Today I received in the mail a check for art supplies from an out-of-state foundation - a three digit check. In the mail! From strangers! Money! For ART!
I also wore my new boots, new (thrift store) shorts and new (vintage) jacket and felt very proud of myself. I had planned a very easy day - not too much new material, very easy group activities, etc. - to help the kids ease themselves back into school and it went very easily.