Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Meeting: Super Powers

So, I gave a birthday shout-out for my daughter, but didn't yet for my hubby. His birthday recently passed, and I have to mention it on this thanks-giving week.

One thing you must know about my husband--he's an amazing gift giver. He gave me a gift this fall to meet Erica Orloff, a writer whom I consider to be a mentor, at an amazing conference:

This picture is of me, Joe Williams, and the amazing Erica Orloff, at the James River Writers conference. It was one of the most valuable experiences in my writing career. Truly priceless.

He's that good.

You see, gift giving is his super power. My super power? This game. Yup. Totally useless super power.

I gave him what he asked for on his birthday. Because gift giving is not my super power.

This week, he gave me a dress from the show Project Runway. This dress. (It's the simply delicious cream dress, in case a different one pops up when you click over.) It wasn't my birthday (in fact, it was right after his), and there wasn't any rhyme or reason to give me a gift. Other than he had been waiting for the dress to be stocked so he could buy it for me. And that he loves giving people gifts. And that it's his super power.

What an awesome super power--to bring joy to people. He uses it quite well.

So, on this week of giving thanks, I will thank him for all the wonderful gifts he brings me--the experiences, the special things, his support for my writing, and the gift of him in my life.

Happy birthday, babe. And THANKS.


Do you have a super power? Is it useful? Do you use your super power for good or evil? What are you thankful for?


  1. Aw, so cute! I think my superpower is being goofy. :-)

  2. AW! I'm so glad I read this this morning. It put a huge grin on my face. What a super sweet hubs and a gorgeous dress!! And I think your super power looks pretty sweet, too! :)

  3. I definitely don't have that super power or any other that I'm aware of. Maybe it's a secret super power and I just haven't discovered it yet...lovely dress! What a great hubby you have!

  4. Anna--that's an awesome super power, especially when you are writing for MG. Gold, that is. :)

    Marisa--My superpower is terribly useless. Unless I can chop my ms up and put it on little colored tiles and move them around until they make sense. :)

    J--I can think of some other super powers which you possess. :)

    Marcy--I bet you have a great secret super power. All this talk of super powers makes me want to write a secret power super hero book. LOL.

  5. a the irony...and here I sit, beginning a blog post about the five love languages, of which, gift giving is one. So I love his gifts...I wonder if he'd like to take my DH out for a coffee and gift giving primer? Gifts are NOT my DH's, well, uh, gift. Onto that cream's the model doesn't leave much to the imagination. Does he know you might plan also to sport undergarments when you wear it :o) Of maybe not, and therein is also a gift for him...rock on sister!

  6. I'm still trying to find my super power. Your husband is wonderful. :)

  7. Kyla--Your comment made me laugh! Maybe we should connect our DHs. Hmmm. A brilliant idea. :)

    Anita--You have many super powers. Many. And, yes, yes he is. :)