I am grateful for another painting sale. There is nothing is like that feeling.
I am grateful for friends. We had friends with kids over this evening, and later I went out to see some different old friends over drinks, before returning with them to my house when the bar closed to consume several pots of tea.
I am grateful for time at the studio and a painting completed.
I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We watched Ponyo, and it was weird and good.
I am grateful for Pic a Flic, a video rental store that’s still alive and well. I couldn’t find any way to stream Ponyo online, but they had a copy, and despite the fact that my last rental was in 2007, my membership is still valid. AND they have Willow!
I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.
I am grateful for time with my family around the kitchen table. For a while there Julie and Coop were playing a game, Farl was drawing, and I was working on my laptop.
I am grateful for my portrait that Farley drew for me at said table.
I am grateful for Te spent with Julie watching the first half of a movie, then a bunch of old videos of our kids when they were littler, in 2013. Time flies!
I am still pretty dang grateful for Farley’s love for his hat.
I am grateful for time spent with Coop and his class today.
I am also grateful for time in the studio.
And I am grateful for a night out with Julie to see Thor: Ragnarok. It was a fun movie.
I am grateful for the perfect hat I found for Farley when shopping for kids winter stuff this morning. It is fluffy and soft on the inside, and has pockets on the ear flaps. That’s right: POCKETS ON THE EAR FLAPS.
I am grateful for time at the studio.
I am grateful for projects nearing completion.
I am grateful for the season 2 finale of Stranger Things.
I am grateful for Coop’s Cub meeting.
I am grateful for a relaxed morning, with the extra hour from the time change.
I am grateful for a trip to the mall with the boys on the bike. We had errands to attend to.
I grateful for a swim tonight with another family we are friends with. It’s a nice way to end the weekend and start the week.
I am grateful for time at the studio this morning.
I am grateful for friends of my kids were around today. Strange but true: taking care of more kids is easier than taking care of fewer kids.
I am grateful for a frozen turkey that was purchased on sale before thanksgiving, and good folks with no plans that were able to come over and help us eat it tonight.
I am grateful for the time, effort, and political will in this town that has led to me putting up a show in our Central Library Branch. We installed it this morning, and it’s exciting for me to have this venue. Pictures shared over the internet are great, but the real thing is better, imho.
I am grateful for a productive afternoon.
I am grateful for kids having sleepovers. Coop is off at buddy’s house tonight. Farley is having one here. I think they are having tons of fun.
I grateful for time in the studio tonight.
I am grateful for some useful medical news today. I find it tiresome when people talk too much about their health. Suffice it to say that it wasn’t life or death, but a mysterious ailment that has always been annoying and inconvenient now has a name, and it’s treatable, and will hopefully not be so much of a nuisance.
I am grateful for time spent at the studio.
I am grateful for time spent with Julie and the boys. We played clue at the kitchen table while Farley drew some pictures. It was nice.
I am grateful for snow. We don’t always get it here. It’s still a novelty. It may not be in a few days or weeks, but for now, it’s just so dang pretty.