|Sweetgum tree in Harper's Ferry, WV taken by Rula last fall|
Can you believe we’re already a week into November? Time flies when it has strong, blustery wind gusts pushing it along! Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here…and that means calorie overload, Black Friday shopping overload and personality overload.
Wait a minute. Personality overload? Well, yeah. Thanksgiving is awesome, but whether it involves office feasts or a gathering of family and friends, it usually means a lot of different personalities in one room…or at least around the dinner table. We’re a positive bunch here at the Heartwarming Authors blog and, of course, we hope your Thanksgiving social scene will be perfectly spiced with a dash of romance ;). However, sometimes there’s (cough, cough) one too many shakers of salt or lemon wedgies—I mean wedges—at the table.
So, for the sake of getting along with everyone and having everything go smoothly, we figured it would be a good time to analyze ourselves (or family members). Perhaps if we go into the holiday understanding our Thanksgiving personality type, we can take a deep breath and be prepared in the name of conflict avoidance (Note: If you’re an editor reading this, ignore it. We LOVE conflict J). For example, if you know you’re a salty person, eat more pie! It’s all about balance.
Here it goes. The totally valid, scientific and psychologically profound Thanksgiving Personality Test: Post your answers in the comments! Consider it fair warning for anyone coming to your house for Thanksgiving lol.
1)If you had to pick a spice it would be:
2)You would most likely reach for the:
d) Artificial sweetener
3)Your Thanksgiving themed book of choice is:
a) Martha’s Classic Thanksgiving (cookbook…you know which Martha)
b) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Charles M. Schulz)
c) A non-fiction book on the history of the pilgrims and Mayflower
d) A Heartwarming Thanksgiving (Harlequin Heartwarming authors)
4)Your Thanksgiving themed movie of choice is:
a) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
b) Miracle on 34th Street
c) Home for the Holidays
d) Planes, Trains and Automobiles
5)At the Thanksgiving dinner/lunch table, you’ll be wearing:
a) Jeans, sweater and sneakers or flats
b) Stretch pants, stretchy over-sized shirt to camouflage full belly, stretchy socks (the more stretch the better)
c) A black cocktail dress, heels and red lipstick
d) Head-to-toe in football team colors and jersey (because we had to add this option)
6)You can’t handle the person you’re seated next to. You:
a) Trade spots with a kid at the kid’s table
b) Keep stuffing your face so you don’t have to talk…and drink lots of wine
c) Spill your drink in your lap accidentally on purpose so you can be excused
d) Stay put because nothing phases you…not even messy, loud eating or your aunt advising you to cut back on butter usage…and food in general.
7)You’re asked about your love life or lack of one. You:
a) Show off your husband, kids and pregnant belly…as proof your love life is just fine.
b) Make up a boyfriend and actually bribe/hire/kidnap one and bring him along
c) Make up a boyfriend who couldn’t make it because he’s a doctor saving children in the Amazon jungle.
d) Stuff your face with food and drink and mumble something incomprehensible…then escape.
8)After the meal, you will most likely:
a) Park in front of the football game and/or take a nap
b) Go outside in the cold for a game of tag football
c) Offer to help clean up
d) Go for a walk to escape while burning off calories
9)When it’s time to go home, you want to take some leftover:
Results: Okay, okay…a disclaimer: other than the fact that having fun and smiling are good for you, we have no scientific or psychological backing for this test, but we made you think about your Thanksgiving behavior, didn't we? If you picked mostly A’s, you prefer a sweet, make-everyone-happy at Thanksgiving day. If you picked mostly B’s, you like a classic Thanksgiving with a touch of dare. If you picked mostly C’s, you expect a dignified Thanksgiving. And if you picked mostly D’s, you can handle anything…as long as you have pie and a romance novel.
And speaking of romance and fun, we have a day planned that’ll recharge you after the Thanksgiving holidays and kick start your Christmas season fun! Mark your calendars for November 29th and come join our Starry Nights & Romance Facebook Party featuring all of the October, November and December Harlequin Heartwarming authors, along with Special Guests Jennifer Snow and Muriel Jensen! It’ll be tons of fun and there’ll be more giveaways than you can imagine. Hey, if you win, you can keep the gifts for yourself (because you survived Thanksgiving and deserve it) or use them to help with your holiday shopping and stocking stuffing! RSVP and get a sneak peek at some of the giveaway prizes HERE!
And that’s not all! Stay tuned for a huge blog giveaway by the December Heartwarming authors in…December. We plan to launch it here on the Heartwarming blog, Saturday, Dec 2nd.
|December Harlequin Heartwarming Box Set available for Pre-order, as are the individual books|
The December authors also have Prism Book Tours (which also include giveaways) lined up through November/December and we’d love to have you pop by our stops for excerpts and behind-the-scenes insights into our stories. Here are our tour dates in chronological order:
Rula and Catherine
When it comes to ringing in the holiday season, Heartwarmers are a happenin’ bunch!
Don't forget to let us know how you did on the Thanksgiving Personality Test!
Rula and Catherine