Gtatitude

I am grateful for a piece of Cooper’s chocolate cake that he made yesterday. It was really good.

I am grateful for a swim at the pool with Farl and Coop this evening.

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

Gratitude

I am grateful for a rainy day we spent taking it easy at home. We were out having fun in the sun the rest of the long weekend; taking it easy inside today felt good.

I am grateful for Farley’s cardboard foosball game he made with instructions from a book he received for his birthday.

I am grateful for Cooper’s start on a little blanket he’s making with Farley’s loom machine for someone he knows who is expecting a baby.

I am grateful for supper together.

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I am grateful for a walk in Horth Hill with another family yesterday, followed by a pleasant and relaxing takeout fish and chips picnic in a park in Sidney yesterday.

I am grateful for a mock trial in which Julie was found innocent of butterflyslaughter. She was charged after a less than 100% success rate on the butterflys that she tended to since they were caterpillars in a small tub, gifted to her in a kit. Coop was the prosecuted and I was the defense counsel. While Julie was upset and regretful, she was found to be acting in good faith and was exonerated, with bona fide lawyers presiding over the proceedings, in addition to children.

I am grateful for a zoom conversation with friends this morning.

I am grateful for time spent and lots done on the trailer project between yesterday and today.

I am grateful for time spent with another family today at Glen lake. It was warm enough to swim in. I was personally in there trading water for 30 minutes. It was a glorious day, and while we were all a bit chilly by the time we were packing up to go, it really did feel like summer had begun.

I am grateful for time spent withy curling buddies this evening, batting around a badminton birdie and throwing around a frisbee.

Gratitude

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

I am grateful for lunch with Cooper and Farley.

I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We went for a very cold dip on this clear and pleasant but not quite summer evening, and then got ice cream cones at the exotic Cedar Hill location of McDonald’s. We noticed though, that these didn’t seem the same as ice cream cones we had gotten previously at our usual Hillside McDonald’s, so Julie decreed that we’d better get to the bottom of this. We went to the Hillside in location and ordered more ice cream cones, and I’ll be danged, they were TOTALLY different, and way better. True story. lt was a fun night

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I am grateful for more time.soent making progress on my trailer project.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley setting up the weaving loom I got for him on his birthday. I saw in a classified ad. It was a bit of a shot in the dark, but I thought he might like it. I was relieved to hear him say he wanted me to help him set it up, and he seemed to enjoy using it.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads at bedtime, and with Julie watching telly after that.

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I am grateful for a full day spent working on my trailer project. The walls are nearly framed. Getting them standing up will feel like a big milestone. Can’t wait!

I am grateful for the dinner Julie made tonight.

I am grateful for time spent with my lads at bedtime finishing a podcast about US President James Madison, and starting a new one about US President James Munroe.

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I am grateful for a good sleep and a late morning.

I am grateful for family fun night part 2, my pick: we rejoggered our projector and screen to work better with an earlier reposition of the couch, and then screened The Walk, about the guy who did the unsanctioned tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York in the 70s. It was a good story.

I am grateful as all heck for our projector. It’s not a particularly fancy one, but it softens the blow of the pandemic just a bit.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a nice long chat with my brother on the phone this morning. I love that guy.

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

I am grateful for our cleaners. Our home is so nice after they come.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick: first we cleaned the interior of our van. There was some debate if it counted as fun, but I thought it did. Then we had takeout from a Chinese restaurant, then we screened 42, the biopic about Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Bozeman. It was all great, especial the film.