Archive for January, 2009

2009/01/31

Gratitude Journal 20090130

I am thankful for or that

  1. Riding to work with LEB.
  2. Leftovers for lunch.
  3. A bag of dry Wheat Chex and an orange for breakfast.
  4. Warm clothes on a cold, windy day.
  5. Turbulence Training.
  6. All the supportive people on the TT Member forums.
  7. Twitter.
  8. Facebook.
  9. My other blog, Lose That Sixth Grader on Word Press.
  10. A very intense, cliff hanging, Battlestar Galactica episode!

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Making the bed.
  2. Going to work.
  3. Getting things done at work.
  4. Keeping this journal.
  5. Working out.
  6. Completing a couple of loads of laundry.
  7. Getting MJB to do his chores.
  8. Riding GTA home from work.
  9. Taking glass to the recycling center since the company who takes our trash no longer recycles glass.
  10. Taking an old cell phone to the recycling center.
2009/01/30

Gratitude Journal 20090129

I am thankful for or that

  1. All the people who make Upwards Basketball possible for CIB and MJB.
  2. My job.
  3. Gas to run “Dad’s Taxi Service.”
  4. All the people who make the JL Mann women’s lacrosse team possible for GAB.
  5. GAB taking care of MJB while I was at basketball practice w/ CIB.
  6. The book Mindless Eating.
  7. The book Career Renegade.
  8. Clean fresh water.
  9. Our laundry washing and drying machines.
  10. Our minivan.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Working on the stupid ASP/FoxPro thing again!
  2. Picking GAB up from lacrosse practice.
  3. Taking CIB to basketball practice.
  4. Picking up LEB from work at 10PM.
  5. Taking my lunch to work.
  6. Eating a healthy breakfast.
  7. Keeping this journal.
  8. Running the dishwasher.
  9. Doing a load of laundry.
  10. Going to bed at a decent hour.
2009/01/29

Gratitude Journal 20090128

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB got home safely from ATL.
  2. CIB and GAB helping out in the kitchen before and after dinner.
  3. Money to buy groceries.
  4. Electricity for cooking.
  5. Hot water for washing dishes.
  6. Being able to eat dinner with the kids.
  7. Eat Stop Eat.
  8. Top Chef.
  9. Serena Williams.
  10. Serena Williams making it to the Australian Open Finals.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Complete another 24 hour fast.
  2. Cooking a healthy dinner for the kids and myself.
  3. Shining the sink.
  4. Doing laundry.
  5. Swishing-n-swiping the master bathroom.
  6. Making the bed.
  7. Diligently researching the interaction between ntpd and SELinux.
  8. Diligently researching a customers problem with ASP/ODBC/FoxPro although all should be scrapped.
  9. Staying awake until LEB got home from ATL.
  10. Calling Dad and DKB.
2009/01/28

Gratitude Journal 20090127

I am thankful for or that

  1. I could take MJBs cough medicine to him at school.
  2. I could give GAB a ride to school.
  3. Mrs. JM giving CIB a ride to school every day.
  4. Money to buy a small amount of groceries.
  5. CIB staying at basketball practice w/ MJB while I went to pick up GAB from lacrosse practice.
  6. Gas to drive all over town running “Dad’s Taxi Cab Service”!
  7. Electricity to cook dinner.
  8. GAB finishing up dinner while I went to pick up CIB and MJB from basketball practice.
  9. Watching The Biggest Loser with GAB.
  10. Eat Stop Eat.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Folding several loads of laundry.
  2. Putting away laundry.
  3. Washing laundry.
  4. Cooking dinner.
  5. Running “Dad’s Taxi Service.”
  6. Washing lots of dishes.
  7. Shining the sink.
  8. Bringing our dog, Shadow, inside before going to bed.
  9. Starting another 24 hr. fast.
  10. Getting the kids to bed at a decent hour.
2009/01/27

Gratitude Journal 20090126

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB got to ATL safely.
  2. PAH’s surgery went well.
  3. KJH was able to go to the hospital and be with PAH, too.
  4. CIB and MJB got home from school safely.
  5. I was able to pick up GAB from lacrosse practice.
  6. JD was able to give GAB a ride to youth group at church.
  7. Leftovers for dinner.
  8. Money to buy lunch.
  9. The movie I Think I Love My Wife.
  10. My job.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing a couple of loads of laundry.
  2. Heating up leftovers for dinner.
  3. Cooking extra veggies to go with dinner.
  4. Making healthy food choices.
  5. Reading 10+ pages of personal development material.
  6. Getting the kids fed while LEB is away.
  7. Making my bed.
  8. Taking my prescriptions.
  9. Getting a lot of tasks done at work.
  10. Going to sleep at a decent hour.
2009/01/26

Gratitude Journal 20090125

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB cleaned out the fridge.
  2. GAB went for a run.
  3. A nice neighborhood to walk through.
  4. A good church service.
  5. Money to fill up the van with gas.
  6. Money for a newspaper.
  7. Watching The Darjeeling Limited with GAB and LEB.
  8. CIB and MJB played outside a lot.
  9. Food for dinner.
  10. It was easy to get Shadow to come inside.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Cooking dinner.
  2. Running the dishwasher.
  3. Shining the sink.
  4. Washing lots of dishes by hand.
  5. Going for a walk.
  6. Getting GAB to mop the kitchen.
  7. Getting CIB to clean the hall bathroom.
  8. Meditating while listening to Holosync The Dive and Immersion.
  9. Going to bed at a decent hour.
  10. Washing, drying and folding several loads of laundry.
2009/01/25

Gratitude Journal 20090124

I am thankful for or that

  1. We had money for CIB’s and MJB’s basketball pictures.
  2. We had money for GAB to get her hair styled.
  3. The Gourdin’s giving GAB and MEG a ride to BM’s party.
  4. Cell phones.
  5. Directions to the location of the party so I could pick up GAB and MEG.
  6. Gas for lots of driving yesterday.
  7. LEB for cooking dinner.
  8. All the young adults at BM’s party had a fun and safe time.
  9. CIB and MJB having really good performances during their basketball games.
  10. CIB’s and MJB’s teams won their games.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Spending family time watching the boys play basketball.
  2. Eating dinner with the family.
  3. Picking up GAB and MEG from the party at midnight.
  4. Washing dishes.
  5. Washing a load of towels.
  6. Folding several loads of clothes.
  7. Going grocery shopping with LEB.
  8. Paying for the groceries.
  9. Working out.
  10. Reading 10+ pages of personal development materials.
2009/01/24

Gratitude Journal 20090123

I am thankful for or that

  1. A relatively easy Friday at work.
  2. LEB picking me up from work.
  3. That GAB, CIB and MJB all got home safely from school.
  4. Money to buy pizza for dinner.
  5. Anchovies.
  6. Getting a $50 sweater on sale for $20.
  7. WDL letting me have a tea bag at work since I was out.
  8. Clean, hot water.
  9. Watching the Clone Wars with the boys.
  10. Battlestar Galactica is back on TV.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Taking a 30 minute walk at lunch time.
  2. Drinking plenty of water.
  3. Finishing a 24 hour fast.
  4. Washing and drying a two loads of clothes.
  5. Running the dishwasher.
  6. Going to bed at a decent hour.
  7. Making up the bed.
  8. Reading 10+ pages of personal development material daily.
  9. Keeping my conversations positive.
  10. Shining the sink.
2009/01/23

Gratitude Journal 20090122

I am thankful for or that

  1. Greenville Transit Authority.
  2. LEB picking me up at the bus stop.
  3. Our stationary bike.
  4. GAB going to practice for lacrosse.
  5. LEB taking CIB to basketball practice.
  6. Food to cook for dinner.
  7. Electricity.
  8. Hot water for a shower.
  9. WordPress.
  10. Turbulence Training.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing my interval workout.
  2. Cooking dinner.
  3. Washing up all the dishes before dinner.
  4. Congratulating GAB on going to practice.
  5. Helping MJB get showered on time.
  6. Helping MJB get to bed at a decent time.
  7. Taking a shower before bed.
  8. Brushing my teeth before bed.
  9. Working diligently on a PERL script on the job.
  10. Going to sleep at a decent hour.
2009/01/22

Gratitude Journal 20090121

I am thankful for or that

  1. Greenville Transit Authority.
  2. LEB picking me up from the hospital near my bus stop.
  3. The restroom at the hospital!
  4. The warm waiting room in the out patient area of the hospital.
  5. LEB driving to work while I ate my oatmeal.
  6. Turbulence Training.
  7. GAB doing Turbulence Training, too!
  8. LEB cooking dinner.
  9. Top Chef on Bravo TV.
  10. A warm house on a frigid night.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing my workout even though I really wasn’t feeling it.
  2. Making healthy food choices.
  3. Realizing discretion was the better part of valor and postponing my intervals until the next day.
  4. Going to bed at a decent hour.
  5. Putting away the left over food from dinner.
  6. Reducing my weight between each doctor visit since the Significant Emotional Experience on 12/11/2008. ( I think yesterday was my fourth or fifth visit since then. )
  7. Ironing my clothes for work.
  8. Being a source of encouragement for GAB.
  9. Reading a daily passage in My Utmost for His Highest.
  10. Reading an essay in Today’s the Day.