I'm thankful for my entire family. My mom and sisters, Linda and Christie, and I had the chance to celebrate Mom's birthday together in June. We talked and laughed so much. There's nothing more wonderful than spending time with them, and laughing as much as we did. Congratulations to a niece and nephew for their engagements this year. And, thank you to Linda and her husband, Kevin, for that lifetime dream trip to Ireland. And, I'm grateful to Linda. Our recent trip to New York City was a post-election therapy trip as much as anything. We may not be happy about the results, but we can share our passion and willingness to stand up for what's right. Thank you, Linda.
Authors and the crime fiction community! This blog and my Poisoned Pen blog, and so much of what I do would not exist without you. Thank you for sharing your words, your books, and your time.
I love to travel, and I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to attend conferences and travel this year. And, I had the chance to see plays that I loved, and concerts.
And, I want to thank friends. I have wonderful friends, and we share books and laugh together. I'm grateful that Kaye and David are in my life. I'm glad I can see Chantelle now in New York as well as in Arizona. Thanks to Sandie for helping with "Have You Heard?" And, Donna gets an entire entry. We share books and hugs, a love of theater and Celtic Thunder and Byrne and Kelly, and try to help each other when we can. Donna and her husband, Terry, invite me over for holidays and meals. And, I know I'll never go hungry when Terry's cooking (smile).
Family, friends, ones I've met and ones I've only corresponded with, travel. And, of course, my books and cats. I hope you have as much to be thankful for this year.