Gratitude

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.

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I am grateful for some mighty fine weather today.

I am grateful for the diorama my kids made of our wedding as they imagined it, composed of Lincoln Logs, complete with a tiny log conga line led by a Bart Simpson Lego minifigure.

I am grateful for dinner prepared in the BBQ and eaten outside this evening, as per Farley’s suggestion.