I am grateful for our fireplace. I lit the pilot for the first time this season; it was chilly!
I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. He chose Mac and cheese and a visit to Mr. Tubbs ice cream parlour and arcade. It was fun. Farl enjoyed an extra long ride on the goth pig, and won temporary tattoos at the claw machine.
Everyone in the house slept in by about 40 minutes this morning, but we all wound up where we needed to be (just) on time. I am grateful for that.
I am grateful for a sale on 30″ square exhibition depth canvases (canvi?) at the art supply store this morning, and I am grateful my cargo bike is just fine to haul 4 of them.
I am grateful for a good chunk of time at the studio today.
I am grateful for a good chunk of time working at my desk.
I am grateful for dinner with my kids.
I am grateful for our babysitter, and for a night out with Julie. We went to a movie. We saw Sully, I’d call it good, but not great. It was in 2D IMAX, which is rare these days, but my favourite way to enjoy a film.
I am grateful for 20th century technology. Our new car has a CD player in it, which is a first for me in a car I’ve owned. I just burned a CD full of music the boys dig, and I can’t wait for them to hear some of it on the way to school tomorrow morning, without any cord fumbling or arguments with Siri!
I am grateful for time spent with a baby today. Julie was home and a friend was visiting with her cute-as-a-button baby daughter.
I am grateful for apple crumble Julie made for the occasion.
I am grateful for some time spent in the studio.
I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We ate BLT’s, then collected acorns in the backyard, then painted and crafted with said acorns.
I am grateful for Farley, who has been bravely honing his pedalling skills, and had a real breakthrough tonight. He is a pedalling superstar!
I am grateful for Cooper, who just after lights out tonight said, “that was a fun road trip”. This started a conversation where he and Farley and I reminisced about our favourite parts; it’s nice to know it made an impression.
I am grateful for Farley and his pal Trevor being goofballs on the back of my bike while we rode alongside Cooper to meet Julie at the pool for a swim this afternoon. 100% fun!
I grateful for a moment Coop said exactly the right thing to me at exactly the right moment. He has also been known to say exactly the wrong thing at exactly the wrong moment, but this is a gratitude post, and I digress. Today it was the right thing, at the right moment.