I am grateful for a cusston of cuss done today.

I am grateful for lunch with a friend with something to celebrate.

I am grateful for Farley, who says “This is a nice dinner” when applicable, and I am grateful it was applicable tonight.

I am grateful for physiotherapy.


I am grateful my foot held up for all the fun times yesterday, and I am grateful I was able to stay off of it and give it a rest today.

I am grateful for a tidy house going into the week, with meals planned and groceries ordered.

I am grateful my brother came and helped me install insulation in our attic last year. Today it was 46.7 degrees Celsius up there, but a mere 24 in our kitchen (that’s 116 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively) .


I am grateful for a top notch day.

I am grateful for Coop, being very helpful and capable at the grocery store, finding all the stuff on our list while we sauntered through each aisle.

I am grateful for Gabe and Raph, friends of our boys for a long time now, over for a sleepover. They are familiar and comfortable with our boys, as our boys are with them, too.

And I am grateful for the village; when we told a few friends we were headed for Goldstream for a cookout, they showed up too. Kids ran rampant, got dirty, climbed on trees and developed rules and guidelines for play that were quickly ignored or revised. We ate hot dogs and s’mores. We were there for hours. It was great.

And I’m grateful it worked. They were all tuckered right out. A pair of 3 year olds, and a 7 and 8 year old have not been heard from since 9:37pm. A late night for sure, but pretty good considering all the excitement.


I am grateful for a productive work day.

I am grateful for Coop’s Beaver Colony. I tripped while playing duck duck goose with a bunch of 5 to 7 year olds. As I was falling I thought, “how am I going to explain this?”. I think I’d go with “Sports Injury”, but it turns out I am fine.

I am grateful for some time in the back yard with Farley and his pal from daycare who was over for a while tonight.

I am grateful for some quality television watching time this evening.


I am grateful for accountants. My biggest beef with our tax system is how complicated it is. I don’t mind paying the tax, but I do resent the time and expense required of me to figure out what to pay. I am, however, happy that my accountant is there to figure it all out, so I don’t have to.

I am grateful for some sleep tonight. It’s the middle of the night, and I am up right now, but I got to bed early and I expect to be snoozing away again soon. Everyone else in the household is sawing logs, which is good, because last night we had alternating kids up through the night, and I think everyone here needs some extra Z’s.

I am grateful for fried chicken and coleslaw, because that’s what I made for dinner tonight and it was awesome.


I am grateful for a productive work day.

I am grateful for a brave and co-operative Farley at the optometrist today.

I am grateful for some fun times with the boys washing the car this evening. I bet doing that won’t always seem like a big treat to them, but tonight it sure did.

I am grateful for DJ Farley, spining all the plastic hits with his Fischer Price record player. Request a colour, any colour, and he’ll be happy to play you that song.

I am grateful for some great play together between Coop and Farley. They were really enjoying each other’s company. That’s not always the case with those two; it’s nice to catch it when they are being great friends to eachother.


I am grateful for a trip to Goldstram Park to release the baby salmon that Cooper’s class have been raising from eggs in an aquarium in his classroom. He found some friends, and we all went for a visit at the nature house there, and then after that a trundle up to the waterfall. 

I am grateful for a nap after we got home this afternoon.

I  grateful for a screening of The original 1977 Star Wars film this evening at the scout hall with Cooper’s Beaver Colony, their parents and siblings, many dressed upon costume. I was wearing a black blanket adorned with stars, as a galaxy far far away. Julie wore a white bathrobe and a pair of cinnamon raisin bagels on the side of her head for a fine Princess Leia, Cooper was Darth Vader and Farley was Yoda.