The older I get, the more convinced I am that the secret to happiness is gratitude.
I'm grateful for my wild-haired Lil Dude and his new little sister, Wilma the Mellow Beagle...
Always grateful for Ian...
and my creative, kind neighbors... some of whom now have this exuberant piano in their front yard. Lil Dude enjoys pausing to play some tunes on it while we're walking Wilma. Another beloved neighbor, artist Diane Findley, had painted it as part of Pianos About Town. Once this one was "retired," they let Diane decide what to do with it. She decided to gift it to the family across the street... and voila! The most awesome yard art ever, just around our corner.
I did an interview with Diane for Fort Collins magazine, the Winter issue, coming out soon. She's one of my role models for creativity, art, dance, play, and life... I can't wait to show you a glimpse of her world!
Speaking of writing, another thing I'm grateful for... my writers' group! We're having a free reading coming up soon: Wed, Dec 4, 7 pm, Bas Bleu Theatre, Ft Collins. (It's for grown-ups only-- sorry to any younger readers... but I'll be doing another kid-friendly event another time soon, I'm sure.)
And of course, I'm grateful for my other friends and family,
and for the new manuscripts I just finished (more on that later),
and for *you*, sweet reader!
May you have a Thanksgiving filled with real gratitude!