mom is on the mend and she will be just fine. breathing a huge sigh of relief around here as i was quite worried. still a mystery what was/is going on but she’s getting better, and will likely be back to work and craft in a couple of weeks. thank you again for all the wishes for wellness. don’t know what i would do without my mom. she is very much in the center of my (and my sister’s) life (in the best of ways). just like most moms and daughters, we’ve all been thru a lot together and are each others greatest fans 🙂
i will say, though, that the distractions continued today with more studio time, lunch with mati, a mini celebration with andrea, and several hours of reading my very own book, cover to cover. yep, you heard that right. the advanced copy of my book arrived today! people, it’s gorgeous. totally gorgeous. and i have all the people at northlight books to thank for it. yes i do. i am thanking my bootie off for so much today. for wellness. for moms. and for editors who i adore. for book designers and contributing artists and for indexers and copy editors and on and on. i was worried i might be too critical of it (we are, afterall, our own worst critics), but really i just loved the experience of seeing it in my hands, holding it close, and actually reading the words i worked so hard to write. and i cried at the end. the last paragraph particularly tugged on me.
so yes, the week is turning into thankfuls. i am so grateful for all of it.