Happy Sunday, everyone! We’re just a few days from Thanksgiving, so it shouldn’t be hard to come up with things we’re thankful for, right? Unless we want to keep the really good ones under wraps until then. :winkwink
But I’ve got a few early ones I’m willing to share.
First, I’m very happy that the “Bloody Good Holiday Giveaway” is up in the sidebar for all the world to see. (And ain’t it pretty? :xmastree ) My web gal is so busy right now, & I’m such a pest, but she takes excellent care of me, anyway. :genie
Second, I am extremely thankful that a very bad thing that happened earlier this week is turning out a-okay…& that I discovered something really cool & exciting, even though I can’t talk about it yet. :ubermad
Third, I’m delighted that the giant stack of giveaway goodies I had to get packed up & mail are indeed packed up & mailed now. All except one, but that will be going out tomorrow. So if anyone thinks they should be getting a prize from me that doesn’t arrive in the very near future, let me know.
And last but not least, falling under the category of “it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it,” my Desire editor wants me to include a recipe in the front of my June 2011 release, HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR—a.k.a. the bakery book. So I have been forced to play around with recipes for items mentioned in the story. Madame Mommy Dearest is helping, thank goodness, since A.) she’s really the baker in the family (although I can hold my own with a spatula & oven mitt, thankyouverymuch), B.) I do have another book that needs to be written, & C.) she’s also the holder-of-all-recipes. But I have been closely involved, vetting the recipes, doing a bit of baking myself, & most importantly—acting as Taste Tester Extraordinaire. Yes, that’s right…it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Thanks, Charles! :winkwink
So that’s my week of gratitude at a glance…how about you?
And now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway—an early autographed copy of my December Silhouette Desire, INHERITING HIS SECRET CHRISTMAS BABY…
:dancing Deanna!!! :dancing
Congratulations, Deanna! Please contact me with your mailing information & I’ll get your copy of XMAS BABY out to you as soon as I can.
Thanks to everyone who entered, & to everyone who hangs out here on a regular basis. And you know the drill: stick around—there’s always more fun stuff & more giveaways popping up in The Dungeon. :devilme
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i forgot to say that i LOVED tangled in love and it has now inspired me to try and knit again. :kitty
On November 21, 2010 at 7:25 am
Thanks so much, Ayla, I’m thrilled to hear it! You’ll have to let us know how the re-attempt at knitting goes. Don’t feel bad, it took me about three tries before everything clicked. And I’d be even better at it if I took more time to practice, but I tend to get…sidetracked. :xmastree
On November 21, 2010 at 11:53 am
If you need another taste tester for the baking…
On November 21, 2010 at 11:21 am
Will do, Dee! This morning is chocolate-peanut butter pinwheels…yum. :icecream
I also think I might post here & let you guys help me decide which recipe should go in the book. I might have to hand out samples for that, right? :winkwink
On November 21, 2010 at 11:54 am
Yay Deanna!!! :brava
I am thankful today for the usual….family,health,job
also glad for my mad skills at crafting..if i do say so myself!! I am making some ornaments, scarves, slippers….gotta love the Christmas season!!
On November 21, 2010 at 11:35 am
I envy your mad crafting skills, Hollie. You make the coolest stuff. But I’ll bet that makes this a really busy time of year for you…fun, but busy. :faint
On November 21, 2010 at 11:56 am
Laura J says:
On November 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm
On November 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm
Laura J says:
I’m happy/thankful that we have survived the first gymnastics meet of the season at a new level and even though B’Girl didn’t medal in every event she did do very well placing 3rd on bars and 12th on beam. She also finished 8th in all around (very good for only medaling in the two events) and she has qualified for the State Meet in March so the pressure for that is off.
Also, tomorrow my kitchen is going to get painted! I’m very excited about that because we’ll be half way through painting our house and getting a few more colors on the wall other than blah (I’m pretty sure that is the paint color the painted our entire house in).
On November 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm
ummm….Ok…was going to say something…but It is the Holiday Season and Santa is watching!!! :mistletoe
Hugs Laura!!! :beerlaugh
On November 21, 2010 at 8:11 pm
Laura J says:
The hubby is making dungeon worthy comments about tape and cracks! Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!
On November 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm
mary k says:
I’m thankful that I wasn’t driving down the street when my brakes decided to go out on me. I was just in my alleyway and was able to get it back in the parking space.
I’m thankful that my mom hasn’t broken any other bones this year and will be able to come over for Thanksgiving.
I’m thankful that my brother found someone that makes him happy and will be getting married in January…even if it is his 5th wedding.
On November 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm