Gratitude 

I am grateful for time spent painting in the garagenous zone today. Some of it was spent with Farley underfoot, colouring and drilling holes in scrap wood.

I am grateful for news of Farley’s 2 outs that he got in his baseball game, one catching a hit, and the other tagging first base before the batter got there.

I am grateful for a run birthday party that Coop attended today, and for the stack of books he picked up at the library conveniently located at the same pool the party was.

I am grateful for a screening of Inside Out, the Disney/Pixar one about emotions. Great flick, that one.

I am grateful for a soak and chitchat with Julie in the hillbilly hot tub this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting in the garagenous zone today.

I am grateful for the talent show at the lads’ school today. Farley performed his own composition on the piano. It was 100% great. So was every act. I loved the whole dang thing.

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I am grateful for some big improvements to the plumbing in my house today, including a new and much more usable sink in our garage.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie today.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio and later in the evening in the garagenous zone, getting some painting done. There are some kinks to work out in there, but it’s already a fine studio space.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley at his baseball practise tonight.

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I am grateful for a fun visit with my brother on Monday and Tuesday. There was kayaking, home projects, and good eats. I always have a great time with that fella.

I am grateful for a fun time at Western Speedway with my buddy Peter and our kids. Monster trucks were the big draw, but the drift cars, demolition derby, and jet powered golf cart were perhaps even better. We all agreed the evening exceeded expectations.

I am grateful for time in the studio today.

I am grateful for time spent watching my kids at martial arts class with Julie tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for 5 hours in the studio today. It’s been too long since I’ve been in there.

I am grateful for the chance to be in the audience for Cooper’s play that they put on as part of an after-school theatre program he’s been doing, with Farley on my lap, next to Julie. If that wasn’t nice, what is?

I am grateful for time spent with Farley finishing off the marble run machine set that he purchased at Coombs on our camping trip.

I am grateful for every single dang photo I took on that trip. I just got them off my camera today – there were some great memories we made together.

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I am grateful for an action packed camping trip with my mother in law and my two lads at Sproat Lake. There were kayaks, petroglyphs, fireworks, and campfires. Our camping neighbours were good folk and there were other kids to hang out with. It was a great trip.

It was also exhausting, so I am also grateful to be home. Win-win!

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I am grateful for time spent chin wagging the phone on two different occasions with two different old comrades who both called for purposes other than friendly conversation, but we’re both mutually amenable to that pastime.

I am grateful for time spent snuggled up on the couch with Coop, while I took care of some work on my laptop as we both listened to a few podcasts from the Memory Palace.

Iam grateful for time spent with Farley helping him out with yet another birthday Lego set, and then reading to him at bedtime.

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I am grateful for every minute with Farley, who turned 7 today.

I am grateful for the sight of Coop and Farl having a fun time together playing with the basketball that was Coop’s consolation big brother gift this morning before school.

I am grateful for a plethora of unrelenting to-do list items crossed out.

I am grateful for time in the studio, then the gym.

I am grateful for the opening of presents, the eating of pizza, the beating of a piñata, and casual time spent with some neighbours and friends for Farley’s family birthday festivities tonight.

I am grateful for time spent chillin’ in the hillbilly hot tub tonight with Julie.

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I am grateful for time in the studio and gym this morning.

I am grateful for time with Farley this afternoon. In an unprecedented move, we took that kid out to shop for his own birthday presents. He’d ask if he could buy this, or that; or this and that; which he always does; but this time instead of saying no, no, and no, we could say yes, yes, and yes!

I am grateful to Julie for a bit of a nap I had, apres-mall, and before consuming the lovely dinner she made for all of us tonight.

I am grateful for time spent with my kids looking for Waldo at bedtime tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a logistically complicated day that all worked out okay.

I am grateful for time spent on the water in a kayak with a bunch of cubs, including Cooper for a bit.