Hello, blog.

I am grateful for a fine Easter. We made a turkey. We had a dear friend over, in our backyard, as safe as we could do it. The weather was perfect. It was an occasion.

I am grateful for time I spent working on my travel trailer project. Nothing beats having a project to consume oneself with.

I am grateful for an outing to visit the Kinsol Trestle, which is a place I’d never been to but have wanted to see for a long time.

I am grateful for a YouTube video about how to make a simple wood burning rocket stove that I watched with Farley a while ago. It led to us making one and cooking up some mac and cheese for dinner tonight on it. It worked well and was fun and satisfying.


I am grateful for a family outing to the Christmas display on tuxedo drive last night.

I am grateful for another family outing today, this time to pick up a second hand Lego set Farley wanted to buy that he found in a classified ad, then for Vietnamese takeout in the car before a walk on the Ed Nixon trail. It was fun.

I am grateful for hamburgers, generally, but also specifically, the one I made for dinner tonight.

I am grateful for Cooper’s patience and perseverance. Tonight we figured out how to play a fairly complicated card game I bought the other day.

I am great for season 3 of Westworld. Julie and I finished that off tonight.


I am grateful for family fun night, my pick. First, we dined on takeout from white spot, before watching the season finale of The Mandalorian. Then, we toured a number of noteworthy Christmas light displays around town, and finished it all off with hot chocolate and timbits. Not a bad way to celebrate the first day of the winter break.


I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. My folks came over with takeout BBQ, and then we walked up to the school parking lot, where Julie had arranged for a pop up shadow puppet show put on by a local theatre company that has set up a truck for the purpose, joined by a group of neighbourhood friends. It was a fun night!