This week I’m thankful that:

1. We (family and friends) weathered Frankenstorm relatively intact.

2. My daughter decided to spice up her Little Mermaid costume by being a “skeleton mermaid” (because her parents were painting their faces).

3. The start of National Novel Writing Month–here’s to hoping for some continual motivation!

4. That my latest Coursera class is almost finished. They’ve been fun, but definitely get in the way of other reading and writing I’d like to do.

5. I got to dress up for Halloween, too! (And try my hand at face painting).