Gratitude

I am grateful for a quick, 24 hour camping trip withy lads, and a successful maiden voyage of the travel trailer I built over this last few months. We went to Englishman River Falls.

We are in the middle of a heat wave. It was uncomfortably hot most of the time. This is a post about gratitude, so that’s all I will say about that.

We checked off a lot of items: we had a campfire, made s’mores, went to Goats on the Roof at Coombs, frolicked into the blissfully cool water at Rathtrevor beach, and ate sushi in Nanaimo.

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 cookies Cooper made for me this morning. No kidding, they were the best peanut cookies I have ever tasted.

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

I am grateful for phone conversations with two important dads I know: my own father, and my brother. I talked to my mother, too.

I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer.

I am grateful for breakfast sandwiches Julie made for us.

I am grateful for a nap after all that.

I am grateful for time spent swimming in Elk lake with my family this afternoon, and for chance meetings there with a few folks we know.

I am grateful for takeout from Subway in our backyard, and a few games of Kan Jam, which is the finest frisbee based game there is, and what I received as a Father’s Day gift today.

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

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

I am grateful for a brief phone chat with my brother this morning.

I am grateful for dessert in our front yard with our neighbour, who regaled us with interesting tales of his travels when he worked on tall ships, ferries, and freighters.

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I am grateful for terrific progress on the trailer today. I am looking forward to getting it to a state where I can think about some of the other facets of my life soon, like personal relationships with other people like family and friends, and also my career.

I am grateful for time spent Battleship with Farley. He walloped me.

I am grateful for supper together.

I am grateful for time with my kiddos at bedtime. Tonight we listened to some history about Martin Van Buren.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie after the kids were in bed.

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I am grateful for time with Coop on the drive to school.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley on the the walk to school.

I am grateful for lots of time spent on the trailer today, I started getting the plywood on the exterior.

I am grateful for a vaccine appointment for Coop.

I am grateful for takeout from the Fifth Street Grill that Julie surprised us with for dinner tonight.

I am grateful for coops Scout meeting. It was a beautiful night out. Farley came too.

Gratitude

I am grateful for my time spent on my trailer project. It’s a bit of a slog, but it is fun, and the end is within sight.

I am grateful for time spent watching the end of Farley’s baseball practise.

I am grateful for supper together.

I am grateful for Cooper’s presentation to us of the work he’s been doing at school this year.

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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.

Gratitude

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.