I am so tired right now.  I anticipate writing this post will be difficult, simply because I’ve worked so hard today that my fingers feel like they are going to drop off.  However, it is the end of the year and I owe my readers a post….so here it goes.

Tonight, I am grateful.

I am grateful for my husband. I am grateful for my family, in general.   I am grateful for my best friend.  I am grateful for music and for the laughter that fills my life.  I am grateful for my little puppy and for cell phones.  I am grateful for good books and for art supplies.  I am grateful for the honor of living in such a beautiful place and for having such a nice, cozy house on this cold evening.  I am grateful for the delicious food in my kitchen and for the warm bed I get to come home to after we celebrate tonight.  I am grateful for that beautiful house on Lake Tahoe that awaits us and for the fact that our darling friends will be joining us there.  I am grateful for my sweet father and for my cousin, Daina and my Auntie G.  I am grateful for my work and for my ability to write.  I am grateful in general….and I apologize for this posts lack of interest.  I’m just tired.  I need to go and recharge my batteries…..but first, please let me say: