Gratitude

I am grateful for some success in the art biz.

I am grateful for an order placed for a new washer, replaced under warranty. It might come this Saturday. Here’s hopin’.

I am grateful for a nice dinner together.

I am grateful for the opportunity popcorn twists afforded me to blow my kids’ minds.

Gratitude

I am grateful for laundromats. They are just the thing when your washer is in a state of warranty purgatory, and you have a family of 4, and you want to get a week’s worth of laundry washed in an hour or so. Also: grateful for the sun and a clothesline, making the drying part after we take home buckets of clean wet laundry easier.

I am grateful for Coop and Farl, who are helpful assets with all this laundry business.

I am grateful for a bunch of crappy canvases and craft acrylic paint we had around, so we could spend part of the afternoon painting together. In situations like this I try to do something I’m not used to painting so I asked what kind of animal I should paint. “Plankton!” was his reply, so I painted plankton.

I am grateful for dinner together this evening.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie in the hillbilly hot tub this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent kayaking this afternoon with my family. Julie came kayaking too, along with the lads, and it was great. It was a quick outing, we went from Willows Beach to Mary Todd Island.

I am grateful for a feast we had when we got home. Lots of bounty in seasonal produce this time of year.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads at bedtime, listening to an episode of the Story Pirates podcast.

Gratitude

I am grateful for some success in the art biz today.

I am grateful for lunch with my old pal Judd, or as autocorrect likes to refer to him, Judder.

I am grateful for Family Fun Night: Farley’s pick. We went for dinner at Fish on Fifth in Sidney, and then for mini golf. There were times where it perhaps could have been referred to as Family Frustration Night, as such is the nature of Golf in all formats, including mini, but we all had fun, too.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fine time painting at the hotel today.

I am grateful for Julie, who ran around and got some paintings from where they needed to be picked up today.

I am grateful for suppertime. It wasn’t special, but we were all there, and if that’s not nice I don’t know what is.

I am grateful for time with my lads this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a day where I didn’t think I was going to be able to paint, but then managed to start and finish a 12×16″, loving every minute of it after a weekend hiatus.

I am grateful for a day with many moving parts, that all worked out in the end.

I am grateful for chicken fajitas Julie made this evening. Scrumptious!

I am grateful for time spent with my lads this evening. We took it easy and watched Walking with Prehistoric Beasts, a nature show about long-extinct early mammals. I can’t get enough of that stuff.

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I am grateful for a lazy morning.

I am grateful for a more peaceful than anticipated time at the laundromat with my family. Our machine is busted and awaiting repair or replacement under warranty, and I thought it’d be nightmarish, but everyone, kids included, chipped in and chilled out.

I am grateful for a takeout sushi early dinner picnic on top of Mount Tolmie.

Gratitude

I am grateful for breakfast out with my family and parents in-law. It was a swell time.

I am grateful for another show of The Addams Family Musical, where Coop was a performer onstage. Second time I saw it, and still just great!

I am grateful for a swim at the pool at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Farley was there to see me earlier, and really wanted to go, so we did, and we had a fun time.

I am grateful for peaches that our friend Peter brought back for us from Keremeos.