Happy Thanksgiving!

For all my friends here in the U.S. who celebrate Thanksgiving, may this one be your best ever, filled with all the blessings of family and friends gathered to share the bounty of the season!

For those of you who have bolstered my spirits during my recovery from The Big Fall, I am so very grateful, and I love each and every one of you. I’m doing much, much better, and truly think I’ll soon be as good as new! 🙂 

And for those of you who’ve been pestering me … I mean, asking me … about my WIP, the good news is, The Light: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 4  is FINISHED, editing and all. I’ll be working on getting the Kindle version up before we leave to visit my daughter in Denver, so stay tuned for more news on that! Hoping to do a reveal on Monday, if all goes well. 

Now get those pies baked and those cranberries … errm … cranned! You’ve got a celebration coming up tomorrow!

May your blessings keep coming!

24 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks, Jeanne! Just Mark and I and a L’il Butterball! 😀 Didn’t even know you could buy an 8-pound turkey! I’m used to cooking 20-pounders. 😀 We don’t leave for Denver until 12/11, so I’m using this weekend and next week to get The Light published on Kindle. After such a long time, I hope I remember how! Or at least can find all my notes.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! It’s a great day to count our blessings! 😀

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    • Thank you so much, Bill! Hope you have a wonderful day, too. Can’t remember if you celebrate or not, but it never hurts to take time to count one’s blessings, either way! 🙂


    • Thanks, Olga! For both things. It will be quiet with just Mark and I, but I can use some restful quiet right now. And I’m super excited to be formatting this book for Kindle. Crossing my fingers I can announce it by Monday! 🙂 Have a great day!!


    • Thanks, Harmony. We will be having a very quiet Thanksgiving this year, with just Mark and I, but that’s fine. I can use some quiet right now, and a day of relaxation, before formatting The Light. I will be here all of next week, too, maybe with some release news. We don’t leave for Denver until 12/11, and that hinges on the weather, too. I hope all these snowstorms are gone, or settled down, by then. 🙂 Have a great day!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Marcia. I’m ready. Cake is baked and pumpkin pie in the oven. Dinner at our daughters. Have a wonderful trip in Dec. I know you’ll enjoy those beautiful grandchildren. Mine are both grown. One in nursing school and one in last year of medical school. She’ll be a OB/GYN. So proud. Miss having little ones though. Happy you’re feeling so much better.

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    • SO great to hear from you, Lori!! And I hope your Thanksgiving is the best ever! (We miss you on the beta blog!) My grandkids are growing up way too fast, for sure. But SO much joy to be around. It will be fun visiting Denver in the snow. I think. (As long as the weather is clear for flying, which scares me enough even then.)

      And I really am getting better, thanks. Of course, every day, I find out something new, like a blow to the head can cause hair loss (usually temporary). Who knew? I just kept noticing more and more, and checked medical sites, and sure enough. Partly from the blow and partly from stress, hair can start falling out a month or so after the injury. And I’m right on schedule. OH, the things you learn when you smack your as hard as I did. Of course, with cognitive brain damage, you forget ’em as fast as you learn ’em. Hahaha.)

      Seriously, all issues seem to be easing up, and my balance problem has almost gone away. I don’t have to use the cane every time I take two steps, anymore, which is lovely.

      Have a wonderful day, my friend. Many, many blessings!!


    • Thanks, Darlene! Turkey is about all I can eat, other than salad and fresh vegetables. No mashed potatoes with gravy, no cornbread stuffing, and worst of all, NO PUMPKIN PIE!!! Waaaaaahhhhh. But I can have all the turkey I want! 😀 😀 😀 Do you celebrate Thanksgiving even while in Spain? Just curious. I guess it wouldn’t be quite the same, perhaps. But I still wish you a happy day, feast or no. 😀 ❤


      • I make sure I wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving the second Monday in October which is when we celebrate in Canada. I get many odd looks as it is not a European holiday. Which makes sense as the pilgrims were celebrating leaving Europe. What doesn’t make sense is that they do have Black Friday here in Spain!! Enjoy as much turkey as you can handle!!! (But leave some for Mark)

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        • Oh, that’s right! I forgot you’re from Canada! DOH! Sorry! And too funny on the Black Friday thing.

          Yep, the turkey is starting to smell like it’s getting done, so I’ll be checking it shortly. We eat early on holidays, so we can fix another plate later if we want. 😀 We’re sneaky that way! 😀

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  2. An eight-pound turkey. Just stick that sucker in the microwave. Ha-ha! There was a nasty storm that just hit Denver. Hopefully, your timing will work out when you visit your daughter. I have a brother who lives in Aurora, about thirty minutes away.

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    • I know. It’s the cutest little thing you ever saw! But we get both dark and light meat with the whole bird, making each of us happier than only getting a breast, or some thighs. Surprisingly, it takes about 2-1/2 hours to roast, though that’s still a lot less than the BIG bird I usually do.

      Erin mentioned Aurora to me. I think they were looking at some homes in that area. They ended up in
      Arvada, though I have no idea where that is. The house they bought is really pretty cool, and their yard and deck is gorgeous. I’m looking forward to the visit! And I saw all the snow, but it appears to have cleared some. At least they aren’t getting the “cyclone bomb” from the west coast. 😯 My grandson thinks shoveling snow is the MOST fun! I bet Erin he wouldn’t make it through the first winter feeling that way. Hahaha.


      • I grew up in North and South Dakota, so I know about snow and cold. I thought it was all great when I was a kid. I doubt I’d feel the same way about it now if I lived there. Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving.

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        • I’ve lived in cold climates several times in Indiana, Pittsburgh, and once, six-months in Alaska. (Military thing. My father was stationed there, and since I was only 12, I figured I’d go, too. 😀 ) I actually love the cold, but not shoveling snow. And driving on icy roads is awful.

          However, if I had my way, I’d be living in the mountains of North Carolina, where I have some winter each year, but nothing like North Dakota! I mean, FARGO??? Errrmmmm. I don’t think so. 😀 Truthfully, though, there are pluses and minuses to every state, so you pick your poison, and enjoy the things you love. 😀

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    • Thanks, Deb! I’m a tough ol’ bird, as they say. 😀 And I whipped right through this latest book, in a mere two+ years!!! (After doing 2 a year, for 3 straight years, taking this long on one felt like I was slogging through the La Brea tar pits!) But I didn’t give up and I didn’t give in, and I’m still standin’ after all these years! 😀

      I have to say, I’m excited to (FINALLY) be moving on to a new project! But I’m still pacing myself very carefully, so I will continue to heal.

      Have a great weekend! 🙂

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      • So happy for you Marsh. I know what you mean about putting out books like a machine. I needed time off from book writing this past year plus, but will be back in the saddle myself hoping to publish again in spring. Enjoy the season and keep healing! ❤

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