Off, up, and away!

Today I'm heading off to one of my favorite countries in the whole wide world, Australia! This time around I'll be visiting Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Sydney, and Tasmania. I can't wait! Just in the nick of time, my former editor gave me this darling Japanese daruma doll. The tradition, which usually takes place on Japanese New Year, is to paint on one eye and make a wish. Once the wish comes true, you paint on the second eye.

Here's to hoping my wish comes true. And may all of yours as well!