i'm back

This afternoon I turned in my manuscript for my second book.  And tonight with dinner, I had champagne to celebrate.  Yeah, I did.

For a multitude of reasons, both within and out of my control, I didn't really begin writing this book in earnest until the week after Thanksgiving.  But 200+ pages and 100+ images later, it's done.  I have to admit that my overwhelming emotion right now is relief.  And maybe a little bit of pride.  And definitely, a whole heap of gratitude:  so many people were so generous of their time and wisdom and wonderful faces to help make this book happen, and because of them I was able to do this.  I can't wait to share it with you.

But I'm also feeling excited:  because now that the book is in my publisher's very capable hands, I can return to spending time with you guys, here on Chookooloonks.  How are you?  How were your holidays?  

Earlier this week, I saw a cartoon on Facebook.  There were two people: one was standing behind the other, who was gardening.  The first person asks, "What do you think 2017 will bring?"  And the second person says, "I think it will bring flowers."  And the first person responds, "Why do you think that?"  And the second person answers, "Because I'm planting flowers."

Right on:  some folks are planting flowers, I'm planning on making light.  What about you?  What are you going to be bringing this year?

I missed you all.  It's good to be back.

Tell me something good.


Soundtrack:  Tell me something good, by Rufus & Chaka Khan