Thankful for Marriage

I am thankful–with a week left until THANKSGIVING–for my dear husband. He’s still gorgeous, strong, thoughtful, tender, and loving after putting up with me for over a decade and a half…and that’s no small feat. HE IS AMAZING!!!!

Here are today’s songs:

Meiko – Stuck On You

One Direction – Kiss You

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Blogging…

GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!?

Nope…
Not that either…
I don’t think so….

Okay, I’ll tell you. My anniversary is this week! I have spent an amazing amount of time with the same man–and I still LOVE him more than I can express. In fact, I love him more than I did many years ago when we promised each other and God that we would take care of one another and the children which have blessed our home since. We have tried to do that, I think. We are not perfect, by any means…but this week, I am sending out Happy Anniversary vibes to our marriage and CELEBRATING!!!!

Want to celebrate with us?

Well, as many of you may know, I started a tradition about three years ago to make my amazing husband a playlist of love songs each year. I have really enjoyed this process–finding songs that speak to my soul or paint just the right picture of how I feel. I started early this year…and I’m going to share some of the songs with you this week!

Enjoy! And share a little love this Happy Monday!

Do You NaNoWriMo?

As November’s end is fast approaching, I am behind a bit on my word count (last week brought to our home some illness as well as the holiday that many of you also celebrated).  As of this moment, word count weighs in at 42,644, which, on my word processing program, equates to 153 pages.  Over dinner a week or so ago with some friends, he joked, “Why don’t you just go back to school and use it as a dissertation?”  Some day….

By the end of yesterday, the magic number according to 1,667 words per day would be 43,342…and at the close of today, the goal is 45,009.  Since I had several 800 (maybe) word days during the holidays, and I know I can pull a 4,000 word day (I have already once this month), I’m feeling the energy (even though I’m still below goal) of the magnitude of finishing this amazing feat.  I’m compiling a list of lessons learned this month, which I hope to post at the conclusion of November.

And, I’m wondering how I am going to celebrate….

And I want to give you a shout-out to keep writing!  Your words have a powerful effect on your soul and the lives of others…even if you think you are writing in a private journal or blogging in your own little corner of cyberspace or publishing books–YOUR WORDS ARE IMPORTANT.  Continue to develop your voice and use it–and share it with the world.  You have value beyond measure.  Feel that power and write with it!

Here is one of my favorite “raise your voice” songs:

Strip Me – Natasha Bedingfield