Gratitude

I am grateful for the opportunity to prepare and consume eggs Benedict for a while mess of family this morning, including our chosen family Auntie J, who happened to be in Calgary from Victoria this weekend too.

I am grateful for baseball in the park down the street from my folks’ place with my kids and their cousins.

I grateful for a quick visit with my brother and his family at their place, before he gave us a lift to the airport.

I am grateful for a safe journey home.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fine trip to the zoo. We saw penguins and snow leopards, giraffes, hippopotami, geckos, and all kinds of other fauna. My mom came too. That place is just great!

I am grateful for the wedding I attended today. My cousin got married, and my extended family was there in full force, and it was all very elegant and fun.

I am grateful for another late night visit to the Blackfoot Truck Stop with my brother this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the gym and studio like I usually am, but this time especially so on what was otherwise such a busy day.

I am grateful for air travel.

I am grateful for the hospitality of my family – here in my parents’ home, and for my brother, who picked us up at the airport and delivered us here, before giving me the keys to a car that I can use for the next few days.

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 a day of mostly puttering around the house.

I am grateful for a good visit for a cousin who’s living in town. Nice to have family here, nice to catch up, and nice to have an excuse to put a bunch of ribs in the smoker.

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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 productive morning in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio this afternoon.

I am grateful for time spent with Coop this evening. We just went downtown to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get that kid some shoes, but it was fun, and he’s getting so big, and he is a nice kid to hang out with.