Well, I just signed up for the 2011 Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Winter Conference in New York. I'm giddy. Truth be told I have been twice before, and both times it was wonderful from start to finish and well worth the money I spent. At least I tell myself that it was worth it. I did learn a lot. This year I'm going not only to the conference but also to the Illustrators Intensive, which is a fancy way of saying workshop. I am meeting my cousin Robin in New York and we'll attend together. I grew up with Robin and we always have a wonderful time together. Mostly we giggle a lot. Anyway, that's my news and now I think I'll go put a cold compress on my head. I'm not use to spending money fast and loose. Cheers!