Posts tagged ‘budget’

2010/12/26

Gratitude Journal 20101225

I am thankful for or that

  1. Snow on Christmas day.
  2. Money to by Christmas presents.
  3. Phones to call relatives.
  4. Being in touch with so many friends on Facebook.
  5. The kids having fun with their gifts.
  6. LEB wrapping so many gifts.
  7. A warm home and a great dinner.
  8. The kids bringing us coffee, cinnamon rolls and croissants in bed.
  9. The gifts I was given.
  10. GAB getting home safely from work.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Helping cook dinner.
  2. Doing laundry.
  3. Helping MJB build his Lego Jedi star fighter.
  4. Playing DJ Hero with the kids.
  5. Eating fruit for lunch.
  6. Taking out the trash.
  7. Doing a swish-n-swipe of the master bath.
  8. Calling Mom.
  9. Calling Aunt Pam.
  10. Showering and getting dressed.
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2010/11/27

Gratitude Journal 20101126

I am thankful for or that

  1. Rain.
  2. A parking spot close to the office on a cool, rainy morning.
  3. My unlimited text plan from Verizon.
  4. LEB’s reawakened hotness.
  5. Being able to go back to sleep after taking GAB to work.
  6. Money to buy food.
  7. The ability to walk.
  8. All of the technical documentation available on the web, particularly for NetApps.
  9. A warm, dry house on a cold, damp night.
  10. LEB picking up GAB from work.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Fulfilling my on call responsibilities for work.
  3. Eating leftovers.
  4. Taking several short walks through out the day.
  5. Taking my prescriptions.
  6. Putting off impulse purchases.
  7. Turning off the Alabama vs Auburn football game and going to an AA meeting.
  8. Sharing during the meeting.
  9. Doing personal development reading.
  10. Going to bed early.
2010/10/31

Gratitude Journal 20101030

I am thankful for or that

  1. Seeing part of the Spinx Run Fest.
  2. My sense of direction.
  3. A beautiful autumn morning.
  4. Money for food.
  5. Being able to walk.
  6. My friend, RA, gaving me a place to park in her driveway across the street from Cleveland Park.
  7. Gas to drive.
  8. The public library.
  9. LEB making sure we had dinner to eat.
  10. GAB getting home safely from the movies and a party.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Walking as much as possible.
  2. Organizing my bills.
  3. Making a bills calendar and putting due dates on it.
  4. Reading.
  5. Keeping this journal.
  6. Doing laundry.
  7. Putting out fresh towels in master bathroom.
  8. Not getting upset about not being able to find the tai chi class.
  9. Taking GAB to work & picking her up.
  10. Speaking up at a meeting.
2009/08/01

Gratitude Journal 20090731

I am thankful for or that

  1. Finally getting NetBackup and the StorageTek L700 all straightened out.
  2. Putting a production Oracle DB on the new Veritas Cluster on Sun M5000s that I helped build.
  3. Money to buy food.
  4. Sysadmin Day!
  5. BD suggesting OJ’s Diner for lunch.
  6. RS giving me a ride to OJ’s.
  7. Elevators.
  8. LEB buying gas for the van.
  9. Air conditioning.
  10. A reasonably quiet on call week.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Folding three loads of clothes.
  2. Making the bed.
  3. Taking out the garbage.
  4. Putting the garbage and recycling out at the street.
  5. Moving a production DB to the new cluster.
  6. Fixing NetBackup and the L700.
  7. Knowing to set up Nagios/NRPE monitoring of the new cluster.
  8. Answering pages in the middle of the night.
  9. Driving GAB to and from movie night w/ her band members.
  10. Working diligently.
2009/07/09

Gratitude Journal 20090708

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB cooking dinner.
  2. The Veritas-HA mailing list.
  3. The public library without which we would not be able to keep enough new books for CIB to read.
  4. Money to buy breakfast.
  5. All the resources available on the Internet and easy search of those resources via Google.
  6. LEB recognizing and telling me that she could see that I’m slimming down.
  7. Being able to walk.
  8. Help from my colleague AL to pack 110 pound servers back into boxes for shipping to a remote site.
  9. LEB taking the boys to get hair cuts.
  10. Money for gas for all the driving around we do.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Diligently searching for answers to my Veritas-HA configuration problems.
  2. Going to sleep early.
  3. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, How to Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety or Losing Your Friends!
  4. Listening to 30+ minutes of How To Build The Network Marketing Business YOU Really Want!
  5. Taking a couple of walking breaks durig the day.
  6. Doing laundry.
  7. Making our bed.
  8. Giving the master bathroom a Swish-n-Swipe.
  9. Eating dinner with the family.
  10. Keeping this journal.
2009/06/28

Gratitude Journal 20090627

I am thankful for or that

  1. Having the money to go grocery shopping.
  2. Having the money to go to the movies and see Transformers Revenge of the Fallen with CIB.
  3. Having the money to see Star Trek and Terminator Salvation.
  4. Gas to drive around town.
  5. Having money for GAB to buy a new swim suit.
  6. GAB cooking dinner.
  7. Our working laundry washing and drying machines.
  8. Turbulence Training workout routines.
  9. Our refrigerators.
  10. Clean, fresh water and ice for drinking.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Going grocery shopping.
  2. Taking the boys with me grocery shopping.
  3. Being patient with the boys.
  4. Doing laundry.
  5. Taking time for myself to go see two movies late at night.
  6. Taking CIB to the movies.
  7. Working out.
  8. Completing a 24 hour fast.
  9. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, How to Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety or Losing Your Friends!
  10. Listening to 30+ minutes of How To Build The Network Marketing Business YOU Really Want!
2009/06/16

Gratitude Journal 20090615

I am thankful for or that

  1. Compass of Carolina.
  2. Youtube.com
  3. LEB making lunch for me.
  4. Parks.
  5. Money to buy a bottle of H2O for LEB and myself.
  6. Rain.
  7. LEB picking my up from work.
  8. Gas for GAB to drive to and from youth group.
  9. CIB for cooking dinner w/ LEB’s direction.
  10. PRB Child Development Center summer program.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Going to Compass of Carolina.
  3. Doing on several tasks at work yesterday afternoon.
  4. Taking GAB to youth group.
  5. Washing dishes.
  6. Making our bed.
  7. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, Financial Peace.
  8. Facing my fears.
  9. Keeping this journal.
  10. Going to bed at a decent hour.
2009/06/15

Gratitude Journal 20090614

I am thankful for or that

  1. Waking up in the morning.
  2. A nice neighborhood to walk through.
  3. A good homily at mass.
  4. Our picnic table.
  5. A beautiful warm, breezy day.
  6. LEB grocery shopping.
  7. GAB cleaning the bathroom.
  8. CIB  & MJB changing the sheets on their beds.
  9. Online banking.
  10. My headphones.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Taking a walk.
  2. Stretching and doing bridges.
  3. Going to 8AM mass with the family.
  4. Baring my soul to LEB.
  5. Collecting info on our financial picture.
  6. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, Mindset.
  7. Washing dishes.
  8. Doing laundry.
  9. Keeping this journal.
  10. Going to bed at a decent hour.
2009/06/10

Gratitude Journal 20090609

I am thankful for or that

  1. A warm, sunny day.
  2. Shaded benches in the plaza downtown.
  3. The Greenville public library.
  4. LEB cooking dinner.
  5. The big kids, GAB & CIB, got to go to Camp Buckhorn as a counselor and camper, respectively.
  6. An evening playing cards w/ MJB.
  7. Air conditioning.
  8. The ice and cool water machines at work.
  9. Our working laundry washing and drying machines.
  10. My health.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Working diligently on some projects at work.
  2. Doing laundry, a load a day keeps the CHAOS away.
  3. Doing a Swish-n-Swipe of the master bathroom.
  4. Helping to clean up after dinner.
  5. Playing cards w/ MJB while LEB cooked dinner.
  6. Starting to save the money I don’t spend on eating breakfast & lunch out.
  7. Going to bed at a decent hour.
  8. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, Mindset.
  9. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  10. Helping to get the kids stuff for Camp Buckhorn unloaded at the PRBC-CDC.
2009/03/27

Gratitude Journal 20090326

I am thankful for or that

  1. A rainy day.
  2. Breakfast for dinner.
  3. The kids doing kitchen patrol after dinner.
  4. A warm, dry home.
  5. Gas to drive and pick LEB up from work.
  6. Being able to leave work and pick up the boys from school since the school won’t let them walk home in the rain.
  7. High speed internet service at home.
  8. VPN.
  9. My cell phone.
  10. Our working washer and dryer.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Cooking dinner.
  2. Washing dishes.
  3. Doing laundry.
  4. Picking up the boys from school.
  5. Working from home though I desperately wanted to take a nap on a rainy afternoon.
  6. Picking up LEB after her late night work.
  7. Being open to learning.
  8. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.
  9. Keeping this journal.
  10. Going to bed at a decent hour.