I am grateful for a productive day.

I am grateful for a bit of time in the studio, even though it was cut too short.

I am grateful for time spent watching my kids laugh their butts off at some Facebook video about jumping goats I saved.


I am grateful for time spent at Goldstream with my family and some friends. Going there to see the salmon run has become an annual ritual for us. It’s a spectacle to behold. It never ceases to amaze me how this environment is so conducive to living things. Everywhere you look, every possible place life could exist, it does. Moss on trees. Lichen on rocks. New trees growing out of old ones. A river full of fish, that while dying, are bringing in their bodies so many of the nutrients required to keep supporting so many living things.


I am grateful for time in the studio today.

I grateful for time spent with Ciop and Farl while they drew and I did some work at the kitchen table this evening.

I am grateful for time spent reading with Farley and rubbing his back at bedtime.


I am grateful for a morning sleeping in. First time I’ve done that in a long time.

I am grateful for sheet pans. This morning I did up hash browns in sheet pans. They turned out pretty good!

I am grateful for an adventure on public transit to the swimming pool with the lads today. It’s novel and fun for those guys. Usually, if we aren’t driving, we’re biking or walking.

I am grateful for time in the studio, first in a few days.


I am grateful for time at the studio and a painting completed.

I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We watched Ponyo, and it was weird and good.

I am grateful for Pic a Flic, a video rental store that’s still alive and well. I couldn’t find any way to stream Ponyo online, but they had a copy, and despite the fact that my last rental was in 2007, my membership is still valid. AND they have Willow!