Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio today.

I am grateful for time with my lads this evening. Coop took it upon himself to make a model helicopter from corks, popsicle sticks and hot glue in an effort to satisfy a Cub badge requirement. Not to be outdone, Farley did, too.

I am grateful for the horror movie genre, and for a cousin in town who also is a fan. We went to see The Nun. It was about a scary nun. I do not endorse this movie. It was terrible. I enjoyed it anyway, and look forward to seeing more like it.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time at the studio this afternoon.

I am grateful for time on the water in kayaks with Coop and his cub pack at their first meeting tonight. Julie brought Farl, too, who wound up wading around with his shoes off and shorts rolled up. The weather was perfect, and we’re late enough in the year we can’t take that for granted anymore.

Gratitude

I am grateful for good news about Farley’s health today. I wasn’t that worried before, but now we’re not worried at all.

I am grateful for lunch out with Julie and that kid today.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio today.

I am grateful for family fun night: Cooper’s pick. We made butter chicken for dinner, then watched the first half of the 2010 Tron movie. I liked it in the theatre then, and I still like it halfway through now, too.

I am grateful for news that one or more of the pieces I submitted to the 2018 Sidney Fine Art Show have been accepted. I look forward to making a more official announcement when I know which ones.

Gratitude

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

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for a school policy that’s changed to let kids climb in trees.

I am grateful for a few hours of wanton consumerism at Costco with my lads this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a full and fun day with Julie’s folks. We took the boys swimming, and ate at our old favourite Chinese restaurant from when we lived there.

I am grateful for the ferry trip home. If you can ever be on the ferry while the sun is going down, make that happen. It’s purty. There was a bit of rain coming down, and we saw the most brilliant rainbows I have ever laid my eyes on.

Gratitude

I grateful for my lads on this first day of grades 1 and 4 for them.

I am grateful for the first day back into my normal routine, after a month of my artist in residence at a hotel routine. One thing this meant was the first day back at the gym in a while; that felt good.

I am grateful for a partial game of Monopoly with Coop this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for Farley’s company on a few hours worth of errands today. Highlights included when he jumped right in to the self checkout process at the grocery store, batting my hand away and telling me he really wanted to do that whole cart himself, and then also getting some hoity toity frozen dairy treats at Parachute Ice Cream.

I am grateful for Auntie J, who came for dinner this evening. We feasted like kings and queens, then played some Yahtzee, probably the same way a king or queen would, too.

I am grateful for a terrific summer, here on the eve of the first day of school. I never have fully embraced the fall, but there is a nice feeling of settling in to a routine that comes with this time of year.