Gratitude

I am grateful for Farley, who had a mighty fun day at a cycling summer camp despite being a bit afraid this morning. It's pretty much the first time he's been anywhere all day that's not been with his family or the daycare he's been attending since he was a toddler.

I am grateful for some time in the studio.

I am grateful for kids in the trampoline.

I am grateful for time spent playing Lego with those same kids.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a mostly lazyish day at home, taking it easy and getting some chores done for the week ahead.

I am grateful for time spent at Elk Lake, cooling off in the water with my 2 favourite goofballs, and Julie, who really is often also a goofball.

I am grateful that everyone likes chicken soup, which is fast easy and cheap to make. That’s a lot of planets that rarely align, but they did tonight at supper.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a fun day with my lads. We went to Costco, which is somehow fun for us. I can’t explain that. We then went to the beach at Mt. Doug Park, then to see the new Pixar Cars movie, and finally to a Vietnamese restaurant for some Pho. Hard to beat all that!

I am grateful they are in bed though. I like hanging out with those guys, but I also like having enough uninterrupted contiguous seconds to finish a thought every now and again, too.

Gratitude

I am grateful for some time spent at the studio.

I am grateful for some victory in a home project today, installing trim around a curved corner.

I am grateful for a swim with my boys this afternoon, and for the electric bike that got us there and back.

I am grateful for culinary victory today. I made fish and chips, and they turned out awesome. I recently heard about a self help book that says that “if you do the thing, then you get the power”. My new power is making fish and chips. It’s not invisibility or flying, but I’ll take it!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fun bike ride with the boys on the back to get them where they needed to go this morning.

I am grateful for the chance to be in the Art Victoria Now show. The opening was tonight. I am┬ávery humbled by the quality of the work in the show – there’s some really, really great stuff in there.

I am grateful for a chance to rub shoulders with a very talented and well established artist (cough, George Littlechild, cough cough), and for a few tidbits of advice he threw out for a painter who is just starting out, like myself.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent fixing up a bike for Farley today, and then later watching him excitedly ride it up and down the street.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio. It’s been too long. It was cathartic to be in there. I am grateful to Julie for making that possible.