Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It's beginning to look a lot like....THE HOLIDAYS!
I am thrilled to have my first post with the Casablanca authors be about the holidays. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of all. It's so universal. We all have something to be thankful about. This year I feel especially thankful for family, health, and yes, publishing. Next year is a busy publishing year for me with 5 releases. A Blaze trilogy of hot military heroes that leads right into my Sourcebooks debut LEGEND OF MICHAEL which is a paranormal military series. HOT. Definately Hot:). I am so excited about MICHAEL I could, well, celebrate! And isn't Thanksgiving the perfect time for that?
One of the ways I celebrate the holidays, that makes everyone around me happy, is by NOT COOKING. Because I do it badly and if I cooked everyone would feel like they had to eat it. Well except me and that's not fair:) Not really...maybe a little. I would be doing the work --right?
This year, like most, DH and I have Thanksgiving alone, like a romantic escape. Christmas this year will be a house full of family and I am looking forward to visiting but... I just love our romantic little Thanksgiving. We start with food, of course. We enjoy the Spinach Artichoke dip from Boston Market which is so yummy and you can pick it up Thanksgiving morning. They only make it for Thanksgiving so it's a once a year treat. Then we get ham and turkey, and sides at Honey Baked Ham. Then we pick out desserts and have several choices. Cheesecake factory is always a favorite. And yes-- this food is FOR TWO OF US. We both LOVE to eat. I swear that is part of what made us fall in love.
A few things I will miss this year that we've enjoyed several previous years. I recently moved from New York to Colorado. While I love the Pikes Peak view, I really loved walking New York City during the holidays. The decorations were wonderful and the city alive. And I LOVED making one of our sweet treats for Thanksgiving the cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. SO GOOD.
Anyway, while letting the food settle so we have room for more food, we see two movies. Always two. We love movies and we love that it's a two movie day. And DH complains he doesn't have room for popcorn which is NECESSARY in his mind for the movie experience. By movie two - he gets popcorn and I groan at the smell because I am still stuffed.
Then we head home and eat some more. I am ready by then. At this point, we put up the tree and make our holiday CD. It's something we've done for years and I always offer a large number of them to a readers on my bog.
Sigh....its such a great day.
How do you spend your Thanksgiving? I'd love to hear!
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