# Sunday, 07 September 2014

9/6
Today I am grateful to wake up to a house filled with the smell of chocolate chip cookies, fresh baked by Brian Sherwin's kids.

9/5
Today I am grateful for:
-Jennifer unexpectedly inviting me to 3 events in the East Lansing area last night
-Being there for Jennifer's first experience of MSU Dairy Store ice cream.
-A private, late-night tour of the Lansing Maker Space by Betsy and Nick.

9/4
Today I am grateful for all the books I've read in my life and the joy they brought me.

9/3
Today I am grateful for my son Tim Giard, who joined us 20 years ago today!

9/2
Today I am grateful for the tasty homemade fudge that Susan brought me yesterday.

9/1
Today I am grateful that, following recent surgery on her leg, my mother is now free of skin cancer.

8/31
Today I am grateful for
1.) Dinner last night with my friend Mike whom I haven't seen in months.
2.) Visiting my former next door neighbors Carl and Susanne, whom I haven't seen in years.

8/30
Today I am grateful to John Kellar and his team for all their hard work that resulted in an excellent DevLink conference.

8/29
Today I am grateful for my first visit to the Chattanooga Aquarium.

8/28
Today I am grateful for dinner with DevLink crowd last night and ice cream afterward.

8/27
Today I am grateful to be back in Chattanooga for the first time in 3 years.

8/26
Today I am grateful for the hospitality and generosity of Patricia Desmarais and Gary Desmarais.

8/25
Today I am grateful I was able to send so much furniture to a better home this past week.

8/24
Today I am grateful for a second burst of energy yesterday after I felt completely drained.

8/23
Today I am grateful for 1.) Dinner last night with my friend Mike whom I haven't seen in months. 2.) Visiting my former next door neighbors Carl and Susanne, whom I haven't seen in years.

8/22
Today I am grateful to God, who has always stood by me even during the times I tried to push Him away.

8/21
Today I am grateful for an evening with the folks at the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group

8/20
Today I am grateful for time spent with my boys this summer before they headed out of state to college.

8/19
Today I am grateful for my first time speaking at the Detroit Mobile .Net Users Group

8/18
Today I am grateful my son came to visit me multiple times on his last day in town.

8/17
Today I am grateful I could cook fried rice for all the meals I was able to prepare for my sons in this kitchen.

8/16
Today I am grateful for the chance to celebrate the marriage of Shelly and Jason last night.

8/15
Today I am grateful I was able to find parking right next to my building 2 days in a row.

8/14
Today I am grateful to the organizers, volunteers, and speakers, who make That Conference bigger and better every year.

8/13
Today I am grateful for water parks.

8/12
Today I am grateful for the chance to see so many old friends yesterday.

8/10
Today I am grateful I was able to fix my shower and my bed. Mornings will be far more comfortable from now on.

8/9
Today I am grateful to attend my first ToastMasters meeting yesterday - something I've been hoping to do for years.

8/8
Today I am grateful for the helpful customer service at Target this morning.

8/7
Today I am grateful to be heading back to Chicago for a few days.

8/6
Today I am grateful that, after owning this car for a year and a half, I finally figured out how to use Ford Sync.

8/5
Today I am grateful that Jason Follas found me a place to stay during That Conference, even though it was more difficult than expected.

8/4
Today I am grateful for dinner last night with my son Tim Giard for the first time in weeks.

Sunday, 07 September 2014 16:55:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)