Appreciation Post #784

This week I was thankful for…

  • The roads have been really good the last few days
  • The work week going by quickly
  • Really enjoying my co-workers and my job this week
  • I’m ahead on work
  • Dad getting here safely
  • Dad showing me how to play guitar… or trying to
  • Chocolate mousse cake at 9 in the morning
  • Christmas lights
  • A new obsession
  • Finding the package on my door step before someone stole it
  • Apple taking my complaint seriously

Appreciation Post En masse (#783)


I did it again! I really have no idea where the time went. It’s been a while… too long really. I’ve been really busy and I haven’t had much time to go online. I’m not going to do a day by day Appreciation Post for the last… 4 weeks(??) that I’ve missed. Here’s just a list of all the things I was thankful for.  We’ll just call it #783.

I’ll try to be better with this, really I will, but with Christmas coming, and the course I haven’t even started studying for, I’m not making any promises.

I apologize.

Over the last little while I was thankful for…

  • Warm weather for a few days before the arctic air hit
  • Not dying on my way home from work in an ice storm
  • Getting the door of my car to open
  • People with snow blowers
  • The heater dad put in my car last year
  • 2 weeks without a boss in the office – we have so much fun as a team when we aren’t afraid of being yelled at
  • Christmas decorating at work
  • Tom coming to visit
  • The weather was good for Tom’s drive
  • The delicious dinner Tom made
  • Steak and Talisker
  • Learning we get another week without the boss!
  • Surprise visit from my brother
  • Watching 4 hours of Walking Dead
  • New PVR that has a terabyte hard drive
  • Booking a trip to Vegas in February
  • Constantine (TV Show) – I’m really enjoying it
  • New giant paintbrush makes spreading paint on the giant canvas much easier
  • Putting up and decorating the Christmas tree
  • The cat seems to have no interest in the Christmas tree
  • Window paint
  • Welsh accents


What have you guys been thankful for lately?




Quote of the Month – December 2014

Over the last few weeks, as I get ready for work in the morning, I’ve been watching episodes of Stargate Atlantis. (Seriously, one of my favourite shows. They could’ve done so much more with it.) And so, because it and it’s actors are on my mind, this month’s quote comes from one of its leads.


Learning what you don’t want to do is pretty valuable, it may be as valuable as figuring out what it is you do want to do. – Joe Flanigan


Life’s all about the journey. Sometimes, I envy those people who knew what they wanted to do with their lives from a young age because I still don’t really know what I want to do. However, I’ve learnt a lot by trying different kinds of jobs and taking different paths – a lot about myself and a lot about the world. I’m grateful for those lessons and while sometimes I wish I knew where ‘I’m supposed to be’, I really enjoy listening to people who’ve had a hand at many different kinds of things. Their lives sound full and well lived, and that’s what I want for myself.



Appreciation Post #777-782

I’ve been really horrible lately. I just don’t have the motivation for much of anything. I’ll try to post more often. 😦

On the 12th I was thankful for…(#777)

  • Having damaged goods replaced by the seller with no problems
  • Morning sun on the snow capped mountains
  • Block heaters

On the 13th I was thankful for…(#778)

  • Receiving 6 scallops when I ordered 3
  • Co-worker hang out after work
  • Unagi

On the 14th I was thankful for…(#779)

  • Hearing that my manager would be gone for 2 weeks
  • Hanging out with the cat
  • Craft Fair

On the 15th I was thankful for…(#780)

  • Watching some Stargate Atlantis
  • Everyone got home safely
  • Making it through four hours of work without punching someone

Yesterday I was thankful for…(#781)

  • Hanging out with my brother
  • Help moving the rest of my furniture into my place
  • Interesting pork for dinner

Today I was thankful for…(#782)

  • Dad’s help
  • Missing the difficult customer
  • Coming home to a setup entertainment system

What are you thankful for?



Appreciation Post #774 – 776

On the 9th I was thankful for…(#774)

  • Sleeping in
  • Moving some stuff into my place
  • Winter boots

Yesterday I was thankful for…(#775)

  • Not dying on my way to work
  • Four hours of work
  • Managing to get everything I wanted to get done in a half hour

Today I’m thankful for…(#776)

  • All the men and women who have died for my freedom
  • We didn’t hit -23C like they said we would
  • A surprise visit

What are you thankful for?


Appreciation Post #769 – 773

On the 4th I was thankful for…(#769)

  • Mom heating up a special dinner for me after a bad day at work
  • Pecan Danish
  • The deer didn’t eat my pumpkins

On the 5th I was thankful for…(#770)

  • Prime Rib sandwich at Sub Way
  • Plans for sushi
  • Delicious chicken burgers

On the 6th I was thankful for…(#771)

  • Catching up on work
  • Melanie’s help with the last customer
  • Hot chocolate with nutmeg

Yesterday I was thankful for…(#772)

  • No last minute customers with giant transactions to make me stay afterwork
  • Finding a new and delicious line of wines called Therapy
  • Fun times hand with friends

Today I’m thankful for…(#773)

  • Mom’s help moving heavy stuff
  • Getting a deal on a chair for the living room
  • Binge watching Doctor Who

What are you thankful for?


Appreciation Post #768

Today I’m thankful for…

  • No frost on the car in the morning
  • Steak and Cheese sandwich
  • Seeing a red fox

What are you thankful for?


Halloween Pictures Post

So I took a bunch of pictures of the yard. I’ve picked the best ones, but most of them came out blurry so there are no pictures of the graveyard I had. The fog from the fog machine made it hard for the camera to focus. Maybe I should get a better camera… Oh well.





Appreciation Post #767

Today I’m thankful for…

  • Mom’s help cleaning up
  • Ticking some things off my To-do list faster than I thought I would
  • Quality relaxing time

What are you thankful for today??


Appreciation Post #763 -766

On the 29th  I was thankful for…(#763)

  • Finishing all my work by the end of the day so I didn’t have to stay late
  • A really good day at work – maybe because I was so excited about having time off for Halloween
  • Surprise Cheesecake

On the 30th I was thankful for…(#764)

  • It didn’t rain
  • Cleaning out 5 pumpkins
  • Good progress on decorating the yard

Yesterday I was thankful for…(#765)

  • Halloween!
  • Rain didn’t start until most of the kids finished Trick-or-Treating
  • Mom for carving all the pumpkins this year as I didn’t have the time
  • Compliments on the yard
  • Going to a Haunted House with Traci

Today I’m thankful for….(#766)

  • Sleeping in
  • Mom’s help taking everything down
  • Watching tonnes of PVR’ed TV with mom – something we never get to do anymore

What are you thankful for??

PS I wasn’t able to get my pictures uploaded today. Cleaning up took longer than I planned and then I plumb forgot… so I’ll do that tomorrow! Sorry!