I woke yesterday to the news that I'd been honored with a great award by my MFA program, and 2 hours later learned that my critical research paper, "Wicked, Selfish, and Cruel: An Inquiry into the Stepmother Narrative," will be one of two graduate papers from Antioch University Los Angeles to receive the 2016 AULA Library Research Award. The award ceremony is in two weeks! What an honor! Or, as I'd say back in Boston -- wicked cool! Yet a deadline loomed for an essay I'd promised an editor, so I put off celebrating. But today I sent off the essay, knocked "revamp website" off my to do list, got in a yoga class, and now, now a glass of Storyteller Sauvignon Blanc.