Archive for February, 2009

2009/02/28

Gratitude Journal 20090227

I am thankful for or that

  1. My new glasses.
  2. My ability to quickly learn and implement new technologies.
  3. Google.
  4. That LEB and the kids got home safely from picking up M north of Gaffney.
  5. Money to buy food.
  6. Fresh fruit to eat.
  7. Rain.
  8. WordPress.
  9. The unlimited txt plan on my cell phone.
  10. Nagios.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Completing numerous tasks at work.
  2. Running the dishwasher.
  3. Washing a load of clothes.
  4. Making up the bed.
  5. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  6. Watching The Clone Wars with the boys.
  7. Watching basketball with MJB.
  8. Being assertive about getting a copy of my eyeglass prescription from my doctor.
  9. Looking up online discount sources for eyeglasses.
  10. Answering pages from the monitoring systems at work.
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2009/02/27

Gratitude Journal 20090226

I am thankful for or that

  1. Time to discuss some personal issues with my manager at work.
  2. GAB cooking dinner.
  3. All of the documentation for BIND available on line.
  4. CIB’s friend C coming over to play.
  5. Money for food.
  6. Gas for driving around.
  7. LEB being willing to work outside of the home.
  8. A reasonably warm day.
  9. Our van.
  10. All the kids got home safely from school.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Rolling the garbage down to the street last night.
  2. Picking up LEB from work.
  3. Helping GAB w/ the turkey.
  4. Making sure MJB got clean and to bed on time.
  5. Loading dishes into the dish washing machine.
  6. Retrieving the mail from the mail box.
  7. Working diligently on my DNS project at work.
  8. Helping out the DBAs with a scripting problem at work.
  9. Going to sleep before midnight.
  10. Finishing The Power of Less.
2009/02/21

Gratitude Journal 20090120

I am thankful for or that

  1. I was able to work from home and care for my sick son, MJB.
  2. LEB coming home at lunch time with food.
  3. LEB bringing sprite and giner ale for MJB.
  4. A sunny day.
  5. Turbulence Training.
  6. Battlestar Galactica.
  7. Our stationary bike.
  8. High speed internet.
  9. Instant messaging.
  10. GAB cooking dinner.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Getting some important tasks done for work while at home.
  2. Taking good care of MJB.
  3. Cleaning up after MJB’s numerous gastric ejections.
  4. Limiting the amount of TV I watched last night.
  5. Working out.
  6. Taking a walk break.
  7. Taking out the garbage.
  8. Making the bed.
  9. Doing lots of laundry.
  10. Giving the master bathroom toilet a good Swish!
2009/02/19

Gratitude Journal 20090218

I am thankful for or that

  1. Instant messaging.
  2. Turbulence Training.
  3. Top Chef!
  4. A dry house on a rainy night.
  5. LEB for hooking up dinner from leftovers.
  6. CIB washing the cups and glasses.
  7. GAB putting away food from dinner.
  8. MJB taking his shower early.
  9. Our stationary bike.
  10. My job.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing many tasks at work.
  2. Entering my tasks in the activity tracker.
  3. Keeping this journal.
  4. Replying to comments on my blogs.
  5. Limiting the times I check email.
  6. Doing my MITs first.
  7. Taking a shower before bed.
  8. Swishing-n-swiping the master bathroom.
  9. Working out.
  10. Completing a 24 hour fast.
2009/02/18

Gratitude Journal 20090217

I am thankful for or that

  1. Night deposit boxes at banks.
  2. Leftovers for lunch.
  3. Money to buy breakfast.
  4. Cool, filtered water at work.
  5. All the people who make Upwards basketball possible for MJB.
  6. The Greenville Public Library.
  7. LEB and GAB picking me up from work.
  8. Medical insurance.
  9. Cooperative colleagues at work.
  10. A beautiful, cool and sunny day.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Walking for thirty minutes during lunch.
  2. Working diligently on my DNS project.
  3. Watching The Biggest Loser with GAB.
  4. Taking CIB to the library.
  5. Remembering to buy dog food.
  6. Taking MJB to basketball practice.
  7. Taking a shower before bed.
  8. Washing, drying and folding one load of laundry.
  9. Finishing Mindless Eating.
  10. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
2009/02/17

Gratitude Journal 20090216

I am thankful for or that

  1. Turbulence Training.
  2. Being able to work from home.
  3. WordPress.
  4. High speed internet service at home.
  5. Virtual Private Networking.
  6. LEB setting out the leftovers for dinner.
  7. Hot showers.
  8. A warm house on a cold night.
  9. A sunny day.
  10. No Reservations.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Working out hard.
  2. Staying focused on the job while working from home.
  3. Doing several loads of laundry.
  4. Making sure MJB got showered and to bed on time.
  5. Taking a shower before bed.
  6. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  7. Brushing my teeth.
  8. Going to bed at a decent hour.
  9. Limiting my TV viewing.
  10. Folding several loads of laundry.
2009/02/16

Gratitude Journal 20090215

I am thankful for or that

  1. A great celebration of mass.
  2. The opportunity to serve as a lector during mass.
  3. A working oven.
  4. Our laundry washing machine.
  5. Our laundry drying machine.
  6. GAB cleaning the kitchen floor.
  7. CIB cleaning the hall bathroom.
  8. Frostwire.
  9. Plenty of food to eat.
  10. The parish nurse.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Serving as a lector.
  2. Helping out by collecting money at the men’s club’s weekly Sunday breakfast for the parish.
  3. Helping stack chairs after breakfast.
  4. Cooking dinner.
  5. Doing laundry.
  6. Taking a nap.
  7. Watching movies with CIB, GAB and MJB.
  8. Going to bed at a decent hour.
  9. Getting a plan together for the beginning of the week with LEB.
  10. Making sure the kids had lunch.
2009/02/14

Gratitude Journal 20090213

I am thankful for or that

  1. The ability to write Unix shell and PERL scripts.
  2. Spending time with most of the sysadmin team from work at Coffee Underground just relaxing and talking.
  3. Vision Service Plan insurance.
  4. That CIB and MJB had a friend’s house to go to when they were locked out after school.
  5. John, Jaimie and Jonathan M. for allowing the boys to hang out.
  6. GAB for working out with me.
  7. FitTV.
  8. GAB for watching Clone Wars with me.
  9. Turbulence Training.
  10. Battlestar Galactica.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Working diligently most of the day on a project to retire two old DNS servers.
  2. Taking a break with the guys.
  3. Doing my workout.
  4. Taking a shower before bed.
  5. Going to sleep at a decent hour.
  6. Doing a laundry reboot, thanks FLYLady!
  7. Keeping this journal.
  8. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  9. Daily reading of My Utmost for His Highest.
  10. Daily reading of Today’s the Day.
2009/02/13

Gratitude Journal 20090212

I am thankful for or that

  1. Money to treat LEB to breakfast at Gran Combo Cafe.
  2. LEB drove me to work.
  3. Money to fill up the van with gas.
  4. All the kids got home from school safely.
  5. CIB’s basketball coach.
  6. TXT messaging.
  7. My job.
  8. LEB’s job.
  9. A warm, sunny day.
  10. LEB cooking shrimp creole for dinner.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Keeping this journal.
  2. Reading 10+ pages of personal development material.
  3. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  4. Taking a shower before bed.
  5. Doing a couple of loads of laundry.
  6. Staying awake to pick up LEB from work.
  7. Taking CIB to basketball practice.
  8. Eating a healthy lunch and dinner.
  9. Working diligently on tasks at work.
  10. Taking several short walks throughout the day.
2009/02/12

Gratitude Journal 20090211

I am thankful for or that

  1. A spring-like day in the middle of February.
  2. That the kids got home safely from school.
  3. GAB cooking dinner even though I didn’t eat it last night.
  4. A great episode of Top Chef!
  5. The dialogue process LEB and I learned at the WWME.
  6. LEB bringing our dog, Shadow, in out of the rain.
  7. Making contact w/ my old friend AP, and many others, on Facebook.
  8. Turbulence Training.
  9. Eat Stop Eat.
  10. WordPress.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Pushing hard in my workout.
  2. Working diligently on projects and help desk tickets for my job.
  3. Keeping this journal.
  4. Keeping my public weight reduction blog.
  5. Folding two or three loads of clothes.
  6. Drinking 3+ liters of H2O.
  7. Reading 10+ pages of personal development material.
  8. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  9. Limiting my television watching.
  10. Taking a shower before bed.