Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving and November IWSG


"Walked for half an hour in the garden.  A fine rain was falling, and the landscape was that of autumn.  The sky was hung with various shades of gray, and mists hovered about the distant mountains - a melancholy nature.  The leaves were falling on all sides like the last illusions of youth under the tears of irremediable grief.  A brood of chattering birds were chasing each other through the shrubberies, and playing games among the branches, like a knot of hiding schoolboys.  Every landscape is, as it were, a state of the soul, and whoever penetrates into both is astonished to find how much likeness there is in each detail."
-   Henri Frederic Amiel  

November, November. Here comes Thanksgiving! Are you ready for it? I’m not sure that I am, but I’m looking forward to it. Even though this year has been one of change and has sometimes been hard to handle, but I am thankful to be here, where we are now. I am grateful for our nice little house, that it is warm with new windows and a little yard I can work in. I'm grateful for all of my family. I'm grateful for all of my friends far and near.

"Our Father, fill our hearts, we pray,
With gratitude Thanksgiving Day;
For food and raiment Thou dost give,
That we in comfort here may live."
-   Luther Cross,
Thanksgiving Day 

I’m also grateful for a new writing program I am finally making progress on! Scrivener. I'm finally seeing why people like it so much. I won’t go into details here because not everyone wants to hear about a writing program, but I want to let JunetaKey now how thankful I am for her posting of a free Scrivener course that really got the ball rolling for me.

The Great co-hosts for the November 7 posting of the IWSG are
Please drop by and pay them a visit!

Also, here is a new blog I've started about discovering our "new" city, Columbus Ohio. Click on the link if you're interested in seeing how Columbus looks to a newbie. And if you like it, please subscribe!

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Wherever you are and whoever you are with, may it be joyful and full of love and good food…

"Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers."
-  Edgar A. Guest, Thanksgiving


  1. Glad Scrivener is working for you. Still looks too much for me.
    Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. Comes so early this year.

  2. I love the leaves! Maybe one day I'll live someplace where there are actual seasons. LOL

    November has turned out to be a busy month for me. Thank goodness my mom offered to cook the turkey.

  3. Do you plan on going to see the Blue Jackets play? We've never visited when it's hockey season. We have seen the Columbus Crew play though.

  4. Scrivener certainly comes in handy with formatting ebooks. The leaves are perfect right now. Happy November to you! :)

  5. I'm not ready for Thanksgiving, either, but I am looking forward to it. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving. :)

  6. I'm going to have to take a peek at Scrivener one day. I hear so many great things about it. I've just been with Microsoft since what feels like birth lol

  7. Happy Thanksgiving. I appreciate you stopping by my place (smile) Blessings!

  8. I'm a big fan of Scrivener. It's made a huge difference since I started using it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Good for you for learning Scrivener. I tried, not too hard though, and couldn't get used to it. Maybe I didn't take long enough to learn it. Love the quotes in this post. Happy Thanksgiving in your new home.

  10. Hi Lisa - thanks for the link across to Juneta's Scrivener info ... I had it all organised, but something went awry ... so might re look at in the New Year. Enjoy your Thanksgiving in your new surroundings - loved the tour on your other blog ... cheers Hilary

  11. Happy early Thanksgiving to you and yours, Lisa :)

    It's great to see you've come through so many changes this year with a smile on your face and a new writing project on your page.

    You're inspiring me, so thanks!!

  12. Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes and I wish the same for you and your family. It will be quiet at our house this yeas and even my wife will be gone to her daughter's house. I'll be home alone, but I don't mind. My wife and I were planning to go get some kind of Thanksgiving style dinner on Friday--that's okay too.

    Columbus? I've been there or through there many times, but I don't know the city well. I have an uncle and a cousin who live in the Columbus area. I'm always tempted to visit them, but I'm always passing through in a somewhat hurry. Maybe someday I'll stop in.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


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