Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for time spent out in the world, doing errands. Nothing special, but under my own steam, on my own time.

I am grateful for Cooper’s Cub meeting tonight. Farley came too. We bundled up a bunch of bits of scrap wood, cut up bike inner tube, rubber bands, twine, zap straps, and the like, then got them into groups of 2 or 3 and had them build catapults; then held a quick demonstration of each to see which one could shoot the farthest. It was a lot of fun, and I think the kids dug it.

I am grateful for time spent taking it easy and watching TV with Julie tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a lazy morning.

I am grateful for enthusiasm around our breakfast table for the scrambled eggs I made.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley give his all at the little league Baseball assessment session he attended today. He’s never played on an organized team before, and I think it was a bit daunting, but he kept his spirits up and did great, and made his old man proud.

I am grateful for the first fifteen minutes of the first episode of the Marie Kando Tidying Up reality show on Netflix, which was enough to inspire me to go through all my clothes and declutter a big bag of them.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads getting them ready for bed.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a movie at Coop and Farl’s school this evening. It’s always nice to have a chance to connect with the other parents, and to see the boys run around with their buddies.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning. I started and finished a painting today. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie this afternoon. Also for spanakopita from Fig.

I am grateful for an evening at home with Coop and Farl. I helped Coop with his lines and music for an audition he needs to do for the theatre camp he’ll be attending, and helped Farl with his French reading.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent making tie dyed shirts with my family today. The plan was actually to do this for my family fun night pick yesterday, but plans don’t always work out, and so we did it today. We won’t know how the shirts and scarves turned out until tomorrow, but the dying process was fun anyway.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a good day at work, and for the fact that this good day is at work as an artist.

I am grateful that this involved time at the studio.

I am grateful for family fun night. We ordered takeout Chinese food and screened 2010: The Year We Make Contact. I was going to choose 2001, but thought it might make more sense to the boys if they saw the sequel first, inasmuch as it can. 2010 came out in 1984, and it holds up remarkably well.

Gratitude

I am grateful for Jody Wilson-Raybould.

I am grateful for time at the studio.

I am grateful for spaghetti and meatballs.

I am grateful for time spent building Lego with my lads.

I am grateful for time spent snuggled up with the both of them in Farley’s bed, listening to the Story Pirates podcast in the dark at bedtime.