Nov 28, 2014

Gratitude | Friday Five

Did you know it's Friday? I almost didn't really put it together that it was Friday and that means Friday Five linkup. Absolutely did not realize it last night when I normally write my Friday Five. Instead, I'm writing it now, while it's still barely Friday. With that noted, it may be a little brief. This week we stick to the holiday we just past. This week's topic is


1. Wife

I have to start with being grateful for my wife. She's my love. We've made so many wonderful memories together and gone on so many fantastic journeys. I don't know where I'd be without her and wouldn't want to even imagine anyway. She's also given me #2 on my gratitude list.

2. Family

I have  a lovely little family of four now. I have my afore mentioned fantastic wife. Together we have a crazy little, wonderful super hero princess. She now has a little baby brother, who she will let you know that is her baby brother. Times in our house can be quite crazy right now, but wouldn't trade it for anything.

3. Technology

Next, I have to be grateful for technology. I love my technology but it is also my job. So without it, I wouldn't have a job that I love: writing code. I'm grateful for everything technology has given us all, from a computer in my pocket to crazy medical advances, from connecting across the world to wasting time pinning geeky humor. That's the beauty of technology.

4. Running

I'm very grateful for running. I enjoy getting out there and having my shoes hit the pavement. I'm also well aware to be grateful that I have the opportunity to run. That's something I hope I never take for granted.

5. Beer

Can't be too touchy feely. I'm grateful beer. There's the oft credited (though backed up my nothing) quote of Ben Franklin, "Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy." Hard to argue with that. A nice cold beer is a great way to relax or enjoy with a meal. I love most beers, but really enjoy them more the darker they get. Give me a stout and see a happy grateful me.

Linking Up

Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!

Our hosts:

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

Eat, Pray, Run DC


  1. Have you made it to Mad Fox yet? They have some great dark beers! (And I have that saying on a t-shirt LOL) Great list! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Unfortunately no, I haven't been able to yet. Its on the radar, but at this rate it will probably wait until the new year. Haha

      Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  2. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving as a family of four (with some beer to go along with it!)

    1. Thanks. I did have a nice pint with dinner so it worked out. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

  3. Hey, aside from the running some of this sounds like my husband could have written it, what with writing code and beer involved. Except he won't run.

    1. Well, I only started running last year, so there's still time for him. ;-)