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- You have earned yourself an easy chair, with a drink holder, a good view of the TV, and authority over the remote control, I think!
Oh how I wish! No one in my house thinks that I should have control of the remote. My wife will grudgingly watch no more than 1 rugby game in a month, unless it is the World Cup. Sci-fi and action movies are 'too gruesome' to watch with 'family'. So, I get to watch sappy Hallmark movies instead! (Did you know they are doing Christmas in July all month? I have now seen over a dozen Christmas movies!)
But, yes. When I stop myself from grumbling about all the little annoyances, I have a good life. Goobster, your post from last week helped me to remember that. Thank you!
Beyond joining Hubski...
Family: Saturday evening got to keep my grandson overnight. It is quite the experience when you look forward to an infant spending the night. As a parent, you treasure the nights when the infant stays with someone else. I often come home from work to find my wife fawning all over our grandson. // My son didn't get his license until he was in his twenties. So Sunday I got to spend an hour with him showing him how to change the various break light, turn signal, and parking light bulbs. He also filled his windshield washer resevoir. Good bonding moment. // My wife signed us up for a farm share this summer. First batch of veggies came in last week but we were so busy we didn't have a chance to cook anything. Ended up giving most of them various family members. I kept the chives and romain lettuce for us and made some salads.
Work: I continue to love my job and the people I work with. The organization is going through a tough time right now financially, so they have been making a number of changes and attempting to button up some of the holes. A lot of changes.
Friends: I went to Burlington Vermont with a bunch of mountain biking friends the week before, but not to mountain bike. We camped out on North Beach and rode bikes around town hitting the different breweries. It was a gorgeous day out and the company was awesome. This was our second annual rail trail brewery tour. I can't wait to see what they plan for next year. // Tonight I am going to a friends house to play some cribbage and perhaps a game of Ogre (pocket version from a few years ago). He usually has an incredible selection of IPA's to choose from. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Community: Spent Saturday at an all-day event with the youth athletic team I coach. The kids performed well and ended their spring season on a high note. I am going to miss those that are aging out of the program. But, in six weeks the next batch starts!
The stoics are by far my favorite source of inspiration and counsel during times of strain.
Starting with the Meditations:
- Courtesy and serenity of temper I first learnt to know from my grandfather Verus.
Manliness without ostentation I learnt from what I have heard and remember of my father.
I must have spilled something on mine, because the 'm' key stopped reliably working. Every tenth strike or so fails. I day dream of purchasing a ten-keyless keyboard, but I just can not justify the cost any more. I would rather fund the retirement account.