Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Giving Thanks at Readers Café

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2007


(Photo credit: Hernan Herrero)

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. The Buda Restaurant in Puerto Madero, Argentina, is warm and inviting. Come on in.

Please help yourself to food and a warm beverage of your choice and make yourself comfortable. Then sit back, relax and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Don’t be shy.

Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

Today’s conversation starter is:

What are you most thankful for this year? In what ways do you express your gratitude?

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
~ W.J. Cameron

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

I am thankful for my family,friends, and mostly my wife.

Comment by Jody DeVere

November 21, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

Grateful to have made so many wonderful new friends and received so much support for the AskPatty blog from people like YOU GLENDA!

I am grateful to still know at this point in my life that LOVE is the answer!

Hugs to all.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Jody DeVere
http://www.askpatty.com
http://www.carblabber.com

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

Ah, thank you, dear. I am truly thankful for you too. Why did it take us so long to find one another?

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

Hi Jody, welcome! Thank you for your kind words.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

Hi Jody
Nice to see you.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

Hi Glenda
Where is everyone?

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

Hi everyone!

I am thankful for being together with all of you, and for everyone I’ve interacted with in the blogosphere this year.

Mike

P.S. Especially meeting Glenda on the Apache Trail! ;-)

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

Oh and Darrell,

No going the easy route on the thanks! LOL

Mike

P.S. Do NOT follow the advice above.

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

Where are all of Glenda and Darrell?

They’re eating dinner again, aren’t you?

YOU MUST RESPECT MY COMMENTARY!!!!!!

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

By the way, and you don’t need to answer to protect your privacy, but did you win any jackpots in Vegas?

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

Hi Mike

Nice to see you.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

Hi Mike! Missed you last night. Liz and I were convinced the men in white coats!

I hear you about the interaction on the blogosphere. Isn’t it amazing!

Meeting you on the Apache Trail was definitely a highlight. I’m still giggling! Thank you.

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

Just noticed the theme, so here goes:

Thank you. Thank you Glenda and Darrell for hosting this meeting. Thank you to everyone who has ever visited my blog or yours. Thank you to those who have commented. Your words live in my heart. May yours be filled with the love of God and all humanity. We are all one, and I am very thankful for that!

Love,

Mike

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

Mike, we invested two $1 bills in Vegas. We will collect next September!

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

Glenda,

Lots of family obligations last night. I got done about 11 Central, and figured the party was over.

I hope you always giggle over the Apache Trail; I know I will! LOL

Mike

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

Vegas was fun-city never sleeps

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

Glenda,

That’s about what we gamble! A few years ago my wife found a $5 token on the floor and turned it into $10 on one spin. OUR BIGGEST BET AND WINNINGS!

(We’re there for dance conventions)

Mike

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

Ahhh, ok, Liz and I weren’t sure what happened since we last saw you with those white coats.

That giggle we shared will have a special place in my memory for as long as my memory remains intact.

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

Darrell,

Vegas is one amazing place, I’ll grant that. Very few ever get out and appreciate the beauty of the desert, which I have come to do since living in Phoenix. Having lived all my life in green space, it took some getting used to, but now I’m struggling with how I’d leave it.

I am grateful for knowing both of you. Now I’ve got to go start prep for tomorrow. Root for the Packers and Sun Devils, and God bless you!

Mike

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

Mike, you’ll need to come to Vegas for the next BlogWorld next September. It was so awesome meeting imaginary friends!

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

Thanks Mike

Have a great day tomorrow

Comment by Mike DeWitt

November 21, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

Glenda,

That’s the point of creating special experiences, isn’t it? There’s so little we remember from day to day. Why not decide to fabricate an outstanding memory?

I should do it more often…

Mike

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Mike. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

Fabricating memories, I love that! Why wait until old age to do it?

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

For those milling about the door, come on in and say hi. We’re a friendly bunch and there is plenty of room.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

Hi Glenda and Darrel and everyone else!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

I am thankful for all of the support services made available to us for Kurtis. Also, I am thankful for all of the friends I have made while on this journey. I know I would not have crossed paths with any of you without Kurtis leading the way:)

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

Hey Lori-ann, nice to see you! How are you doing?

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

I am well. Keeping busy with all the “stuff” that needs learning and doing.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

Lori-ann, strange how challenges brings people together, people who otherwise would not have met, isn’t it?

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

I’m glad your trip went well. It sure sounds like you had a blast!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

It’s all about serendipity. We are all where we are meant to be at this moment in time. I am glad to have met both of you.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

Always needs doing or learning!

Yes, our trip was awesome.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

I’d love to meet you and Kurtis in person, after all we live so far apart!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

well, right now, I am continuing to learn sign language (Kurtis and I had our first back and forth conversation in ASL last week)and the new challenge is finding appropriate educational programs for the computer and learning how to use and implement Boardmaker into our lives. It is all very exciting and challenging.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

yes, we should make a date! Winter break is coming up and Kurtis will be out of school for a couple of weeks.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

Hi Lori-Ann

sounds like things are moving for you

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

They sure are Darrell! There is always so many things going on and goals to work on and appointments to make and get to….I sure hope it gets easier as he gets older. I don’t think I can keep up this pace forever!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

The Facebook reminder is great Glenda. I would have forgotten about the Cafe tonight if I hadn’t checked my email.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

Being able to communicate with your son is definitely exciting and progress! That gives me goosebumps.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

Well, knowing Kurtis, it will be a once in a long time event, but at least it is a sign that all the work that everyone is doing is sinking in. I sent an email right away to his SLP telling her about it. She said it made her cry and she has shared it with many other people that work with Kurtis.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

Is Lougheed Mall easy for you to get to? Weather permitting, we have a commitment around there on the 15th. Perhaps we could meet up. Need to brush up on my ASL tho.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

We are all holding high expectations that the computer is going to offer the opportunity for Kurtis to express himself. Let the world know what is going on inside that brain of his. We just have to figure out what works best and then follow his lead.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

it will be fun to find out all that Kurtis has to say

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

That is so awesome, Lori-ann. I’m so happy for you and Kurtis.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

Lougheed Mall is fine. I have a car though so, wherever works for you, I can get there.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

Definitely sounds like a good approach!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

I just don’t like to have to cross the bridge during rush hour. Otherwise, I am pretty easy about getting around the lower mainland.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

Great Lori-ann, the 15th totally depends on weather. If that doesn’t pan out, let’s arrange something else. When is Kurtis off?

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

Winter break is Dec. 21st to Jan. 7th.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:00 pm

I’ll bring the computer so you can play with Darrell:)

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

I meant to say…so you can play with IT Darrell:)

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

Right now, it is set up on the School District’s network and they have locked it off of the internet. We have to talk to the IT dept. and find out what permissions we need to get access. Can’t do windows updates or anything right now. Nor can we download programs.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

Let’s definitely get together at some point during the holiday. And Kurtis can show off his computer to Darrell!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

It is a good thing that I am married to a techie. I would certainly be lost without the behind the scenes knowledge that he has.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

it will all work out, just takes time

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

I totally understand. I’d be lost without my in-house techie too.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

techie’s are a good things,!!!:)

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

you both would be fine

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

Most definitely, Darrell!

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

The funny thing is that people ask me tech questions all the time. I guess they figure I have learned tech stuff through osmosis or something:) I do actually understand most of the lingo but as for fixing and all that stuff…you might as well ask me about Rocket ships.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

I do know I can live without a MAN…but an in-home techie…that would really be pushing it

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

lol I meant “most definitely” to “techies are a good thing” not to we’d be fine without you.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

I do find it is a lot like being one of the cobbler’s kids though. You know, always last on the list to get the new shoes…

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

funny what people ask

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:14 pm

HAHA Glenda….

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:16 pm

;)

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

hmmm…I just received an email asking if I would be interested in helping to organize some social events in the New Year for children with mobility and other special needs.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

I don’t think the question is can you live without us, can we men live without you?

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

Oh Darrell, you really are a sweetheart:)

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

I am just me

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

He definitely is!

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

Darrell, I’m glad you are you. Who else would you be?

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

can’t be anyone but me. Wouldn’t be any fun

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

I know one thing for sure and that is that when it comes to making people…God doesn’t make mistakes.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

How true

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

I guess I should head off. My boy has homework (at least I think it is intended for him). We have math and reading tonight. We best get it done or I will be scrambling through breakfast trying to catch him up.

Comment by Lori-ann

November 21, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

It’s always great to touch base with both of you. Thank you for all that you do.

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

Have fun, look forward to seeing you soon

Comment by Karen Putz

November 21, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

Hi all1 Happy Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for this year– mostly family, friends and the internet. :)

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

Hey Karen, good to see you!

Comment by Darrell

November 21, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

Hi Karen

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

Lori-ann, I wish people would realize that rather than searching for the holy grail of “normal”. Have a good evening. Hope to meet soon.

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

Karen, what are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

Thank you everyone for coming and sharing at today’s Readers’ Cafe. The people I’ve met through the blogosphere and my book sales this past year are what I am most thankful for, next to my supportive husband. Granted, being on the New York Bestselllers List with millions of sales would be nice, but I would miss the personal connection with my readers, which I value so much. Meeting some of you at BlogWorld was icing on the cake!

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends south of the border! And to the rest of you! Why limit Thanksgiving to only once a year?

Comment by Laurie Leask

November 21, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

Hi Glenda

I am new here and to your blog, but I have just added you on skype, you may remember!

This is a great idea indeed and I love the way you set the scene for us.

I have read above the chats and they are all so inspiring, as you are too.

I am thankful to the Lord for sending me people that I can help one way or another. All he has to do is keep giving me the energy too.

I will keep this brief, because of pressing jobs etc, BUT you are beautiful and I like the quote earlier that God does not make mistakes when he makes us all. He just makes UNIQUE people that’s it.

God Bless and chat again soon, maybe on Skype.

Regards Laurie Leask

Comment by Glenda

November 21, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

Welcome to the Readers’ Cafe, Laurie! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. It is readers like you that make the experience.

Your B&B looks very inviting. Perhaps we’ll hold Readers’ Cafe there one Wednesday.

Comment by Mary McDonald, Process Improvement Specialist

November 22, 2007 @ 7:47 am

Hi Glenda and Darrell,

Sorry I missed the cafe’ but did want to chime in with a quick hello!

Hugs,
Mary McD

Comment by Glenda

November 22, 2007 @ 9:47 am

Hi Mary, thanks for popping by. Happy Thanksgiving!

Comment by Ange Recchia

November 22, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

Hello Glenda and everyone :)

Ange here from Melbourne, Australia.

I hope I am not too late!

I am thankful for the beautiful friendships that I have made and that I am so blessed to have been connected with Glenda.

Glenda, you are awesome and I love what you do and how you go about it. I read through your blog from time to time and I saw the photo’s you posted from Vegas.

We do not have thanksgiving here but I would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. It is the little things like smiles, words, and gestures that people make that makes the world a better place.

God Bless

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