Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting this morning, while in a video conference with old friends.

I am grateful for brunch together this morning.

I am grateful for a few improvements we made around the house today; moving furniture around in the living room, and acquiring some new kitchen chairs to replace our old ones.

I am grateful for Julie’s family fun night part 2: we watched Spirited Away. Man, that’s a great movie.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting this morning. It’s been a few days, and that was a few days too many.

I am grateful for phone conversations with my parents and my brother.

I am grateful for a resolution to shoot hoops until Cooper and I each got 100 baskets. That was fun.

I am grateful for the 1963 film, Jason and the Argonauts. I was telling my parents I remembered seeing a movie on TV when I was a kid that featured skeletons that stayed with me, but I couldn’t remember much about it. My dad figured it was that movie, so I googled it, found the whole thing on Youtube, watched it with my kids, and quite enjoyed it. It’s a bit campy, but you really have to admire the stop motion special effects, and the painstaking work it must have taken to composite them with the live action in the combat scenes. If you have an an hour and 45 minutes to kill, and I know many out there do right now, I recommend it.

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I am grateful for Julie’s family fun night. We went out for ice cream, and then for a walk (while the kids orbited us on their scooters) in Beacon Hill Park. They’ve closed off many of the roads in there to cars, so people can use them and avoid getting to close. It was a nice evening, and the peafowl were loud and hilarious.

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I am grateful for time spent making lids for some trash cans that came to us recently; we plan to use them for yard waste and I didn’t want them to collect rainwater. I made them with reclaimed materials at hand; I wasn’t familiar with working with galvanized sheet metal, but I had some, and it fit the bill, am more familiar now.

I am grateful for board games the 4 of us played together this evening,

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I am grateful for time spent finishing up a painting today, and later starting a new one.

I am grateful for a beautiful sandwich Cooper made for me today. It was perfect. It was delicious. I am so proud.

I am grateful for a trip out today. We walked to the mall, now open, so that Coop could buy a toy he was after. It felt good to get out.

I am grateful for another meal kit dinner.

I am grateful for time spent snuggling up in bed with my boys at bedtime. First, we watched a great video about a guy who set up an obstacle course for squirrels in his back yard, Then I read a few chapters of Farley’s book.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for copious podcasts.

I am grateful for our meal kit box that arrived today (Hello Fresh), and for the discovery that mixing feta with mayonnaise allows you to make a burger Greek, and also better.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting this morning.

I am grateful for time spent working on a furniture repair project with Coop.

I am grateful for supper together.

I am grateful for reading at bedtime with Farley.

I am grateful for Law and Order. Watched a 2009 episode with Julie this evening. Funny how 2009 doesn’t seem like that long ago, until you are watching one from that time, and it seems like a long time ago.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting this morning.

I am grateful for Cooper, who was seeing them up and knocking them down today. He made a transformer out of Lego, that converts from an airplane to a robot, AMD he also did a video project that he wrote, directed, starred in, and edited. Go Coop!

I am grateful for new friends in the neighbourhood that Farley is making.

I am grateful for Julie’s second batch of focaccia.

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I am grateful for a bit of time spent painting this morning.

I am grateful for family fun night, stilly pick..we went for a kayak around smugglers Cove at 10 mile point. The water was calm in there, but a bit too choppy to get around to Cadboro Bay as I’d hoped to, but the thing about being in a kayak is that it’s fun just to tootle around, which we did, for a good long while, and I really enjoyed being out in those boats.

I am grateful for the way Farley can get deep into observing small things in nature. He found a small jellyfish he was pointing out to us in the photo above.

I am grateful for takeout sushi for dinner. Oh sushi, how I have missed you!

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I am grateful for my utility trailer. Farley and I did a run to the landfill this morning, and it felt great to get rid of all that junk.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick. We dined on my grandmother’s recipe for sloppy joes, then screened It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. It was not as great as I thought it would be, but was still a good show. It was much more sedate and slow than I thought it would be, and the story was much more adult, but I was impressed at how my kiddos were able to sit through it and even enjoy it.