So quite a few of my wife's family members have been staying with us for the last three days, which was crazy, noisy, busy, and downright wonderful. We live very far away from most of them and so whenever we see them it is a great experience and always seems to end too soon -- it's made even better by them coming to visit us instead of the other way around.
That said, my Gratitude List tonight includes the following:
1) I'm grateful for my in-laws who not only tolerate me, but actually seem to like me! This helps me feel like a worthwhile person and that my wife wasn't totally off her rocker when she married me.
2) I'm grateful for the space program. This morning, the next rover to be sent to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory (or Curiosity) launched successfully and this bodes well for us at work. Successes like this (well, there's still a long way to go and a lot could still go wrong) make my personal career move forward and ensure my continued employment in the field I love.
3) I'm grateful for the internet because I "know" practically everything when I have a browser in front of me. I like being smart.
Well, that's it. A little random, but that's the way it is sometimes.
Needs an open bar.
6 hours ago