Monday, November 23, 2009

A Thanksgiving feast . . . and really tiny chairs

I'm just home from the 5th grade Thanksgiving feast and boy, was it a feast. I brought my usual, since I am the Queen of Cupcakes, and a cooler full of juice boxes, and everybody else pitched in--woo hoo, it was awesome. We all sat around on very tiny chairs and ate a gracious plenty of yummy treats. I am full of turkey and mashed potatoes and pie (apple blueberry, yummy!) for what I plan to be only the first time this week, and feeling thankful.

So, here goes. I am thankful for:

1. My family, and especially that Navy Guy will be home from a 6.5 month deployment in 2.5 weeks. We are so grateful and SO looking forward to seeing him again. Our family's prayers and best wishes are for everyone else with a military family member away during the holidays.

2. Our health. Especially this year, with so many scares.

3. You. My readers. You make my dreams come true every time you buy my books.

4. My editor and my publisher and everyone at Berkley. They work so hard for me and I appreciate it more than I can say. (See you next month! NYC and West Side Story, yippee!)

5. So many, many more things, but I'll wrap this up by saying pie. I am very thankful for pie. : )

If you're in the U.S. and you celebrate, may you have a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving with much pie and happiness.

hugs,
Alyssa

6 comments:

Ida Brugler said...

Alyssa,
What wonderful things to be thankful for! You and my daughter would get along great pie is her favorite! She asked for a pumpkin pie for her 20th birthday this year, i just laughed while i was making it for her.. Its the little things that truly make people the happiest.
Have a Wonderful thanksgiving!
Ida

Ida Brugler said...

Alyssa,
What wonderful things to be thankful for. You and my daughter would get along great her favorite thing is pie..LOL . She asked for a Pumpkin pie for her 20th birthday this year. All i could do is laugh while i was making it.. Its the little things that truly make us the happiest.
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Ida

Anonymous said...

So many, many more things, but I'll wrap this up by saying pie. I am very thankful for pie. : )

Well...If it is chocolate...

Jill

Mary said...

I love Pumpkin pie.
Happy thanksgiving everyone.

Diane said...

Happy Thanksgiving Alyssa

Twimom227 said...

Yea for you and your family to have hubby/daddy home soon. Safe travels for Navy Guy.

I just posted a list of my "thankful for's" and highlights are my hubby and two wonderful kids. I also mentioed that I am thankful for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter (and my iPhone!). Where else can I keep up with long-lost and/or far away friends? But they also give me a place to chat with my favorite authors (yea!) and discuss books, life and humor with other folks. It's been a lot of fun!

Happy Thanksgiving!