Skip...skip... what a fun day yesterday! Thanksgiving with the family. A huge plateful of good food...the most I have eating in forever! But also a sad time as we felt the loss of Jason not being there in body. I KNOW he was with us in spirit. Just a melancholy time for the family. Something we will never fully get over I feel.
I was able to see an amazing movie after. The Blind Side. It touched my heart in so many ways. Just so sweet. I need to watch when the Baltimore Ravens play. I think he is number 74. Michael Oher. What an amazing story.
Thanksgiving is coming tomorrow...I have the day off from work...I am getting some of my yearly Christmas projects done...and I am just feeling like flipping... ; )
Happy Thanksgiving to all! I can never forget all the blessings in my life. All the family and friends who have touched my life. Feeling healthy again! Having a job that challenges me and teaches me a lot. Co-workers who are so fun to be around. Having the gospel in my life...what an amazing foundation for me to live my life by.
So I am rushing around to get to work early...I grabbed yogurt and a banana and a few things for lunch, got ready for work, scanned and sent some images that I worked on last night for work, walked out the door, drove to work (half hour commute)... and then realized when I got to work that I left my breakfast and lunch on my kitchen counter. How convenient! Sigh.
Oh well. I hope that it is not an indication of how my day is going to go. I have a lot to do for work. And a lot to get done after work today.
Just a sketch of a girl that looks like she is concerned...or possibly forgot her breakfast and her lunch for work.
So when my brother Jason was little, he was so aware of everything around him. Extremely aware. Like we would watch a movie and he would be turned around the whole time watching how the projector worked. It was amazing.
Happy Sunday! Off to my nephews' primary program in a bit.
...so it is a little more sporadic at the moment... but here is another illustration...This is my sister Tracey. Dancing around as a young child.
BTW, today was a good day. A cleansing day. Jason's kids and former wife are moving into my mom's house this month. So we literally had to attack Jason's room and clean it all out. Along with the other spare bedroom and the family room. So that Stef can move stuff in. It's been a hard process having to say goodbye to Jason's earthly possessions. But we also know that he is healthy now and safe from the disease that ravaged his body and his life. We will FOREVER miss him and will forever miss his hugs and nutty sense of humor. But we also know that he is always around us. And that he will always watch over us and protect us. Love you, Jase. Miss you so much at some moments.
It was a long and hard day. But a good day. Now to rest a little since I am not totally healed inside from this sickness.
You know the term "sick as a dog"? Well, the way I have been feeling for the last week makes me wonder if there has EVER been a dog that ever got that sick? And anyway, have you seen many sick dogs in your lifetime? I think they are generally healthy.
Anyway, I am glad to report that I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel... I still bark (like a dog) at times with this cold, but I am finally-slowly, mind you-almost feeling human! I went to work yesterday, since being off from work starting last Wednesday, and can I tell you, I was proud that I hung in there...but could there have EVER been a longer day in my life? The minutes felt like hours to me. I dragged myself out to my car and was so grateful when I drove up to my house. I went right up to my bed and laid down completely exhausted.
I am only hoping and praying that today goes better. So, whoever came up with that term, "sick as a dog", I wonder what dog or dogs you encountered. Or maybe they were your dogs and you fed them pure chocolate every day of their lives (a known fact is that chocolate makes dogs sick).
Anyway, I don't want to be sick "as any animal", let alone a person anymore!
I was a sickie from Wednesday through the weekend. So grateful to be feeling better finally. Yay! Anyway, I had no energy to post each day on my blog. I just slept a lot. So I broke my streak of posting an illustration a day. Ah, well!
So, here is a cartoon I drew for my sister's son for his presentation on the pony express. The drawing I did was for the kids in his class to color.
The preliminary sketch. I like their big heads, little facial features, and skinny appendages.
Happy Tuesday! Still getting used to the time change. Why would I be affected when I got an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning? And the big question...why do we have to have daylight savings? Let us all unite and be like Arizona and have no time change! Ah well. I will now resume my morning nap at my desk... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.