Sometimes you have those days where you realize just how lucky you are to have what you have. I've had two weekends in a row like that. I was in St. Louis last weekend with my in-laws, and having that much family around the baby was just great. My wife was happy her family was with us, I got a real sense of acceptance from it, and my son connected with his cousins (he now is friends with four of his cousins - two in LA and two located in Chicago). After we got home, my wife and I had our second anniversary, and we ordered in good, yummy, wholesome food from a nice restaurant. This last weekend, my little family and I spent Saturday together, and then spent sometime with good friends today. We drank apricot Hefeweizen - served by my staunchly libertarian pal -- "Jonathan, I know this is kind of fruity stuff but trust me it's good...." and watched some March Madness (go Bruins!).
It is easy to forget how good we have it - with world problems, petty issues at work, emotional family land mines, and whatever - my wife, my son and I are here in our little home, all healthy and happy to be with each other. I know these are some sappy thoughts, but after a few apricot beers I'm feeling pretty good about things.