I am grateful for time spent outside getting yardwork done, pruning back the spot the treehouse is planned for, and good weather for such activity.
I am grateful for the moment Farley observed that we were all doing well at being kind to eachother. I think we all know that while trying to minimize the risk for spreading covid 19, we are also maximizing our risk for an outbreak of cabin fever
I am grateful for our utility trailer. It’s all full up of yard waste, ready to go to the dump tomorrow.
I am grateful for anything that makes life feel normal. Chatting with neighbours, albeit at a safe 1-2m distance; phone chats with family, arguing about cleaning up with kids while we clean up together, then collectively enjoying a tidier space afterward.
I am grateful for the relief that comes with the decision to postpone a roadtrip to Calgary with my kids, though we are all disappointed it isn’t going to happen. It’s good to know the decision is made, and we are confident it’s the prudent choice to make.
I am grateful for an evening of pizza and a family movie (called Holes), offered as a consolation prize with the bad news about the cancelled trip. It didn’t feel like enough to get morale back up to 100%, but it was enjoyable anyway.
I am grateful for a moment when I was listening to a song that came on my stereo in the car today, that summoned the ghost of an old friend who passed away a few years ago, right there in the passenger seat of my car. It was nice to see him.
I am grateful for a text from another old friend to make sure my family and I are okay in these turbulent and troubled times. It was nice to hear from him, too.
I am grateful for some time in the studio today.
I am grateful for a phone chat with my brother.
I am grateful for family fun night: Cooper’s pick: spaghetti and meatballs, followed by a classic video game tournament, followed by brownies and ice cream.
I am grateful that we’re all okay for now, and the world still seems to be turning, even if it is a little off kilter.
I am grateful for a conversation with a friend and neighbour yesterday that helped me realize that I wanted to know how to work with stained glass. Similarly, I am grateful that a late night google search led me to find and take a one day course in stained glass that happened to be scheduled for today. I am grateful for all the circumstances that led to that. I made an iris suncatcher. It was fun.
I am grateful for social proximity that facilitated all that. It shows me the loss that social distance will create as it becomes a bigger part of our culture in the effort to stop the spread of that dang virus. I see why it’s necessary, but it makes me sad. It helps me see the value in the school concerts and the conversations with other parents after kids activities and other folks at the studio etc. I am grateful for all those things, and Ill miss them if we have to give them up for a while. so it goes.