There are a few major accomplishments in life: first steps, first day of school, first book. I can now add to that list--first blog. Yes, I'm new to this. But I just wanted to get it over with so even though I don't have anything major to say (I'm finishing a novel, about twenty pages to go, and I'm dreaming about it, seeing scenes as I walk, not a lot of room for much else in my mind at the moment.) I wanted to contribute and let my fellow contributors know that I'm alive, reading their blogs, and squeaking.