Gratitude

I am grateful for terrific weather today.

I am grateful for family fun night. It was Julie’s pick. We are takeout Indian food in our backyard. To quote Farley, the conditions were perfect to eat outside.

I am grateful for my kids. They are great kids. They sometimes fight, but mostly don’t. They seem to share a special bond, which is fun to watch, and it’s wonderful to see them appreciate in each other some of the same things I appreciate in each of them, too.

I am grateful for free fresh eggs from a friend of our neighbour’s, who has chickens, and too many eggs.

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I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio today.

I am grateful for time spent playing hooky with Julie and screening The Father. It was a great movie, but heavy. Really well directed, scored and editted; and some powerful performances by Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins.

I am grateful for a walk to school with Farley this morning.

I am grateful for Cooper’s Scout meeting. We walked a good long distance around Royal Roads University, doing an orienteering and map reading course.

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I am grateful for a outdoor, socially distant, but very enjoyable visit with an old friend last night.

I am grateful for terrific weather today.

I am grateful for items checked off my list.

I. Grateful for a walk to school with Farley this morning.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley’s baseball practise this afternoon

I am grateful for a report from another kid’s parent about how “Cooper brought joy to the whole class” with his talent show audition.

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I am grateful for some mighty fine weather today.

I am grateful for the diorama my kids made of our wedding as they imagined it, composed of Lincoln Logs, complete with a tiny log conga line led by a Bart Simpson Lego minifigure.

I am grateful for dinner prepared in the BBQ and eaten outside this evening, as per Farley’s suggestion.

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I am grateful for time spent painting whilst talking with old friends.on zoom this morning.

I am grateful for a nice long walk around our neighbourhood with Julie this afternoon, and for our community and the people within it.

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I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer project, and for some success with it. I took the clamps off of the laminated beam I made for the curved roofline, and it looks like it all worked out. Huzzah!

I am grateful for time spent with my family this evening, even though my family fun night really didn’t go as I’d planned. The wind died by the time we got to Clover point where we’d hoped to fly kites, and the movie I’d picked, The Personal History of David Copperfield, proved a bit too much for the littlest. Still, we did other things, and it worked out. Oddly, the biggest highlight was the car wash. The burgers I made were a close second.

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I am grateful for a slow steady day, without too much on the agenda.

I am grateful for a phone chat with my brother.

I am grateful for family fun night. It was my pick. We made nachos, then watched “In and of Itself”, which was kind of a one man autobiographical monologue sleight of hand magic metaphysical stage show movie. It was good, but hard to describe, but good!

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I am grateful for a productive morning. I got a whole mess of running around town type stuff done. I am also grateful for bike lanes, my electric cargo bike, and good weather.

I am grateful for a fun but exhausting afternoon gluing up laminated plywood beams that will give my travel trailer project its roofline.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie before bed.

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I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer project today.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley at his first baseball practice this afternoon.

I am also grateful that Farley still likes a good tickle fight.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie this evening. We’re watching Dispatches from Elsewhere. I like it so far because it’s weird, also a bit silly, also poignant.

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Hello, blog.

I am grateful for a fine Easter. We made a turkey. We had a dear friend over, in our backyard, as safe as we could do it. The weather was perfect. It was an occasion.

I am grateful for time I spent working on my travel trailer project. Nothing beats having a project to consume oneself with.

I am grateful for an outing to visit the Kinsol Trestle, which is a place I’d never been to but have wanted to see for a long time.

I am grateful for a YouTube video about how to make a simple wood burning rocket stove that I watched with Farley a while ago. It led to us making one and cooking up some mac and cheese for dinner tonight on it. It worked well and was fun and satisfying.