Most of November has been occupied with diverticulitis. It’s not something I would recommend but it did allow for some down time to rest and mull things over. [Side note: for the first time in a month I had a cup of cold brewed coffee and found that wasn’t a good idea.]
Coffee notwithstanding, I am thankful. I am thankful for my husband, I am thankful for my friends, I am thankful that while I’m not wealthy I am not living in poverty. I am thankful that for the most part I am healthy, and I am thankful I have a studio that is starting to take shape. I am so grateful for a wonderful church family. I am thankful that December 15 is my last day at my job and that I will be leaving the job, but not the wonderful friends I’ve made over the past five years.
Last, I am thankful that I have a book coming out. The tentative date is January. I will keep you posted!
Donna Kemper put aside her art career to care for a mother she hadn't seen in over a decade. For seven years she followed her mother's journey into dementia, caring for her and putting forgiveness into action.