Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from my table to yours!

This has been a trying year, a year full of ups and downs but I still have much to be thankful for. We're back in our remodeled and much downsized (basement) home after the devastating flooding this spring not caused by anything in our area but torrential rains up stream on the Mississippi we got 4.5 feet in the basement and everything down there (40 years of marriage) was a total loss. But thankfully we found out how resilient we are.

Both Bill and I have had some medical setbacks this year, he's doing as well as can be expected with a degenerative disease like Parkinson's and I will be a bionic woman in just a few short weeks when I get a knee replacement. We are thankful that we have good health insurance and great doctors to take care of us and that our daughter will be moving in with us for a month to care for us both (her husband is still in denial).

There was a definite highlight of our year and to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and my 65th birthday. Our daughter and son-in-law took us to Destin in August to celebrate. It was the trip of a lifetime and we're thankful that we have such a loving caring daughter and a son-in-law who treats us like we're his parents.

As we round down the year I know that there will be more things to be thankful for. I know I'm very thankful for all of my blog visitors who make this blogging thing worthwhile. And as I sit down to Thanksgiving Dinner this year I will be sure to give thanks to all of the things I mentioned.

Enjoy your Black Friday sales then settle in because starting Monday 12-2 through Friday 12-20 is my 7th (can you believe it) annual Ho Ho Ho Harlequin Holiday Extravaganza, 11 authors tons of #giveaways and lots of holiday cheer.  One more thing to add to your holiday to do list!

Happy Thanksgiving All!!!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Those are things to be thankful for, there is always something

  2. You have had one heck of year Debbie. I am so glad that everything is getting better for you. Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.

    1. It was Jenea. I hope you have a great holiday season

  3. What a beautiful post! You're such a big encouragement to me seeing all you have gone through with gratitude on your lips. :)

    Ooh, yes, Ho Ho Ho Harlequin will be fun!

  4. That was awesome. I'm glad that things at your house are mostly back to normal. Good luck on the knee replacement.

  5. I've thought of you many times over the past few months. I'm so glad your daughter took you on vacation --- and hoping that everything goes well with your surgery!