Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for time spent out in the world, doing errands. Nothing special, but under my own steam, on my own time.

I am grateful for Cooper’s Cub meeting tonight. Farley came too. We bundled up a bunch of bits of scrap wood, cut up bike inner tube, rubber bands, twine, zap straps, and the like, then got them into groups of 2 or 3 and had them build catapults; then held a quick demonstration of each to see which one could shoot the farthest. It was a lot of fun, and I think the kids dug it.

I am grateful for time spent taking it easy and watching TV with Julie tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a lazy morning.

I am grateful for enthusiasm around our breakfast table for the scrambled eggs I made.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley give his all at the little league Baseball assessment session he attended today. He’s never played on an organized team before, and I think it was a bit daunting, but he kept his spirits up and did great, and made his old man proud.

I am grateful for the first fifteen minutes of the first episode of the Marie Kando Tidying Up reality show on Netflix, which was enough to inspire me to go through all my clothes and declutter a big bag of them.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads getting them ready for bed.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent today alone, in my quiet, quiet house. That doesn’t happen often these days. It was SO QUIET.

I am grateful for Coop, who did an audition today for a Spring Break theatre camp, after working hard and practicing all week. He’s on the younger side of the age range. One of the kids we saw go in before him handed in a headshot and a resume – i kid you not. Coop was nervous, but pushed through. I couldn’t have been prouder, and i couldn’t have been happier for him when we learned later that he got the role of the Chairman of the Bank in the production they’ll be doing of Mary Poppins. I cannot wait to see it.

I am grateful for auntie J, who came over for dinner tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a movie at Coop and Farl’s school this evening. It’s always nice to have a chance to connect with the other parents, and to see the boys run around with their buddies.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning. I started and finished a painting today. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie this afternoon. Also for spanakopita from Fig.

I am grateful for an evening at home with Coop and Farl. I helped Coop with his lines and music for an audition he needs to do for the theatre camp he’ll be attending, and helped Farl with his French reading.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent working at the Gage Gallery today. It was quiet, which I suppose isn’t ideal for a gallery, but welcome in my life just the same.

I am grateful for time spent at the studio today.

I am grateful for time spent watching Cooper, his school choir, and 6 other choirs perform this evening at the Farquhar Auditorium up at UVic tonight. They’ve been working hard, and it sounded terrific!

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio, trying something a bit new today. So far, feels promising.

I am grateful for Coop’s Cub meeting. We went swimming. Impromptu games where you throw balls around in a pool are fun, and that’s all there is to it.

I am grateful to Julie, who helped me clean up a giant bowl of spilled popcorn, right when I was at my grumpiest this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent making tie dyed shirts with my family today. The plan was actually to do this for my family fun night pick yesterday, but plans don’t always work out, and so we did it today. We won’t know how the shirts and scarves turned out until tomorrow, but the dying process was fun anyway.