Some bloggers write their blogs ahead of time, having a few ready to send out at any time. However, I wait and write my Friday Feel-Good blog once I’ve gone through my week because I never know what words of wisdom my grandkids will send my way.
What is Time?
I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with my grandkids this week–always a feel-good time. My five-year-old grandson’s concept of time is constantly changing. He has gone from saying “soon” to anything that had to do with time, to “five minutes,” which could mean any time, to his current reference of “half an hour.” Apparently, his school day is half an hour long. Regardless of my counting out the hours on my fingers (6 hours of school time), he argued that I was wrong and that he only spent half an hour at school. If his school day is as busy and fun as he describes, it may feel like he’s only been there for half an hour. Good for him.
Don’t Fire Grandma!
During my afternoon visit with the grandkiddies in their kitchen, the two eldest were fooling around on their stools. I told them that if they fell and hurt themselves, Mommy and Daddy would fire me. They asked me what firing meant. My answer was that if I got fired, I wouldn’t be able to come back and play with them. No more visits. Subsequently, in a nanosecond, both of them sat up straight on their stools and said, “We’re sitting. We don’t want you to get fired.” I wonder how long this “threat” will carry weight with them.
Today is the start of our Thanksgiving feel-good long weekend. We’re hosting a Sunday gathering for most of my side of the family with my sisters and their children. We’ll have twenty gathered around the dining room table. The turkey’s been ordered, the groceries are purchased, and the house is getting cleaned (when I finish this blog). Everyone brings something, although they don’t have to. However, I won’t object to a nice bottle of wine or a few finger foods while we wait for dinner. Our traditional foods are the same yearly: turkey with stuffing, broccoli and cauliflower casserole, sweet potatoes or turnip, masked potatoes, gravy, and salad. We have a selection of pies for dessert, and there is always coffee or tea.
Congratulations to Valerie W., who is the first winner in my October contest. I sent Valerie a copy of Forever Love. Forever Love is the perfect read for fall. You’ll know why if you’ve read this first book of the Davina and Quinn series. There are three more chances to win this month. Good luck to everyone who has entered.
If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, enjoy. If your Thanksgiving isn’t until November, you can still enjoy your weekend. Tell me, when is the best time for Thanksgiving? October or November?
Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance. In the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. In the Game Changer series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.
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