Gratitude

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 time spent working on my trailer project.

I am grateful for Farley’s baseball game. Cooper did announcements and ran the scoreboard. Farley ran in 2 runs and had some great plays on the infield. We ran into and visited with neighbours. It was a spectacular social event, after a dearth of social events.

I am grateful for family fun. Night part 2: Julie’s pick. We made nachos for dinner, then played a little bit of Myst, wherein we had a breakthrough and made it to a new, cool world.

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I am grateful for dinner outside in our backyard this evening.

I am grateful for a nice walk at Beaver Lake this evening with Cooper and his Scout troop.

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

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I am grateful for a strong relationship between my kids. They each drive each other nuts sometimes, but they really enjoy each other, too, and they usually figure out their differences and how to get along and move forward. It’s wonderful to watch and be a part of.

I am grateful for all kinds of progress on my trailer. It’s getting close to finished. Better be, because I want to go camping in it soon!

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

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I am grateful for help from my neighbour getting the trailer moved out from where it was yesterday, to make it more accessible for sanding and painting. It was cool to see it hooked up to a car, after sitting where it’s been for so long.

I am grateful for Farley’s family fun night. There was macaroni and cheese AND burgers from McDonald’s. There was also a fun time swimming at crystal pool.

I am grateful for the release of Julie’s butterflies. She received them as caterpillars, and she cared for them as we watched them form cocoons, then emerging as butterflies.

I am grateful for Farley’s baseball game tonight. He made a great play as a first base player, hustling back to get his foot on the base as he raised his hand for the perfect catch just in time. Great stuff.

I am grateful for chocolate fondue Cooperade tonight.

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I am grateful for bounty from Costco today.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie today. We watched a.movie in the middle of the day, because we could. We saw The Burnt Orange Heresy, which was enjoyable enough,but not so good I can say that I’d recommend it.

I am grateful for Cooper’s Scout meeting. Farley came, too. In a previous meeting, we made buddy burners, which are small stoves made out of tin cans with wrapped up cardboard and wax inside. Tonight, they cooked with them. It was great to see them having success with it. I saw bacon, pancakes, and chocolate fondue. It was fun.