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’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 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.