Thursday, January 23, 2020

thankful thursday

Part of the Junco flock having breakfast

Yesterday was a long, tiring day. There was an hour of driving to a medical appointment. Sitting. Standing. More driving. Errands on the way home, and chores in the dark before collapsing into bed. It was a good thing I did the Daily Markmaking in the morning - the little birds, above - because I couldn't have made much more than a thumbprint last night.

But it was also a great day. I got a lot of good information from the new doctor, and a relieved mind from the second opinion which was the reason for the appointment.

There was a stop on the way home at the Fitchburg Art Museum, which I used to visit often but hadn't seen in years because of the driving. I renewed my long-expired membership and also my acquaintance with many old friends in the Ancient Egypt permanent exhibition, and paintings by the museum's founder, Eleanor Norcross. It was a simply splendid way to spend some time. It felt like a celebration.

I get a lot of practice at feeling thankful, every day. In the words of Johnny Mercer, I tend to "accentuate the positive." It's not something I strive to do, it's just the way I live. But yesterday was exceptionally fine by any standard. And I was so very thankful that I didn't need to go anywhere this morning - except out to the paddocks and barns. A lovely, lazy Thursday morning!

Tonight's markmaking effort:

And here comes the weekend! I hope you all have a good one.