Today is a national holiday. I hope you have resisted the siren song to gather with friends and family far and wide, because more than any time during this pandemic, it is not safe to do so. I just learned of another friend to pandas who has contracted COVID-19 and I really don’t want anyone else to get it.
It is just. not. safe.
But with all that, I am thankful for so many things.
I am thankful that neither I, nor anyone in my closest circles have become ill.
Of those friends and acquaintances who have contracted COVID 19, I am thankful you are recovering, and my deepest hope is that you recover completely.
I am thankful for those of you who read my ‘toons.
I am thankful when you tell me something I have written has touched your heart.
I am thankful that so many of you have chosen to support my various Kickstarter projects, and especially my felty panda project! it continues to give me great joy and comfort through these hard and increasingly desperate times.
I am thankful that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be our leaders in the new year. With every announcement of cabinet picks, I am reminded of how far we have fallen, and how gradual and yet all at once, what we once took for granted crumbled before our eyes.
I am thankful for the realization that even if I can’t gather with friends today, that I can skip the turkey and gravy and just eat an entire pie by myself, which follows a dinner of stuffing and cranberry relish.
I am thankful that we have a new baby cubby in DC and like the little miracle that he is, was named Xiao Qi Ji, as such.
And now, let us be thankful for large, soft bears, with stories to tell, and small bears to hear them.
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda
Hey I just got word of a site wide 20% of sale over at Abundant Earth Fiber! Friday 11/27 ~ Monday 11/30
As you may know, this is where I get the majority of my wool fibers to make my felties, and it is beautiful stuff. They mill all of the fibers and yarn they sell, as well as do the dyeing in beautiful, rich, earthy colors. Not only do they make beautiful yarn, they are lovely, kind people. Since closing their retail location, they have been including US shipping at no additional cost to you. For the yarn lover in your life, this is a great opportunity to support a wonderful small business and get some great yarn at a great price!