I am grateful for time spent on a small repair on a power door lock on our minivan this morning. Victory!
I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio this afternoon.
I am grateful for Farley, who wasn’t in the mood to go to baseball practise this afternoon, but went anyway, and had a great time once he got there.
I am grateful for Cooper, who made a sign last night, then got up early, and made his lunch and went off to school in time to get there for a protest the students organized against spending cuts to the music program in their school.
I am grateful for family fun night. It was Julie’s pick. We are takeout Indian food in our backyard. To quote Farley, the conditions were perfect to eat outside.
I am grateful for my kids. They are great kids. They sometimes fight, but mostly don’t. They seem to share a special bond, which is fun to watch, and it’s wonderful to see them appreciate in each other some of the same things I appreciate in each of them, too.
I am grateful for free fresh eggs from a friend of our neighbour’s, who has chickens, and too many eggs.
I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio today.
I am grateful for time spent playing hooky with Julie and screening The Father. It was a great movie, but heavy. Really well directed, scored and editted; and some powerful performances by Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins.
I am grateful for a walk to school with Farley this morning.
I am grateful for Cooper’s Scout meeting. We walked a good long distance around Royal Roads University, doing an orienteering and map reading course.
I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer project, and for some success with it. I took the clamps off of the laminated beam I made for the curved roofline, and it looks like it all worked out. Huzzah!
I am grateful for time spent with my family this evening, even though my family fun night really didn’t go as I’d planned. The wind died by the time we got to Clover point where we’d hoped to fly kites, and the movie I’d picked, The Personal History of David Copperfield, proved a bit too much for the littlest. Still, we did other things, and it worked out. Oddly, the biggest highlight was the car wash. The burgers I made were a close second.
I am grateful for a slow steady day, without too much on the agenda.
I am grateful for a phone chat with my brother.
I am grateful for family fun night. It was my pick. We made nachos, then watched “In and of Itself”, which was kind of a one man autobiographical monologue sleight of hand magic metaphysical stage show movie. It was good, but hard to describe, but good!