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.

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I am grateful for a close encounter with a tiny hummingbird today. It got into our house and was up against the window trying to find it’s way out. Poor thing. It would hover up and down against the glass and fall down, looking tuckered out. In the end I scooped it up in my hands and released out the open part of the window. Not something that happens every day.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley today. I took him for a haircut, then to the Egypt exhibit at the museum, then for ice cream at the fancy dipped cone place on Government street.

I’m grateful to live in a place that has a tourist district with all that kind of thing. It’s fun to go down there and pretend like I am on vacation too.

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I am grateful to the Grand Pacific Hotel and to the Victoria Arts Council for the Artishow Hotel Artist in Residence program. I had fantastic month, starting and completing 6 paintings while I was there. It was a tremendous opportunity for me to engage with the public, and I sold several originals and prints, and many cards. The staff at the hotel were excellent. I would very much like to do that again sometime!

I am grateful for Julie, who took the time to help me tear down today.

I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. We saw Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs in the theatre, then A&W for supper.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for a memento where I saw Julie talking to an upset Farley, out on the front lawn, through the kitchen window, and I knew that kid was getting just what he needed.

I am grateful for time spent listening to the Story Pirates podcast with the boys at bedtime tonight.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today. I’m trying something new, and I’m out of my wheelhouse, but having fun working through it.

I am grateful for another painting sale today. There’s just no feeling like it!

I am grateful for a great show at Caffe Fantastico. A show I installed there on June 4 came down today. It went a few weeks longer than anticipated, and I got some great exposure there.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys tonight at bedtime.

I am grateful for love, support, and patience from my spouse while I chase down this whole painting dream.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for a successful month in the art biz.

I am grateful for a visit from Julie on the hotel lobby today.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys getting them down for bed. Won’t be long, I don’t think, before I’m not necessary for that anymore. It’s nice to still be needed.

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I am grateful for a morning I got to sleep in. Doesn’t happen often that I get the opportunity, and when I do, I usually don’t take it, but it did this morning and it felt great.,

I am grateful for eggs benedict with my family. It’s been too long since I made a big weekend breakfast.

I am grateful for a good couple hours in the pool with Farley, Coop, and a pal of his.

I am grateful for season 2, episode 1 of Fargo, which I watched tonight.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today. I varnished one I recently completed, and got a start in on a new one.

I am grateful for a great summer. I’ve noticed they seem to end abruptly these days. It rained a bit today and was cool enough for a jacket this morning. We did some back to school wardrobe shopping for the boys; as if the weather turning wasn’t marker enough. It was a great summer though, and we might still get some good long hot days out of it.

I am grateful for family fun night. We took it easy, popped corn and watched a movie (Guardian Brothers) for Julie’s pick. It was low key, and that was just fine by me.