Gratitude List 1069: Basil Pesto, Warsan Shire, Poetry Emails, Queer Eye, and Spring

 Onion is the closest facing front, and then clockwise from the top left are Augie, Aidan, and Oskar. Not pictured here is Lula, who insisted on sitting under my chin while I took this photo.

Onion is the closest facing front, and then clockwise from the top left are Augie, Aidan, and Oskar. Not pictured here is Lula, who insisted on sitting under my chin while I took this photo.

  1. I discovered how fantastic it is to add a giant dollop of basil pesto to a pot of vegetable and bean soup.
  2. I've been reading Warsan Shire's book of poetry, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, and it's a good one.
  3. I get daily poetry emails from poets.org's Poem-A-Day and Matthew Ogle's Pome, and those emails are such an easy and wonderful way to stay engaged with poetic thinking while I'm not currently able to find my own through writing at the moment.
  4. Netflix's Queer Eye is somehow so healing. It gives me the happy tears.
  5. Spring isn't coming on very quickly, but it's still creeping in, and I am so happy about it. Winter depression is no joke, and, while spring is the hardest piece of my seasonal illness, it is also the promise of better days. It has been sunny and warm enough for the snow to melt on the sidewalks, and I even cracked a window today. Plus, I get to start wearing cuter shoes out of the house again. Yes!

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