I am grateful for a productive day running around town. I got a bunch of stuff done, and with a good excuse to drive around in our new to us van.
I am grateful for the progression of technology. I always buy old cars, so I’m behind the times a bit, but our new van boasts a screen for the kids to watch movies in the car on road trips, on the built in VCR!
I am grateful that VHS tapes are plentiful and cheap at the thrift store in my neighbourhood. They are $0.25 each, or 5 for $1. I bought 3, and that was $0.80 including tax. I had to break a toonie!
The boys and I tested it out tonight to see if it worked. It did, and we’re stoked! We’re all set for our next road trip.
I am grateful for Julie’s mad big hair skills, acquired as a teenager in the 80s, applied to Cooper just for fun tonight. HILARIOUS!
I am grateful for Farley and his pal Trevor being goofballs on the back of my bike while we rode alongside Cooper to meet Julie at the pool for a swim this afternoon. 100% fun!
I grateful for a moment Coop said exactly the right thing to me at exactly the right moment. He has also been known to say exactly the wrong thing at exactly the wrong moment, but this is a gratitude post, and I digress. Today it was the right thing, at the right moment.
I am bummed that the summer is over, but I’m very grateful for that summer. It was action packed. I went places. I did stuff. I saw cherished friends and family. I tried new things. There was rarely a dull moment, but I looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed the dull moments, too.
I am grateful for big kids getting bigger all the time. Today marks Cooper’s first day of school, and Farley’s last first day of school where he’s not going to school yet.
I am grateful for time at the painting studio today; an hour squeaked in before Julie and the kids got home, and another hour after the kids were asleep. It’s nice having it so close.