Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 18

I am thankful for
His undeserved death
and my undeserved life. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 17

I am thankful for
friendship, 
for snark and sarcasm
and sweet memories.
[Thank you for being a friend.]

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 16

I am thankful for
endless dreams among
warm winter snuggles
with the blankets
covering my nose.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 15

I am thankful for
musty pages,
note-filled margins,
for limitless stories,
everything under the sun that
I can hold in my hand.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 14

I am thankful for
the affection,
provision,
and wisdom
of my parents.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 13

I am thankful for
blossoms,
petals,
leaves,
vines,
and
stems.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thanksketching: Better Late Than Never

I realize it's been just over three months since I wrote a blog post. This isn't because I don't have anything exciting to report. I do. But when you're busy living life you don't always have time to write it down.

So before I dive into the focus of today's title, I'll give a few updates.

1. I went home (to Seattle) to surprise my mother for her 60th birthday. It was a wonderful week filled with coffee and old friends and anxiety, because...
2. My husband got a new job. While I was gone. Yep.
3. I've been working a lot and cleaning a lot. Those aren't really updates, but that's what's up.

And now, an explanation. Thanksketching--I'm sure you're wondering what the heck I could be talking about. Basically, I thought about blogging the "30 Days of Gratitude" stuff that I've done for the last few years, but it's the same things year after year (unless something really fun happens in the middle of November.) I avoided thinking about it simply because I wasn't planning on doing it. And then it hit me--what if I sketched what I was thankful for, instead of just wrote about it?

So here you go. I have done most of the month's drawing already, to stay on top of it (since the month is already almost half over.) The other posts will be back-published, so you can scroll through and see them all. Each post will include a picture and a few carefully chosen words.

Here is today's:
I am thankful for
fuzzy socks,
warm feet,
being cozy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 11

I am thankful for
those stupid paper dresses
and the stupid glasses on my face
and the stupid drugs I take
provided by health insurance.
Sigh.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 10

I am thankful for
the dangling tag
the steeping bag
of tea.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 9

I am thankful for
roots and seeds
branches and leaves
unfolding 
above and below
into shadowing trees.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 8

I am thankful for
dark theaters or
cozy couches
and stories told
by moving pictures.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 7

I am thankful for
inside/outside
the lines
coloring.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 6

I am thankful for
coffee
in cups
with friends
old and new.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 5

I am thankful for
late night stories,
early morning laughter,
a partner in crime,
my husband.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 4

I am thankful for
clouds
swirling
awake
or asleep.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 3

I am thankful for
my Christmas puppy,
fluffy and fat,
happy or sleepy,
her kisses and snuggles
and unconditional love.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksketching: Day 2

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I am thankful for
employment
among children
and colors.

Sunday, November 1, 2015