Gratitude 

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a fun night for Coop and Farl at Cubs tonight. It was a bit hectic for us scouters, what with the pumpkins and the children with the knives and the matches and the candles and the faucet left on in the bathroom that led to the water in the floor. In the end though, Coop got home and decreed it was the best meeting ever; so there’s that.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a trip with my family to visit another family, that helped me appreciate everything about families, and made me want to hold them all closer.

I am grateful for a moment when Cooper was reading a story to a 2 year old today, that was just so cussin’ sweet.

I am grateful for a safe journey home on a rainy night on the Malahat highway.

Gratitude

  I am grateful for some physiotherapy this morning.

I am grateful for time spent painting this afternoon.

I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We accepted an invitation to have pizza at our neughbour’s house, and then carved pumpkins back at ours after that.

Gratitude 

  I am grateful for some kitchen success this morning. I made crepes. They were well received.
I am grateful for time in the studio.

I am grateful for a productive afternoon in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for date night. We saw A Star is Born. It was well put together, and tragic. I really felt for those characters.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent getting a cuss ton of cuss done in the garagenous zone today.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie this afternoon.

I am grateful for time spent with Cooper this evening. He got more work done on his costume, painting on a T-shirt.

I am grateful for time spent getting some canvases ready for a demonstration I’ll be doing at Opus Art Supplies in a couple weeks. I’m a bit nervous about it, but excited, and pleased not to be procrastinating in preparing for it anymore. I don’t like the anxiety, but it is nice to have something to be anxious about.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a whole heckuva lot of time at the studio today.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads tonight. We went out for pizza, then squared away some costume issues. Coop whittled away at a sword he’s carving from a piece of scrap lumber. With his martial arts get up and some cleverly googled use of a white T-shirt, we created Farl a fine ninja costume.

I am grateful to watch those kids grow up, and do all the stuff they do. Coop’s getting into theatre, and he’s going after Cub badges, and he’s reading like a fiend. Farl is always finding new ways to entertain himself with lego, and if he finds a new art supply around, like some canvas panels I threw in the art cart a few weeks ago, that kid will take it upon himself to set up and paint like there’s no tomorrow. I can so get behind that!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a Mount Royal Bagels.

I am grateful for a trip to the pumpkin patch at Mitchell’s farm, then Fish and Chips in Sidney, then riding the tiny rails at Heritage Acres with Julie and the lads. It was a pro-D day for the kids. Usually we put them in a day camp, but today I played hooky.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a cuss ton of cuss done in the garagenous zone this morning.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio this afternoon.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick. We went for a walk by Beaver Lake before going out for dinner. The sunset was glorious and the crew seemed into it.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a good long while in the studio today.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie today.

I am grateful for a laptop that can serve as a place to work from in nearly any environment, including Cooper and Farley’s martial arts class.

I am grateful for Julie, who was there at the martial arts class too and was able to tell me when to take my glasses off and look up to see my kids sparring.