Sunday, April 5, 2015

In Gratitude

... for knitting in the sun watching I Love Lucy with my housemate Alex.
... for exploring Ithaca a bit.

... for signs of spring.
... for only having to share the kitchen with one person rather than thirteen.

... for flowers blooming outdoors!
... for spring break.

... for very happy tulips.
... for the time to visit my chiropractor more often this past week.

... for learning how to make gnocchi!
... for cooking with others.

... for fancy looking soup.
... for abundance.

... for flowing water.
... for small fuzzy animals.

... for love big and small.
... for all the recipes from Alex's family.

... for learning to make pasta and ravioli.
... for the ability to give.

... for free paintings.
... for planning for the future.

... for parks that spring up out of nowhere.
... for self refection.

... for my favorite bridge in profile.
... for revisiting old places.

... for recognition.
... for discomfort that recognition brings.

... for things that make me laugh.
... for trying to work ahead.

... for creative uses of cardboard.
... for routines.

... for fellow chocoholics.
... for holy week celebrations.

... for lazy breakfasts.
... for gratitude.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In Gratitude

...for smiling faces.
...for birdsong.

...for glimpses of spring.
...for unique pottery that makes my morning granola that much better.

...for seeing the sun! (it never gets old)
...for shrinking snow banks.

...for the return of grass.
...for too many sweets.

 ...for cool buildings that mix new and old.
...for the belief that I can do too many things at once.

 ...for big ideas.
...for failure just being another word for opportunity.

...for silliness.
...for my studio mates and all their creative ideas.

 ...for having to question whether I'm in college or kindergarten.
...for rest after long days.

 ...for post prelim pancakes.
...for shoulders to cry on.

...for the thawing of the waterfall.
...for building new friendships.

...for dinner out with great people.
 ...for pizza.

...for impromptu evening tours of campus buildings.
...for movie nights.

...for meeting my friend's project...a robot named baxter.
...for hours long discussions about space and it's exploration.

...for homemade gnocchi.
...for delight.

 ...for generous friends who make meetings more delicious.
...for growth.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In gratitude

…for friends.
…for knitting.

… for colors.
…for coffee.

 … for homework help and ice cream.
…for the particles that make up everything, but still seems to be incomprehensible.

 …for breaking things.
…for impromptu construction lessons.

 …for post prelim baking.
…for time off.

 …for flowers.
…for warm light.

 …for beautiful veggies.
…for time to cook.

 …for watching movies and making hot fudge.
…for going out in -4 degrees F. to get ice cream for the hot fudge.

 …for funky knitting projects.
…for knitting as homework.

 …for melting ice.
…for the the science and art inherent in art.

 …for surprise notes left on the bathroom mirror.
…for such caring housemates that any one of them could've writing these notes.

 …for my first voluntary walk in 6 weeks.
…for above freezing temperatures.

 …for whimsy.
…for inside jokes.

 …for forced bulbs.
…for sharing.

 …for sunsets.
…for nice architecture.

 …for being able to feed my housemates pound cake.
…for snippets of domesticity.

 …for interesting book finds.
…for chances to enter the mysterious realm of the city planners.

 …for Lemmy in snow.
…for laughter.

 …for Mocha Bean in snow.
…for non-absorbant floors.

 …for awkward bunny faces.
…for Netfix.

 …for public murals.
…for breaking out of my routine.

 …for opportunities.
…for new ideas.

 …for sunflowers!
…for sun.

 …for half-birthdays as an excuse for cake.
…for love and encouragement.