7 days to NYC

In a week, I’ll be in Midtown Manhattan, and on March 12, I’m reading at Cornelia Street Cafe, along with Sarah Sarai and Margo Berdeshevsky.

I’m so excited to read at Cornelia Street Cafe–because about a gazillion years ago, it was the first place I went (after my first dance class from Jocelyn Lorenz), just for a coffee drink. And I’m excited to read with Sarah and Margo. And yes, I’m also a little nervous.

But this week, I’m also thankful! It’s Sunday, and it’s time for the Gratitude Journal:

Yes, I’m thankful for the opportunity to travel East, visit friends, and share poetry.

I’m thankful for yesterday’s Hugo House Write-O-Rama–for getting to share short-burst writing with people and for getting to sit in on a session with Karen Finneyfrock.

I’m thankful–again and always–for my book club. Last night, a discussion of The Picture of Dorian Grey.

Every morning, I’m thankful for hot coffee and my cat.

I’m thankful for my husband’s cooking–lots of cooking–and for the impromptu and very fun Sunday dinner party he created tonight. Discussions of fermentation, green energy solutions (cost-effective green energy solutions!), fitness, etc.

And now, the laundry…

Open the door. Open my heart.