#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for November, 2009

My Thanksgiving

I was working yesterday–and the big hoopala is planned for Christmas, since I’m joining Wendy and Jeremy in Santa Monica then–so I figured I’d just fix the turkey–whenever. Use that nifty deep fryer I bought specially from QVC–I cannot resist a gadget–and let everybody drop by when and if they pleased to fill a plate and nuke it. Not exactly Norman Rockwell, I admit, but, hey, I was happy.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the handy-dandy turkey fryer fell into the Some Assembly Required category. In other words, you had to snap on the little plastic feet and

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Foggy Thanksgiving Morning

There is a cloud resting in the valley below my house. How lovely it is.

Today, I’m especially grateful.

For my loved ones, human and furry.

For my freedom, and those who preserve it for me.

For the first responders, the brave ones who run toward any disaster, in order to help, and not away.

For my home.

For books and art and music.

For way too many things to list here.

And certainly for you, dear reader.

May you be blessed, now and always.

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The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.