Gratitude

I am grateful for another day painting at the hotel. I really do enjoy getting the chance to meet people and chitchat sporadically throughout my day. Who knew?

I am grateful for a fantastic lunch with Julie today.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a day that involved some time spent doing nothing really, nothing at all.

I am grateful for several home projects completed, though.

I am grateful we bought the extended warranty on our laundry machine.

I am grateful for Farley, because that kid is a rock star.

I am grateful for Cooper, because that kid is a musical theatre star.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie in the hillbilly hot tub.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a friend that Farley had over this morning. They played nicely, and I was able to get some work done.

I am grateful for a fine time painting and chatting with folks at the hotel this afternoon.

I am grateful for a successful pizza making team effort this evening.

I a man grateful for Julie’s advice to have a cold shower this evening. It’s hot out, and has been all day, and it helped me to feel human again.

I am grateful for the air conditioner in our bedroom tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent with Farley today. He had a new toy to play with outside, kind of a propellor driven drone-esque ball thing, then after that we had a water fight in the hillbilly hot tub.

I am grateful that I have had enough previous experience making websites for other people that managing my own isn’t much of a challenge.

I am grateful for a fine supper of hippie chow that Julie whipped up tonight; fried tofu, brown rice, roasted vegetables, and this crazy delicious magic dressing type sauce she makes. Tasty and good for us. Love that.

I am grateful for time in the hillbilly hot tub again this evening, this time just me and a This American Life podcast.

Gratitude

I am remiss to admit that I forgot to mention my gratitude for a short surprise visit from my Uncle Bill and Aunt Patti yesterday, but now I have.

I am grateful for a fine day at the hotel today. I haven’t been painting there yet, but I feel like I’m all set up now.

I am grateful for an evening of errands, followed by a screening of the original Toy Story movie, which still holds up. Hard to believe it came out 24 years ago.

Gratitude

I am grateful for leftover pancake mix from our camping trip. I didn’t have any myself, but I made pancakes for the boys this morning to rave reviews.

I am grateful for a day that went smoothly despite many moving parts.

I am grateful for the summertime. Everything is a bit easier and funner in the summertime.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads getting them down for bed.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a month’s long artist residency at the Victoria Doubletree Hilton Hotel, and for a month with my work on a good portion of wall at the Central Gallery in Bay Centre, downtown. Both have been great opportunities for me.

I am also grateful for time spent today at the Gage Gallery Artist Collective. Today was my last shift sitting at the gallery. It is a great group of talented artists that run that place, and it’s been a real pleasure to get to know them and be a part of it over the last 8 months.

I am also grateful. as these 3 commitments end, for a simpler schedule for me.

I am grateful for the start of a new artist residency at the Hotel Grand Pacific. I was there last year in August, and it was an enjoyable and successful month. The people there are friendly, and I very much enjoyed reconnecting with a few of them this afternoon. Where I set up in the lobby is a great space, and I am looking forward to filling it up with my artwork and painting there for the month of August.

I am grateful for time on the floor making lego train tracks with Farley this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for 47 trips around the sun. 47! On past birthdays, I’ve felt crappy about getting older. 40 was a tough one for me. On this one, I am just feeling gratitude for the happenstance and luck that has enabled me to do so this far – get older, that is.

I am grateful for a phone chat with an old pal that I haven’t spoken with for a while who called me up to wish me a happy birthday.

I am grateful for the sale of a painting today at the Central Gallery.

I am grateful for sushi this evening with family and chosen family.

I am grateful for a peanut buster parfait themed ice cream cake that Julie made me.