Phew, this felt like a long week, didn’t it? But despite all the bad post-election news, I’m feeling uplifted and optimistic this week, in large part because of your generosity, your kind comments and emails of support, and the general atmosphere of goodwill in this community. I feel a renewed sense of commitment to you and the site and to using this space to encourage people (myself included) to be the change they want to see. Thank you for inspiring me.
As we head into our first weekend of December, a quick reminder that when you shop through my Amazon affiliate link (which you can access here or through clicking the Amazon widget in the sidebar), I make a commission, which helps support this site. (As a side note: I make commissions on the purchases you make through the holiday gift drive, which I put toward making my own purchases from the teachers’ registries). And speaking of the teachers’ registries, there are still items left to purchase if you missed an earlier opportunity to contribute or if you’re feeling especially generous. Thanks, again, for making this year’s holiday book drive the most successful yet, by far. A couple of the teachers told me that the books they added to their registries in the “bonus round” will be going to their colleagues to give away to their students for the holidays, so in total, there will be over 300 students who will be gifted with books from you.
I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I’m looking forward to catching up with a college bestie tomorrow who’s visiting from Chicago, plus hangin’ with neighborhood friends, and maybe spending some time with some of Drew’s extended family. What are you up to?