Gratitude

I grateful for a short visit to the beach at mount Douglas park today when i had some time to kill before an optometrist appointment.

I am grateful for time in the studio.

I am grateful for a night out with Julie. We saw Justice League. It was dumb and predictable. Also, we enjoyed it anyway. Nice to see the good guys win every now and again.

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I am grateful for dim sum this morning. The whole crew went with a friend. It was delicious, and I was full, and I’d like to do that again sometime, but not for the next 6 months or so.

I grateful for time spent hanging out at our kitchen table with my in-laws.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

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I am grateful for a day that started out making breakfast for Coop and 2 of his pals.

I am grateful for a quiet afternoon.

I am grateful for an action packed evening. We all went to a housewarming party, then We took the kids home, and Julie and I had a night out. First we had conversation and a coffee in a hip cafe (been to long since we’ve done that together), then we saw Lady Bird, which was a great show.

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I am grateful for a van full of material my brother and I plan on making into closet shelving next week. I am stoked.

I am grateful for Farley’s Beaver meeting.

I am grateful for time at the studio and the gym, while Julie put the kids down and took care of the home front. I needed that, and I have Julie to thank for it.

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I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, the Greater Victoria Public Library,
and especially to all the people who showed up at the opening of my show at the Central Branch today. I’ve found painting to be a rewarding pursuit for me, just for myself, on my own terms. To be able to share it, and to see and feel the support coming from so many great people in my community is overwhelming and humbling.

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I am grateful for the perfect hat I found for Farley when shopping for kids winter stuff this morning. It is fluffy and soft on the inside, and has pockets on the ear flaps. That’s right: POCKETS ON THE EAR FLAPS.

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I am grateful for the time, effort, and political will in this town that has led to me putting up a show in our Central Library Branch. We installed it this morning, and it’s exciting for me to have this venue. Pictures shared over the internet are great, but the real thing is better, imho.

I am grateful for a productive afternoon.

I am grateful for kids having sleepovers. Coop is off at buddy’s house tonight. Farley is having one here. I think they are having tons of fun.

I grateful for time in the studio tonight.

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I am grateful for a day with Farley who was home with me today. Love that kid.

I am grateful for the pet store next to the library. We went and checked out some fish, frogs, lizards, birds and hamsters. Fun stuff!

I am grateful for time spent conversing with another dad at the schoolyard. On days like today, adult conversation is a rare and precious commodity.

I am grateful for dramatic clouds at sunset.

I am grateful for dinner out, because we had a coupon and I didn’t want to deal with cooking.

I am grateful for time at the gym and studio tonight.