I am grateful for a trip to Costco this afternoon that was pleasantly not nightmarish. I was impressed with how they were doing things, and how other customers were behaving. All in all, it was much more civilized than I thought it would be, and frankly, much more civilized than the last time I was there on a Sunday. I went there out of necessity, and hopefully bought enough that I won’t have to return for a while.
I am grateful for brief phone and text conversations with friends and family. It helps to feel connected.
I am grateful for all this time with my kids. It’s daunting, and I get annoyed and grumpy at times, but I am enjoying them. While this crisis is scary and the uncertainty of it a can seem unbearable, it’s also a time that Julie, myself and our boys are spending all together, recreating, working, learning, and playing. I am sure we will remember these days for the rest of our lives.
I am grateful for the first half of the second Lord of the Rings movie, which we watched together tonight.
I am grateful for time spent outside getting yardwork done, pruning back the spot the treehouse is planned for, and good weather for such activity.
I am grateful for the moment Farley observed that we were all doing well at being kind to eachother. I think we all know that while trying to minimize the risk for spreading covid 19, we are also maximizing our risk for an outbreak of cabin fever
I am grateful for our utility trailer. It’s all full up of yard waste, ready to go to the dump tomorrow.
I am grateful for anything that makes life feel normal. Chatting with neighbours, albeit at a safe 1-2m distance; phone chats with family, arguing about cleaning up with kids while we clean up together, then collectively enjoying a tidier space afterward.
I am grateful for the relief that comes with the decision to postpone a roadtrip to Calgary with my kids, though we are all disappointed it isn’t going to happen. It’s good to know the decision is made, and we are confident it’s the prudent choice to make.
I am grateful for an evening of pizza and a family movie (called Holes), offered as a consolation prize with the bad news about the cancelled trip. It didn’t feel like enough to get morale back up to 100%, but it was enjoyable anyway.
I am grateful for a moment when I was listening to a song that came on my stereo in the car today, that summoned the ghost of an old friend who passed away a few years ago, right there in the passenger seat of my car. It was nice to see him.
I am grateful for a text from another old friend to make sure my family and I are okay in these turbulent and troubled times. It was nice to hear from him, too.
I am grateful for some time in the studio today.
I am grateful for a phone chat with my brother.
I am grateful for family fun night: Cooper’s pick: spaghetti and meatballs, followed by a classic video game tournament, followed by brownies and ice cream.
I am grateful that we’re all okay for now, and the world still seems to be turning, even if it is a little off kilter.