Gratitude

I am grateful for some time in the studio today.

I am grateful for a day where I mostly just did stuff that I wanted to do.

I am grateful for Julie, who puts up with the cockamamie schemes I come up with, from time to time.

I am grateful for the word: cockamamie. Autocorrect doesn’t even bat an eye. Autocorrect knows just what I mean.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys at bedtime.

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I am grateful for a safe return home from our weekend camping on Saltspring.

I am grateful for indoor plumbing.

I am grateful for time spent sitting in a lawn chair, sipping a beer, taking in the vIew from my front yard.

I am grateful for my warm bed.

I am grateful for time spent with my kids.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie.

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I am grateful for a swell day hanging out with a bunch of 5-10 year olds and walking around the beach and farm here at Ruckle Park on Saltspring Island.

I am grateful for plenty of opportunity for camp craft. Coop made wooden arm shields and daggers. In the event of vampire attack, we’re in good shape.

I am grateful for the moment this morning when Farley said, first thing after waking up this morning, “I had a really, really good sleep.” I didn’t see that coming

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I am grateful to be typing this in a tent near the water on Saltspring Island with Coop and Farley snoozing away here with me. We’re here with Coop’s Scout group. I gotta be honest though, I could do without the rain.

I am grateful for how good mundane dishes taste when camping. It’s amazing how that works.

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I am grateful for the chance to attend Cooper and Farley’s Spring Concert at their school. I love attending those events.

I am grateful for some success in the art biz. I really do love selling my artwork.

I am grateful for a day where cuss went off the rails, but it all worked out okay.

I am grateful to be in a place in my life where, if I need to try welding a crack in a bike frame, I have the stuff and the space to give that a shot.

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I am grateful for some time at the studio this morning.

I am grateful for s family trip to see Solo tonight. I thought it was great. Pretty sure everyone else did too. My cousin Jacqui and her pal Brittany came along, too.

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

I am grateful for Cooper’s Cub meeting. Farley came too. They did some practice with throw ropes on land, in case they ever need them in the water in kayaks. We also showed them them how to make rope ladders, which I learned too, and it feels a little like a super power.

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I am grateful for a great time with my family, my cousin, and her pal, who we had over for dinner tonight.

I am grateful for the opportunity that this occasion presented for me to cook. I always enjoy it; though only when it all works out well; which it did.

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I asm grateful for a heckuva fine day with my pal Clint. He came over on the ferry from Vancouver for the day.

I am grateful for a good long walk around Gowlland Tod Park. I don’t think I’d ever been. It’s pretty up in there.

I am grateful for the opportunity to watch fireworks that were at the Harbour Cats season opener at Royal Athletic Park with my boys tonight. Truth is, when we first heard them they were tucked in bed and nearly asleep, and in that moment, I likely wasn’t grateful.

But then we were out on the lawn watching the fireworks, on a warm summery evening, and even though I knew it was too late for those jokers to be awake, that fact somehow added to the occasion, and why not just choose to enjoy a moment like that.

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I am grateful for new to me bike bags. I put a call out on social media for anyone who had used ones, reconnected with an acquaintance I haven’t spoken to for a good long while, and saved myself a few hundred bucks. W00t!

I am grateful for time in the studio, starting in on a new one.

I am grateful for the talent show at my kids’ school. Seeing those kids belting it out, being so brave; there’s nothing like it.