Ten Things of Thankful – October 11

Good Morning all my thankful people! It’s time for TTOT! Let’s get the party started!!

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1. Kristi, the wonderful person who keeps us going on here, and I have been communicating outside the group. Yes! And I really enjoy chatting with her. Such positive energy! AND AND AND She went to my old town where I lived for 22 years (other than a couple of short leaves and returns). She even took a picture of the house I lived in from 1977-1992. Isn’t that such so sweet of her?

2. Inktober! It’s keeping me on task to do a post every day to respond to the themes. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my drawing skillz and to allow myself to fumble. It is important to me to not spend too much time on these drawings as I am trying to practice acceptance and it’s working, for the most part. There are some I spend more time on, but it’s usually because I change my mind in the middle of drawing. Here’s my weeks worth.


3. Weekly Art Group – I started back to going to the senior group for painting. We do a variety, but mostly watercolor. It’s a lovely group and a great way of getting a happy shot in the arm. I’ve been trying to get back to this group and it’s now possible since I made some significant changes in my life. I created some background art for blogging and such. Here’s a sample:


4. Super Short Story success! I have been trying to get these stories in the right hands and the two I submitted this week were both accepted. Here’s the first one and the next one will come out next Friday.
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I will also be posting this on my blog later for those who prefer not to view on Medium.

5. Lately, I have been having sleeping issues and I started having my Kindle read to me. It’s working πŸ™‚ This week it has been a lovely book of short essays and I enjoy them so much. They don’t put me to sleep, but the Kindle lady voice is soothing me. I do go back and replay where I remember leaving off. This is the book in case you want to have a look.

6. Weather – It has been so beautiful this week! It’s needing to rain, so they say, but I am enjoying the sunny days and cool nights. It can stay this way for a little longer.

7. Unsplash is an awesome way to get pretty pictures for blogs and such. It’s free and a nice courtesy to credit the photographer. I love it! I am so grateful for this. I use some of the photos for inspiration and color guides for painting. Here’s a pretty fall one:
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8. Six Sentence Story – I have not mentioned this lately and it’s something I keep up weekly. Here’s the latest: Notes of the Night I am grateful for Denise and her devotion to keeping this going.

9. Daughter finished swimming lessons and is now able to navigate deeper waters. WIN!!! I met her at the pool and she received a celebratory hot chocolate πŸ™‚

10. And this is where you get a chance to share your gratitudes. Be it one or more, just hop on in and give us a try. Come jump in the leaves of TTOT!!

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20 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful – October 11”

  1. Love the lead in photo. Beautiful colors and all sparkly πŸ˜€
    You’ve been a very busy woman! Congratulations on your short stories acceptance. Must be a really good feeling πŸ™‚ Our weather has been beautiful as well. Hate to see it end.
    Thank you, Lisa. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’m so glad you’ve become a regular at the Six. Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. So glad that Kristi was able to take a photo of your former home for you!

    Thank you for sharing some of your Inktober drawings.I have loved seeing some of the drawings of friends who have shared their Inktober drawings on FB as well.

    I was one of those sink-like-a-rock kids when it came to swimming. When I was in college, being able to swim was a requirement for graduation. I finally learned, but barely, but wouldn’t be able to do so now because of some physical limitations. I do enjoy being in a heated pool though. It is so relaxing. So glad your daughter is able to navigate in the deeper waters now.

    I skipped SSS this week. There was too much on my plate and the inspiration for the prompt wasn’t coming.

    Glad the Kindle lady voice is soothing and helps you relax.

    Thanks for the tip about Upsplash. I’ll have to check that out.

    Hope you have a great week, Lisa.

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  3. Thank you for the sweet shout-out. I’ve enjoyed chatting with you, too, and really appreciated your insider information on what to see and do, and where to eat. That pizza was mighty tasty!

    I’m sorry you’ve been having sleeping issues, and hope that resolves soon.

    Congrats on your continued success with your writing, and on your daughter’s swimming progress!

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