November 24, 2005


I’m thankful for (in no particular order)…

…My in-laws, without whom my wife and I would have lacked both the financial resources and the sanity to purchase our first home.

…Our new neighborhood: beautiful old houses, nice people and much more real than our pre-fab neighborhood back in California.

Swingin’ Doors (Thursday nights) and The Roadhouse (Wednesday nights) on KEXP. Don Slack and Greg Vandy run the best radio shows known to man. Swingin’ Doors is a mix of alt-country, rockabilly and traditional country; Roadhouse is American roots music. Great music and you can learn something too.

…Blogs. I never lack something to read. I check them out constantly, and I'm always rewarded. I'm also thankful for my blog-partner, should he ever reappear.

…The Seahawks. Yeah, I don’t completely trust them yet, but it is just fun to root for a winner, to have a genuine sense of expectation from the team you grew up with.

…My office in downtown Seattle. I don’t like my job. I don’t like what I do and most of the people I do it with. But I love being in Seattle every day, with the walk down 4th Avenue, the views of the water and Pike Place Market. No matter how lousy my day may be, I can always drink it all in.

…Our first house. It certainly isn’t perfect. The Missus and I have a list a mile long of things we need to fix or improve or replace. Our house wasn’t my first choice, but more and more it feels like it should have been.

…This forum. I don’t blog as much or as well as I’d hoped I would, but hopefully that will change.

The Primo Grill. Great food, great ambiance and less than a mile from the house. Our favorite place.

…Evening walks with the Jeffery. All of my pets mean the world to me. Life without Jeffery, Matchbox, Merlin, Moby, Percy and Gilbert is hard to imagine. I’ve made a point of taking Jeffery for a walk around the neighborhood as soon as I get home from work. It helps calm him down, and gives me a sense of peace too.

…My newly-remarried parents. In February I couldn’t believe they were getting back together. Now I can’t believe it took them this long.

…My father surviving his heart problems and cancer this year. It hasn’t been easy, and he isn’t done no matter how much he thinks he is, but there were times I worried about him more than I wanted to admit. Thanks for sticking around Dad.

…Most of all, I’m thankful for my lovely, brilliant wife. Very much a homebody, she was still willing to pull up stakes and move me back home. She’s made more sacrifices than I realized, she’s left every comfort zone she had, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to find someone willing to do that for me.

Posted by Frinklin at November 24, 2005 12:25 AM | TrackBack
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