May the season be filled with love,
a few happy surprises, and at least one GIANT hot fudge sundae
Five things I'm grateful for right now, in no particular order:
1. My job. It's good work. It's 3 days a week. There is often free food and wine. What more could I want?
3. My kids. To be honest I vacillate wildly between an awe-struck feeling of luck at being their mother, and the distinct impression that motherhood is best reserved for people without my personality. But when I think about how they almost never came to be, I can't bear it. I literally can't bear the thought.
4. Creative people. Despite my fits of ungenerous jealousy, I am so often inspired by the amazing minds of others: writers, seamstresses, poets, singers, people doing weird things with glue guns and yarn. You people make a world full of Dress Barns and Bratz dolls and The Bachelor worth living in.
5. Perspective. Every time I get some I realize that I am a lucky, lucky girl. Stressed, a little zaftig, famous in very few places, and definitely not rich. But lucky just the same.
Merry, merry, happy, happy everything