Gratitude

I am grateful for lunch with Julie and my parents.

I am grateful for date night. It was nice to hang out with Julie without distractions of kids, or anything else.

I am grateful for our cozy warm house. It’s cold out there, but it’s nice in here.

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I am grateful for free, quality public education. I registered Farley for kindergarten today at Cooper’s school. Tempus fugit!

I am grateful for my folks, who took Coop this afternoon to get the lenses replaced in his glasses.

I am grateful for Farley, who insisted we take time to set the table nicely and make a “beautiful dinner”. We did, it was nice, and it improved my otherwise grumpy mood.

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I am grateful that I was able to spend the day relatively responsibility free, with no kids, and no work I couldn’t put off with until tomorrow, so I could just try to get better from the stomach bug  that I likely contracted from Farley.

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I am grateful for time spent building Lego and magnaformers with my boys.

I am grateful for prints picked up and ready for delivery. I think they look really good. The printer did some nice work there.

I am grateful for a walk we all took to Summit Park, along with my folks.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie and the boys watching videos of when they were babies.

I am grateful for an opportunity to drop off a print with friends who ordered it, to help them hang it, and to be humbled by how happy they are with it.

I am grateful for time spent at the studio.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie going through and packing up Christmas stuff. We’ve got it down to 3 bins. Not bad!

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I am grateful for some time in the studio. It was short, but sweet.

I am grateful for board games with Julie and Coop.

I am grateful for the opportunity to bring comfort to Farley. That poor kiddo is ill; I’m glad I am here to rub his back and think it might be making him feel better.

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I am grateful for some great work from Francis Sullivan, who digitally captured my latest batch of paintings. The files look really, really good!

I am grateful for a boom-box Coop found in a bin labelled “free”. He’s in love with that thing and now I vicariously am, too, while also reliving my love affair with a transistor radio I was bequeathed with sometime around that same age.

I am grateful for date night. We saw the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One. It was great!

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I am grateful for the first day in a while with several contiguous child-free hours in a quiet place to get some work done.

I am grateful for the first conversation with Julie in a while that lasted for dozens of kid-free minutes. So many complete articulate thoughts!

I  grateful for time spent reading with my kids after reminiscing about our road trip as I put them to bed tonight.

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I am grateful for a fun day of swimming and entertaining some out of town visitors.

I am grateful for 30+ years of service from our old stove, to be replaced tomorrow. I am also pleased I was able to get the clock out of it. And running on power from a regular outlet. I’ve always liked that clock!