Yes, I have gotten behind. I will blame travel and NCTE. So here is what I am thankful for...
...safe travels from Los Angeles to Boston.
...opportunities to be re-energized by all of the great conversations here at NCTE.
...my presentation that went well and we received positive feedback.
...the Heinemann Breakfast that was a tribute to Don Graves.
...making new friends, meeting tweeps for the first time (Cathy Mere, Deb Frazier, Gigi McAllister, Holly Mueller, and so many more), reconnecting with tweeps I have met before (Jen Vincent, Beth S., Donalyn, Paul, Colby, Katherine, Cindi, Teresa, Cynthia and so many more), .
...meeting so many wonderful authors and illustrators - some I have known (Dan Santat, Jenni Holms, Kirby Larson, Peter Brown, Beck McDowell, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Mitali Perkins) and some that I met for the very first time (Matt de la Peña, Louise Borden, Gae Polisner, Lynda Mullay Hunt, Martha Brockenbrough, Erin Downing Soderberg, and I am certain I am missing more).
And for all of this and more, I am thankful.