I am grateful for a tough week concluded. It’s not over yet, but that week is.
I am grateful for some time spent tidying the house. Tidying fell off the list of priorities. For the first time in too long, it’s better today than it was yesterday.
I am grateful for an amazing dinner of amazing food with an amazing family with 2 really, really excited kids who like to play with our kids. Their girls used to be in the same daycare as Farl. Now they’ve moved on, but we’re keeping in touch, and I am grateful for that.
I am grateful for a living room tidy enough to walk across at night with the lights out with no fear of razor sharp jagged Lego pieces under my bare feet.
I am grateful for my bike ride this morning, and pretty much every morning.
I am grateful for a post-deadline day of catchup, before I start panicking about the next deadline.
I am grateful for beavers, and scouting in general. In a Facebook comment relating to this blog, an old buddy of mine from when we were scouts mentioned that a song we used to sing back then was a big hit with his kid’s beaver colony. And so, tonight, I led a chorus of 5-7 year olds in “Flea Fly Floe”. They lapped it up.
I am grateful for a work day that’s over before 10pm. That’s what it’s come down to, folks. NOT TO SAY that I am not grateful for the biz, because too busy is WAY better than not busy enough.
I grateful for some time with my boys tonight while Julie was out. We finished building the Notre Dame model that Coop bought me at his school’s loonie emporium for Christmas last year. It was fun. At the end of it Farley was popping out the pre-cut flying buttresses for Coop to install.
I am grateful for Farley, because he is awesome. I am also grateful for the clothes my mom bought for him and Coop recently.
I am grateful that Farley took some time to show me his truck today.
I am grateful for a long and productive day of work, and I am grateful for Julie, who has been taking on all the slack I’ve been leaving on the parenthood front as I put on the blimders and work late. It’s not easy on anyone, and I look forward to a less busy time.