I know I'm new here and all, so I hope you forgive me if this isn't the right place for this. (I did try to search.)

Hubby's gone and my family wasn't at home tonight when I called, and I really want to tell someone who can be (or at least act) happy for me:
I got my first check for a magazine article today!

It's not going to put the kids through college or anything (by itself), but it's still exciting. I've always wanted to write for magazines. And, as excited as I am by the money, I'm even more excited about the prospect of seeing my article in something that didn't come from my inkjet printer.