I really don't want to sound shallow... but being a single, self-employed artist - living close to the edge - I'm happy when any money comes in. But unexpected money? Now that's special treat!
Tonight I went to a lovely holiday concert with Kindred Spirits, where I saw some old friends. It's always nice to go back to my old stomping grounds, Swallow Hill Music.
When I got home I found a holiday card in the mail, with a check enclosed! I was happy to just get the card, and the check was icing on the cake!