I am grateful for family fun night. It was Cooper’s pick. He chose bowling. I think that might be the first time I’ve gone bowling since I’ve had kids. I’d forgotten how much fun it is.

I am grateful for a telescope I’ve had in a box under my bed since Santa brought it for our family last Christmas. I finally got that thing set up tonight, and I pointed it at the moon. It was quite the sight to behold, and I even got a pretty good photo by holding my phone up to the eyepiece. 

Nothing like a telescope to blow one’s mind thinking about how close and far away things are, how big the universe is, how insignificant we are, and what a privilege it is to be able to observe the world around us.


I am grateful for nice clear warm sunny weather today. Warm enough that a sweater was all I needed outside for a while, at least.

I am grateful for my electric bike, and for the opportunity to cart Cooper around on it today. Fun times.

I am grateful for friends who took care of our kids tonight when we were in a jam.


I’m grateful for my very existence. I don’t mean to get all epistemological or religious on you, but here’s the thing: either by some great coincidence or some grand design, here I am, and there you are. Imagine that.

I am grateful for burger night.

I am grateful for Julie.


I am grateful to have a warm, dry, comfortable place to live. Buckets of rain came down today., and winds were clocked at 99 km/h in the city and 120km/h off the coast.

I am grateful for an adventurous ride in that weather this morning. Also rain pants. I am grateful for rain pants.

I am grateful to be in bed. I am bushed.


I am grateful for enough work right now. I regularly go through a feast/famine cycle, although that makes my schedule sound more predictable and regular than it is. Right now it’s just about right, which is nice.

I am grateful for some time spent with all 4 of us on the living room floor tonight, playing with lego and wooden blocks.

I am grateful for sashimi I cut up tonight from a frozen block of salmon I bought at a Japanese supermarket in town. So good. So much cheaper than from a restaurant. So decadent to snack on that while zoning out with a bit of Netflix with Julie before turning in for the night.




I am grateful for a laid back weekend.

I am grateful for some time spent outdoors today with kids clambering around on rocks and making grand projects out of kelp and washed up tires.

I am grateful for Cattle Point when the sun is low in the sky.

I am grateful for weather that’s warm enough that when a 3 year old falls in the water and gets wet, he doesn’t get so cold he has to go home right away.

I am grateful to live a peaceful existence in this world, especially in light of recent events in Paris, Beirut, and Bagdad. I take peace for granted in my life. I wish everyone could.