Gratitude

I am grateful for a visit from the Easter Bunny this morning, and some excited kids, and for only one treat obtained by raccoons.

I am grateful for a fantastic walk at the Chemainus River Estuary. It’s really pretty there, and there are lots of sticks and rocks and the like for kids to muck around with. One highlight was a family team effort to build a bridge of logs and rocks to ford a small stream. The weather was great, too.

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I am grateful for great weather today. It’s the first day that’s felt like summer to me..

I am grateful for yard work accomplished.

I am grateful for kids having water fights and jumping in a trampoline with a sprinkler running underneath it.

I am grateful for some time in at the studio.

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I am grateful for an opportunity to help a buddy and his family out today.

I am grateful a night out, followed by a night in. Julie is away for the weekend; I took the boys swimming, then made a pizza and watched the first half of “Return if the Jedi”.

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I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for an interesting project.

I am grateful for leftover Chinese food for lunch.

I am grateful for an hour and a half shoehorned into my day at the studio.

I am grateful for family fun night. My pick: we ate dinner at Swiss Chalet, then walked around Swan Lake right when the sun was going down. It was a beautiful night, and the kids did great. Farley led us most of the way, while Cooper checked off a list of items he and Julie made; things like “great blue heron” (which we saw), and “muskrat” (which we didn’t).

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I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for lunch with an old pal of mine who recently became a father, and regaled me with his experience of fatherhood so far. Thinking about that, thinking about babies, thinking about when my kids were babies and I was a new dad, I am grateful for all that. I am grateful for all the babies. Also grateful to be past it, those are some tough crazy first few months.

I am grateful for date night with Julie tonight. It’s nice just to hang out.

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I am grateful for a bike ride with my boys to school this morning.

I am grateful for a productive day in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for a trip to Costco, and for the fact that somehow, beyond all expectation, everyone in my family consistently enjoys the Costco “shop for Armegeddon” experience.

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I am grateful for the sale of a print today. Whoop whoop!

I am grateful for a productive work day. 

I  grateful for some time spent getting the boys down, reading stories and rubbing backs; saying goodnight after lights are out.

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I am grateful for a blue heron sighting in my yard today. It was fascinating to watch it stalk and catch a fish from my pond, but I’m pretty sure the fish wasn’t too happy about it. I’m ambivalent, but it was cool to watch.

I am grateful for time spent swimming with Farley and Julie while Coop attended a birthday party.

I am grateful for time spent puttering and getting little projects done around the house.

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I am grateful that Coop and Farley’s karate class looks like a good’un. They had their first session today and I liked the vibe of the kids and the instructors.

I am grateful for the library. Our family checked out 50 lbs of books today.

I am grateful for an afternoon of puttering around the house, getting some projects done, while kids messed around in the yard.

I am grateful for an evening of painting and going stag to a movie. I saw Life. It was not the greatest movie made, but I enjoyed it. It takes place on the International Space Station. It is kind of crazy that this setting is not in the future, but the present.  The ISS was the stuff of imagination when I was a kid; it’s remarkable how similar the movie version of the present day ISS looks to the space architecture set years in the future from films made just a few decades ago.