Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for time in the water in a kayak, and learning how to build rope bridges at Coop’s Cub meeting.

I am grateful that Farley found the shoes he’d misplaced at his beach day at school.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a swell day of camping at Island View Beach.

I am grateful for a visit from auntie J.

I am grateful for one of the lowest tides of the year, and the opportunity to hang out with so many critters of the deep. We saw spider crabs and a nudibranch today, as well as great big red rock crabs, eels, tiny flatfish of some sort, and all kinds of other flora and fauna.

I am grateful for public swimming pools, and the chance to cool off and get clean at one with the lads tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys, and a visit from a pal of theirs from across the street, and his dad.

I am grateful for YouTube piano lesson videos.

I am grateful for Beethoven’s moonlight sonata.

Gratitude

I am grateful for some time in the studio today.

I am grateful for a day where I mostly just did stuff that I wanted to do.

I am grateful for Julie, who puts up with the cockamamie schemes I come up with, from time to time.

I am grateful for the word: cockamamie. Autocorrect doesn’t even bat an eye. Autocorrect knows just what I mean.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys at bedtime.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a safe return home from our weekend camping on Saltspring.

I am grateful for indoor plumbing.

I am grateful for time spent sitting in a lawn chair, sipping a beer, taking in the vIew from my front yard.

I am grateful for my warm bed.

I am grateful for time spent with my kids.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a swell day hanging out with a bunch of 5-10 year olds and walking around the beach and farm here at Ruckle Park on Saltspring Island.

I am grateful for plenty of opportunity for camp craft. Coop made wooden arm shields and daggers. In the event of vampire attack, we’re in good shape.

I am grateful for the moment this morning when Farley said, first thing after waking up this morning, “I had a really, really good sleep.” I didn’t see that coming

Gratitude

I am grateful to be typing this in a tent near the water on Saltspring Island with Coop and Farley snoozing away here with me. We’re here with Coop’s Scout group. I gotta be honest though, I could do without the rain.

I am grateful for how good mundane dishes taste when camping. It’s amazing how that works.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the chance to attend Cooper and Farley’s Spring Concert at their school. I love attending those events.

I am grateful for some success in the art biz. I really do love selling my artwork.

I am grateful for a day where cuss went off the rails, but it all worked out okay.

I am grateful to be in a place in my life where, if I need to try welding a crack in a bike frame, I have the stuff and the space to give that a shot.