November Novelties – 2019 – Grateful Edition

I sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday with their families and friends.  Ours was very small and low key since our eldest daughter spent the day with one of her friends and my mom spent it with my sister and her family.  That meant there was only the four of us and to be honest, we didn’t even sit at the table, we ate in the living room but at least we were together.  I took only one picture:

I also ate a few more carbs than I usually allow myself but I just can’t resist the stuffing and cranberry sauce.  Today it will be pretty much back to my usual eating although I may still have some stuffing, just won’t stuff myself – LOL.

I have a whole list of things I am grateful for, as I’m sure everyone does.  I try to remember them even when it is not Thanksgiving.  In addition to those, I am really grateful that I connected with my famous author friend, James J. Cudney, IV.  He has done a great service by featuring me in his latest blog “Tips and Advice” post.  It is wonderful to have people support you in your endeavors and Jay is gracious about doing that.  If you haven’t read any of his books, you really should.  You can find them all on Amazon and I believe he has some specials going on.

Also, I am grateful for the partnership I have had for the last 15 or so years with JoAnn Wall of JSTS Transcription Services.  We met at a picnic organized by a mutual friend, Gloria Merino, and we started discussing what our jobs were.  We found that we both did transcription work.  Mine is primarily medical transcription and hers is more general transcription.  She asked if I wanted her to send medically related transcription requests to me and of course I said yes.  Since then we have been working together and recently, as my medical work has been decreasing, she started sending other types of work my way.  It has truly made a difference.  There is a learning curve of course but the topics are interesting and I feel like I can handle the challenge.

Each of these connections came totally by accident.  You never know where a chance meeting will take you.  It’s that Universe thing again, you know?

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Grateful also for all of you who read my little tidbits.  Thanks! 

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16 Responses to November Novelties – 2019 – Grateful Edition

  1. joey says:

    Your bird looks great! I can’t enjoy Thanksgiving the way I could when I was younger. There is not enough room in the tummy for all the food I want to eat πŸ˜‰ Moo went to her boyfriend’s family’s event and we had some guests, and we filled our table with smiling faces — to the max! But if we’d had a few more, we probably would have dined in the living room as well. It’s the good food and good people who matter, not the where. One of my healthcare friends had to work weird shifts and she and her family had tacos πŸ˜›


  2. simplywendi says:

    I always appreciate a relaxed and comfortable holiday celebrations and it sounds as if yours was just that! πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi, Janet – Low key celebrations are usually my favourite. Your Thanksgiving Turkey looks delicious!

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  4. We had 6 for Thanksgiving and that was enough for me. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. My niece also does medical transcribing. She has to work specific days which aren’t all that flexible. That always surprised me.

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  5. Our Thanksgiving was low key, too. That turkey looks delicious!πŸ˜‹

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  6. Looks like a great turkey! (and you’re welcome on the post)

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