Happy Thanksgiving 2019!  November 28, 2019  Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1268)


For all of my life, I have lived in school seasons mode—first as a student, then as a teacher, then as administrative staff for several decades.    So a clock face visual is the framework in which I view my sense of time passing.

There are 12 months in a year, and there are 12 sections on a clock face.  I never really meshed with the digital watch phase—except for oven and microwave timers.  Ha!

So November  2019 is at the 11 o’clock position in my mind’s eye—aka, NNW on a compass.  Currently, I am on a few days vacation over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Yay!  I need this mini extended break.

The Fall 2019 semester has flown by and has kept me very busy with administrative projects that have used up most of my physical and mental energies with long  work  days—followed by late night errands on my way home.

So much so that I have been more of a reader than a writer/blogger the past five or so weeks.  Also during that time, I have had several bandaged fingers every day on both hands due to severe dryness and painful skin splitting wounds caused by my autoimmune disease Sjogrens and the cold weather—which makes it hard to type other than the hunt and peck method.  However, I have only one finger bandaged as I’m typing this.  Progress!  Ha!

And our Fall 2019 semester will be ending in one week—with a final exam week after that.  Then another week before two weeks of the December Holidays break and vacation days.  Yay!

Then at the 12 o’clock position on a clock face—as in the close of December 2019—we look toward the new year and the new Spring 2020 semester.  And it starts all over again—just with snow.  Ha!

But I love my work and I’m not ready to retire for several years yet.  So I hope to find more a balance of my personal wishes and interests—like blogging and writing stories—with my work demands.  And I’m hoping that Spring 2020 will ease up a bit.  Well, I can dream.  Ha!

Also, if anyone has some really good moisturizers and/or triple antibiotic ointments suggestions, I’m all ears—or fingers, in my case.  Ha!

In the meantime, let us all raise our glasses of wine, fruit juice, apple cider, sparkling cider, etc., to the blessings in our lives.  In my case, my blessings that I give thanks for are my wonderful hubby, my work and colleagues and students at my university, my friends in our local community, and my online social media Facebook/Twitter/SAL blogging/Wattpad Stories  friends.

And though my previous SAL blog post was on October 15th, 2019—and I still owe you a final chapter and epilogue on my current story “Expectations” (Book 2)–my Something About Love (SAL) readers have faithfully visited my SAL blog and Wattpad story sites every day.  And I truly appreciate your continuing support!

So I wish you and yours a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving  with many blessings–as we head into the beginnings of  12 o’ clock this coming Sunday!

P.S. And I share with you a collection pasted below of some of my Thanksgiving graphics that I have made in the past. Enjoy!








About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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