November 19, 2012

Patchie [Is Thankful] - Part III

Part One is here, Part Two is here.

Nov 13: My friends. When I gave up trying to be part of the "it" crowd, I found the most wonderful caring people. I'm thankful I found one of the most wonderful groups of people.

Nov 14: Knitting. It's cathartic for me, and in a sense a form of meditation. I'm thankful I have the resources and can find the time to set aside and knit almost every day.

Nov 15: The Boy. He is wonderful and patient and I am so thankful he chose me.

Nov 16: Traveling. Some people never leave their home town or home state, and I would go absolutely crazy. I'm thankful for the ability to travel, and I don't think I use it enough. I'm also thankful The Boy has Wanderlust as well.

Nov 17: Nature. I live in a very pretty place, and sometimes I forget. I'm thankful for those days that I can get to a park or near the water and be reminded how pretty this area is.

Nov 18: Theatre. Even though I've fallen off the wagon a little bit, I'm still thankful it's in my life. I'm thankful for the opportunities I've been given and continue to get.

Nov 19: Short Work Weeks! I'm possibly a little too excited I have Thursday off...even though I have to work Friday.

November 13, 2012

Patchie [Is Thankful] - Part II

Part I (and an explanation) can be found here.

Nov 6: The ability to vote. I'm thankful that I live in a country where I have the right to vote and the freedom to agree or disagree.

Nov 7: Question 6. I'm thankful that my state passed Question 6 and has legalized gay marriage. Patchie is 110% for equality!

Nov 8: Vacation Time. Today is my Friday! I'm thankful that I can take time off work to do things I love.

Nov 9: Team Hot. While I'm only seeing Alex today (and all weekend!), the girls I work with for Hack & Slash are some of the best people I know.

Nov 10: Whovians. Doctor Who fans are, in general, wonderfully fun and random people. I met some of the coolest people today because I was dressed as a Dalek at FaerieCon.

Nov 11: Cameras. Not just my camera, not just my photography, but photos and cameras in general. I love how much we can capture in this day and age, and I'm thankful for it.

Nov 12: My grandfather. I'm still sometimes hit off guard with just how much I miss him, but I'm thankful for all the years I did get to spend with him. I know I'm lucky.

November 5, 2012

Patchie [Is Thankful]...Part I

People on Facebook are doing this "daily thankful" thing, where they are posting a status every day with something different they are thankful for. I think this is a fantastic idea, but I don't like to blow up my Facebook page and frankly, I know I'll forget days (there are days I don't get near a computer, after all). I thought instead so this blog isn't entirely silent, I'd check in and write one for each day, although not necessarily ON that day. The aim is once a week, although I'm not going to promise. And who knows, maybe this will get me back into the writing spirit.

As a side note, I do plan on giving you some sort of recap from faire this past season. I just need more time to do it.

This year, I am thankful for...

Nov 1: Faire, and everything it brings. It's my happy place, my biggest hobby, and I have met truly amazing people because of it. It's also opened up so many other opportunities for me.

Nov 2: Halloween Clearance Sections. I scored a pretty sweet Iron Man beanie today for only $2.

Nov 3: Friends who throw fantastic parties. Really, sitting around a bonfire on the Potomac River with a bunch of people you care about can't be beat. Also, there was a zombie gnome cake.

Nov 4: The quiet evenings with The Boy. We are both so busy and it's not always busy doing the same things. Those quiet evenings curled up with a glass of wine and watching movies or tv are really special.

Nov 5: My job. It's stressful but it's close to home, pays well, and I like the people I work with. We're treated very well.

Are you doing anything similar? Let me know and leave me a link in the comments...I'd love to read them!