Well, I'm back after two days of runningaround like a mad maniac. Meetings after meetings after more meetings. If we're in meetings all the time, how will we ever get done with all the things we're meeting about? Hmmm....

I'm really excited about something, and I think I'm okay saying something about it here without jinxing it. I was contacted by a start up magazine here in my city about doing a monthly cartoon (like in the back of every Real Simple magazine) and some spot illustrations for it as well. (This was my favorite meeting over the last few days.) Anyway: I got along really well with the staff I met with and I feel like this new magazine will be really cool. It's a publication for women, which I'm always eager to help. They are negotiating costs right now and first assignments. I am waiting on the edge of my seat for the "We need this illustration from you by...." email. This is so exciting. So, please keep your fingers, toes and any other part that is available crossed for me.

This weekend I'm going up to my mother's house. I haven't seen her in a couple of months, so it will be good to catch up and wind down. I find that whenever I get around my family, I get a new perspective on things. Things seem a little simpler and a little more peaceful. It centers me.