Gratitude

I am grateful for a day where I didn’t think I was going to be able to paint, but then managed to start and finish a 12×16″, loving every minute of it after a weekend hiatus.

I am grateful for a day with many moving parts, that all worked out in the end.

I am grateful for chicken fajitas Julie made this evening. Scrumptious!

I am grateful for time spent with my lads this evening. We took it easy and watched Walking with Prehistoric Beasts, a nature show about long-extinct early mammals. I can’t get enough of that stuff.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a lazy morning.

I am grateful for a more peaceful than anticipated time at the laundromat with my family. Our machine is busted and awaiting repair or replacement under warranty, and I thought it’d be nightmarish, but everyone, kids included, chipped in and chilled out.

I am grateful for a takeout sushi early dinner picnic on top of Mount Tolmie.

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I am grateful for breakfast out with my family and parents in-law. It was a swell time.

I am grateful for another show of The Addams Family Musical, where Coop was a performer onstage. Second time I saw it, and still just great!

I am grateful for a swim at the pool at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Farley was there to see me earlier, and really wanted to go, so we did, and we had a fun time.

I am grateful for peaches that our friend Peter brought back for us from Keremeos.

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I am grateful for a day that involved some time spent doing nothing really, nothing at all.

I am grateful for several home projects completed, though.

I am grateful we bought the extended warranty on our laundry machine.

I am grateful for Farley, because that kid is a rock star.

I am grateful for Cooper, because that kid is a musical theatre star.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie in the hillbilly hot tub.

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I am grateful for a friend that Farley had over this morning. They played nicely, and I was able to get some work done.

I am grateful for a fine time painting and chatting with folks at the hotel this afternoon.

I am grateful for a successful pizza making team effort this evening.

I a man grateful for Julie’s advice to have a cold shower this evening. It’s hot out, and has been all day, and it helped me to feel human again.

I am grateful for the air conditioner in our bedroom tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent with Farley today. He had a new toy to play with outside, kind of a propellor driven drone-esque ball thing, then after that we had a water fight in the hillbilly hot tub.

I am grateful that I have had enough previous experience making websites for other people that managing my own isn’t much of a challenge.

I am grateful for a fine supper of hippie chow that Julie whipped up tonight; fried tofu, brown rice, roasted vegetables, and this crazy delicious magic dressing type sauce she makes. Tasty and good for us. Love that.

I am grateful for time in the hillbilly hot tub again this evening, this time just me and a This American Life podcast.

Gratitude

I am remiss to admit that I forgot to mention my gratitude for a short surprise visit from my Uncle Bill and Aunt Patti yesterday, but now I have.

I am grateful for a fine day at the hotel today. I haven’t been painting there yet, but I feel like I’m all set up now.

I am grateful for an evening of errands, followed by a screening of the original Toy Story movie, which still holds up. Hard to believe it came out 24 years ago.