: |7 Comments

Thankful Thursday

Today’s random thankfulness:

I am thankful that I finished my work-for-hire projects and got them turned in this afternoon, leaving me three days off from the day job to work with Plant Kid.

I am thankful to my super brainstorming buddy who stirred up lots of gray matter for me today.

I am thankful in today’s record heat that we have air conditioning.

I am thankful that since we have a two story house we have a split AC system.

I am thankful we can afford to run the AC.

I am thankful for my husband who does all the shopping and cooking around here.

I am thankful to anyone who reads my blog, whether you comment or not.

Thursday, May 15, 2008|Categories: Random|Tags: |16 Comments

thankful Thursday

I am very thankful this Thursday but I will be even more thankful next Thursday because next Thursday will be my new Friday.


Not long ago I mentioned some news I couldn’t report on yet. Now that it’s official I can share it. And no, I am not quitting my job to be able to stay home and write full time but I am going, at last, to a 4 day work week. (32 hours, not 4 ten hour days – ugh!) I’ll have Fridays off, starting next Friday.

Woohoo! This is me cheering.

And being very thankful that the alarm will only go off at 5am 4 days a week now.

Thursday, April 3, 2008|Categories: Random|Tags: |39 Comments

If it's Thursday . . .

If it’s Thursday, it must be time for a couple of things. First is poems of 15 words or less with Laura Salas. If you haven’t tried this yet, (Eileen) you really should (Eileen) think about playing (Eileen). I so admire Laura’s dedication to her craft and her willingness to share with the rest of the literary community. Check out today’s picture(Eileen) and see what you can come up with. (Eileen)  🙂 (and yes, I did one again, finally.

And the second thing that I haven’t done for a while is Thankful Thursday.

Today I am thankful for:
     To be writing again
     To have the money to fix the window mess
     and most of all, for my indulgent husband.

Thursday, March 20, 2008|Categories: Random|Tags: |3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all

If I were to make a list it would be like so many others I’ve had the joy in reading this morning, thankfulness for good friends and loving families, good health and laughter, and books that tell stories that touch our hearts.

I will say simply, thank you to all my cyberfriends. 

Some of you I have had the pleasure to meet, some are still waiting to walk through my world. I don’t get out around people in real life very often (save the day job and there are no writers there) and I have come to depend on the kindness of all of you to let me share in your worlds while you share in mine.

Thank you for listening to me whine and cheering with my accomplishments. Thank you for buying my books, reading my books and then sharing them with others. 

For all the words written and all the stories waiting to unfold, thank you.

Thursday, November 22, 2007|Categories: Random|Tags: , |10 Comments

drive-by posting

This is a quick, drive-by posting because I am, busy busy busy. 

If you’re in San Jose, I’ll be at the Barnes and Noble, Eastridge, tomorrow, Thursday October 5th at 4:30 pm for the educator reception.

A thank you to alwayslisa for posting a review of Hugging the Rock on Amazon. A few more reviews and that darn “half star” should be gone. Another thank you to colleenmondor of Chasing Ray for her review of Hugging the Rock in Eclectica magazine. You can read the review here.

I added a few new feeds that may be of interest to you: medinger is the feed for Monica Edinger. ninasnewbery is the LJ home for Nina’s Newbery. Have you nominated your favorite for her mock Newbery yet? Finding Wonderland: The WritingYA Weblog can be found atwritingya and buried in the slushpile is at cbaybooks

Other feeds you might not know about related to child lit:bookcarouselbluerosegirls , bookmoot, chickenspaghett, doombookshelves, kid_lit, motherreader, swarmofbeasts, umakrishnaswami, planetesme

Wednesday, October 4, 2006|Categories: Random|Tags: |6 Comments