Thankful Thursday!

Lots to be thankful for today!

1. When I walked to the library to return books at lunchtime, I found a book of Billy Collins poetry on the 50-cent book sale rack.

NINE HORSES is the only one I didn’t already own.  Suffice to say, I own it now and read it all the way back to school.  

2.  I’m thankful for the guy who almost ran me over because I was crossing the street reading.  He didn’t run me over, and when I finally looked up from my poem, alarmed and sheepish, he smiled instead of making a rude gesture.  That was nice of him. Happy National Poetry Month, guy-in-the-pickup-truck!

3. My Advanced Creative Writing students are giving the spotlight presentation at tonight’s school board meeting.  Four of them are reading from their works in progress.  They are brave and talented and awesome, and I’m mighty proud of them.

4.  Tomorrow, I leave for the NE SCBWI Conference!  I’m going to see my critique buddies   and  and so many other writer friends, and I’ll get to hear  ‘s keynote address and meet my agent   in person for the first time ever…and…and….and…  I’m excited and thankful and sounding like an overzealous first grader now so I’ll stop at that. 

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