Gratitude

I am grateful for the moment I left the toy department at Wal-Mart this morning.

I am grateful for connections with folks in my community; Other parents at a birthday party that I don’t know well, but that have known a long time; and friends we went for a swim with tonight.

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I am grateful for lunch and time taking in an art show with Julie today.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for tacos tonight, and a supper where everyone in the family was involved in making it.

I am grateful for time spent reading with Farley tonight.

Gratitude

I am very grateful for a day of brotherly visitation. We ate like kings and worked like a well oiled machine on making easels to display paintings at festivals and a studio tour I plan to participate in coming up. The weather was great, and it was a ton of fun.

I am grateful for ribs we tended in the smoker for 7 hours today.

I am grateful for a visit to cattle point after supper; and that even at high tide, Farley found a tidal pool full of anemones and hermit crabs.

I am grateful for a dipped cone at the Beacon Hill Drive-in this evening with the whole crew.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a bunch of tax cuss done today.

I am grateful for a bunch of chalk drawings Coop and his pals made at after school care.

I am grateful for a fun time with Coop this evening. He has a class assignment to make a musical instrument from recycled materials and WE MADE A CUSSING ELECTRIC GUITAR. Coop and I were pretty impressed with ourselves.

Gratitude

I am grateful that our tent sleeping plan was happening in the backyard last night. We stayed dry, but the noise from the rain on the tent, while pleasing, was hard to sleep with, and it didn’t take to much convincing from the boys much to persuade me we’d better go inside midway through the night.

I am grateful for time spent at the studio this morning. I was having a ball in there.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a coffee with a friend this morning. Must do more of that.

I am grateful for time in the studio.

I am grateful to be writing this in a tent in my back yard with my lads. Too many among us in our house have too much illness for Cooper and I to go on a camping trip this weekend, and Farley suggested this as a pick for his family fun night. So, here we are, tucked in snug like bugs in a rug.

Usually I do this on my own, but now the boys want to get in on this gratitude business.

Coop is grateful that his mama picked up a book at a thrift store that had a cookie recipe in it that they made tonight.

Farley is grateful for being in this tent.