Because here in the U.S., Thursday is Thanksgiving.
It doesn't much matter whether you're having four or forty for dinner, the preparation is the same.
First the house has to be ready. For those of you who are writers, you know that's easier said than done.
Then there's food.
Our gathering will be small this year. Some family will arrive on Wednesday. Others will be here on Thursday only.
What with one thing and another, it's doubtful I'll actually be making three meals a day from Wednesday through Sunday for the in-house bunch, but I have to be prepared for that possibility.
As you can see, I'm going to be a little busy. I'll do my best to respond and return all comments, but it may be the weekend before I get there.
I'm sure many of you will be just as busy. No one has time to read a long rambling treatise--especially when there's pumpkin pie on the horizon!
I also want to remind you that Sunday will be the last day to enter the contest on my website. November's giveaway is by Jan Christensen: a signed copy of PERFECT VICTIM plus a gorgeous bookmark handcrafted by the author. Just click the WIN button at the top of the right sidebar and complete the entry form. Easy!