Gratitude

I am grateful for oatmeal pancakes Julie made for breakfast, which we all ate together.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley watching YouTube episodes of Jay Leno’s garage.

I am grateful for the bits and pieces of time with Coop, who is hilarious. Also, I am grateful for his infectious newfound zeal for making stuff; he’s been working hard on a replica star wars blaster gun.

I am grateful for the supper Julie made, which we ate all together.

I am grateful for family fun night part 2, my pick. We watched the first half of The Empire Strikes Back, which is widely regarded as the best Star Wars movie. Not sure I’d agree, but it’s up there. We’ll watch the other half tomorrow.

I am grateful for Julie. She’s doing all the things and it’s hard to do all the things. I can’t really do any of the things right now, and that sucks. She’s doing all the things and I am grateful. She is awesome like seeing a hummingbird at the feeder outside our kitchen window.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for an ankle that seems to need less painkillers these days.

I am grateful for Auntie J, who came and entertained and was entertained by my kids for a good part of the day.

I am grateful for family fun night, my pick! We ate a feast of Chinese food, then screened Make Believe, a documentary about teen magicians that was good, but was a little too slow to be as great as I’d hoped it would be.

I am grateful for leftovers in the fridge.

I am grateful for Julie, who is awesome like salt and pepper squid.

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I am grateful for time spent painting.

I am grateful for 2 father’s Day cards from Coop. He’s dialing up his card game. They are amazing.

I am grateful for snuggles from Farley after his bedtime. He was having a hard time getting to sleep.

I am grateful for Julie, who is doing all the things. Julie is awesome like when your kid learns to ride a bike by themselves for the first time.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for Canada Post.

I am grateful for my healing ankle. Today I went down the stairs to get a package, and I put my kids to bed. I’m feeling a bit more functional, lately.

I am grateful for an early father’s Day card from Farley.

I am grateful for Julie, who is doing all the things. She is awesome, like the sound of a coffee can inhaling to fill its vacuum when you first open it.

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I am grateful for a good sleep last night.

I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for Coop, who made dinner with a bit of help from me tonight.

I am grateful for the video Coop showed me of the puppet show presentation they made of Little Red Riding Hood at school today.

I am grateful for Farley, who looked like a ravenous smurf eating monster after eating the blue popsicle he got from the ice cream truck that came up out street tonight.

I am grateful for Julie, who is doing all the things, and is awesome like a perfect shady parking spot on a hot sunny day.

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I am grateful for a quiet day at home. Julie was at work; kids were at school. It’s usually anything but quiet here.

I am grateful that Farley and Coop had good days at school.

I am grateful for the first time I applied a wet paintbrush to canvas since my injury. It took a while to get set up and organized, but I got into the flow of it fairly quickly once I started, and it felt GREAT.

I am grateful for time spent watching DIY videos with Farley and Cooper this evening.

I am grateful for Julie, who is still doing all the things. Julie is awesome, like the feeling of bubble wrap popping between your fingers.

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I am grateful for a good sleep last night, and for less discomfort in my ankle after making a more concerted effort to take it easier yesterday.

I am grateful for time spent in a skype call with old friends this morning, as we have been doing every Sunday for a while now.

I am grateful for a day of lounging about with various members of my family at various times in the day, building a lego set with Farley, working quietly at my computer while Cooper read his book nearby, chit chatting with Julie about how we should set up our bills for automatic payments. It’s nice to have these little interactions throughout the day.

I am grateful for Julie, who is doing all the things, and also helped me bring up a bunch of painting stuff so I can try setting myself to get started in on that, and is awesome like when you hear a favourite song come on the radio.

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I am grateful for my pal Robert, who showed up with a care package that included dinner for the 4 of us, including a pie and enough for leftovers, and a beer. So kind!

I am grateful for my kids, who are stepping up, sometimes begrudgingly but stepping up nonetheless, to take care of more of the stuff that just needs to get done around the house. It comes directly off of Julie’s shoulders when they do, and she’s got.a.lot to bear right now.

I am grateful for family fun night, Cooper’s pick: burgers and a movie. We watched the second Transformers movie, which was rated at one star. That was one star more than it deserved, imho, but it’s nice to enjoy a shared experience anyway, and to his credit, Cooper did apologize for picking it when it was over.

I am grateful for Julie, who is doing all the things, and is awesome, like a a whole handful of blue beach glass.

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I am grateful for my spouse, and for my pal Francis, and for the folks at the Print Lab, all of whom have been doing some running around to ensure that things keep running smoothly in my art biz, which has been good lately. Grateful for that, too.

I am grateful for my kids, who, during this pandemic, are doing a lot more for themselves than they have in the past, and have been enjoying more freedom and authority over themselves as well. They’ve been doing a lot of growing up this last few months. It’s been fun to watch, and in many cases has made the lives of their parents a bit easier.

I am grateful for the digital version of the school talent show that just aired on Zoom earlier this evening. It was all awesome, and Cooper was the MC, and he did a great job.

I am grateful for Julie, who is doing all the things. She is awesome like finding a forgotten $20 bill in the pocket of a jacket you haven’t worn for a while.

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I am remiss to note that I neglected to mention my gratitude for a box of cookies my aunt Sue had delivered to me the other day. Thanks, aunt Sue!

I am grateful for a really good sleep.

I am grateful fo a batch of of chilli a friend and neighbour of ours dropped off to us.

I am grateful for the first shower in several days, and for success in avoiding further injury or moisture in my bandages. I am fresh like a daisy.

I am grateful for the sounds of kids playing with their friends in the backyard, and for reports ofo treehouse approval from said kids.

I am grateful for Julie, who is awesome like flipping over the pillow, and feeling the cool side on your cheek.