Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent outside with my lads today. They jumped in the trampoline with a sprinkler for a while, then Cooper joined me in getting so excited progress in on the treehouse project.

I am grateful for the falafel Julie made tonight..it was tasty as all heck.

I am grateful for full participation in an impromptu family meeting this evening. The pandemic has changed a lot about how we live our lives, and while are increasing our physical distance from others, we are living much in much more social and physical proximity to our immediate family members. Tonight, everyone in my immediate family chimed in about what was working and what wasn’t, and I am grateful for the candor and constructive ideas that we each put forward.

I am grateful for a phone conversation with my brother this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for some time spent painting this afternoon.

I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We made nachos, then watched and experienced some virtual museum tours and Disneyland and Disneyworld rides, We also found footage of a Star Trek themed ride I recall being really good when I was there at the Hilton in Vegas in the 90s; it has since been shut down. We finished it all off with some Marbula One, which, if you haven’t heard of it, I recommend googling.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting this morning in the garage.

I am grateful for time spent building the treehouse with Coop. He’s getting better and better at these skills, sinking screws and marking and cutting 2x4s with a mitre saw like a pro.

I am grateful for the rest of the Fellowship of the Ring movie tonight with the lads.

I am grateful for the tin model of the USS Enterprise that my folks gave me 2 Christmases ago. Tonight I found the time to put it together.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fairly smooth install on a group show I co-curated this morning. Mosaic features work from 6 artists who all paint at the same studio that I do. It’s up at the Patient Care Centre at the Royal Jubilee Hospital here in Victoria.

I am grateful for lunch with my co-curator, Barb, at Hong Kong West after we put it up.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio after all that. Not for long, but long enough.

I am grateful for a phone conversation with my brother this evening.

I am grateful for an audiobook in my headphones while doing dishes tonight.