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.
I am grateful for a good first day settling into my month as artist residence at the Hotel Grand Pacific today. I painted for a good long while this afternoon, and I loook forward to doing the same with all my weekdays until the end of the month.
I’m grateful for Julie, who was immensely helpful setting up this morning, and was also my lunch date.
I am grateful for Farley, who set the table, complete with place names, for tacos at supper tonight.
I am grateful for a day job project completed today.
I am grateful for time spent outside with Farl and Coop. We were all working on our own endeavours; I was getting some art stuff done, Farl was making a spaceship from odds and sods, and Coop was making a kite. That feeling of absorption in a task is hard to beat; and is even better in good company like that.
I am grateful for several phone calls, and posts on social media wishing me a happy birthday today. That stuff is meaningful for me, and appreciated!
I am grateful for a “#1 Dad” medal my kids made for me out of cardboard and yarn. I wore it all day.
I am grateful for my pal Francis, who gave me a print of one of my favourite photographs of his, without knowing it was my birthday today.
I am grateful for a steak dinner Julie put together for us tonight. It was sublime.
I am grateful for a trip to the Oak Bay Collectir Car Festival. Coop, Farley and I went there by bike. There were parts of that same trip I was not grateful for, but there were other parts that were fun.
I am grateful for dinner out at a sushi restaurant.
I am grateful for time spent watching West World with Julie this evening.
I am grateful for a productive morning in the garagenous zone.
I am grateful for success in making calzones.
I am grateful for an epic tickle fight with Farley.