Gratitude 


I am grateful for a day job project completed today.

I am grateful for time spent outside with Farl and Coop. We were all working on our own endeavours; I was getting some art stuff done, Farl was making a spaceship from odds and sods, and Coop was making a kite. That feeling of absorption in a task is hard to beat; and is even better in good company like that.

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I am grateful for several phone calls, and posts on social media wishing me a happy birthday today. That stuff is meaningful for me, and appreciated!

I am grateful for a “#1 Dad” medal my kids made for me out of cardboard and yarn. I wore it all day.

I am grateful for my pal Francis, who gave me a print of one of my favourite photographs of his, without knowing it was my birthday today.

I am grateful for a steak dinner Julie put together for us tonight. It was sublime.

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I am grateful for a trip to the Oak Bay Collectir Car Festival. Coop, Farley and I went there by bike. There were parts of that same trip I was not grateful for, but there were other parts that were fun.

I am grateful for dinner out at a sushi restaurant.

I am grateful for time spent watching West World with Julie this evening.

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I am grateful for this blog. I was lost in the archives for a while last night, I don’t look at old posts that often, but it’s a trip whenever I do.

I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. We went out for hamburgers, then to Mr. Tubb’s for ice cream and ticket redemption games. Farley won enough tickets for a styrofoam glider, 2 plastic army guys, and a glow-in-the-dark bug.

Coop won a bunch too, and saved the credits for a later date. That kid has a talent for saving that can’t have come from me. At the rate he is going, I think he might purchase his first car by redeeming Mr. Tubb’s tickets,

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I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for a bit of time on the studio.

I am grateful for a matinee and then dinner out with Julie, and no parental concerns or obligations until tomorrow afternoon. Our kids are at an overnight summer camp tonight, and while I cherish the freedom; I am also wondering about how and what they are doing every few minutes or so.

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I am grateful for lunch with my pal Matt, it had been too long and it was good to hang out with that guy.

I am grateful for plentiful local corn in season right now.

I am grateful for time spent working on a project in the outdoors using my hands on real things in this world.

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I am grateful for time at the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a chance to be useful to a young person.

I am grateful for a productive work day.

I am grateful for time with my lads this evening.

I am grateful for time spent in a lawn chair chatting with neighbours.

 

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I am grateful for some insomnia this morning that led to my being there with my camera at the Mt. Doug beach at 5:00am for the sunrise; which was a spiritual experience, and an example of one of the reasons why I paint.

I am grateful for automotive victory. I installed an aftermarket backup camera today, and now I just want to drive in reverse, all the time.

I am grateful for time spent doing errands at the mall with with my family today, culminating with all of us sharing an order of fries at the food court. That’s enough, right there, to make my week.