Wicked Wednesday — Thankful For The Little Things


Our giveaway today is an Advanced Reader Copy of Iced Under by Barbara Ross along with a Snowden Family Clambake tote bag. Leave a comment on the blog below to be entered to win. Also, if you want to get an extra shot at obtaining Iced Under a month before its release, there is currently a Goodread Giveway you can enter https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/208279-iced-under


Happy Thanksgiving Eve! There are so many big things in life to be grateful for — family, friends, homes — but there are also little things that help us through our lives. What little thing are you thankful for? Is it something that makes your life easier or something that brings you joy?

Edith: I don’t drink much coffee, but I savor my two cups of dark French roast in the morning. Freshly ground, home dripped, with a splash of whole milk in it. And the travel mug I bring it in upstairs to my office so the brew stays warm until I finish drinking it. Sigh. Bliss. Thankful!

Liz: Edith, you opened the door for me to talk coffee! I love the Haitian blend I’ve been getting for my French press. It makes me want to get up in the morning. And Gilmore Girls. I’m thankful for a new season – what a treat for the holidays!

Today's giveaway--Iced Under and tote
Today’s giveaway–Iced Under and tote

Barb: I’m thankful for things big and small. For little things, I’m thankful for the skylights a past owner installed in our bedroom. They bring in the light on these dark, dark days.

Jessie: I am thankful for my small appliances. I rely on my slow cooker, my rice steamer and my Kitchen Aid mixer daily to keep my family easily fed. I save so much time with them that I am able to use in other ways that I prefer, like writing books!

Sherry: Google. Yep, that is what I’m thankful for. Google answers so many questions every day. Words I don’t recognize, questionable articles posted on social media, research answers, how far is it from my house to wherever. It’s amazing how much information we have at our fingertips. Okay, and my DVR — a commercial free life is a good one.

Julie: I am grateful for Besame Red Velvet lipstick. It is the shade Agent Carter wears. Honestly, it has superpowers. When I feel a little blue, tired, or depressed I put it on and BAM. I’m back.

Readers: What little things help you through your day, or your life?





145 Thoughts

  1. Hmm thankful for my wonderful hubby who looks after me now I am disabled! I am thankful for good books (and the authors that write them, that’s you lovely lot!) and thankful I have a safe home.

  2. I’m thankful for Acorn TV (lovely British shows) because I can’t read ALL the time, and wonderful authors. Now that I can’t drive due to a stroke, they are my constant companions.

  3. I’m thankful for lots of things, most of them really pretty big. But one thing that ranks right up there high on the list is my ability to read. And for all the wonderful authors who give me great stories (of various sorts) to read!

  4. A good cup of coffee on these now winter mornings is definitely something to be thankful for this time of year! And seeing family, doesn’t have to be fancy, just that we’re together.

  5. What a wonderful Thanksgiving giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Thanksgiving to Every one!

  6. Those are all great things to be thankful for. I’m thankful for so many things. My 16-yr. old cat that keeps me company during the day, the peace in my home, hot cinnamon spice tea with a little sugar and splash of half and half, my wonderful family, great friends and books!! Oh how I love books. Thank you. And like Sherry above, I’m thankful for google too, and my iPhone that has me in a constant state of wonderment at all the amazing things it can do.

  7. This book looks awesome. I love cozy mysteries and I love this author. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  8. Thanks for reminding us to be thankful for even the little things. I’m thankful for all the great books you gals are providing us to read.

  9. I am thankful for VOIP. With my family and friends far flung, I am so very grateful to be able to talk to them easily and to see them. I think back on the days when long distance telephone calls were so prohibitively expensive, that we only called when it was really necessary and parsimoniously measured out the minutes.

    1. I couldn’t agree more! That is how we communicate most of the time with one of our children, with far off family and even how the Wickeds communicate with each other on a regular basis.

  10. I’m thankful for so much this year. Thankful to the three conferences in went to and the authors I met. They inspired me to get my first book done this year.

    Also, thankful that all seasons of Murder She Wrote are on netflix…I’m obsessed.

  11. I’m grateful for the super soft deep red throw blanket my husband gave me one Christmas. I love curling up under it when I’m reading one of your books!

  12. Yesterday I talked about appreciating all the little things in life. One of my favorites? Flush toilets!

  13. I am thankful for musicals! They can be uplifting, powerful, and challenging. And of course entertaining. Plus they’re so much fun to sing in the shower. 🙂

    1. I’m a HUGE fan of musicals. Theatrical, and also the old movies from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s. Cannot choose a favorite, but there are many. MUSIC MAN is a current “sing all the time” for me. And HAMILTON. And . . . the list goes on.

  14. I am thankful for a lot of things but on a dreary day a hot cuppa tea with milk and sugar, a good book and a comfy chair (to sit in and read of course!)

  15. I’ m thankfully for my girls. They take care of me, which is no small thing! I am also thankfull for writers like you, who make readers like me, very happy! Hope all of you, and your families, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  16. I’m thankful for so much, but hot tea gets me through the morning. Thank you for the chance to win.

  17. Thank you for the chance to win! I am looking forward to reading this book so much!

  18. I am thankful for good friends and neighbors, and thankful for social media and texting so i can keep in touch when we move across the country!

  19. I am thankful for our cozy mysteries and all the wonderful people that put their heart and soul into creating such wonderful entertainment. I suffer from a broken neck and much resulting chronic pain. I am homebound , alone in life and suffer from depression. I know on any time I can pick up a cozy and be transported . I am so thankful for cozy mysteries!

  20. I am thankful for my coffee in the morning. I’m thankful for lazy days off from work. I can spend those days reading and coloring. It gives me an escape from adult life.

  21. I agree for being thankful for coffee! It makes me happy. I also am thankful that I am slowly recovering. I’ve had three major surgeries since last Dec. on my back and it’s a slow battle uphill. But walking around with the walker is better than not walking around at all! I also called to return the wheelchair so I can stop being charged for it only to find out my ins bought it for me last month. How wonderful is that? OK, no more serious stuff! I’m thankful for the turkey I get to eat tomorrow. My mouth is watering. My brother is going to smoke one turkey and fry the other. I say it’s going to be yummy.

  22. Taking an analytical approach to your question, I could reply family, friends, and the wonders of everyday and the joy of watching how the lives of those I care for are unfolding….but the reality is that all of these things have brought me happiness, but occasionally sadness or sorrow have balanced those feelings. So, I guess, I am thankful for the smiles I see on faces at successes ( like when Sherry or Edith or Julie have had a new book or when my children accomplish a goal), but also for the fact that I have been able to share in the good and the bad with so many as that in the end provides an understanding of being thankful for Life.

  23. I’m thankful for my new garage door opener. My old one didn’t want to work when it was cold. And it had started to define cold as anything under 75 degrees. (Even I think that’s ridiculous!) I had to start it and then grab the door and help it all the way to the top.

    I installed a new one this summer, and now it opens without any help from me again. It’s great for mornings like this one when it is 54 as I’m leaving for work.

  24. Definitely thankful for My coffee machine I look forward to it every morning. It’s purple and all mine, being in a household full of boys and one man I like a girly thing just for me.

  25. Coffee is a given. But I think I’d say views. I need a window near wherever I work, and it really doesn’t matter whether it shows me gorgeous scenery (ah, nice sunset here) or my eighty-year-old neighbor across the street pulling weeds. I can’t imagine working in a cubicle–I need to see something.

  26. Today I am thankful for those ducks across the way, in the pond I can see from my apartment deck. They always start my day in a peaceful way.

  27. I’m thankful for all the books and the authors who write them. I live alone and have problems sleeping so I turn my Kindle on and read for hours until the sun comes up. Books calm me. I know I’d go daffy without them.

  28. So many great answers!! 🙂 I’m thankful for my boyfriend, who makes every day a little easier and keeps me smiling and sane. I’m thankful for books, music, and Netflix, and also for my dog (who passed away earlier this month). She lived a long and wonderful life, and the love and loyalty she showed me was amazing. I always loved coming home from work every night and to see how happy she looked when I was back. Thank you for the chance to win in this giveaway … Happy Thanksgiving!

  29. This year I am thankful for all my new Facebook friends! Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

  30. I just finished EGGNOG MURDER and so happy that Barbara Ross had a story in it. Nogged OFF helped me stay in touch with all my friends from Busman’s Harbor until Iced Over comes out.. I have read all of Leslie Meier’s book also but never a Lee Hollis so have a new author for me to read..I’m thankful that at 81 almost 82, that since I retired in September and gave up my car I can still walk to my local library and a wonderful Mexican Supermarket with a real butcher shop, a deli to die for and everything from scratch bakery and even a Chinese Take out .. I’m lucky my youngest son and family live next door. Happy Thanksgiving to all you Wickeds.

  31. I am thankful for my family. Blood and extended yes furry too my life would be so small without them. I love the rollercoaster they bring. The up’s, the downs, the excitement, the tears, the longing for them when they are gone for too long. I would simply be lost without them!

  32. .This lovely blog in my inbox most days (and eagerly awaiting the arrival of Eggnog Murder).

  33. Thankful for my cups of tea…(usually 2 per day),,,that is when I sit down & read…either the newspaper or a magazine or a mystery novel…reading is such a simple thing but brings me so much pleasure (thanks to the teachers who taught me that skill many years ago…lol),,,

  34. I am thankful for all the books you lovely ladies write. Since I am home bound with my son, who has special needs, I enjoy nothing more than sitting in my husband’s recliner and reading one of your delightful books.

  35. I am really grateful for all that our creator has provided for us so that we can enjoy life. Tasty food. Gorgeous sunsets, sunrises, the variety of animals and vegetation to delight the senses, the eyes the nose the touch. And I am grateful for family and friends with whom to share these things with. For the sharing makes life more interesting, and meaningful. Della

  36. I am thankful that I live 7 minutes away from my job and don’t have to fight rush hour traffic on the days I work.

  37. I am thankful for all the wonderful books you write! They have gotten me through some difficult times and always bring me joy and laughter!

  38. I’m grateful for the first snowfall and being retired so I can stay home and read when the roads are slick!

  39. I am thankful for our authors, their books & all our wonderful bookstores & libraries!

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