Gratitude

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

I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer project today.

I am grateful for a bit of rain today. The hot sunny weather is my preference, but too much this early in the season bodes anxiety for forest fires later in the summer, so I’ll choose to be grateful for it.

I am grateful for kids running around with newly purchased nerf dart guns.

I am grateful for socially distant time spent with friends batting around a badminton birdie, throwing a frisbee, and playing cornhole this evening.

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I am grateful for a morning spent with a group of Nanaimo artists that’s been meeting since 1947. I was doing a demonstration of my painting via zoom with them. It was fun.

I am grateful for family fun night, Farley’s pick. we had a playdate with Lilah, a nice little dog that Farl and I see nearly every day when we walk to school at the same time that she’s out for a walk with her humans. At some point they offered us a playdate with Lilah, and today we took them up on it, and we had a fine time. She’s an easy going sort, and a polite tail wagger.

I am grateful for a walk through Summit Park, where the Camas are in bloom, and the leaves are starting to develop on the Garry oak trees.

I am grateful for rainbow loom rubber band string manufacturing paired with a few Simpson’s episodes, which was part of Farley’s choice for free family fun night.

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I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio today.

I am grateful for a few minutes spent on my trailer project today.

I am grateful for an evening on the water in kayaks with Cooper’s Scout group. We went from Cadboro Bay to flower island, which is really also in Cadboro Bay. It was a really nice evening to be out. I feel blessed to be able to do that kind of thing.

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I am grateful for time spent on a small repair on a power door lock on our minivan this morning. Victory!

I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio this afternoon.

I am grateful for Farley, who wasn’t in the mood to go to baseball practise this afternoon, but went anyway, and had a great time once he got there.

I am grateful for Cooper, who made a sign last night, then got up early, and made his lunch and went off to school in time to get there for a protest the students organized against spending cuts to the music program in their school.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent on my trailer project this morning.

I am grateful for a walk to school with Farley.

I am grateful for splendid weather.

I am grateful for surplus eggs from a friend of a neighbour who has too many chickens.

I am grateful for kids jumping in a trampoline with a sprinkler going.

I am grateful for a visit across our front yard with a neighbour this evening

Gratitude

I am grateful for a walk to school with Farley this morning.

I am grateful for time spent on my trailer project today.

I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio.

I am grateful for warm weather.

I am grateful for time spent paddling on the water in Cadboro Bay this evening with our old Cub Pack. They needed one more leader and I was happy to oblige. Julie, Farley and Cooper came, too.

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I am grateful for

I am grateful for a field of ferrel daffodils we visited this afternoon.

I am grateful for time spent chatting with friends online and across a front yard today.

I am grateful for time spent on my travel trailer project.

I am grateful for the reminder of a memory of a fantastic steak dinner a pal of mine reminded me we ate when we were in Seattle many years ago.

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I am grateful for terrific weather today.

I am grateful for family fun night. It was Julie’s pick. We are takeout Indian food in our backyard. To quote Farley, the conditions were perfect to eat outside.

I am grateful for my kids. They are great kids. They sometimes fight, but mostly don’t. They seem to share a special bond, which is fun to watch, and it’s wonderful to see them appreciate in each other some of the same things I appreciate in each of them, too.

I am grateful for free fresh eggs from a friend of our neighbour’s, who has chickens, and too many eggs.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting in my studio today.

I am grateful for time spent playing hooky with Julie and screening The Father. It was a great movie, but heavy. Really well directed, scored and editted; and some powerful performances by Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins.

I am grateful for a walk to school with Farley this morning.

I am grateful for Cooper’s Scout meeting. We walked a good long distance around Royal Roads University, doing an orienteering and map reading course.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a outdoor, socially distant, but very enjoyable visit with an old friend last night.

I am grateful for terrific weather today.

I am grateful for items checked off my list.

I. Grateful for a walk to school with Farley this morning.

I am grateful for time spent watching Farley’s baseball practise this afternoon

I am grateful for a report from another kid’s parent about how “Cooper brought joy to the whole class” with his talent show audition.