Other than life is good. I can't believe I'm still awake. I started the day at 6 am and it's 11:30pm as I start to type this.
I met a best friend at her daughter's school. I got to meet her husband and her youngest daughter. We watched several rounds of 14 year old volleyball tournaments. Delightful. Her daughter has an excellent serve. I got a beautiful tour of East Seattle area with a final drive out to North Bend. The company was wonderful, the Wii bowling a kick (this seems to be the latest diversion). Oldest daughter came home from work and I got to see her for the first time since she was 1 1/2(?). My son showed up later and took over the kitchen to treat the whole family to a wonderful meal. And the topper for the evening was a comic jazz group at the local theater hang-out. Pretty funny stuff and good tunes to boot.
I'm not tired. I'm feeling refreshed. In my stack of mail upon returning home was a card for my youngest daughter from her dentist. I opened it - it had been forwarded. Inside the card was the newspaper clipping highlighting the cast of Steel Magnolias, with a photo of the cast; my daughter front and center of the picture (she played Shelby). What a great thought - to send the newspaper clipping. I've always liked that dentist.
At the end of the day: Family. They are the ultimate loved ones.