I’m back! I apologize for the blog being slow. Things were pretty crazy over on my Facebook Page last week with LOADS of giveaways for International Babywearing Week! I hope you snagged some great stuff! If you didn’t, there’s still TWO carrier giveaways open. Thanksgiving is always a hectic time of year for my family- we have TWO of our three kids born on October 8th which means their birthday almost always falls on Canadian Turkey Day. So of course, my oldest wants a huge Thanksgiving feast for his birthday each year.
Now with Littlest also being born on the 8th, but 12 years later, it’s just one more thing! We kept it pretty simple, and the boys shared a Pumpkin Pie birthday cake. Spending time with family is always important, so Great Grandma made the trip out.
I have to tell you about my Grandma. She’s 85 and a published author, still living on her own and still driving. She’s got all her mental faculties (and then some!), and aside from slight mobility issues due to many accidents and broken bones, she gets around really well. Her first book was published only a few years ago, and I think she has about 9 now! Follow your dreams, everyone, even into your senior years. My grandma is living proof that it’s never to late to do something you’ve always wanted to do.
Kathleen W. Forbes immigrated from Northern Ireland in the 1940’s and began a whole new life in Canada at the young age of 18. She is a mother, a dancer, an entrepreneur, a poet, a writer and a speaker. Her rich and colourful experiences makes for an amazing written journey, and her book of poetry is my favourite. She also writes a Mystery series for all ages and a Children’s series as well. Check her out and buy her books from Chapters! I highly recommend the Holly Brannigan Mystery Series, especially if you are familiar with the West Coast of Canada. (Note, it seems Chapters has her name down as the author of another person’s book… The Battle for Halcyon is not one of her novels.)
My grandma has always been an inspiration to me, and her hard work and go-get-em attitude really inspired me to take my dreams to reality. She is one of the reasons this blog exists, and why I haven’t given up on writing my own novels.
So, I hope you all had a wonderful and inspiring Thanksgiving and to our American friends, be patient- your massive Turkey Dinner is on the horizon. We just like to do things early here in Canada 😉