Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Gratefuls (or The Anti-Blahs)

The February blahs seem to be rearing their ugly head already and I think a list of things for which I am grateful would be a good antidote, alors voici:
  • warm wool blankets
  • sunshine and blue skies
  • a fridge full of food
  • paint and canvases and cardboard
  • a home to shelter me from the cold
  • a new-to-me butterfly jigsaw puzzle
  • hot chocolate
  • peppermint tea
  • art magazines
  • a 1950's teaching book called Natural Science Through the Seasons
  • a 1937 Film Pictorial Annual inscribed "June Timms, Christmas 1936"
  • my laptop
  • classic movies
  • my black patent leather (vinyl?) mary jane ballerina flats
  • an upcoming field trip to Montréal with the Mad Chatters, a discussion group I'm a part of that's been going strong for over four years (can't say the same for our blog though - oops!)
  • an upcoming weekend getaway with D. to Château Montebello with a possible detour to Montréal to catch a Waterhouse exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (LOVE that place)
  • a potential trip to NYC in the works
  • D.'s arms - he's cozy
  • Cassie's soft golden fur - she's cozy
  • being surrounded by coziness
  • my family
  • my friends
  • the opportunity to heal hurts that still linger
  • this space, this blog
  • chickadees and blue jays
  • Pinot Grigio
  • my eight year old Honda Civic
  • find-a-words
  • I'm going to be an auntie to a new niece come March (yay!)
  • Squam Art Workshops and the wonderful connections it brought me, how it opened me up to deep friendships, creative community and possibility
  • my library
  • a book on Canadian painting I found there a few weeks ago
  • dinner plans with a dear friend at a favourite vegetarian restaurant
  • Mad Men
  • a paycheck
  • my home office and whiteboard
  • possibility
I could go on.

Tonight's score: Steph 37, Blahs 0.


  1. you go, girl! i love the scorecard!

  2. I too love the scorecard.
    Warm blessings to you tonight~Jamie