Gratitude

I am grateful for a morning of getting cuss done in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for a school policy that’s changed to let kids climb in trees.

I am grateful for a few hours of wanton consumerism at Costco with my lads this evening.

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I am grateful for a full and fun day with Julie’s folks. We took the boys swimming, and ate at our old favourite Chinese restaurant from when we lived there.

I am grateful for the ferry trip home. If you can ever be on the ferry while the sun is going down, make that happen. It’s purty. There was a bit of rain coming down, and we saw the most brilliant rainbows I have ever laid my eyes on.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a heckuva fine wedding I attended today, where we got to see and hang out with a number of great old friends We haven’t seen enough of over the last 15 years or so. It was great to reconnect with our old Vancouver crowd and celebrate with the happy couple.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the irrational exuberance that comes with a small appliance like the instant Pot, even though I have yet to actually cook anything in it.

I am grateful for time in the studio. I felt like I was getting my groove back today.

I am grateful for a safe trip to the mainland on the ferry, and for the Pacific Buffet.

I am grateful for the hospitality of my in-laws.

Gratitude

I am grateful for my friend Matt, who agreed to do me a favour and help me out of a jam this weekend.

I am grateful for some fantastic news today. A new baby was born that I am somewhat distantly related to, 3 of my paintings were accepted into an art show, and another painting sold today.

I am grateful for another game of monopoly with Coop this evening.

Gratitude

I grateful for my lads on this first day of grades 1 and 4 for them.

I am grateful for the first day back into my normal routine, after a month of my artist in residence at a hotel routine. One thing this meant was the first day back at the gym in a while; that felt good.

I am grateful for a partial game of Monopoly with Coop this evening.

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.