I've been really busy lately, between the move and things at work. I'm prepping for a trip to Toronto for a regional meeting early next month.
Oh and I'm a huge Mets fan... consideirng it's been six years since they've been in the playoffs and twenty since they won the World Series, I'm quite excited about that.
In other news... I have an awesome wife. I mean, I know... all happily married husbands would say the same, but Toni has gone all out for my thirtieth birthday.
1) She invited my friend Sarah from high school to come out for my 30th birthday party. Sarah booked her flight a few weeks back-- so that's cool beans.
2) Season 3 of Arrested Development-- for Christmas last year she got me seasons 1 & 2. So now I have the complete series (and much happiness!)
3) 2 tickets to see Toto live at the Chicago House of Blues... Yes, Toto as in Rosanna, Hold the Line, and Africa. I'm a big fan and this band is indirectly responsible for my wife & I meeting. And yes I just admitted I'm a big Toto fan (in case you're rubbing your eyes to make sure you read that right). I dragged my wife to see Chicago live once and to see Peter Cetera live once... I've assured her that Toto puts on a much more uptempo and lively show than either Peter Cetera or Chicago.
4) She contacted my family and asked that they spend Thanksgiving at my brother's in Virginia so that we could belatedly celebrate my birthday as a family. Not all of my family will make it but my sister is driving up to Virginia from South Carolina with her husband and 14 year old to celebrate with my brother, his family, and my parents who are driving down from NY state to also join us. So we'll have a partial or at least a mini reunion... On top of that Toni has never met this particular brother of mine nor his family. And this will be my first time meeting my great-nephew, Kevin, who will be just over a year old by Thanksgiving.
On top of that she's assured me that there's something else she's saving for my actual birthday next week.
On another note-- before becoming a homeowner, I was told it changes you and brings you closer to that special someone. I believed what I was told but I didn't fully appreciate the extent to which it would happen. There's less arguing, more cuddling, and our times together just seem that much more special.