My new passport is here! It was time to renew and I sent it off less than a month ago. None the less there was still a little drama because my old passport was not returned in the envelope with its successor. I am overly sentimental so this freaked me out. I called Washington and the calming lady on the phone told me that they changed their procedures about a year ago so my expired passport with the evidence of my travels to South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands will be returned in a different mailing within two weeks. Now that I’m relaxed, I can get to work. I am feeling inspired and hope to have a new chocolate holiday poem to perform for the open mic this Thursday at Matthew’s in delicious downtown Hillsborough. Hope to see you there!