I am grateful for a walk to school with my lads.

I grateful for Farley’s special helper day. It means he gets to do a show and tell, and be the first in line to get to class, and to sit in a special chair at the front, and to hold Benjo, their class mascot frog stuffy. He was loving every minute of it.

I am also grateful for what he said when Julie asked if there was anything he thought we should talk about with his teacher at parent teacher interviews today. “Just tell her that I love her,” he said.

And I’m grateful for those interviews. We heard all the stuff a parent would want to hear.

I am grateful for a night out free of dinner making and kids. I went to the gym for the first time in a long time. Like, since there were podcasts, which I have to say, greatly improves the experience. Then I went to the studio, and painted until my eyes were bleary. That, right there is my idea of a good time.

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I am grateful for a spectacular morning doing all the Banff stuff. We swam in water from the hot springs, saw the cave and basin, and walked up to the lower falls in Johnston Canyon.

I am grateful for time spent chit chatting with Jules while we drive.

I am grateful to be in bed. That was a full day, and the most recent in a series of full days.

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I am grateful for an action packed day.

We took our kids and their cousins to the Telus Spark science museum, and spent a good long while there. I’d been before, but never to the second floor, and never with enough time to feel like it wasn’t rushed. It was a fun time.

I grateful for a fantastic family thanksgiving.

I am grateful for my cousin Tom’s singing voice and willingness to play guitar with me and whomever else would sing along with us tonight. I could feel my late grandma’s warm presence when we played Country Roads by John Denver. Pretty sure that somehow, somewhere, she was pleased by that.

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I am grateful for a fun day with my family.

I am grateful for a round of jungle themed mini golf and the remote control boats at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford this morning.

I am grateful for ice cream cones at the D Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous, which I have enjoyed every now and again since my family vacationed there in the late 70s and early 80s.

I am grateful for another pool and hot tub at another cheap motel.

I am grateful to be writing this in the dark, tucked in bed, with the sounds of my slumbering kids and spouse keeping me company.

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I am grateful for a walk to school with my kids this morning.

I am grateful for a sizable to-do list that all got crossed off today.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie.

I am grateful for date night. Tonight we went to Island View beach. The sunset was amazing, and so was the moonrise over the water.

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I am grateful for a full day.

I am grateful for time spent with friends over for dinner before we all went to a lantern festival.

I am grateful for abundant inexpensive battery powered LED lights. I do kind of miss candles for that kind of thing, but the LEDs sure are more convenient and safe.

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I am grateful for Farley, who sometimes likes me to brush his teeth "the head peeking out way", which means he gets under his bed and peeks his head out between my feet for me.

I am grateful for time at the studio.

I am grateful for a night out with an old buddy. I had tickets to a night out at a comedy show our financial planners put on. It was a good laugh!

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I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for Julie's chocolate chip cookies

I am grateful for a night out with the boys. We saw the Lego Ninjago movie, then we went out for supper.

I am grateful for cheap Tuesday movies, and for restaurants where kids eat free and there are crayons on the tables..

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I am grateful for the walk to school with my kids this morning.

I am grateful for a bunch of magnetic fridge letters that I nearly threw out, but kept Farley occupied and interested in the alphabet for a good long while.

I am grateful for the "meet the teacher BBQ" at Coop and Farl's school. Great to catch up with folks we know and the rest of the school community tonight.

I am grateful for St. Anthony. My keys were lost, but now they are found.