Reading all of your comments from the gift-away was so fun. And also rather emotional...I could only read a page or so at a time, because I kept getting all teary-eyed over the sweet listing of things we're each grateful for. It was comforting that so many of the same, simple things (partners in crime, children, shelter, weather, tea) kept coming up.
And I just have to tell you what I am the most grateful for, at this very second (besides my partner in crime, family, kitten, shelter, tea, baked goods, etc.).
I'm grateful that yesterday I shipped off an enormous box containing hundreds and hundreds of pieces of brand new artwork (enough to fill 160-odd fully illustrated pages) for a book that I've been working on for the past six months.
My very own book.
I'll be able to tell you more about it in the new year, but I am too excited to keep it inside anymore! I'm so grateful for the work that is done (a kingly amount), and the work that remains.
And I am really, really grateful that I get to make candy and send out Christmas cards now.