Post-Thanksgiving Update

Oh. Hi. Yeah, I haven’t updated since Sam’s birthday last week and I didn’t do the usual “Things I’m Thankful For” post. Feel free to direct your disappointment and lectures to the comments section below.

I had a five-day weekend, and it went pretty well. A few minor hiccups along the way, to be sure, but still a pretty good experience overall.

Short Bullet Points of What Happened

  • appointment with back doctor, will be getting full spine (skull to tailbone) MRI and x-rays
  • cookies were consumed (Kate and Eddy made them)
  • some back spasms; really got bad after I shoveled the driveway on Friday
  • read a bunch — finished Vonnegut’s Letters, devoured Suarez’s Influx, and started in on Bryson’s One Summer: America, 1927
  • watched the Vikings beat up the Panthers
  • no big turkey dinner, but that was fine…was just happy to have some extended downtime with the wife and kids

Five Things I’m Thankful For

  1. Kate
  2. Eddy
  3. Sam
  4. My job
  5. A pretty good year so far, despite the rough start