Gratitude

I am grateful for a day off.

I am grateful for ventolin

I am grateful for Netflix.

I am grateful for a phone chat with my Dad this morning.

I am grateful for a normal every day kind of dinner with my family this evening.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley at his martial arts class this evening.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a full day of painting at the hotel.

I am grateful for the controversial bike lanes in Victoria. Some may gripe about them, but they are working out well for yours truly.

I am grateful for Glico Japanese Curry.

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

I am grateful to have been a spectator when Cooper opened a gift from Farley and Julie, which was a drawing of us all as vegetables. It was sweet.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fine time on Galiano Island this weekend with the boys and their Scout group.

I am grateful for the campfire last night, and a quiet moment when Coop thanked me for getting him into scouting in the first place. It was good for me when I was a kid, and I think it’s good for my lads, too.

I am grateful for clear weather today, and in the ferry trip home. The scenery was beautiful, and a reminder that I am grateful to get to live here.

I am grateful for homemade chicken noodle soup and cookies that Julie had prepared when we got home.

I am grateful for a night out curling and then a beer afterward. It was a fun night.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting at the hotel.

I am grateful for lunch with a friend. I’ve been a little on the burnt out and grumpy side lately; lunch with Matt was the perfect cure for that.

I am grateful for family fun night. It was Farley’s pick: lasagne with NO SPINACH, and then Toy Story 2. Somehow, we did all that and got the bags packed and in the car for a scout trip to Galiano Island tomorrow.

I am grateful for a snuggly time with Farley on the couch during the movie. My kids are getting big; I can’t take that stuff for granted!

Gratitude

I am grateful for some time spent painting at the hotel this morning.

I am grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Caffe Fantastico again.

I am grateful for a full day that went smoothly.

I am grateful that it’s not too late, and I am headed for bed.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a busy day where it all got done.

I am grateful for time spent painting at the hotel in all that.

I am grateful for time spent playing Trans-America with Julie and the lads this evening.

I am grateful for happy, active kids that seem to be getting over their colds.

I am grateful for Hawkins Cheezies that Julie brought me this evening. To be clear. Cheezies are Hawkins by definition. Anything else is something different, be it a Cheeto, or a Cheese Puff, or whatever else. Those are NOT Cheezies. The Hawkins descriptor is necessary to ensure I get the salty snack I want, but it’s redundant, because if it isn’t Hawkins, it’s not a Cheezie.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time a productive day. I did a bunch of framing this morning for a show that installs Wednesday, and we Costco shopped like we’ve never Costco shopped before.

I am grateful for some time spent with my cousin and her partner, they tagged along for the shop.

I am grateful for an evening spent curling, and later consuming a beer with some of the other curlers.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a successful time selling chocolate bars at the mall with Coop today to raise funds for his Scout Group. They did well, and it was fun to hang out and watch those kids at work.

I am grateful for date night. We saw Fado, and it was great. The music in it was especially fantastic. If you are in Vancouver over the next while, do yourself a favour and go see it. I’d say this even if friends of mine weren’t acting, playing guitar, producing and directing it, but I am very proud to say they are.

FADO – The Saddest Music in the World