Thank You Thursday {9}


I really appreciate all of the beautiful messages that you send to me. I know I should reply more often, but even when I don’t, you are very understanding. I will make an effort to speak to you more often. You are so wonderful!

Kenzie and Daphne
I was just thinking about the beautiful cards that you sent me for my birthday and how absolutely elated they make me. You two are so talented! Your pictures are gorgeous. I am so excited to see how you both progress artistically in the coming years.

Hank Green
I love your videos. I spent many hours last night devouring both Vlogbrothers and Scishow. I love to learn, and I have a special place in my heart for biology. You explain science very well, and your video pacing and humor make the videos very enjoyable to watch, which I appreciate. Thank you for being so amazing!

I know that you don’t know me personally, but I know about you through Roy and I also follow your blog. You are so outstandingly hilarious! Roughly 97% of your posts make me crack up. Laughter, of course, is it a beautiful thing and I thank you for giving me that gift on a daily basis. Good luck, by the way. I hope you find something that makes you happy and also pays a livable wage at the very least.

Love and smiles,



Thank You Thursday {8}

I understand that today is Friday and not Thursday. Yesterday, I had a doctor’ s appointment, which was very tiring. Hopefully, I will not be late again. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy this week’s thankful shoutouts.

Thank you for being so accommodating. Your customer service is incredible, as is your food. The bruschetta was incredible and the four cheese pizza is the best pizza I’ve ever had ever (parmesan cream, mozzarella, fontina, parmesan & goat cheese). What the hell even? On top of the food and atmosphere (which was as stupendous as the delectable om noms), I had the Elderflower Cocktail, which is one of your specialties. It was rather strong for me, but it was delicious all the same.

Grotto9  grotto

Prophets and Outlaws
I am so glad that we ended up at Grotto. I really enjoyed your live cover of ‘Valerie’. Of course, your music on the whole is mind blowing. I will definitely be seeing you again.

For those of you who have not heard of Prophets and Outlaws, you can check them out here. They sound just as good record it as they do live, and you can check out four of their songs on their website.


Heather the receptionist
I’m very glad and that everyone enjoyed the rocks that we left up at the office. Thank you for saving the plate for us. We will be doing that again and leaving them at another location for more people to enjoy. I also really appreciate how you always greet us with a smile. I hope you have a wonderful year.

Although this sign on your front is slightly confusing, and you may have possibly been closed whenever we went inside, you still happily rang up the brownies that we purchased. They were delicious, by the way. Next time, I will probably try the pie.

Adorable Pei Wei Manager Guy
You made both myself and my mom smile yesterday, whether you realize that or not. You have such a happy face and sweet demeanor. Thank you for your sweetness and the food!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Love and smiles,


Thank You Thursday {7}

Thank you for helping us so much at the clinics. We really appreciate your support and compassion. Mom and I also think that you are adorable, so there’s that too.

Thank you for your constant positive feedback and support, especially when it comes to my art. I really enjoy talking to you. I miss you. I look forward to working on this new thing with you!

 Pinterest People
Thank you all for giving my mother such excellent recipe ideas. My taste buds rejoice frequently because you have decided to share your this or that with the world, and my mom found it. May you have many excellent meals.

Pinterest people part two
There is another portion of you who do not impose recipes or food ideas, but rather art references and inspiration, and for that I am grateful. Feet are really hard to draw, but I know where to go whenever I am in need of assistance. Thank you.


I get music suggestions from you off of Spotify, and they are wonderful. I am actually listening to Patchwork Girlfriend right now. I miss you, girlie. I hope to hang out with you whenever you come down!

 Love and smiles,


Thank You Thursday {6}

Junglebee09 a.k.a. Hope
Thank you for those lovely process videos that you post on YouTube. I’ve been struggling to paint faces for a few years now, and watching your videos finally made it click for me. Noses are especially difficult, but you made them make sense. You have helped me artistically improve, and I appreciate that.

I really appreciate you letting me throw all kinds of art at you. I’m sure it must be tiring. I was just so excited to finally figure out how to paint faces I had to show someone, and I knew that you of all people would understand. Thanks again, Roy.

Thank you for listening to me and helping me revamp Tsuriai. You know what those characters mean to me, and how often I used to draw them. Being able to draw them again is a relief and a pleasure. Thank you so much!

Thank you for the beautiful orchids and the chocolates. You know you didn’t have to get anything for me. I would’ve been happy with a simple video chat. But no. You have to try and spoil me.

Stay safe. I love you.

Server Dude at Gloria’s
Thank you for trying to weaken my margarita on the rocks. Despite your best attempts at leveling down that drink, with the tequila game was too strong and I had to tap out. I know it was top shelf, but I have been 21 for all of one month. It was too much too soon. I cannot yet play with the big dogs. I will return them when my liver is stronger and my stomach lining less fragile.

Love and smiles,


PS-also, a big thanks for mom for our Valentine’s day outing. That was way super fun, even though I couldn’t quite finish that margarita. I really enjoy going out with you. So many love.

Thank You Thursday {5}

Dr. Heitzman
I understand that you have seen a lot of people come through your door and have had to give out a lot of hard diagnoses, but your bedside manner is the best I’ve ever encountered. Thank you for being so outstandingly hilarious and wonderfully sweet even though it may not be on purpose. Not a bad thing. It just means that you are naturally a pretty nice guy. Go you, Doctor Heitzman.

Jessica the phlebotomist
As you and I both know, I have to get a lot of blood drawn. A lot. I am very grateful that you are the to do it. You make it painless and you are very considerate of my comfort. It is really nice to see the same face every time that I go in.  

Janine & Ginger
You two crack me up! I really, strongly doubt that I would even participate in the drug trials as readily were it not for you two. I’m glad that we can converse as we do during our visits. The amount of sharing that takes place not only makes me smile but certainly helps the scores on that “quality of life” questionnaire. 

Also, thank you for remembering that you can NOT talk while I do the breathing tests lest we have a five minute giggle cool down.

Grandma & Aunt Darla
I love seeing your faces! Thank you so much for the brunch. I am looking froward to next month.

Thank you for helping me type this weeks post…(wait a minute) and for putting up with my ridiculous “pain in the ass-hole” keyboard. I’ll get that dictation program re-installed even though you are so much funnier.


Love and Smiles,


P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day

Thank You Thursday {4}

ALSA and NuMotion
Thank you for working together to get me new batteries for my power chair.  I am anticipating the freedom that will accompany the life of these new powercells!!  25 miles’ worth of battery life?  Sign me up!!

J.K. Rowling
I’m currently re-re-listening to the audiobooks (for the umpteenth time) and I can never thank you enough for this wonderful series!  Harry Potter opened a door to literature and creativity unlike any other book or series I have read.  Growing with the characters was a beautiful experience for me, and one I will cherish always.

I am so glad you insisted I get snapchat!  Your snaps always make me smile, regardless of my mood!  Stay cute, Lexi!!

Aunt Phyllis
Thank you for the gorgeous cross-stitched lap blanket you sent!! It has come in handy, especially on these cold winter mornings!  Not only is it the perfect size, but is impossible to feel grumpy with such bright, cheerful butterflies on my toasty warm lap!!

Love and Smiles,


Thank You Thursday {3}

Dr. Warren & Team
Thank you for taking care of Kip. We know you were loathe to remove his eye, but you did, and I am confident you did it well.  You spoke of Kip as an individual and we all appreciate that so much.

Thank you for being the sweetie you actually are and not trying to eat the vet staff.  You are the best dog a girl could ask for.

Mr. Paul
Thank you for upgrading my RAM.  You know how important my computer is and I appreciate the work and money and effort you put into taking care of me.

Also, thank you for Square Burger.  Hot damn.

Alex of Australia
I am very glad we’re friends.  It excites me when you log onto Skype because I know hilarity will ensue.  You also make me feel incredibly adorable, which is always a nice feeling.  Thank you for being so awesome.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes!!  All of the smiles and love directed my way made this my best birthday yet!!  I appreciate and adore you all!!

Love and smiles,