I am grateful for Coops Beaver colony. Last week they made thase snow people out of socks that turned out pretty great, and today we went to the Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney. It was really fun.

I am grateful for a day with very little work at my computer. 

I  grateful for my aunt Patti, who is doing data entry for a project I am working on. This means I won’t have to do that data entry, and I get to have Saturday off.

I am grateful for a night out of the house. I saw the latest hunger games movie while Julie put the kids down.


I am grateful for Farley’s banana phone.

I am grateful for a productive work week. I am grateful for plenty of biz right now.

I am grateful for Family fun night. Tonight was my pick! We went swimming, and then out for ice cream. It was glorious.





I am grateful for family fun night. It was Cooper’s pick. He chose bowling. I think that might be the first time I’ve gone bowling since I’ve had kids. I’d forgotten how much fun it is.

I am grateful for a telescope I’ve had in a box under my bed since Santa brought it for our family last Christmas. I finally got that thing set up tonight, and I pointed it at the moon. It was quite the sight to behold, and I even got a pretty good photo by holding my phone up to the eyepiece. 

Nothing like a telescope to blow one’s mind thinking about how close and far away things are, how big the universe is, how insignificant we are, and what a privilege it is to be able to observe the world around us.



I am grateful for a laid back weekend.

I am grateful for some time spent outdoors today with kids clambering around on rocks and making grand projects out of kelp and washed up tires.

I am grateful for Cattle Point when the sun is low in the sky.

I am grateful for weather that’s warm enough that when a 3 year old falls in the water and gets wet, he doesn’t get so cold he has to go home right away.

I am grateful to live a peaceful existence in this world, especially in light of recent events in Paris, Beirut, and Bagdad. I take peace for granted in my life. I wish everyone could.



I am grateful that life is settling back to normal. Work is still busy, but it’s not up-working-till-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning busy. Not that I mind that! I do not want to anger the busy gods!

I am grateful for lunch with Julie, and a good bit of cycling to and fro.

I am grateful for the re-institution of family fun night on Fridays. It was Farley’s pick this evening, and we played several games at the Board Game Cafe. The best was Kerplunk, IMHO.


I am grateful for a better day today than I had yesterday.

I am grateful for my first day back on the acoustic bike in a while; my knee was giving me issues but now it’s not so bad. The bike ride this morning helped me have a clearer head all day.

I am grateful for Beavers. It was already dark for almost 2 hours before we met on the beach, but flashlights, scavenger hunts, chasing soap bubbles, campfire songs and hot chocolate were better without the sun anyway.

I am grateful for Coop, who loved having his own kid size shopping cart at the grocery store today.