I am grateful for a fun overnight trip to Science World in Vancouver. Soon after we had breakfast this morning Coop and I said our goodbyes and we parted ways with the rest of the Cubs.
I am grateful for a chance to walk in the stables and see the horses race from the other side of the racetrack at Hastings Park. My father in law owns a share of a racehorse, and he took us all to check that out. It was pretty cool; it’s hard for me to believe that I lived in Vancouver for 12 years and had never been.
I am grateful for time spent reading to Farley and rubbing his back at bedtime.
I am grateful for views of Mt. Baker from the ferry, and the sighting of several great blue herons, and 39 bald eagles on the way in to Vancouver.
I am grateful for Giant Panda (GP), who greeted us at Nana and Pop’s tonight.
I am grateful for my smart phone. In an attempt to reduce my media intake, I switched to a flip phone a few weeks ago. I’ve switched back temporarily in case I need maps etc while we’re on the road, and that’s why there are lots of photos in this blog post.
I am grateful for a productive day. Tax stuff is in to the accountant. Emails were answered. Websites are ever closer to finished.
I am grateful for time at the studio while Julie took care of the home front tonight.
I am grateful for the effect that hanging a recently completed painting on my wall has on me. Painting is usually a struggle for at least some part of the process, and I often second guess myself about when to decide that I am done. Seeing it up on the living room wall always makes me feel better about the point I’ve decided to stop and declare it finished.
I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.
I am grateful for huevos rancheros that Julie made for supper.
I am grateful for date night, we saw a crappy and predictable but enjoyable formulaic movie I won’t name, then drove to the water and hung out in the car for a bit.
I am grateful that no-one ever gives me flak about these mundane gratitude posts. I know some of you must be thinking, “who cares?”. I probably would. T’any rate, if you are counted among them: I appreciate your patience, even more than the robot that last told you that while you were on hold.
I am grateful for a brunch with friends this morning. I made coffee and tea. They brought traditional a Polish Easter breakfast, It was delicious and great to visit.
I am grateful for the opportunity to decorate pisanki Easter eggs, with the fancy pants dyes and the wax resist and all. Everyone at the table had their heads down in full project mode when that was underway.
I am grateful for Julie. It was her idea to celebrate with ice cream bars by the water at Cattle Point this evening while the sun was setting. kids and grownups alike clambered on rocks, we watched a pair of seals while the pair of seals watched us, and we debated how to pronounce anemone, and it was beautiful, and then we went home.