Gratitude

I am grateful for a slow steady day, without too much on the agenda.

I am grateful for a phone chat with my brother.

I am grateful for family fun night. It was my pick. We made nachos, then watched “In and of Itself”, which was kind of a one man autobiographical monologue sleight of hand magic metaphysical stage show movie. It was good, but hard to describe, but good!

Gratitude

I am grateful for a productive morning. I got a whole mess of running around town type stuff done. I am also grateful for bike lanes, my electric cargo bike, and good weather.

I am grateful for a fun but exhausting afternoon gluing up laminated plywood beams that will give my travel trailer project its roofline.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie before bed.

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I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer project today.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley at his first baseball practice this afternoon.

I am also grateful that Farley still likes a good tickle fight.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie this evening. We’re watching Dispatches from Elsewhere. I like it so far because it’s weird, also a bit silly, also poignant.

Gratitude

Hello, blog.

I am grateful for a fine Easter. We made a turkey. We had a dear friend over, in our backyard, as safe as we could do it. The weather was perfect. It was an occasion.

I am grateful for time I spent working on my travel trailer project. Nothing beats having a project to consume oneself with.

I am grateful for an outing to visit the Kinsol Trestle, which is a place I’d never been to but have wanted to see for a long time.

I am grateful for a YouTube video about how to make a simple wood burning rocket stove that I watched with Farley a while ago. It led to us making one and cooking up some mac and cheese for dinner tonight on it. It worked well and was fun and satisfying.

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I am grateful for farleys family fun night. We watched the new episode of Wandavision, and ate takeout from the White Spot. For some reason, that food was exactly what we were all after, and we all really enjoyed it.

I am also grateful for some warmer, clearer weather lately.

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This smartphone photo doesn’t capture how nice it was, but it gives you an idea.

I am grateful for a walk around Swan Lake with Cooper and his Scout troop this evening. We all wondered how scouts was going to work during the pandemic, outdoors, in the dark of winter, in masks, six feet apart. As it turns out, it works really well. Being out on a dock on a lake after that walk, it was beautiful out there. Kids socialized, as did us grownups. The moonlight sparkled off the lake and cast moonshadows after bestowing its glow on the reeds in the marsh. Truth be told, I’d take that over a meeting at the scout hall, any day.

Gratitude

I am grateful for many things, but some highlights since the last I wrote a post are:

  • Burgers
  • The Craigslist Cantata put on by the Cultch in Vancouver
  • Wandavision
  • An app-based orienteering walk around UVic with Coop’s scout troop. Farley came, too.
  • A walk around cedar Hill golf course with friends
  • A conversation via zoom with old buddies
  • That everyone is, despite it all these days, okay for the most part, or at least likely going to be.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a day of mostly lolligaging about.

I am grateful for a phone conversation with my parents.

I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio.

I am grateful for this information that I learned today: there are 20 billion calories in one gram of uranium.