Let’s color. Again.

So, every week until we can leave the house again I’m sharing one of my doodles with you.  You can print it, color it, use it as toilet paper.  IT’S UP TO YOU.

This one is a bit emotional but honestly this week has been a little hard and if you read the words it’s actually very positive.  I think.

drawing of crying girl. Text says "you don't have to hide your pain. Use it to move yourself forward. Remember that sometimes pain can be extraordinary. Just like you. It won't always be like this. Keep breathing. Keep moving. Keep fighting."
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Keep fighting.  We’ll get through this.

And now…time for the weekly wrap-up:


Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):


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44 thoughts on “Let’s color. Again.

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  1. There are days that I see this face in the mirror. But mostly I see things in a more positive light as communities rise to meet challenges and help one another. Chin up. Carry on. Feel my hugs and love.

  2. Keep Breathing.

    I LOVE that command. I have issued it to myself, family, friends and patients. It usually goes something like this:

    “ I know it’s awful, sweetlove. You just have to keep breathing and let time bulldoze you ahead. Just breathe. I’ll hold the hold til you can believe it again. Stay, my love. Breathe.”

    Strangelings, thank you all for being and breathing, even if it’s through an N95 respirator sometimes. We’ll get to the other side together. The kind of together that means 6 feet apart. Keep breathing, Jenny, Hailey, Victor, Elizabeth. Keep breathing, strangelings. It will be worth it. I promise.

  3. I guess you have CATVID-19 after he touched your face so much? What would the test be for that?

  4. Guess what. There is an upside to having this particular pandemic in 2020, vs in 1918 like the last pandemic. Doctors are no longer prescribing 1 gram of aspirin every 3 hours anymore. We don’t even recommend a baby 81 mg daily anymore, at least not routinely.
    So, there’s that.
    COVID 19 will almost certainly NOT turn hemorrhagic, because, 8 grams of aspirin. Or, rather, NOT any aspirin, especially not 8 grams.

  5. Jesus. I’ll hold the HOPE til you can believe it again.
    Typos like that are like flouncing dramatically out of a room in high dudgeon only to come back 20 seconds later to get your damn purse.

  6. Yes. Teach the cat that there are consequences to spilling. Or as another fav author put it: ripper cushions.

  7. Thank you for this coloring page….it sums up exactly how I feel!! You must have been reading my mind from a very social distance.

  8. JFC I needed this today.

    And huge shoutout to the Bloggess Tribe. I’m still getting well-wishes, and today is my 1-year anniversary of starting chemo. Thank you all for the support. I can’t thank you fast enough. I feel wrapped in love here, for sure.

  9. Thank you. I also really needed this today. At the end of a HORRIBLE week where I was on bedroom arrest all week after showing Covid symptoms (fortunately mild and cleared up quickly), I need to know that this will not be forever and I can get through this.

  10. Love and support and virtual hugs to you, and everyone. Stay SMART, stay CAREFUL, stay APART, stay CLEAN, and always, always stay HOPEFUL and HELPFUL.

  11. Thank you so much Jenny for being there and for doing this work. It makes me feel so much less alone knowing that there are other people out there with the same struggles.

    I have been in the depth for a very long time now – I’m not even sure how long – and you are a powerful beacon of light for me.

    Thank you!!!

  12. i dont do coloring, but i love the picture and the words. thank you for sharing.

  13. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Blessings of peace and protection for you and your loved ones

  14. I may need to borrow Rolly. Ever since the word went out about not touching your face, mine has itched like crazy! AARgh! Unfortunately the dog is not interested 😂 to everyone stay safe and find things to do to make you happy 😃

  15. I am crying now…. Jenny, you are such an important person to so many. I dearly love you for being amazing, and weird but in an amazing way. Thank you.

  16. Thank you for being you. For sharing things like this. You really make me feel like I’m not alone. I know this is shamelessly self promoting of me but I also think it might put a smile on yours and others faces, I made an instagram about squirrels because life makes no sense and I need some purpose. It’s called squirrelsofottawa. I hope it makes you smile.

  17. Yesterday I was so happy my daughters Guinea pig didn’t wee on me & gave me a chin kiss. Then I looked down and saw a wet patch over my favourite dress. Still, chin kiss was good.

  18. We can do it! I’m struggling bc I’m naturally an introvert too so I don’t even want to do virtual meeting with people now. Just let me hide in my hole. But I know that’s unhealthy. I feel like I’m going to be one of the people who has panic attacks in crowded stores when this is over. 🤦‍♀️

  19. Almost 2 years ago I heard you read your first book, and a year after that I listened to your second. I must say that nothin in this world has ever come that close to how life is in my head 24/7. I want to say my mental issues aren’t that bad, but frankly I’m not that good a liar. So I leave this post with this, you know you have anxiety when you carry on a 10 minute conversation with your hairdresser about porn and 2 months later still wonder if she thinks your weird and have no idea why you said any of it. Thank you Jenny, for your stories that can only make me laugh at myself over and over again.

  20. OK, so, great doodle! It reminds me of the character I chose to be on Guitar Hero yesterday…or Jem from Jem and the Holograms. LOL. Oh, and thanks for sharing the cat related account from IG…I got lost in videos before seeing that your own cat has refused to stop touching your face!

  21. yeah but that cat picking up the kibble, is going to shit in that guys’ boots in the near future…

  22. Thank you Rolly, for giving Jenny love when she needs it most, and little kitten, for distracting her/his owners from their worries. She/he gave them something else to be upset about, although, I would be laughing hysterically about it. I mean, it’s not like you have to go anywhere, you’re stuck inside, and at least it’s something different you did that day.
    My Mom contacted her local hospital and asked them for the requirements for making masks that would be safe for hospital workers and first responders to use. She’s sewing her little heart out. Knowing that you are doing something to help gives you back a small measure of control over the uncontrollable. (Getting crafty for the angels on the front lines.) I helped my husband with buzzing off his hair since no barbershops are open due to the enforced only necessary businesses are open decree. He has to look presentable for work, and he didn’t like the shaggy 1970’s look. He looks good with short hair, not too bad! My squirrels and birds outside are going crazy, I have one squirrel who is blond instead of grey, who hangs upside down from the bird feeder and then does crunches to get a handful of bird seed, I envy his abs! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the birds are courting and the male cardinal keeps feeding his female cardinal choice bits he has picked out of the feeder for her while they sit on my fence. Even though I can’t stand being outside due to my spring allergies, making my husband flinch every time I sneeze, I love spring the most!! Of course, when I go to make a run to get groceries, everyone sees my sneezing and blowing my nose as a Covid-19 harbinger of death, even as I swear up and down it’s my usual annual allergies, I’m sure they think I’m lying. At least I have no trouble getting a 6 foot clearance from other people. Zombies would be preferable, or even vampires, to my sniffly, itchy red eyes, drippy nose and my shuffling, achy hips and knees, coming down the produce aisle. I may even say “brains, I need brains” as I walk by….

  23. Something else fun to do and thanks, Jenny, for letting me post my link here.
    There’s a crossword puzzle in this blog that will make you think of Yesterday, you know, when your troubles were so far away

  24. Thank you for the picture needed this message. My 5 year old granddaughter had a stroke on thursday and have been worried ever since.

  25. On the same day I was depressed because John Prime is sick in a bad way…..I found Jenny why is “sick” in a good way

  26. My partner has a deep seated hatred of raccoons- he got into a fight with an obese trash panda once because it was eating corn meant for deer. By the end of it, they were both huffing and puffing. After hearing this story, I decided this was a man I definitely needed in my life.

    I, on the other hand, happen to love raccoons. And the pillowcase, which I’m going to have to buy just to see the look of disgust on my partner’s face. He’s going to be so excited.

    …I cannot wait.

  27. We can do it! I’m struggling bc I’m naturally an introvert too so I don’t even want to do virtual meeting with people now. Just let me hide in my hole.

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