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.