Gratitude

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 zoom call.with friends.this morning and another with extended family this afternoon.

I am grateful for a few good holes of mini golf with my family this morning.

I am grateful for a Covid vaccine dose in my arm today.

I am grateful for takeout for dinner this evening.

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

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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 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.

Gratitude

Hello, blog.

I am grateful for a fine Easter. We made a turkey. We had a dear friend over, in our backyard, as safe as we could do it. The weather was perfect. It was an occasion.

I am grateful for time I spent working on my travel trailer project. Nothing beats having a project to consume oneself with.

I am grateful for an outing to visit the Kinsol Trestle, which is a place I’d never been to but have wanted to see for a long time.

I am grateful for a YouTube video about how to make a simple wood burning rocket stove that I watched with Farley a while ago. It led to us making one and cooking up some mac and cheese for dinner tonight on it. It worked well and was fun and satisfying.

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I am grateful for a family outing to the Christmas display on tuxedo drive last night.

I am grateful for another family outing today, this time to pick up a second hand Lego set Farley wanted to buy that he found in a classified ad, then for Vietnamese takeout in the car before a walk on the Ed Nixon trail. It was fun.

I am grateful for hamburgers, generally, but also specifically, the one I made for dinner tonight.

I am grateful for Cooper’s patience and perseverance. Tonight we figured out how to play a fairly complicated card game I bought the other day.

I am great for season 3 of Westworld. Julie and I finished that off tonight.

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I am grateful for family fun night, my pick. First, we dined on takeout from white spot, before watching the season finale of The Mandalorian. Then, we toured a number of noteworthy Christmas light displays around town, and finished it all off with hot chocolate and timbits. Not a bad way to celebrate the first day of the winter break.

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I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. My folks came over with takeout BBQ, and then we walked up to the school parking lot, where Julie had arranged for a pop up shadow puppet show put on by a local theatre company that has set up a truck for the purpose, joined by a group of neighbourhood friends. It was a fun night!