Gratitude

I am grateful for our fish. We recently acquired an aquarium and each of us picked out an inhabitant. Farley issues fish reports on demand. Good to know who is where, and what they are doing. He also bids them goodnight when he turns out the light. He’d likely prefer a dog or a cat, but he’s happy to have the fish.

I grateful for the first normal day after the winter break. I spent productive time in the garagenous zone and the studio. It felt good to be getting back into it. Holidays are fun, but It’s a fine life that I lead in my normal daily grind.

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I am grateful for some fine artist colleagues at the Cefar Hill studio. 6 of us met about a group show we are putting together this morning. I am chuffed!

I am grateful for clear weather. It was a bit cold for some in our party, but we went for a walk in Mt. Doug park, and wound up at the beach, which is pretty.

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I am grateful as all heck for 2017.

I am grateful to the world in general for the sense of optimism I have for 2018. Here’s hopin’.

I am grateful for a fantastic prime rib dinner with friends this evening, and for a round of Cards Against Humanity while the kids were in front of the boob tube. I’d never played before. It was hilarious!

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I am grateful for lots of time in the studio today.

I am grateful for a kid-free night at home with Julie. We watched movies and ordered in Chinese food. We have time on our own without the boys every now and then, but never at home. It felt like we were in our early 30s again.

I am grateful those jokers are coming home tomorrow. Nice to have a break, but I’m missing having them around.

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I am grateful as all heck for my in-laws, who came and visited over Christmas (which really made it great), and left to go back across the Georgia Straight today and took our two kids for two whole nights! I miss those fellas, but the silence in this house is novel and enjoyable, too.

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Grateful for an easy day around the house. Kids playing with Christmas toys, having extended family around, eating leftover turkey, playing board games, and then chit chatting until the 500 piece jigsaw puzzle is finally completed at nearly 2am. If a Boxing Day like this isn’t nice, what is?

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I am grateful for one of the best Christmases in my memory of all time.

Kids euphorically opened gifts, we made snow people, grandparents came, we visited with neighbours after serenading them with carols, and we had a feast that featured a turkey I prepared that was so dang good, I am not even a little timid to tell you of how proud I am to have prepared it. It was a really, really great day.

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I am grateful that I was able to get some time in at the gym and studio this morning.

I am grateful for a morning showing of the new Star Wars movie we all took in today. It was highly anticipated, and did not disappoint.

I am grateful for an evening taking in the lights and displays with the rest of the crowds at Butchart Gardens. This has been a tradition for us for a while.I still remember the first time we went; Cooper was only 2 and a half weeks old, and I carried him in a baby carrier inside my big wool coat. That year, like this one, there was snow on the ground. I am grateful to have these memories, and look forward to making more.