I am grateful for friends in our neighbourhood. We’re driving eachother’s kids to the same summer camp, and that’s been convenient.
I am grateful for time and $$$ spent at Opus, an art supply store.
I am grateful for time spent tickling and wrasslin’ with my hilarious children this evening.
I am grateful for our dump, and cavernous minivan. There was a bunch of old carpet and house guts on our front lawn this morning. Now there isn’t.
I am grateful for a face swap app on my phone. It makes for an entertaining, albeit creepy photo; especially popular with the 4 and 7 year old set.
I am grateful for time spent finishing up the flooring installation. There’s still trim, paint, and drywall preparation to do, but the last room that needed the floor is done!
I am grateful for fun times with family today.
I am grateful for time on, in, and beside Elk lake today.
I am grateful for a canoe voyage with Julie’s cousin Kerry and my nephew Henry (really, 2nd cousin-in-law, but I am going to go with nephew).
I am grateful for a takeout supper by the hotel pool.
I am grateful for 4 kids playing and swimming together all day, morning until night, until both Farley and Coop were both telling me they were tired and ready for bed.
I am grateful for our backyard.
I am grateful for time at the studio today.
I am grateful for visiting family, with cousin type kids to hang out with ours. They’ve come from far and wide: Kansas City, Sacremento, and Seattle. They are all great people, and serve as proof that I married well.
I am grateful for hotels with pools and water slides.
I am grateful for our air conditioner. I spent a good part of the day working on my laptop in bed, because that’s where the air conditioner is. I could not think when I was at my desk, where my thermometer read 28 Celsius.
I am grateful for lunch with Julie.
I grateful for an evening spent in the backyard. We cooked on the bbq, ate out there, watched kids play on the swing, and lolligaged in a hammock. It was too hot to be inside, but it was nice to be out back.
I am grateful for breakfast with my boys. I made omelette muffins.
I am grateful for a productive day.
I am grateful for construction adhesive. I used it today to install some transitions for the new floor. It’s great stuff!
I am grateful for our babysitter, and for time spent in the studio, and for a painting completed and another begun.
I finished another painting today, based on a photo I took in the morning just after waking up on Sombrio Beach from a good sleep after the last day of our hike on the Juan de Fuca Trail.
I took a photo each time I left the studio, you can see the progress here:
I am grateful for a day without much rushing around. I got lots done, but I was working alone, quietly, and on no-one’s timeline but my own.
I am grateful for an apple gallette brought to me from Coombs by friends who travelled there recently.
Grateful for help from my bro. We got all the flooring installed today that we’d planned to.
I am grateful for a swim with my boys tonight.