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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thankful for the blog community, blinking holiday lights and...

 Hi all,

It's that holiday time again, Christmas eve, Chanukah, almost the year of the dragon, the winter solstice just past, Kwanza, and, no doubt other festivities too. It's that time to be thankful.
Here's some of what I'm thankful for right now.

This blogging community! I want to personally thank Angel Snyder, Jenny Phresh, PK Hrezo, Sarah Ahiers, Helen Mallon, Kelly Hashway, David Powers KingLizzy Ford, Susan Kaye Quinn for her tweets and Livia Blackburne, and, in advance, Katja Weinert for doing smashup jobs in helping my book launch. Not to mention all of you other folks who posted kudos. What a cool community!

I'm thankful for family, for blinking Christmas tree lights that mesmerize, for one-eyed snowmen and my jolly, fat egg-king tree decoration, for the pretty red candles that we saw in a temple in China last New Years, for the ability to imagine and create, for friends, colleagues and my students, who inspire me.

For Polish smoked ham, Swiss chard and sweet potatoes; cherry pie and caramel cake. For good DVDs to watch while it snows outside.
What are you thankful for this holiday?


  1. I'm thankful for the blogging community too! Merry Christmas Catherine.

  2. No need to thank me, Catherine. I'm happy to help. The writing and blogging communities are amazingly supportive. I like to help out whenever I can. It's my way of paying forward all the times people have helped me.

    Happy holidays!

  3. This community is awesome!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Hope your Christmas was splendid and that your new years celebration is as well. See you in 2012!

  5. I'm thankful for family, health, and friends. We consider ourselves very blessed and have so much to be thankful for!

  6. Thanks, you guys. Coming up, the indie internet book fair!!!!