Gratitude

I am grateful for a trip to the Oak Bay Collectir Car Festival. Coop, Farley and I went there by bike. There were parts of that same trip I was not grateful for, but there were other parts that were fun.

I am grateful for dinner out at a sushi restaurant.

I am grateful for time spent watching West World with Julie this evening.

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I am grateful for this blog. I was lost in the archives for a while last night, I don’t look at old posts that often, but it’s a trip whenever I do.

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

I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. We went out for hamburgers, then to Mr. Tubb’s for ice cream and ticket redemption games. Farley won enough tickets for a styrofoam glider, 2 plastic army guys, and a glow-in-the-dark bug.

Coop won a bunch too, and saved the credits for a later date. That kid has a talent for saving that can’t have come from me. At the rate he is going, I think he might purchase his first car by redeeming Mr. Tubb’s tickets,

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

I am grateful for a bit of time on the studio.

I am grateful for a matinee and then dinner out with Julie, and no parental concerns or obligations until tomorrow afternoon. Our kids are at an overnight summer camp tonight, and while I cherish the freedom; I am also wondering about how and what they are doing every few minutes or so.

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I am grateful for lunch with my pal Matt, it had been too long and it was good to hang out with that guy.

I am grateful for plentiful local corn in season right now.

I am grateful for time spent working on a project in the outdoors using my hands on real things in this world.

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I am grateful for time at the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a chance to be useful to a young person.

I am grateful for a productive work day.

I am grateful for time with my lads this evening.

I am grateful for time spent in a lawn chair chatting with neighbours.

 

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I am grateful for some insomnia this morning that led to my being there with my camera at the Mt. Doug beach at 5:00am for the sunrise; which was a spiritual experience, and an example of one of the reasons why I paint.

I am grateful for automotive victory. I installed an aftermarket backup camera today, and now I just want to drive in reverse, all the time.

I am grateful for time spent doing errands at the mall with with my family today, culminating with all of us sharing an order of fries at the food court. That’s enough, right there, to make my week.

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I am grateful for a fine day at the 2018 TD Art Gallery Paint In. I sold a number of cards and prints, and ran out of the 100 business cards I brought. It felt like success to me.

I am grateful for help from Cooper this morning. In the past, help from my kids usually meant “help” with quotation marks. Not today. That big kid was mission critical to keeping the morning going smoothly.

I am grateful for Julie. She was on one or both kids all day and brought me lunch, which is one of her many keys to my heart.

I am grateful for my neighbour, who helped me get all the stuff doen there this morning  and back up here this afternoon.

I am grateful for takeout and a screening of Isle of Dogs this evening, which is a heckuva fine movie and was the perfect way to end the day.

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I am grateful for the easels my brother helped me make a few months back. They’ve served me well, and now I’ve got them set up nicely for prints on paper and cards.

I am grateful for Coop’s film festival at his Lego animation summer camp. It was awesome.

I am grateful to be going to bed feeling mostly prepared for the Moss Street Paint-In. Should be good day tomorrow!