Just to combat the single-nerdy-mindedness of this blog lately, here is something completely different. I just told someone that I've been having a great week, but it's more than that ... here are a bunch of things that I have been enjoying ...
Our Home I've been enjoying our house. The gutters leak, the bathrooms still aren't done despite sucking up days of my life, the windows and doors are drafty, but ...
On a sunny morning I get to walk outside and revel in that. Worth it.
Family & Friends
I've also been enjoying my family. My wife and kids are the best, and we have a lot of fun together.
Even when I embarrass him during his t-ball game.
Even when I don't let him eat that granola bar he found on the ground.
Even when I take us on the scenic route on our way home from our anniversary trip.
We've been enjoying a dinner with friends and family each week since the beginning of the year. We talk, play games and just generally enjoy each others' company.
We also recently had a great visit from some friends who we hadn't seen for a while. Andy and I "Battled for Middle Earth", Jaycie and Sarah had some good "girl time" and the kids (Bella, Gwynie, Curtis and Eli) had a blast playing together.
My cousin Chris and his wife Lindsay from New Jersey also visited recently. We had some great conversations and started kindling plans for a Wyglendowski reunion. We have such a fun time when our family gets together - why wait for a wedding or a funeral?
Finally, my good friend and blogger-extraordinaire Ryan and I hung out at Panera last week. I worked on my job and he worked on his Master's stuff and we just had a good time hanging out.
The Death of a Thousand Mosquitos
That utopia of a backyard pictured above was swarming with mosquitos a few weeks ago. Thanks to a bug zapper and some helpful spiders, things are much better.
Working From Home
I have my good days and my bad days, but overall I love working from home. I get to work (remotely) with a great team on interesting projects. I work in Linux every day and write software in Python! I also get to see my wonderful family much more than I would if I was commuting somewhere.
We just became official members at our Mennonite church the other day. We've never been official members of a church before, but it seemed like a good thing to do. We wanted to publicly commit ourselves to this loving, flawed, intelligent, honest group of Jesus followers called First Mennonite Church. I only hope we can give as much love and support as we have received.
UPDATE 1: ... the Helios screensaver, bagels ... cw