Gratitude

I am grateful for the pancakes Farley made nearly all by himself this morning.

I am grateful for a day of painting at the studio.

I am grateful for family fun night: Cooper’s pick. We went out for Korean BBQ, then watched Avengers Endgame at home. It was delicious, then low key, and just right, IMHO.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a whole dang day in the studio. WHOLE DANG DAY.

I am grateful for Julie, who brought me lunch.

I am grateful for the program at Cooper’s scout group, which is pretty near all organized by the youth within it.

Gratitude

I am grateful for news that someone I know has started writing a few things they are grateful for down every night. I think it improves life a bit. So do they, I gather.

I am grateful for a lazy morning, and a chat on the phone with my folks.

I am grateful for time spent sorting out a few things in the garage. It’s a never ending project that ebbs and flows, but there is nothing like s little garage tidying to instil a sense of accomplishment.

I am grateful for a productive afternoon and evening of errands and suite showings. Not the most glamorous work, but nice to have it done and behind us.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a lazy Saturday morning.

I am grateful for a phone conversation with my brother.

I am grateful for carpooling. We saved some time and gas today with a neighbour who had a kid at the same birthday party Farley attended way out on the peninsula today, so we each did one trip instead of two.

I am grateful for the wherewithal to get new rain gear for everyone in our family today. I am grateful for the rain that’s been declaring in no uncertain terms that summer is over.

I am grateful for some time spent standing in that rain with neighbours and friends at a block party this evening after supper.

I am grateful for an episode of Law and Order on DVD that Julie and I enjoyed this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fine time painting in the studio today. Right now I am working on a big canvas, the biggest I have ever painted. It’s 48×72″. Painting big is fun.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie today.

I am grateful for time with my lads this evening in the back yard and hill billy hot tub.

Gratitude

I am grateful for 2 rare perfect shopping finds – a new bike helmet that is comfortable, and a pair of shoes for Coop that looked good, were deeply on sale, and turned out to cut the mustard for him. SCORE!

I am grateful for time at the studio.

I am grateful for Farley’s first cub meeting where he’s a cub. Truth is, he’s been going to cub meetings of Cooper’s for 3 years now, but now he’s in the uniform, and he got to do the grand howl at the end, and seemed pretty pleased about it.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the sense of accomplishment and mastery that comes with new skills, and the pride of a dad watching his kid do the same at the St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid course Cooper and I just completed today. That kid rocked it. If you are going to suffer an injury such as a punctured lung, compound fracture, amputated limb, or several other, more severe, even grosser injuries, I recommend doing it while Cooper is around. He’ll know what to do. And afterwards, we’ll be more than happy to get that fella into some therapy.

I am grateful for the coincidence that Rib Fest was happening just down the road from the course, which meant lunch was easy and carnivorous.

I am grateful for dosas at the dosa place with Coop, Julie and Farl, as well as Auntie J this evening.

I am grateful for enough time this evening to watch an episode of Black Mirror.