Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day 151: 5/31/2014

For a goofy sense of humor that runs in the family. For a patient (very patient) dog and a goofy sense of humor, this is what ensues in the home quite often. She is a hilarious dog and this photo captures her eccentricities (even if this was not her doing)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Day 150: 5/30/2014

For another beautiful day and fortunate enough to sit outside over my lunch break. Music in ear, a book in my hands and a hour to spare, perfection indeed

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Day 149: 5/29/2014

For a spontaneous flight after a long day at work. Words cannot even describe the emotions I feel when I walk up to the plane and stare into the cockpit. To know that I will soon take off to the skies and leave all worries behind on the ground. This is the best therapy there is

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Day 148: 5/28/2014

For warm and beautiful days allow for excursions to the dog park. Sunshine, long walks in the forest, and groups of playing dogs. Could it get any better than this on a midweek evening?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 147: 5/27/2014

For working from home and taking lunch breaks outside in the sun with Mochi. Nothing cheers me up more than being able to sit in solitude and enjoy the warmth of the sun for a few precious moments before returning to reality

Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 146: 5/26/2014

For the company of pets after a few days away from them. Nothing like clingy pets trying to clamor for your attention. I am loving all the cuddles that are afforded to me by all 3 babies

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Day 145: 5/25/2014

For sunsets that look like a oil painting. I couldn't stop staring at the lake and the horizon for at least an hour. It was just me and the crashing waters against the rocks and it couldn't be any more perfect

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Day 144: 5/24/2014

For an amazing lunch with a breathtaking view. This is what I have once a year and it is so worth the wait. The fish is fresh and the atmosphere is just relaxing

Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 143: 5/23/2014

For the ceaseless wonder that is nature. There is nothing more wonderful than being swept up in the amazement that is all around us. I can feel a sense of peacefulness wash over me as I stare at this body of water

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Day 142: 5/22/2014

For beautiful getaways with amazing people. I always look forward to going up by the north shore and spending a few days with my closest friends. I am never more relaxed than when I am here in a slice of heaven on Earth

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day 141: 5/21/2014

For volunteer events that makes your day feel fulfilled. I always have so much fun while I am working away with my friends that I wish it would go on forever. Always a great time and always an awesome experience

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day 140: 5/20/2014

For achieving accomplishments that puts the cherry on your day (so to speak). I have worked hard and come a long way, fighting a lot of obstacles along the way and sacrificing a great deal to be where I am today with my flying. I wouldn't trade my entire experience for anything in the world and this is one phase of my life I wouldn't mind a "Groundhog Day" experience

Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 139: 5/19/2014

For an amazing friend (and a great co-worker to boot) that does the little things to show that be cares. Little things like thinking of someone and doing things to make them smile does so much more for the giftee than could ever be known. I am happy and grateful I have amazing friends and a wonderful support structure 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Day 138: 5/18/2014

For more redundancy than an Airbus. I have flight planning tools on both my tablet and my cell phone, the GPS in the plane and a Garmin D2 aviation watch. When it comes down to it, paper and pencil still is the way to go and at the end of the day, I am perfectly fine with how prepared I will be

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 137: 5/17/2014

For the chance to fly solo and knowing that you will 1) find your way back and 2) your instructor has complete confidence in you. It was a busy day at the airport (Girls in Aviation day) and it was a gorgeous day out, so it only means a congested airspace. I was proud of how well I handled myself and the situation at hand and how grateful I was for all the instruction that had prepared me up to this point

Friday, May 16, 2014

Day 136: 5/16/2014

For uniqueness in nature to remind us that there are always interesting things to find and see, if we would only look. A normal grocery trip turned into an exciting time for me to discover that I had found an anomaly in the egg carton. Easily amused, I must be 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 135: 5/15/2014

For the little moments in life that makes life fun. Nothing as simple as an animal in clothing (especially human clothing) that just makes my heart smile and laughs

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 134: 5/14/2014

For working from home and getting to enjoy the antics of my pets. In this instance it was just amusing to see Kiwi interact with the iPad. Flipping through pages of a book, highlighting words and closing out app. She obviously did not know what she was doing but it captured my attention

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 133: 5/13/2014

For surprise puppy visits at work. Nothing makes a day go by faster or brings people smiles more than baby animals. Something as simple as holding on to sleeping puppies made my day amazing

Monday, May 12, 2014

Day 132: 5/12/2014

For having pets that you miss so much you just can't wait to get them back. She had fun while at the sitter's house, but I am glad she is home

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day 131: 5/11/2014

For looking up and reminding ourselves that we should not take anything for granted. In this instance, it would be electricity. I don't think I would be able to gracefully deal with going back to days prior to the discovery of electricity. The things I always take for granted as I flip the switch in the house

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Day 130: 5/10/2014

For waking up and enjoying breakfast to this view is an experience in itself. Not everyday do I get to enjoy a 4 course breakfast with strangers while surrounded by Art Deco that is worth more than my house. It's the interaction with these strangers that makes it exciting and interesting while I try not to break anything valuable

Friday, May 9, 2014

Day 129: 5/9/2014

For knowing your pup is in great hands when you are not able to be with her this weekend. Something as simple as having someone help with watching your pup over a longer weekend is actually a more arduous process than it should be. But getting photo updates throughout the weekend helps with that peace of mind

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 128: 5/8/2014

For foggy and quiet nights in the neighborhood. While it is quite creepy to be walking the dog and have it be quiet enough to hear your own breathing, it is also comforting to find a slice of peace in the still of the night

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 127: 5/7/2014

For aviation themed restaurants that gives me an ear to ear grin. Aviation themed anything and a dinner with an old friend is probably an awesome combination. Nothing like sharing in your passion with someone that loves listening to what makes you light up 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 126: 5/6/2014

For delicious homemade dinners at home while immersed in music and wonderful
company. There is something therapeutic about cooking to music that completely de-stresses me. To see your creation being enjoyed by the people closest to you is probably one of the most rewarding things

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 125: 5/5/2014

For a beautiful day to partake in outside activities (after work). Being stuck indoors all day makes for a better appreciation of sunny evenings to enjoy our surroundings. This was a gorgeous evening to run around the neighborhood and breathe in the fresh air

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Day 124: 5/4/2014

For volunteer events that turned out to be a very enjoyable day (albeit tiring and long). Nothing like talking to Comic Con goers about a gaming charity and seeing sparks of interest and elation. Doing what you love and saving kids is nothing short of amazing

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 123: 5/3/2014

For unexpected experiences in your aviation journey. It was a sunny but gusty day (320 @ 10kts gusting at 16kts) but this was my ideal wind conditions. My CFII jumped out, and off I went soaring through the skies all by my lonesome. To top this amazing day off, I had 3 excellent take-offs and landings.... If that is not perfection, I don't know what is

Friday, May 2, 2014

Day 122: 5/2/2014

For time spent with friends (and fellow geeks) at Comic Con on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Experiences as such should always be shared with like minded individuals, for who else would fawn over comic books, sci-fi action figures and micro drones

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 121: 5/1/2014

For simple pleasures in a geeks life. Something as simple as a 3D maker makes me giddy like a child on the swings. Marveling at technology as such will never cease to exist in my life