It appears that I have gotten really, really behind with these posts but I have good excuses. And I am very thankful for so much.
On Sunday, November 24th (Day 24), I met up with several former roommates, their husbands, and a few other friends from when I lived in Amherst. We met in Waltham, Massachusetts for dinner. It was so nice to see them. Some I haven't seen in 10 or 12 years, and a few others I haven't seen in 20 years. Those friends will always hold a very special place in my heart no matter how infrequent we see each other.
On Monday, November 25th (Day 25), I enjoyed the first day of ALAN. Hanging with Nerdy Book Club friends and listening to authors - how much better can life get. I wrapped up the day having dinner with Beth Shaum and Kellie Celia from Walden Pond Press. I am thankful for how books have brought me into contact with some very wonderful people.
On Tuesday, November 26th (Day 26), I celebrated my final day at NCTE/ALAN. It was sad to say bye to all those wonderful people, but I was excited to move on to my next leg of the journey. After renting a car, I spent 5+ hours on the road driving from Boston to my parents' home in Connecticut. Traffic was extremely slow, and the weather wasn't great, but I was thankful for safe travel, a good audiobook, rain and not ice and snow.
And that brings us to today, Wednesday, November 27th (Day 27), I spent the day with my family and preparing for Thanksgiving.
And for all of these things, I am very grateful.
...and in honor of Picture Book Month, here is my recommendation:
by Diane Mayr; Illustrations by Laura Rader
Walker Books for Young Children (2007)