A trip down memory lane: Here I am, circa 1982, at my kindergarten Thanksgiving Day party. I was Newly 5 years old. I remember my mom was supposed to be the room mother but my grandma was visiting so she came instead. That was very special to me. I also remember this picture being taken. My teacher, Ms. Heimerdinger, was calling us up one at a time to get our pictures taken in our pilgrim or Indian costumes. She called me up and then last minute Tim Lewis stepped in the shot. What a camera hog. I was pretty mad right after the picture was taken, but now it’s kind of cute. I wonder what happened to Tim. I always had to walk past his house on my way home and he and his little brother always wanted to get me to play fight with them. Little boys are a different creature than little girls.
Anyway, things to be thankful for:
polar fleece, the changing seasons, sunlight for the precious few hours we have it everyday, archway pfeffernusse cookies, cats that finally agree to cuddle once it gets cold outside, a boyfriend who waits patiently to pick me up from work, even when I’m running 10 minutes late, meeting an online friend for the first time, beautiful bits of paper, a clean kitchen, Michaels coupons, The Antique’s Roadshow, my family, my baby nephew who always has a smile for me, cheese popcorn, IRL and online friends who provide lots of inspiration, loads of kindness and plenty of laughs, my own studio, getting to sleep in, 4 day weekends, the enjoyment I get from being able to create something, Etsy for offering me an outlet for some of those things I create, the humor I find in accidentally watching disc 2 of the Godfather II, before realizing it was the second disc, then finishing it by watching disc 1.
I could go on and on, but it’s already 2 am and tomorrow is a big day. Happy Thanksgiving!