I know what springs to mind for me, of course: I’m deeply thankful to have finished a complete draft of Tasmakat. That’s so recent and such a big accomplishment that it’s definitely what leaps up waving an autumnal flag and saying:
After that, more important things come to mind.
I’m thankful my mother’s pretty well recovered from the fractured vertebra that was giving her so much trouble a couple months ago. That’s up at the top.
I’m thankful my knee is enough improved that I can take the dogs for a walk.
I’m thankful that Keya, my fourteen-year-old, is doing rather well and has started being able to run fast outdoors again, when for months she really couldn’t. I’m glad that the occasional breakthrough seizures aren’t worse. For a while there, I didn’t think she’d make it to fourteen — her birthday was this month — but so far she’s doing better than I hoped. Here’s a rather seasonal picture of Keya as a slim puppy, showing in the graduate puppy class thirteen years ago.
I hope your family and friends are well and that you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, whether or not you celebrate the holiday!