Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

Though today is America’s Thanksgiving holiday, the message is the same worldwide.

Life is full of Give and Take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.

 MuseTracks wishes you a safe, joyous holiday filled with love, laughter, and tryptophan.

 


Link of the Week – Holiday Contests

December 6, 2016

Holidays contests are under way! Here is your chance to nab you some goodies.

I am running a Goodreads contest for a free paperback copy of Dead Man’s Kiss.

JenniferBrayWeber_DeadMansKiss_HRThe blurb:

Forced to make a bargain…
One drunken night in Cuba lands Captain Valeryn Barone in a life or death situation. To escape the gallows, Valeryn must agree to a bargain only a fool would make: Escort the tempting and tenacious niece of his captor across the Caribbean or lose his ship, his crew and his life! The caveat? The beautiful Spanish woman must remain untouched for the entire voyage.

Determined to get what she wants…
Catalina Montoya will stop at nothing to get what she wants—even when trouble is certain. Sent to live with her uncle after a scandalous affair, Catalina intends to concentrate on her dream to become a renowned naturalist. She never expected her uncle would send her with a notorious pirate to further her studies. Worse, she never expected to want the devilishly handsome pirate more than anything else.

It’s a battle of wills…
Now Catalina only has 8 weeks to seduce Valeryn and collect her specimens before he returns her to her uncle. And Valeryn has 8 weeks to secure his redemption. Except neither would be that lucky. Not when ruthless enemies threaten to destroy them at every turn. Can Valeryn save those that foolishly depend on him? Can he resist Catalina’s heart? Does a dead man walking even have a chance?

Enter the contest below!

 

Dead Man's Kiss by Jennifer Bray-Weber

Dead Man’s Kiss

by Jennifer Bray-Weber

Giveaway ends December 15, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/212767-dead-man-s-kiss

 

rubycookieexchangeBut that’s not all! The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood is having a Ruby Cookie Exchange. Not only can you collect luscious cookie recipes, you could win a grand prize of a $150 gift card! Plus, there are opportunities all along the hop to win more prizes. Yours truly is participating! You can stop by my website starting the 8th for a chocolatey treat plus a $10 Amazon gift card. www.jbrayweber.com

http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/announcing-the-ruby-holiday-cookie-exchange-hop-starting-december-8/

 


Link of the Week – Calendars and Observances

November 25, 2014

beachgirlThree in one, today. There are so many worldwide observances and holidays worldwide. Whether traditional, respected, freaky, nonsensical, fun, or simply excuses to party, you’ll probably find it at one of these links. Maybe you’d like more information on a holiday. Or perhaps you’d like to know how to start your own day of observance. Do you want to know what happened in history on this day? You are sure to find conversation starters or a reason to celebrate.

http://www.brownielocks.com/index.html

http://www.checkiday.com/

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

 

 


Thanksgiving – The Year I Was Shot

November 23, 2011

Song of the Day: Feel Good Drag by Anberlin

Thanksgiving –a time to give thanks for the people in our lives, our accomplishments, our successes and failures, and our bounties, that which makes us stronger.

Like many, I have a patchwork of memories that weave a fabric of nostalgic moments in my life.

When my grandparents were still alive, every year the family gathered at “the farm” for Turkey Day. We reflected on the amazing tales my grandfather told of the wars he fought. We shared loads of laughter during the wild storytelling of my father and his siblings’ antics –some of which include wasps, pyromania, and cat poop. We ate dry turkey, drank watered-down instant tea, and dodged rolls that were not passed but rather lobbed (helmets at the table were optional). Those were invariable staples of our holiday.

No thanksgiving would be complete without some sort of chaos. Every family experiences them. Right? Riiiight? The obese uncle who, after his second trough-full of food, scares the family into believing he was having a heart attack. A trip to the emergency room confirmed it was just indigestion. How about the turkey that sat in the oven for hours only to be discovered as everyone sat down at the table that the oven hadn’t been turned on. Or the food fight, not surprisingly, started when a wayward roll bounced off the wrong head. I might add that coconut pie (not the chocolate pie as we never, EVER waste the chocolate pie) is a nightmare in long hair.

My favorite memory includes my bronco-bustin’, ninja-trained, flyboy cousin who was home for the holiday from the Air Force. Seems he had taken up a new hobby. Competition Paintball.  And he had brought his high-power guns. Looking back in hindsight, I’m convinced my cousin waited until after the big turkey dinner to play paintball because the rest of us were slow moving targets. Combined with his ninja skills, he hunted us down, picking us off like screaming monkeys in a barrel. Not one of us made it out “alive”.  I won’t lie, getting shot by a paint ball HURTS!!!! Even when wearing jeans. I had a bruise the size on Montana on my thigh. Diving and rolling for cover looks so much easier on TV. But I didn’t get it as bad as hubby. He got nailed in the middle of his forehead as he peeked up from his hiding place. It was HILARIOUS!

Ah…good times… good times.

Do you have a funny Thanksgiving story to share? What family traditions do you have? I’d love to hear from you.