Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday: Giving Belated Thanks

By now, you might have guessed that I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I’m often late with my blog posts – and I have no good excuse, except that I’m juggling a few too many things at any given time – and I’m not certain that I’d have it any other way.

So, in classic procrastinating fashion, I’m offering thanks after Thanksgiving dinner – not before. But my thanks are nonetheless heartfelt. No matter the pitfalls, deadlines, and doubts that might plague me at times, there are several people (and other entities) for whom I’ll be forever grateful.

Thanks to my folks and the rest of my family for taking care of me when I was young, for ensuring that I was warm and fed and well educated, and for believing in my dream to be a published writer.

Thanks to my in-laws for welcoming me into the Martone fold – and for encouraging my writing, too. My mom-in-law is especially supportive of my travel guides... and my current novel.

Thanks to the teachers and editors who have taught me and believed in me. Their support has meant more than they’ll ever know.

Thanks to all the friends (in-person and online) who have touched me, made me laugh, enriched my life, and supported me every step of the way.

Thanks to Bogie, Pawws, Gypsy, and Ruby – the animals that have made an incredibly positive difference in my life.

Thanks to the universe (or genetics?) for instilling within me enough creativity, intelligence, and ambition to pursue this crazy little thing called publishing.

And thanks, of course, to the hubby. I’ve thanked him on this blog before, but it can’t hurt to thank him again! I love you, Danny (I mean, Mr. Potato Head), and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Martha W said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Laura! (after the fact of course... as we are both procrastinators! lol)

And - I have to ask - Mr. Potato Head??? Dan??

Deb@RGRamblings said...

I don't think it's ever too late to be thankful and I'm always amazed that you manage to post as often as you do. You're a better 'man' than I. :)

Speaking of men, the Mr. Potato Head thing is cracking me up. I always think of two things, one-the year I had to make a Mr. Potato Head costume for my youngest for Halloween, (he's weird :D)

And two-the t-shirt that has Mr.& Mrs. Potato Head standing in front of a rack of noses, the caption reads "Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head picking their noses". I love that! (Okay, I'm weird too :D)

Bane of Anubis said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, Laura :)

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Martha! Hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving, too. As for the Mr. Potato Head thing, let's just say... when Dan and I met, I discovered that he was very much into potatoes... mashed, baked, fried, scalloped, you name it. So, my mom, being a rather silly lady, decided to start calling him Mr. Potato Head, and the nickname stuck. When he proposed to me, he even asked if I would do him the honor of being Mrs. Potato Head? Who could refuse a proposal like that? ;-)

Deb - I know, Mr. Potato Heads have always cracked me up. I especially enjoy his antics in the TOY STORY movies. BTW, I can't get the image of your youngest son in a Mr. Potato Head costume outta my head. That is too cute! (Reminds me of a cartoon that my mom once clipped out of the newspaper - Mr. Potato Head asking Mrs. Potato Head where his angry face was... as he had to fire someone at work. LOL!)

Thanks, Bane. You, too! ;-)