I am grateful for walks to and from school today with my boys.
I am grateful for the 911 emergency service. It works. I tested it. I saw smoke, but there was no uncontrolled fire, as it turned out.
On the walk home, one street was thick with dark smoke. Turning the corner and walking halfway down the block, there was a house with the source of it. The smoke was pouring out of the chimney, way more than I would have thought a normal fire should. When I knocked on the door and no-one came, I called 911. As I continued home I could hear the sirens.
Later, I talked to a firefighter. He said when they showed up, someone answered the door and there was a clean burning fire in the fireplace. He said it was better to be safe than sorry, though, and that it was good that I called. Seemed like much ado about nothing, but I figure if it were my house, or my parents’ house, I’d hope someone would call.
I am grateful for time at the studio.
I am grateful for a good long while playing spot-it with my kids before bedtime.
I am grateful for a short walk in Mt. Revelstoke National Park and a visit to Lake Louise.
I experienced the feeling of openness and relief that I always have when I descend from the mountains into the foothills and see the place where the prairies begin. The only thing I’ve found that’s like it is the similar sensation I feel when I first drive of the ferry at Swartz Bay onto Vancouver Island. Both are like a breath of fresh air for me. Grateful for that.
We arrived at my parent’s place in Calgary and were shortly joined by my brother and sister-in-law, and my niece and nephew. I’m grateful to have seen everyone, and to see my kids get on like a house on fire with their cousins.
I am grateful for the way my folks do up dinner. It was delicious.
I am grateful to be here, in the same place I grew up. It grounds me. Much has changed about this town since I was a kid, but lots hasn’t, and i’m glad I can come back once in a while.
I am grateful for a walk with my lads to school this morning.
I am grateful for time spent in the studio.
I am grateful for a productive work day.
I am grateful for Farley's exuberant skipping around the school when I picked him up today.
I am grateful for an electric bike ride with Farley this evening, and for a lifestyle that allowed for a day when everyone in this family went out and did stuff with their days, but the car remained parked in the driveway.
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.