Despite my continued lack of diabetic test strips, this week is turning out well. A few days ago, I was tickled pink to discover that "Cryo Kid -- Drawing a New Map" has been awarded finalist status in the Indie Next Generation 2009 Book Awards. Then today I unexpectedly received a beautiful Award of Merit for my "loyalty and commitment" in teaching a playreading class to a large group of seniors for the last five years. I call the sessions "Playtime." It was one of those happy moments that bring tears to your eyes.