I am grateful for Farely’s blackberry smoothie moustache this morning.

I am grateful for time spent with Coop today. We shot off a vinegar and baking soda rocket in the park today, it was fun.

I am grateful for a fun time out with the 4 of us. We went to see the Spiderman movie and then out for dinner. It was a great night.

I am grateful for all friends and family, and anyone who is reading this. I’ll ask you think good thoughts and direct them toward Cooper tomorrow. He’s going in for day surgery. He’ll be home tomorrow evening, and it’s not as serious as many medical issues can be, but will be going under general, and recuperating for a good while after. I’ll take whatever positivity this world can generate for that fella, so I am putting it out there.


I am grateful for time at the studio.

I am grateful for a mostly low key day at home.

I am grateful for time with my and 2 other families at Summit Park. I am grateful for geocaching.

I am grateful for tickets to the second KD Lang show tonight, and for time spent with our cousin-in-laws after the show. I can't believe I got to go again. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I got to have twice!


I am grateful for time spent with my wife's cousin's husband's brother and his family. He's a great guy we connected with at a wedding years and years ago, and we've kept in touch over the years. We had him, his equally great partner, and their cuter than cute 3 month old daughter over for brunch. I made eggs Benedict. It was a great time.

Turns out he's a drummer by profession, and so I am also grateful for the opportunity to see him performing as part of the band for K. D. Lang here in the first date in her Canadian tour. It was an amazing show, and we caught up with them again after. Truly, it was a night to remember.


I am grateful for a productive week, and few projects completed.

I am grateful for Farley's parade at bike camp. He had his bike costume on, and he was rocking it.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick. Tonight we had dinner out, then went for a walk on Island View Beach, then stopped by Elk Lake on the way home to take in the sunset.

I am grateful for clouds. The wildfires in this province have meant that we've been walled in a by a smoky haze. Tonight the smoke lifted a bit and we could once again see the clouds, and some blue sky.


I am grateful for some of the finest smoothie moustaches I've ever observed on the faces of my lads this morning.

I am grateful for blueberries we picked today.

I am grateful for Farley's love of animals. He was enthused to find lizards at the blueberry farm, and later a great big beetle and a ton of potato bugs in our yard.

I am grateful for pizza Julie made on the BBQ tonight. Yum!


I am grateful for some time with Farley and his daycare crew this morning. I met up with them at Beacon Hill Park, then had lunch with them at the Beacon Hill Drive-In across the street. I’ll miss seeing that crew on a near daily basis; Farl will be in kindergarten in a few short weeks. It was good to soak it up today.

I am grateful for Coop. That kid is a trooper.

I am grateful for date night. I wanted to go check out Sandcut Beach, and Julie was game. We picked up some take-out and brought it with us. No-one else was there but one harbour seal that poked it’s head up to watch us for a minute before sinking back down and coming back up somewhere else. We had the whole beach to ourselves. We heard the sound of the waves pulling the rocks back into the water from the beach and the water in the falls, We smelled the salt and cedars in the air. We gazed at the voluminous light in the hazy skies that resulted from the wildfires on the mainland.  It was an evening for all of the senses.


I am grateful for that time my brother came to help me build and install a window in the garagenous zone. It’s been hot here, and that window is a godsend.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for our air conditioner.



I am grateful as all heck for a hike I did with 7 friends on the Coast Trail in East Sooke Park. It was awesome.

I am grateful also for all the folks who met us at the end, and for Julie who did all the work of hosting a picnic for everyone. I only wish I hadn’t underestimated the time it would take us to do the hike, so I didn’t get as much time as I’d have liked to be there with them.

I am grateful for my boys, who loved me up good today.

It was great to see everyone, and it was just a terrific day.


I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning

I am grateful for a great gift from my in-laws, a Lego Saturn V Rocket. The boys helped me build part of the first stage this morning. So cool!

I am grateful for a fun time at the Victoria Aviation Museum Open House today.

I am grateful for a BBQ in the back yard tonight.

I am grateful to be in bed. I am hooped.