Gratitude

I am grateful for a fun Halloween. I was curling for half of the evening, and we got pummeled, but it was a good game. Later I met up with Coop and strolled the neighbourhood with him, meeting up and chit chatting with friends and neighbours. I like how the town feels like one big house party on Halloween night.

I am grateful for the successful execution of lots of artwork logistics over the last few days. Two shows came down, and another big one went up, and it all worked out, and it’s nice to feel like I can relax after all that.

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I am grateful for a visit with my friend Peter at his art gallery on the lower level of Eaton Centre. It was good to see that guy, and always nice to spend some time in the oasis he’s created in the hubbub of the mall.

I am grateful for time unexpectedly spent wandering downtown for a couple hours. I went to Chinatown, near where I used to rent an office, and enjoyed a Lunch Combo B from Ocean Garden. That was a trip!

I am grateful my sons, and also for my gerbils. They’re all such goofballs.

I am grateful for BLT sandwiches, because they are easy to make for supper, and they are delicious.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie.

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I am grateful for a quick, 24 hour camping trip withy lads, and a successful maiden voyage of the travel trailer I built over this last few months. We went to Englishman River Falls.

We are in the middle of a heat wave. It was uncomfortably hot most of the time. This is a post about gratitude, so that’s all I will say about that.

We checked off a lot of items: we had a campfire, made s’mores, went to Goats on the Roof at Coombs, frolicked into the blissfully cool water at Rathtrevor beach, and ate sushi in Nanaimo.

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I am grateful for a very focussed day of working on the trailer. It now has painted plywood walls on the interior, and 2 interior lights. Looking forward to getting beds in tomorrow!

I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. We dined on a&w, and then watched a good part of an old hockey game on YouTube. I may have had a snooze.

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I am grateful for time spent watching a mama deer and her fawn in our front yard when Farley and I left to go to school this morning.

I am grateful for time spent with Coop and his Scout troop this evening. We went for a walk in Mystic Vale.

I am grateful for all the urban wildlife. In addition to the deer this morning, I spotted a rabbit, a couple of bald eagles, ravens, and lizards, all in our neighbourhood, and on our walk tonight, a parliament of 3 barred owls.

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I am grateful for a full day.

I am grateful for the successful booking of a campsite at Goldstream this morning, which is not an easy feat these days.

I am grateful for spray foam insulation installed in the trailer this morning.

I am.grateful for helpful folks who coordinate art shows, and put up with pestering from this artist, who has to swap pieces out from time to time.

I am grateful for takeout from Ithaka this evening, which is about the best Greek food you can get here in Victoria, imho.

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I am grateful for time spent on my trailer today, getting stuff finished up before the spray foam insulation is installed tomorrow.

I am grateful for dinner outside with everyone, steaks off the BBQ, and beans and potatoes that Julie made with herbs from the garden. Felt pretty fancy for a weeknight.

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I am grateful for tacos Julie brought home for lunch.

I am grateful for dinner outside with the family, and for some time spent playing Kan Jam with Farley this evening.

I am grateful for Cooper. He’s a thoughtful generous kid, and came up with a nice gesture for his peer group to do for a couple members of it.

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

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I am grateful for cookies Cooper made for me this morning. No kidding, they were the best peanut cookies I have ever tasted.

I am grateful for time spent chatting with friends via zoom this morning.

I am grateful for phone conversations with two important dads I know: my own father, and my brother. I talked to my mother, too.

I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer.

I am grateful for breakfast sandwiches Julie made for us.

I am grateful for a nap after all that.

I am grateful for time spent swimming in Elk lake with my family this afternoon, and for chance meetings there with a few folks we know.

I am grateful for takeout from Subway in our backyard, and a few games of Kan Jam, which is the finest frisbee based game there is, and what I received as a Father’s Day gift today.

I am grateful time spent batting around a badminton birdie with friends this evening.