# Sunday, 07 December 2014

12/5
Today I am grateful to all the Purdue students who came out to my Azure Mobile Services workshop last night.

12/4
Today I am grateful for lunch with Adina yesterday. in Wicker Park.

12/3
Today I am grateful for the audience at my final Cloud Dev Camp yesterday in Indianapolis.

12/2
Today I am grateful for my final 2014 trip to Indianapolis.

12/1
Today I am grateful I spent most of the past 24 hours with my son Tim.

11/30
Today I am grateful for another Michigan State football season with double-digit wins! #GoGreen

11/29
Today I am grateful for a home-cooked meal last night and leftovers for lunch today.

11/28
Today I am grateful for Thanksgiving dinner with my family yesterday.

11/27
Today I am grateful for my family - both near and far.

11/26
Today I am grateful that I have heat restored to my house on this chilly morning.

11/25
Today I am grateful I made it back to Michigan in time to take care of a couple emergencies with my house.

11/24
Today I am grateful to Jason Farrell, who loaned me his laptop power cord for over a week, making it possible for me to get some actual work done.

11/23
Today I am grateful for all the energy at the Northwestern University WildHacks hackathon this weekend.

11/22
Today I am grateful to be heading back home for the first time in over 10 days.

11/21
Today I am grateful to attend and speak at M3Conf for the first time yesterday and today http://m3conf.com .

11/20
Today I am grateful to those who came to the Cloud Dev Camp yesterday and to George, who helped me out by delivering an excellent Azure SQL Database presentation.

11/19
Today I am grateful for lunch yesterday with Kent in Franklin, TN.

11/18
Today I am grateful for a network of smart people I can call on for technical assistance.

11/17
Today I am grateful for: 1. The hospitality of Darlene and Kevin. 2. Getting to see an exciting Rams-Broncos game in St. Louis yesterday. 3. Fitz's root beer.

11/16
Today I am grateful for: 1. My first visit to St. Louis Day of .NET, and all the organizers, speakers, and attendees, who made it a great experience. 2. An exciting basketball game at St. Louis University last night.

11/15
Today I am grateful for all the great people I am meeting my first time at St. Louis Days of .NET.

11/14
Today I am grateful for; * Making it onto the last flight to St. Louis via standby. * My first-ever visit to Houston, TX * A great turnout at the Cloud Dev Camp yesterday * Finding my phone

11/13
Today I am grateful to spend yesterday hanging out with Sarah, driving around the state of Illinois.

11/12
Today I am grateful for the opportunity to teach my first college class last night.

11/11
Today I am grateful to all the veterans who have served our country, especially my Dad - Lt. Cmdr. E Normand Giard, USN, ret. His photo is my profile picture today in his honor.

11/10
Today I am grateful to Susan Anspaugh, who loaned me her carpet cleaner to shampoo my carpets and wasn't mad that I kept it so long.

11/9
Today I am grateful for a ticket to the MSU game last night, even though the good guys lost.

11/8
Today I am grateful I had a chance to watch the local premiere of "Teenage Ghost Punk" last night.

11/7
Today I am grateful for my first Office Hours at Chicago Innovation Exchange yesterday and to all those who showed up.

11/6
Today I am grateful that the sharp stomach cramps I took to bed last night were gone this morning.

11/5
Today I am grateful to return to Chicago and get back to what I do.

11/4
Today I am grateful I was able to stay in one place for a week, where I had a chance to catch my breath.

11/3
Today I am grateful for a walk along the river on an Autumn afternoon.