Gratitude

I am grateful for a cusston of time spent painting in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for the fates that led to me bumping into the contractor and carpenter we employed to do our suite while I was eating lunch at the mall today. I liked those guys; and it was nice to hang out with them over food fair fare.

I am grateful for Julie, who helped me chop up a bunch of ingredients for the Cub Camp we’re embarking on tomorrow, and for the rice krispie trieats she made for the crew.

Gratitude

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

I am grateful for some success in the Instant Pot.

I am grateful for date night: Julie and I saw Crazy Rich Asians (the movie, not the demographic). I thought it was good, but not as great as the reviews I have heard had led me to believe.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the opportunity to get a bunch of cuss done today.

I am grateful for lunch with my old pal Judd, every time we do that we say it’s been too long, and every time, it has.

I am grateful for time in the studio today.

I am grateful for time spent hanging out with Julie while we chit chatted and watched our kids do their martial arts class.

I am grateful for a trip to the mall for lego minifigs which the boys earned watering the neighbours plants while he was away, and an order of fries shared between the 4 of us afterward.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the opportunity to prepare and consume eggs Benedict for a while mess of family this morning, including our chosen family Auntie J, who happened to be in Calgary from Victoria this weekend too.

I am grateful for baseball in the park down the street from my folks’ place with my kids and their cousins.

I grateful for a quick visit with my brother and his family at their place, before he gave us a lift to the airport.

I am grateful for a safe journey home.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fine trip to the zoo. We saw penguins and snow leopards, giraffes, hippopotami, geckos, and all kinds of other fauna. My mom came too. That place is just great!

I am grateful for the wedding I attended today. My cousin got married, and my extended family was there in full force, and it was all very elegant and fun.

I am grateful for another late night visit to the Blackfoot Truck Stop with my brother this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a visit to Telus Spark, a science centre here in Calgary, where Coop, Farley and j met up with my Sister in-law, my niece, and my nephew

I am grateful for a full evening of visiting with lots of family.

I am grateful, perhaps most of all, for a couple hours at the end of the evening at the Blackfoot Truck Stop with my brother.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the gym and studio like I usually am, but this time especially so on what was otherwise such a busy day.

I am grateful for air travel.

I am grateful for the hospitality of my family – here in my parents’ home, and for my brother, who picked us up at the airport and delivered us here, before giving me the keys to a car that I can use for the next few days.