# Sunday, 07 August 2016

8/7
Today I am grateful for a walk along Loyola Beach last night.

8/6
Today I am grateful for dinner with Emilija last night.

8/5
Today I am grateful for 3 days in Sydney, Australia - my first visit since 1998.

8/4
Today I am grateful for the opportunity to speak at and attend #ndcsydney.

8/3
Today I am grateful for a cruise around Sydney Harbor last night.

8/2
Today I am grateful for dinner last night with Rowena and Sabrina at a revolving restaurant at the top of the Sydney Tower.

8/1
Today I am grateful for
-a day in Vancouver for the first time in years
-finally arriving in Sydney after many delays.

7/31
Today I am grateful to participate in a successful Nodebots Day yesterday in Chicago.

7/30
Today I am grateful to spend much of this week learning Xamarin.

7/29
Today I am grateful for the party last night hosted by CJUG, ChiPy, and ChicagoRuby that extended well past its scheduled time.

7/28
Today is the birthday of my friend William Fink, who passed away in December. Today I am grateful that I had the opportunity to visit him and become closer to him in the last months of his life, when we both knew he was dying. And I am grateful for the lessons he taught me about facing tragedy with courage and dignity. Happy birthday Bill. Rest in peace, my friend.

7/26
Today I am grateful to dine in Chicago's Greektown yesterday for the first time.

7/25
Today I am grateful for lunch and coffee yesterday with Sven and Ebony.

7/24
Today I am grateful to see "C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert" at the Mercury Theater yesterday.

7/23
Today I am grateful for:
-Breakfast yesterday with Debbie and Diane
-A visit with my mother yesterday.
-A quick trip to my brother Doug's Pawn Shop
-An afternoon with Megan
-A stranger who stopped to help me yesterday evening
-An unscheduled dinner and outdoor concert in East Lansing, MI last night
-Arriving safely home, following a few days in Michigan and a long drive home.

7/22
Today I am grateful for:
-Drinks with Ondrej, Godfrey, and Ed last ngiht
-The hospitality of Debbie and her family
-A great crowd at the Troy .NET User Group last night.

7/21
Today I am grateful for:
-My first time back at #MIGANG this year
-The hospitality and kindness of Ondrej and his family.

7/19
Today I am grateful to go to a movie theater last night - my first visit this year. (I saw Ghostbusters)

7/18
Today I am grateful for:
-A Cubs game at Wrigley yesterday
-A weekend with my boys

7/17
Today I am grateful for
-An evening at the IO Theater in Old Town.
-Taking Nick and Adriana to their first-ever improv show.

7/16
Today I am grateful for dinner and drinks last night with Nick, Tim, and Adriana.

7/15
Today I am grateful to have Tim Giard in town for a few days.

7/14
Today I am grateful for:
-2 days at a resort in Orlando
-drinks with Joe and Chris
-presenting in front of a new audience
-help on my Angular project from John

7/13
Today I am grateful for fireworks outside my room last night.

7/12
Today I am grateful to make it safely to Orlando.

7/11
Today I am grateful I was able to get my laptop working again this morning.

7/10
Today I am grateful for my first time at the Taste of Chicago.

7/9
Today I am grateful for a good night sleep for the first time in weeks.

7/8
Today I am grateful to those who take the time to tell me they enjoyed one of my presentations.

7/7
Today I am grateful for coffee with Chris yesterday.

7/6
Today I am grateful for lunch yesterday with my new teammates.

7/5
Today I am grateful for a weekend in Lexington, KY.

7/4
Today I am grateful to celebrate the marriage of Christopher and Katie last night.

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