Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

the respiratory crud........yuck

Yesterday I woke up hopeful that what I was feeling were my the day wore on I realized that even though I wasn't feeling that bad I was going to have to skip attending ATC meet up at REDLEAD. :( I did not have a bad case of allergies, but the respiratory crud, and we all enjoy sharing stuff.....ATC's, supplies, conversation, ideas......but I don't think the crud is on the list of things we like to share on ATC night! By the end of the night I felt like __________! Even though I was feeling crummy, I got a case of the giggles and thought this stuff is really contagious, I must have got this crud from Denise when I visited her blog!

As I sit here thinking about how icky I feel, coughing, sneezing, my head feels like an over inflated balloon, watery eyes, fluid filled ears, a nose like a drippy faucet in need of repair, the weight of an elephant on my chest, and my body feels like I have been hit by a train, a bus, an 18 wheeler, a moped, and a little old man on a bicycle...........I hurt. BUT I can not help but think how lucky I am. AT LEAST this is not next Thursday, on THANKSGIVING, AT LEAST what I have is not terminal, AT LEAST I woke up this morning to my home, my family, the things I love still around me just as I left them before I crawled into bed last night and pulled the covers up around me to ward off that horrid beast, the chills.

Now this has me thinking about all of the things I am THANKFUL for:

  1. my family
  2. being given a second and third chance at life
  3. my home, and everything it holds
  4. the gift of art
  5. friends and art sisters
  6. the warmth of our home
  7. food on our table
  8. few bucks in the bank
  9. a paycheck that has been extra fluffy with lots of overtime pay
  10. 2 running vehicles
  11. blogs
  12. and every other little thing that I take for granted each and every day
  13. all of the things I have not yet thought of , but I still know I am thankful for, and when I do think of them I will feel like a jerk for forgetting to mention!
  14. the strength and courage I asked for and have been given to make some big changes in my life

So, what are you thankful for? If you listed them and thought about them, would they make you see things in a different light when say, your having a not so good day?

So, Becky, Angelica, Sharon and Denise what if I said tag.....your it? What are you thankful for.........

And hey, you there, reading my blog......tag your it, too!


firstborn studio said...

i accept your tag....and am grateful for friends like you who have such a great outlook on life and such a wicked sense of humor,too! i will post my list in the next day or so....gonna give it some thought.....
hope you are feeling better...i am....yehaw!

ntuart said...

Thank you! Glad you are feeling better, sniff, sniff..........can't wait until I am cuz this stuff is the pitts!


JUST ME said...


Hope you are doing much better today.


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