Gratitude, Part 19 (Dec. 21 – 27, 2013)

  1. Safely arriving at our anniversary getaway (Dec. 21, 2013)
  2. Friendly owner of our anniversary getaway cabin
  3. The roads outside of the city are actually plowed!
  4. Gas fireplace to keep us warm in the cabin
  5. Reading Little House on The Prairie in an actual log cabin
  6. Cooking spaghetti and meatballs with my wife
  7. Old-fashiond claw-foot bathtub in the cabin
  8. Christmas cards from friends and family
  9. Strawberry Moscato wine
  10. Finishing Season 9 and starting Season 10 of M*A*S*H
  11. Reading Don’t be Such a Scientist.
  12. New mobile phones, which work well so far
  13. Our new phones have infa-red transmitters, so they can be used as universal remotes
  14. Seeing deer in the snowy meadow out our cabin’s front window.
  15. Beautiful stars and moon in a clear sky one night of our stay
  16. The silver-blue light of the moon on the snow.
  17. The financial blessings necessary for a getaway like this
  18. The time and trust for honest conversations with my wife
  19. Finished watching all of our Futurama DVDs
  20. My wife receiving a letter back from Sen. John Thune about human trafficking
  21. Our phones allow us to access the internet without a wireless internet connection
  22. Our laptop allows us to watch DVDs without a television in the cabin
  23. Beautiful snow outside our cabin window
  24. Safe and beautiful trip home from our cabin getaway
  25. Finding useful bus stops near our home
  26. Weather warm enough to start melting the ice from the roads and sidewalks
  27. Walking to the library and dinner together
  28. Finding good books at the library
  29. Walking to dinner (Dec. 26, 2013)
  30. Helping a stranger in need by calling his mother on my cell phone
  31. 33 years of life (as of Dec. 20, 2013)
  32. Christmas presents from family
  33. Delicious birthday cake my wife made me
  34. The amazing love of God whose incarnation we celebrate at Christmas
  35. I am not the only person who thinks the Gregorian calendar could use reform

Total: 610
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