My awesome staff surprised me with a ton of treats this morning! They were all waiting in my office to surprise me as I walked in from the vet's office. After having received poor news about Gypsy, making me realize that I was going to have to cancel my plane ticket to stay home & care for her, eat the $180 airline fee, and worse--disappoint my family, and spend my birthday and Christmas alone. So, of course, as they joyously wished me a Happy Birthday, I did the only natural thing: I burst into tears. And not just little tears, more like rolling-down-the-cheeks, choking, racking my body tears. Hey, I'd held it together all morning, and it was all I could handle. Later I was able to compose myself & thank everyone, and of course I really did appreciate it, I just wish it could have been under entirely happy circumstances. The best I can hope for is Bittersweet Birthday this year.
I love drawing, telling stories, good friends, good food, traveling, animals, and discovering inspiration and adventure wherever I may be. I hike, run, Scuba dive, rock climb, snowboard... and take a lot of photos. Insatiable curiosity. Never miss an opportunity for fun. And I capture it all with my camera and my sketchbook, 'cause I'm a ninja like that.