Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod! I just won a grant! Not Ulysses S. Grant – although that’d be pretty cool, if maybe a little stinky since he’s been dead so long – but a grant for the book and related art! This is the first time I’ve ever won one (wow, say “won one” 3 times fast and you start to sound like Lavender in Harry Potter calling Ron “WonWon”) and my husband is taking a nap so I can’t jump up and down and scream like I want to. Thus, you’re getting all the crazy excited thoughts spewing out of me. I won a grant, y’all! I’m a real artist!! I’m like Pinocchio when he realized he was a real boy only my nose isn’t going to grow when I lie (just when I get too old…seriously, why do people’s ears and noses get so much bigger when they’re old??!!). Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!