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  • April 23rd, 2009 | 1:25 PM
Thankful Thursday

Though I am thankful for many things today I thought I would pick just a few of the practical ones.

I'm thankful for my air conditioning. I'm a total hot weather wimp (opposite from when I was a kid) and need to keep the house at a cool temp for me to even be able to function.

I am thankful for mosquito fish who have gone to work on all the bugs in the pot ponds.

I am thankful that my husband, who works as a contractor, is still gainfully employed in this time of great financial unease.

I am thankful that I am able to be home writing, after my own layoff, supplementing my oft-sparse writing income with speaking and teaching and my work with Children's Literature Network. I don't think I ever formally announced this but I am now working part time for Children's Literature Network and Winding Oak as a web editor. I love that it is connected to children's literature and that it allows me to keep up with some web work which was the best part of my old day job.

I am thankful to[info]laurasalas  for the intro to the job at Children's Literature Network and Winding Oak.

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April 23rd, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Yay for the new web editor! Congratulations :) That's great!
April 23rd, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Yay for A/C! And for having work. :)
April 23rd, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on both gigs! What a great match for your gifts.
April 24th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
What a lot of goodness.
Stay cool and happy...
April 24th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
I am a hot weather wimp, too.
April 24th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I LOVE those folks at Winding Oak. They do my web site. They are a dream to work with. So cool that you'll be part of the team! What are you going to be doing?
April 24th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
I love them too! I'm going to have them redo my site this summer.

Right now I'm doing mostly CLN stuff. I have all the birthdays plus the member news and I just got assigned the Radar stuff.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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