Gratitude

I am grateful for mint chocolate chip cookies that Cooper made today.

I am grateful for an invitation to play some board games with Farley this afternoon.

I am grateful for soup that Julie made for dinner.

I am grateful for the small pleasures in my hum drum life. It all suits me fine.

Gratitude

I am grateful for an adventure I went on with Farley and Julie today that took us on errands on the peninsula, and involved a stop for donuts at the Sidney bakery.

I am grateful for a hot tub this evening with my lads.

I am grateful for victory in the form of used tool purchase today.

I am grateful for part 2 of Julie’s family fun night, we BBQ’d steak and then finished off the rest of West Side Story.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting, buy today it was our bathroom vanity and medicine cabinet. Good as new!

I am grateful for a walk with Farley to school this morning, and another for an errand or two at the mall this afternoon.

I am grateful for Julie’s family fun night. We dined on Indian takeout,and watched the first half of West Side Story. It is great, so far!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a short walk I took this evening. I invited Julie, and she wanted to come, then Farley, and then Cooper wanted to come too, and then we were all out on a night clearer and warmer than the nights were a month ago. It was nice.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio today.

I am grateful for time spent listening to Farley read to his grandparents today.

I am grateful for Coop’s wacky jokes that come up in the most brilliant way in the most unexpected moments.

Gratitude

I am grateful for several video calls with friends and family today.

I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio.

I am grateful for an expedition to circumnavigate Elk and Beaver Lake today. It was a long haul for us and took longer than expected, but the weather was fair, cheezies were doled out in reasonable amounts at regular intervals, and the sunset from the east side of the Lake on the last leg of the journey was a stunner. Julie and I each gave it an 8 out of 10, Farley gave it a 3 and Coop gave it a 5. That’s a family average of 6. We’ve done worse!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a trip to the dump with a utility trailer that’s been collecting detritus for the last 6 months or so. Trips to the dump are always a productive catharsis.

I am grateful for time spent playing crokinole with my lads this afternoon.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a full day in the studio, working on some computer stuff, finishing off one painting, and starting a new one.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick. We dined on burgers from the Tartan Toque, took part in a family Zoom on the occasion of my mother in law’s birthday, and then screened Searching for Bobby Fischer, which none of us had seen. We all liked it!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a walk this morning to get Farley to school. As I often do, I ran into a few folks I knew and had brief conversations. Since the pandemic started, I’ve noticed just how valuable those small interactions are. They make the whole day of working alone in my studio seem a little less weird.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley looking at a few stars with his telescope this evening.