Gratitude

I am grateful for a weekend breakfast together. I made crepes.

I am grateful for Farley’s new baseball bat. He got to use it at practise today.

I am grateful for time.soent with Cooper, he came with me while I did a few errands today.

I am grateful for family fun night, Cooper’s pick part 2: Coop requested I make burgers for dinner, and then we finished the second half of the 4 hour director’s cut of the Justice League movie. I am surprised to say so, but I enjoyed watching it more than I thought I would.

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I am grateful for the opportunity to present a.pai ring demonstration to the Nanaimo Group of Artists via zoom. It was a fun experience.

I am grateful for a trip to the dump..I think it might be the last of trailer stuff, there isn’t really anything else to pull off of it. I am looking forward to building it up now.

I am grateful for Cooper’s family fun night. We had chicken burgers from the Tartan Toque and watched the first half of the 4 hour director’s cut of the Justice League movie.

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I am grateful for time spent on a walk with Farley to school this morning. The weather was nice and flowers are in bloom.

I am grateful for Time spent chit chatting with Julie this morning.

I am grateful for time.spent in my trailer project this afternoon.

I am grateful for time spent in the hillbilly hot tub this evening.

I am grateful for time spent with Farley and Coop settling down for bed tonight.

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

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I am grateful for a productive day working on the trailer. I didn’t do much else.

I am grateful for enthusiastic acceptance of a weird dinner I made out of ingredients I had around that needed to get used up. I had my doubts anyone in my family would like any of it, but for whatever reason, perhaps just hunger, they all liked it t enough.

I am grateful for Julie, who took care of the evening shift with the kiddos. I am the morning shift guy typically, and by the time dinner was done, I was pooped.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie after the kids were down. We just started The Lady and the Dale. It looks promising; I’ll let you know how it goes.

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I am grateful for good weather today.

I am grateful for my new lawn mower. It’s way better than my old manual one. I am not much of one for mowing lawns, I do it begrudgingly. Still, there’s less to begrudge with the new mower. I might not ever get to a begrudge factor of zero; I am applying a begrudging reduction model with the new mower.

I am grateful for dinner together with my family tonight, like we do pretty much every night.

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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.

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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