With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching I think it’s time to give thanks.  This year:

  • I am thankful, more than anything else in this world, that my mother is alive and continues to get stronger everyday.  A year ago my family was going through what was most definitely the scariest moment of our lives.  There is not a day that goes by that I’m not wholly aware of how differently my life could be right now.
  • I am thankful for the opportunities that continue to arise in my life that allow me to further my writing career.  I may not be writing full time, but I am working with people that treat me with respect and creative freedom in my writing endeavors.  I am very lucky.
  • I am thankful I don’t have bed bugs 😉
  • I am thankful to come home everyday to an apartment I truly consider a home.  It’s possible that my love for my apartment is a bit over zealous.
  • I am always, so thankful that I have such a remarkably supportive and committed group of friends.  It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful the people in my life are, I only hope to be able to deserve their friendship.
  • I’m thankful for the New York Public Library.
  • I am thankful for you, all of you that read my blog.  You’re all pretty awesome, I lucked out in the blog reader department too!

What are you most thankful for this year?

Breakfast

Whole grain English muffin with peanut butter
Apple

Lunch

Chicken noodle soup, fruit salad

Dinner

I was totally inspired by a friend’s blog to make this delicious pasta dish for dinner.
Whole wheat angel hair pasta, with mushrooms, zucchini, scallops in a lemon butter sauce.
(Okay, I didn’t follow her recipe exactly, but I did let it inspire me based on what I had in my produce bins and freezer)