kvell (kvel) verb intr.
To feel proud; to beam; to gloat (I try not to).
[From Yiddish kveln, from German quellen (to gush, to well up).]
Yes, kvelling is le mot juste for how I am feeling right now.
Today I found out that "Night Traveler" and "Spontaneous Construction" were both juried into the PAQA-South Members show "ART QUILTS - Contemporary Traditons" and yes, that is "Night Traveler" they used on the call for entry page.
To celebrate, this friday afternoon I am hauling all the fabric I can stuff into my biggest suitcase down to Panama City. A good friend has access to a luxury condo where we cook, eat, loll around - I do the beach and pool - just generally relax and enjoy being without drama for a few a days. I will rip and tear, glue and pin and generally build up my stash of HotCakes. Now I have to dig up all the CDs I want to have for the six hour ride.
I've been thinking about that list of 10 favorite songs and have decided that it's completely impossible to reduce my list to only ten. I listen to music that ranges from Mozart to Moby with stops at Swing, 50's DooWop, Old School Jazz and that damnable Hippity Hop music along the way. I also subscribe to the "Earworm" theory so there is always music playing in my head and very frequently leaking out of my lips and/or nose. Secret desire? To sing the Star Spangled Banner for the opening game of the world series - the Braves vs. Anybody. Bring it on!