Thankful Thursday

Much to be thankful for today…

  • My good friend marjorielight  has FINISHED drafting her first YA novel.  For those of you who write, remember how that feels…to finish that first book that seemed like it would go on forever when you started writing?  (Wait…I’m on my fifth novel, and it still feels that way when I start.)  Congratulations, Marjie!  
  • I am FINISHED grading state English tests, which means that instead of being locked in a conference room with bubble scoresheets today, I get to be back in my classroom with my kids.
  • I am still full of major thankfulness for the retreat I attended last weekend, Kindling Words.  I posted pictures earlier this week, but for those who would like to see more (including a shot of me drumming with wayyy too much enthusiasm), you can check out other photographic KW posts from halseanderson , saraclaradara , and eluper .
  • Today started better than yesterday, which began with a broken plate and a mouse in my kitchen, all before 7am.  It is now 7:30, and the kitchen is quiet.

What’s making you feel thankful today?

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