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Thankful Thursday

Little things:

A double shadow this morning at 5:30 ... one from the streetlamp behind me, one from the moon overhead.

A surprise gift from a friend - a little silver camera charm on a necklace. I'm going to wear it to my book signing! Thanks, friend. xo

Listening to THE HELP on audiobook. Ever since lisa_schroeder commented that she thought the Southern accents in this book would be wonderful to hear ... I've been looking forward to it. And it's terrific.

Big things:

Eyesight. A blind man with a guide dog sometimes eats at a deli I frequent. His dog has the absolute sweetest face I've ever seen on a dog, including my own doggies. He dotes on her. It gives me a pang to know he can't see that sweet little face.

My son. This time 12 years ago, he was all of eight hours old. *mimble*

Found things:

For a whole day, I thought I had lost my pen.

No, listen: this is the beautiful, weighty, fancy pen I treated myself to when I sold my book. I paid off credit cards and contributed to my son's college fund and did other practical things with my advance money, but the pen was just for me.

So when I thought I lost it, I felt a little sick.

My husband found it on the floor of my car, on the passenger side. HE HAS EARNED MANY REWARDS, AND I AM THANKFUL.

Reminder about the Flash Burnout photo contest:

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Oct. 8th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
There is no way he is 12. No way!!!


Glad for all the good things.
Oct. 9th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
I'm so proud of him.

Oct. 8th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to your boy (and his sweet mama) :D I'm so glad you found your pen!
Oct. 9th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Thanks, Robin! He's so lucky - there's no school tomorrow. He can celebrate for several days in a row. :-)
Oct. 8th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
I loved THE HELP in audio form. So glad you are enjoying it! I can still remember sitting in the parking lot of the library listening to the last chapter, because I needed to return it, and crying my eyes out.

And happy birthday to the boy!!!
Oct. 9th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh, you *did* listen to the audiobook! I must be thinking of someone else. It's just awesome.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. He's had a great day. :-)
Oct. 9th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
You make me happy. :-)
Oct. 9th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
That's funny ... I feel the exact same way about you, only MORE. (Heehee.)

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