Gratitude


I am grateful for a fine day at the 2018 TD Art Gallery Paint In. I sold a number of cards and prints, and ran out of the 100 business cards I brought. It felt like success to me.

I am grateful for help from Cooper this morning. In the past, help from my kids usually meant “help” with quotation marks. Not today. That big kid was mission critical to keeping the morning going smoothly.

I am grateful for Julie. She was on one or both kids all day and brought me lunch, which is one of her many keys to my heart.

I am grateful for my neighbour, who helped me get all the stuff doen there this morning  and back up here this afternoon.

I am grateful for takeout and a screening of Isle of Dogs this evening, which is a heckuva fine movie and was the perfect way to end the day.

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I am grateful for the easels my brother helped me make a few months back. They’ve served me well, and now I’ve got them set up nicely for prints on paper and cards.

I am grateful for Coop’s film festival at his Lego animation summer camp. It was awesome.

I am grateful to be going to bed feeling mostly prepared for the Moss Street Paint-In. Should be good day tomorrow!

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I am grateful for time at the studio today.

I am grateful for for some blanket fort building with Farley this evening.

I am grateful for help from Julie getting all my cards ready to flog at the moss St Paint-In on Saturday.

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I am grateful for my electric cargo bike. Doing errands and taking kids to and fro on that thing is way more fun than driving.

I am grateful for a night out with Julie. We had a nice dinner out, for the first time in a while. This summer will mark our 25th year together. Imagine that.

 

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I am grateful for a few days off the grid. My smart phone died; I’ve been using a dumb one instead.

I am grateful for a heckuva fine camping trip in Goldstream. My brother and his family showed up, so did my parents, and after they left, another family of friends. Good times!

I am grateful for takeout Chinese in our yard last night with the folks.

I am grateful for lunch out with Julie and my parents today. Kids are great, but it’s nice to have conversations that involve coherent uninterrupted thoughts and complete sentences.

I am grateful for time in the studio for the first time in a while this afternoon.

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I am grateful for sushi with Julie at lunch.

I am grateful for a day that went off the rails, but it’s all okay now.

I am grateful for Farley. He’s just fine, but that poor kid and I wound up spending a LOT of time together in various waiting rooms at the hospital today.

I am grateful for that kid’s love of drawing in moments like that.

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I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for the opportunity to present artwork to folks who ordered it and came to pick it up today. It’s a gratifying process, that.

I am grateful for time with my lads, just out and running an errand tonight.

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I am grateful for time spent at two lakes today, Thetis and Elk. We ran into one of Farl and Coop’s teachers at the first, and her family, and that was nice. We then met up with another family at Elk Lake, and that was fun too.

I am grateful for another dad who taught Coop and Farl all about fishing today.

I am grateful for time spent after all that taking it easy at home.

I am grateful for a long chitchat with our neighbours across the street, keeping one eye on our house with our sleeping boys in it from their front yard, on a warm summer night.

That, right there, was a pretty fine Sunday.