I am grateful for time spent playing board games with Coop and his buddy at the board game cafe.
I am grateful for time spent watching a really stupid, but fun to watch movie with Julie after the kids were in bed.
I am grateful for some time spent in the studio painting this morning. It’s been a while, and it was great to start a new one.
I am grateful for an adventure with my boys today. We took the bus downtown and saw the Lego Batman movie. It was fun.
I am grateful for conversation with Julie today while the kids were playing in the next room. It’s still rare, but more common that this can happen these days, and would have been impossible not too long ago.
I am grateful for a long and productive work day.
I am grateful for a swim with my boys.
I am grateful for biking weather. We took the electric bike to the pool. It was rainy, but still a fun way to get there.
I am grateful for an uninterrupted day at work.
I am grateful for time spent with my boys at the library, then at a pet store gawking at fish, birds, and reptiles, then settling them down for bedtime.
I am grateful for apple pie that Julie brought home for me.
I am grateful for lunch out with my folks today.
I am grateful that everyone got home safe. Both kids had to be picked up early; inclement weather shut this town down today.
I am grateful for our safe, warm home.
I am grateful for a glimpse of Mt. Baker from a walk we took to Summit Park.
I am grateful for the best cup of hot chocolate I’ve ever had. Julie made it. It involved cream and chocolate chips. It was sublime.
I am grateful for a feast with my folks at JJ’s (a fave Chinese restaurant). It’s the last time the boys will see them before they head home to Calgary. I am grateful they have the means and motivation to spend the time out here that they do every winter.
I am grateful for Coop, who reads to him.
I grateful that everyone made it through the day safely. It’s pandemonium in this town when it snows, and it snowed a lot today!
I am grateful for my parents, who tolerated a bike ride with myself, Farley and Cooper today, through cold weather, rain, and hail. They then took us out for lunch, and then miniature world. I grateful for that, too.
I am grateful for chicken wings that Julie made. NOM NOM NOM.
I am grateful for a trip to the library with Farl, who really, really loves the pink loaner sweater from daycare that is very soft inside.
I am grateful for Coop’s love of reading. Makes a guy proud.
I am grateful for some time outside with Farley. He made the trampoline into a construction site, where the tonka trucks were cleaning up the leaves.
I am grateful for a night out with my folks; first for some delicious tapas, then to see the This is That tour at the McPherson theatre. It was great; lots of laughs. Those guys are very, very talented.
I am grateful for some time in the studio.
I am grateful for a snowy day. I am also grateful we don’t usually have too many of them. I find the novelty wears off after a while.
I am grateful for time spent with my kids, settling them down tonight.
I am grateful for tuna sashimi that was in my freezer, but is now in my belly.