Gratitude

I am grateful for a fun time at Farley’s Cub camp. Cooper was there too, at an adjacent Scout camp.

I am grateful for a venue for my kids to play with matches and knives.

I am grateful for the campfire songs.

I am grateful for a stop at Subway on the way home.

I am grateful for a soak in the hill Billy hot tub this afternoon with no children in sight.

I am grateful to be in my bed at a reasonable hour.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a full day painting at the studio.

I am grateful for a visit from a friend who happened to b in the building while I was there.

I am grateful for an evening with my lads. Julie was out for the night.

I am grateful for a heated beverage and donut with Farley at Timmy’s tonight while Coop was at his Scout meeting.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the opportunity to show my work at the Saanich Municipal Hall. It’s in a display case near the entrance.

I am grateful for leftover plywood and confidence from the project my brother and I accomplished in our kitchen yesterday. I needed easels that weren’t too big and weren’t too small, so I whipped them up in my garage this morning.

I am grateful for a visit we’ve had from an old Vancouver friend today.

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

I am grateful for time spent watching my lads at martial arts class.

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I am grateful for a day of building stuff with my brother. We put in 3 deep, spacious, beautiful drawers in my kitchen today where there was poorly used space before. It’s always fun when we throw stuff together like that.

I am grateful for my biscuit joiner. I still need to grock that thing more fully, but it was a nice way of sticking the faces on to the rest of the drawers.

I am grateful for dinner with my bro and the rest of my family at the airport this evening.

I am grateful for a humdinger of a sunset on the way home. Julie insisted on stopping to take some photos at Elk Lake, and my rubber arm wasn’t hard to twist.

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I am grateful as all heck for a fine time with my brother today. We had lunch at the Spitfire Grill, bought plywood and hardware for some drawers I have planned to build in our kitchen, got a good start on that project, then finished the day with beer and sushi. Fun times!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a soak in the hillbilly hot tub with a few podcasts this morning.

I am grateful for potato pancakes and kelbassa with the lads around brunchtime.

I am grateful for time in the studio this afternoon.

I am grateful for a swim this evening where the lads and I met up with a few of their friends and parents, and for the first time I let the both of them run rampant without helicoptering nearby. That was a first with Farl, although I did watch like a hawk from afar. I did get to see that fella have a fine time with the crowd he found, which was nice.

I am grateful for a new career where I don’t have to feel like I have to have the latest and greatest iPhone. I am also grateful for the low end Android phone I am using to write this now. It’s snappy! I loved my old BlackBerry, but when the screen cracked, I just couldn’t bear the upstream swim to find another relic like it again. This one ain’t so bad though.

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I am grateful for a lazy morning.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley today, out in the world getting errands done. He’s got some mad skills these days. That kid can handle a cart at Costco better than anyone else there, for example.

I am grateful for a night out with Julie. We saw Ad Astra. It was slow, and a little lacking in some ways, but I sure enjoyed it.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the pancakes Farley made nearly all by himself this morning.

I am grateful for a day of painting at the studio.

I am grateful for family fun night: Cooper’s pick. We went out for Korean BBQ, then watched Avengers Endgame at home. It was delicious, then low key, and just right, IMHO.

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I am grateful for a whole dang day in the studio. WHOLE DANG DAY.

I am grateful for Julie, who brought me lunch.

I am grateful for the program at Cooper’s scout group, which is pretty near all organized by the youth within it.