Friday, November 20, 2009

Where has it gone?

Summer, fall both just slipped by. Thanksgiving is next Thursday! Where did it go, I haven't gotten warm yet and the cold is already here. One thing that is good: these two months laden with holidays and celebrations fly by and before we know it - it'll be January, then February and, HOORAY! March. I know I'm getting ahead of myself but it helps to think nice weather is just around the corner. Although, I am thankful for the last few days the weather hasn't been too bad.

And that brings me to all the different things I'm thankful for. The list below IS in order.

My cats: Lord, Patty, Wolf and Jewel.
My kid. (okay maybe I could shuffle these around)
My sisters: Boz, Gilda and Edy without whom I'd have no heroines. Truly.
My girlfriends, Pat and Nancy who've been so encouraging. Without their constant prodding, I'd have never taken the steps to be published.
My critters: who may fall last on the list but are in no way least. I mean that, sincerely.

Above all, God, for giving me so much this year.

Have you looked around your city, our country and the world! To be able to sit here and type this - I'm one of the lucky ones. Pay attention to those you love, prayer for others less fortunate will never hurt. If you can't be with those you love over the next few weeks, call them and tell them. If you are fortunate enough to be surrounded by loved ones, hug them, tell them.

Enough. I'm not the mushy type so that's it for now.

A few things I'd like to remind people of is today Queen of the Ghost Drakon releases and Liena Ferror did an awesome interview over at A Sovereign Spot. Drop by and give her your good wishes. It's her FIRST release day. Remember those and how good it felt to have other's drop by and say congratulations?

Also the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party is fast approaching, December 13th is only around the corner. Sandra Sookoo has put together quite an event with lots of wonderful authors, you won't want to miss it. She created a masterpiece of a video to advertise the event and HERE'S the link if you'd like to view the names of the authors who will be looking forward to seeing you and there will be great prizes. Mark this on your calendar.

Remember: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out. - © J. Hali Steele


LM Spangler said...


Truly excellent blog today. You've made me realize that today, besides the release of Queen of the Ghost Drakon, I have so much to be thankful for. A healthy family, etc...

By the way, my furry children rank pretty high on my list too (most days).


Rebecca Royce said...

I'm thankful for getting to know you! Great blog today.

J Hali Steele said...

Aww! thanks you guys. I would have fewer good times and laughs (plus, less good reads!) if I hadn't met you guys.

Thanks, Liena and Rebecca.

Sandra Sookoo said...

I've got a lot to be thankful this year--but I'll touch on it in a blog next week ;-)

J Hali Steele said...

*grins* I can't wait to catch up with your blog next week. You are having a fabulous year!

Annie Nicholas said...

I love this time of year. I'm a fall/spring person and melt in the heat. LOL

I think I'll keep my thankful list for next week as well and we can have a little theme going. :)

J Hali Steele said...

Oh, I'd love to melt. The older I get the colder I get. I like spring when the trees are blooming and the heat is rising!

I'll be looking for your list too.

Dariel Raye said...

Great blog post today! This is addictive. I'm supposed to be running errands, yet here I sit typing away. I've had a fantastic year, too, and like the rest of you, I'll post about it next week ;)

Rae Lori said...

Hear hear I can't believe where the time has gone! Can't wait to check out all the goodies coming up though. Great blog, Joann!