Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me!

It's my anniversary today. 20 years. Yowza!

My mother is a forever fan of my husband because he convinced me (read: ultimatum) to stop smoking (I was a high school/college Virginia Slims smoker...bad girl!).

My father is a forever fan of my husband because he sees a bit of himself in my man... namely the ambition and determination it took to rise out of poverty, become educated, and pursue his dreams.

I'm a forever fan of my man because of his utmost devotion to our kids, our family, and me! He's a great guy. His support throughout my writing career--through rejections, submissions, revisions, and everything in between-- has been the thing that has kept me going.

He's the wind beneath my wings. (Hehehehe! Not sure he'd like that phrasing, but, oh well. One thing he doesn't do is read my thousand blogs!)

So, as the new year approaches and I:
I'm grateful for my man, my marriage, my family, and the fact that I spend everyday doing the thing I love doing most of all...

...Weaving tales of mystery and mayhem, and writing them down to share with the world (or with whoever actually reads them).
As 2010 comes to a close, what are you most grateful for, and what are you looking forward to in 2011?


  1. Happy Anniversary. So many things to be grateful for and just hoping 2011 is a good year for everyone.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Copngrats on the anniversary. 2010 brought us retirement, a move across the country, and a new home. 2011 is full of promises.

    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

  3. Happy Anniversary Misa!

    2011 is going to be a breakout year.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Misa! And yay for focusing on what's important! I think New Year's is a great time to make sure we've got our priorities straight.

  5. Happy Anniversary!

    As always, I just want my family to be healthy and happy!

    Happy New Year everyone!

  6. Congratulations! I'm thankful for all my blessings, and I have a bunch. I'm hoping for a year without too much drama. With a family as big as mine, there's usually something going on.


  7. Misa, great post! Wow, you've got a lot going on in 2011. Enjoy every second. Maggie

  8. Thanks to all! 2011 will be a GREAT year, I feel it in my bones. I'm starting off the year by creating a vision/dream board. I'll post about that sometime in the near future!

  9. Happy Anniversary for all those good things! (Being with your sweetheart, quitting smoking, life achievements :)

    & Congratulations! Especially congratulations on fully appreciating your blessings. That's a terrific life achievement too!

    Susan M