I’m attaching some photos here from Thursday night, when Julie and I were at Swan Lake. Lots of cool birds there that night. I’m grateful we’ve got spaces they can do okay within our city bounds.

I am grateful for time to sleep in this morning,

I am grateful for a walk the four of us took to the mall to get some errands done.


I am grateful for a walk around Durrance Lake this morning. I woke up early and caught the sunrise.

I am grateful for potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper, because that’s all you need to make hash browns, like I did for myself and the lads this morning; along with fried eggs, and tomatoes from our garden.

I am grateful for a fun afternoon and evening at Bamberton with another family. Kids ran rampant through the woods, we sat by a campfire, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, and even got into campfire songs. Good times!


I am grateful for physiotherapy.

I am grateful for time at the studio.

I am grateful for good advice from someone I know, like, and trust.

I am grateful for family fun night: Farleys pick. We took the lads to Wildplay, a rope and obstacle course based activity in Langford, then Costco for a few supplies and dinner. 

We topped it all off with a neighbourly middle of the street chit chat while the 6 year old set ran around like they do, and then some stories before bed. If that’s not nice, what is?


I am grateful as all heck for a busy day.

I am grateful for a bit of time at the studio this morning.

I am grateful for brunch Julie and I with good old friends we don’t see often enough, and maybe never could.

I am grateful for an afternoon with Coop after an appointment at the doctor where he got some good news (no more ankle brace!).

I am grateful for an evening out with Julie, first to check out the sunset and commune with an owl, some bald eagles, and a heron at swan lake, then to eat some fish and chips, then to take in the opening of the Sidney Fine Art Show. Good stuff!


I am grateful for all the volunteers that make the Sidney Fine Art Show go. I went today to drop off my work and the place was a flurry of activity.

I am grateful for dinner out this evening. Bring it off.

I am grateful for a call from my brother this afternoon, just to check in.


I am grateful for my mother in law, who came from Vancouver to help out in many ways,including keeping her grandchildren entertained and active while I cope with this busted right wrist.

I am grateful for a humdinger of a fine potluck Thanksgiving with friends and neighbours old and new. It was a great crowd and a great spread, and a great time for adults to chit chat while children ran rampant.


I am grateful for a day of mostly lying around and taking it easy.

I am grateful for auntie J and her 2 cats, who entertained our kids at her house this evening.

I am grateful for a short walk at Thetis lake with Julie to get the stink of the house off of me.


I am grateful for fibreglass casts. What a great material. I have to see if I can get my hands on some of that tape. I can think of a million applications for that stuff.

I am grateful for pizza and board games at our neighbour’s house this evening.