Gratitude

I am grateful for my Dad, my grandfathers, and all the fathers in my life who are my friends, peers, and role models this Father’s Day.

I  grateful for a safe journey home with my boys.

I am grateful for pie for dinner and pie for dessert. Julie knows me well.

I am grateful for a quick visit to the studio tonight.

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I am grateful for the great time I am having with both my lads at scout camp here on Newcastle Island. It’s a great spot, and there are great people here. We’re camped right by the water. As I write this I am in my tent between two sleeping kids, listening to the murmers of the last stragglers around the campfire and the waves lapping at the shore.

We had a full day. They practised making fires on the beach. We went kayaking.  They ran around lots, having the time of their lives. 
As my late grandfather used to say, “it just doesn’t get any better than this; and sometimes, I don’t even think it gets this good.”

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I am grateful for a potluck dinner we were invited to for the end of the year of the Beaver Colony that Farley will be joining next year. He’s been to so many Beaver and Cub meetings, it’s hard to believe this will be the first time he’s officially been registered. It was a fun event that coincided nicely with a night I had the boys to myself, and there were lots of Cooper’s buddies from Cubs there, too.

I am grateful for Farley’s zeal for power windows.

I am grateful for a visit from a cool snail that Farley found tonight.

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I am grateful for my Farley boy, who gave me a nice Father’s Day card today with a portrait of our family.

I am grateful for a productive day.

I am grateful for a night out with Julie. We went to the studio, and painted. We didn’t converse much, but it was a nice way to hang out.

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I am grateful for time at the studio today.

I am grateful for my late grandmother’s sloppy joe recipe, and I am grateful for the email thread that I read every time I search for it. There’s nothing big or profound about it, but it is a warm, affectionate, easy going correspondence that helps me remember how great she was, and how she’s still with me.
I am grateful for Coop’s Cub meeting. It’s great that it’s at a hall right next to the beach.

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I am grateful for a successful afternoon of errands, and a good long while at the new water park in Esquimalt with my lads.

I am grateful for time at the studio.

I am grateful for time with Farley getting him tucked into bed for the night. 

I am grateful for time with Julie, hanging out and watching some tv after the boys were down.

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I am grateful for Farley and Coop, who both received the yellow belts that they earned in their Karate class today.

I am grateful for a trip we took to East Sooke Park. It’s a great spot, and I remember doing a lot of day hikes there back when I lived here in my early twenties.  We went down to the beach and had a picnic, and made great use of a driftwood swing someone set up there. It was a great way to spend our afternoon.