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 very 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.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a full day.

I am grateful for time at the studio this morning.

I am grateful for Karate class. Both my boys are ROCKING IT.

I am grateful for time alone in the house this afternoon. I got a few house projects done (including a rack of hooks to hang pots and pans in the kitchen), and that felt good.

I am grateful for supper. Julie made daal. I made chicken jalfrezi. It was divine.

I am grateful for time spent reading to my kids. One of them, anyway. We were all tucked in to Farley’s bed. I read The Lorax, but Coop was reading his own book.

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I am grateful for a fun evening with friends. Our kids played, then watched a movie while the grownups enjoyed great food, wine, and conversation. Great stuff!

I am grateful, though somewhat ambivalent, for the kind of night one has when they fall asleep with their kids putting them to bed, then wakes up in the middle of the night and has the whole, quiet house to themselves for a couple of hours, even though they know they should be sleeping.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a visit from the Easter Bunny this morning, and some excited kids, and for only one treat obtained by raccoons.

I am grateful for a fantastic walk at the Chemainus River Estuary. It’s really pretty there, and there are lots of sticks and rocks and the like for kids to muck around with. One highlight was a family team effort to build a bridge of logs and rocks to ford a small stream. The weather was great, too.