I had one of those moments tonight where you just realize that you’ve got it pretty good. I’m exactly where I want to be. I’ve spent a long time working to get here. Things just kind of fell into place over the past 6 years. 2002 was a mess, but from April 2003 it all got better.
I met TKD on April 12, 2003. (I’ll have to write about that day another time. Suffice it to say, I’d never expected to meet my wife when I woke up that day.) We got married in October 2004. I started working at the company I’d planned to work at for most of my life that fall — though I don’t do anything like I once dreamed I’d do for them.
In 2005 we moved into our current house. Our neighborhood is something out of the 50’s — literally and otherwise. The house was built in 1958. Our next door neighbor brought us lemon pound cake when we moved in. I can let my son run loose (once he knows enough not to go into the street) without worrying about him.
Slowly, we’ve been making some improvements here and there. I’ve spent a lot of time and energy in the yard over the past 4 years. I’ve finally got grass growing in the side yard (1 yard at a time – still need to fix the front, the other side and the back yard). I’ve been doing a lot with gardening over the past couple of years, and I’ve almost fixed the disasters that existed when I got here (though not quite).
Today, was just one of those great days in life. We went to two farmer’s markets this morning. Early in the season so there was not much produce, but it was good to go. Later, I built two 5×10 foot garden boxes which will eventually house my veggie garden. I’ve already got thyme, oregano and garlic going gangbusters in my 3×5 plot from last year. I got started on some more seeds in starter boxes — bush beans, squash, zucchini, and lots and lots of carrots.
Tonight, I grilled pizza. Yup, put that dough right on the grill. Good stuff. As we ate it, I just spurted out, “TKD, I’m exactly where I want to be.” It was a really good feeling.