This afternoon I spoke to an old friend who I have not spoken to in a long while; we spent about an hour talking about the trials and tribulations of our jobs, laughing at the ignorance of people who get paid a little bit more than us.  Then I came home to an empty house, no one was home, took the four dogs for a walk around the vineyard; then I did a quick clean of the pool, checked the chemicals; by this time my wife and daughter had arrived and were busy making dinner.  Sat by the pool with them eating dinner, enjoying the outdoor atmosphere.  My brother called to tell me that the video that we shot on Saturday looks good and we should have no problems editing it.  Now I am sitting here listening to some good music and blogging.

What don’t I have to be grateful for?  It is just another beautiful day in the neighborhood.