I am grateful for a night with Julie. We rented “The Founder”, a film about the first McDonald’s CEO, Ray Kroc. It was a good show, and I found myself giving in to Michael Keaton’s portrayal of Kroc’s charisma, despite my better judgement, and a palpable aversion to his ethics; much like I do on occasion with McDonald’s food.
I am grateful for a day with my brother, who flew out to help me make and install a new window in the garagenous zone. Great day!
I am grateful for a walk with Cooper’s Cub Pack and Farley through Mount Douglas park tonight. I’ve driven to the top, but never walked any of the trails – what a great spot; through deep dark forest and out to a secluded beach.
I am grateful that Farley chose to hold my hand for much of that walk. I’m not sure how much of that I have left with him, so I treasure it when he reaches his hand up for mine.
I am grateful for sandwiches of all varieties. Today I am grateful for ham and Swiss cheese with tomato, lettuce and avocado sandwiches we prepared and consumed at French Beach, where myself and the boys also built a top notch driftwood fort.
I am grateful for 6 hours in the studio today, working on a painting that so far is working out the way I want it too. I am grateful for Julie, who made that possible.
I am grateful for dinner with friends tonight. Burgers, kids, trampolines and the like. Great stuff!
I am grateful for lots of biking around today to get things done.
I am grateful for a walk by the water with Julie today.
I am grateful for Cooper’s school talent show. So awesome to see so many kids being so into doing what they are doing, and giving 110%. Fun stuff!
I am also grateful for all the time Farley gets to spend at that school. He’s very comfortable there, which is great, because pretty soon it will be his school, too.
I am grateful for the opportunity to sit at the Art Victoria Now show today. A few friends dropped by, and it was nice to see them, and I also was able to speak to some other folks who enquired about my work. Last day it’s up is tomorrow. It was nice to be involved in it today.
I am grateful for time spent building Lego with all 4 of us for a brief while tonight.
I am grateful for time spent figuring out how to make sushi with those same boys tonight. We made tons, and it was fun and delicious.
I am grateful for sandwiches of all varieties, but today in particular I am grateful for ice cream sandwiches.
I am grateful for a day nearly without yard work.
I am grateful for an acoustic bike ride with the boys, although it was abundantly apparent that one of them wasn’t sharing my enthusiasm on the way back up the hill.
I am grateful for a weekend that really felt like the beginning of summer.
I am grateful for a supper prepared entirely on the grill and consumed outside.