I am grateful for the hotel residencies I’ve been able to participate in here in Victoria. They’ve been a great way to get out there, and the opportunity to be there adds to the commitment to paint regularly. In addition to the exposure, I find I get a lot of paintings completed.
I am grateful for time spent painting at the hotel today, for example.
I am grateful for time spent watching Farley at Martial Arts class, while also drawing a turkey for inktober today.
I am grateful for the Canadian medical care system.
I am grateful for a visit at a friend’s new place. It’s really nice, and after a tumultuous couple years, it’s great to see him land in a home that suits him so well. Then we had lunch for the first time in a while, and I counted myself lucky for having the friends that I do.
I am grateful for time spent with my family at a taco place this evening for Taco Tuesday.
I am grateful for time spent outside with my lads while they scooted up and down the street on their scooters, joined by other neighbourhood kids and parents. One showed up with a pogo stick, which Coop adored. I am grateful there’s at least one night a week where one kid or another doesn’t have some activity planned, and things like that can just happen.
I am grateful for time spent while 2 family members drew and the other 2 read in the living room this evening.
I am grateful for the second hand market through websites like usedvictoria.com, and for a new to us kick scooter for Farley.
I am grateful for Cooper, who was upset that Farley was getting a scooter from us even though he’d just bought a fancy new one with money he’d saved, but after a very short while accepted it in stride and enjoyed scooting up and down our street with Farl.
I am grateful for time spent at the skate park, watching my kids roll around.
I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We put up Halloween decorations, then played a course themed boardgame, and enjoyed bread pudding Julie made from leftover homemade bread from our Thanksgiving dinner last night.