Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Can you believe it's Thursday again already!??!!  In a few hours, I'll be flying to Massachusetts for the book signing in Andover. I'm looking forward to seeing friends I haven't seen in years - we're talking 40 years for some! And, looking forward to spending time with my family too. The last time I was home was for Mom's memorial service in March, so it's nice that we'll be getting together for a happier reason this time.

My blog tour continues with a guest post Today at Nancy Brown's Capability Mom blog - the topic is "The Benefits of Being a Late Blooming Writer." Those of you who feel like you are getting a late start at writing - or whatever your calling is - take heart! There are reasons why it can be better to come into your own later in life.

And Robyn from WOW put a nice post about the book on her blog too. You can find it here: A Perponderance of Things.

Okay, back to Thankful Thursday! This week, I'm grateful for:

  • Having had four years with my adorable MINI, which we traded in today for a Honda Fit. But I'll always love MINI, and when you see her, you'll understand why! (There's a photo of her at the end of the post.)
  • Being able to spend time with my beautiful neices, Olivia and Elizabeth this coming weekend
  • That I really am going to have a book signing at my favorite bookstore on the planet: The Andover Bookstore in Andover, MA
  • That first cup of really good coffee in the morning
  • My friend Darla, who always makes me laugh
  • A big fat issue of Instyle magazine to read on the plane
  • Animal crackers
  • Having the parents I had, who gave me the most wonderful gift imaginable: a happy and carefree childhood
  • Angela at the Santa Fe library, who was extraordinarily helpful to me
  • Tony from the Liverpool Blue Coat School in England, who found the 88-year-old woman who was mother's friend there more than 70 years ago

MINI, please come back, please!


  1. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful time with that positive attitude!

  2. Karen, friends I rediscovered through FB have been so supportive - they are more excited than my family! I feel like the book is expanding my world of friends. I can be such a hermit, so it's a wonderful thing.

  3. Have a fantastic time, Melissa! How cool is it, seriously...that you are hopping on a plane for a book signing?? I love it. I am thankful for you and that I found your blog. Safe travels.

  4. Thanks for visiting my site - Happy to host you! LOVE the Andover Book Store - Enjoy - Thanks for offering the book giveaway, too!

  5. Hi gals! Short layoverin Phoenix - I went west to go east. It's quick from Albuquerque to Phoenix, then I can go direct from Phoenix to Providence. Anyway, Tracy & Nancy, I'm thankful for people like you - kink and supportive!

  6. I'm sooooooo proud of you my DW Melissa - a book signing in your home town and in the book store as a child you dreamed of having a book signing!!! WOO HOO - you did it!! xox your DH.

  7. Oh wow, congratulations on the book signing, and have a wonderful trip!! Very happy for you! :)


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