I am grateful for a walk around Durrance Lake this morning. I woke up early and caught the sunrise.
I am grateful for potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper, because that’s all you need to make hash browns, like I did for myself and the lads this morning; along with fried eggs, and tomatoes from our garden.
I am grateful for a fun afternoon and evening at Bamberton with another family. Kids ran rampant through the woods, we sat by a campfire, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, and even got into campfire songs. Good times!
I am grateful for physiotherapy.
I am grateful for time at the studio.
I am grateful for good advice from someone I know, like, and trust.
I am grateful for family fun night: Farleys pick. We took the lads to Wildplay, a rope and obstacle course based activity in Langford, then Costco for a few supplies and dinner.
We topped it all off with a neighbourly middle of the street chit chat while the 6 year old set ran around like they do, and then some stories before bed. If that’s not nice, what is?
I am grateful for the sale of a painting today, and for time spent painting when felt like I was right in the zone.
I am grateful for lunch with Julie.
I am grateful for a productive morning.
I am grateful to be counted as staff for staff ice cream day at the Hotel today.
I am grateful for time to paint at the hotel this afternoon.
I am grateful for lunch with my old friend Caroline, back from our days at UVic.
I am grateful for some success in the art biz today, and for lots of time to paint in the lobby of the Hotel Hrand Pacific.
I am grateful for an easy evening at home with my lads.
I am grateful for some time spent taking in the Sooke Fine Art Show. There’s some inspiring work in there.
I am grateful for a swim with my lads this evening.
I am grateful for some time watching telly with Julie this evening. We’re watching West World, and a good way in. It’s compelling.
I am grateful for a day of getting g a cuss ton of clutter outta my life.
I am grateful for a day of doing stuff around the house, so that I was available to tend our charcoal smoker, so we were able to put on a heckuva fine spread for a family of friends that came for dinner.
Kids ran rampant, and later watched a movie while grown ups sipped cocktails and watched the sunset, before we all watched the BC Day fireworks. If that evening wasn’t nice, I don’t know what is.
I am grateful for time spent with my lads today. We ran som e errands and hit Costco, and then went to Mr. Tubbs so they could play some arcade games for redemption tickets in an effort to make it with their while. They were troopers, and got along with each other well today.
I am grateful for a cuss ton of cuss done today in my painting world.
I am grateful for family fun night: Coopers pick. We started in on a project to make these little doll figures from wire and yarn. We didn’t finish, but we all got a good start tonight.
I grateful for Coop. Sometimes, his wisdom, resilience and compassion just blows me away.
I am grateful for a shmozzle that was presented and resolved all in the space of one morning; also to my friend Berry who introduced shmozzle into my lexicon.
I am grateful for help from Julie with said shmozzle.
I am grateful for time spent painting in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific today.
I am grateful for date night; Julie and I went to see Mission Impossible 3, which was fast enough that I didn’t notice most of the gaping plot holes until after the fact.