Random Pre-Thanksgiving Post

We’re traveling to visit family for tomorrow and Friday. Then we’ll be back in town on Saturday, in time for me to be the judge at the Albany Institute of History & Art’s LEGO® Building Challenge. I might just slack off and completely skip posting for a few days. Unless I’m inspired.

Tonight I’m decidedly uninspired. I was poking around the internet, looking for something that would put me in the mood to post. . . not much, really.

I did see a link to this book, Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving. I haven’t read it, but I might have to order and/or convince my school librarian to do so.

I also saw information about a video contest for girls and young women, that asks girls to come up with a “Girls’ State of the Union.”  We’d jump all over this if the girls were older. It’s for ages 14 to 22, and the deadline is November 30th.

Beyond that, one of the things I’m thankful for lately is Moe Willems’ Elephant and Piggie Books. They are so easy to read and so funny that J can read them to me and we’ll both be laughing out loud. That’s priceless mother-daughter time, there. I even wrote Moe a thank you note/fan letter, because it is tough to find easy-to-read books that aren’t unbelievably boring.

I’m also thankful because M has been moving into a more thoughtful phase, offering to help me with dinner or carrying things, trying to calm J down when she’s worked herself into a frenzy, and generally being more pleasant to be around than usual. It’s a teensy (and if you ask Cute W, almost undiscernable) change right now, but I will take it and be grateful.

How about you? What are you thankful for? Anything the rest of us should know about?



  1. Melinda

    The “Thank You, Sarah” book is at the Nisky library. Actually, it’s currently on my dining room table, but we borrowed it from there and you would love it. They call Sarah “bold, brave, stubborn and smart” many times throughout the book and it points out the value of persistence. The kids are getting this for book time today whether they like it or not (because some little one in my house keeps asking for Disney princess books and it’s getting my goat…!) I might have to buy this one for keeps!

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