Today's blessings include the following:
- Hugs from my 5'11", 15-year-old son (who, it seems, is NOT too old for mommy snuggles);
- A night off from cooking (dinner at Pei Wei!);
- The excitement in my daughter's eyes as she describes all of the welcome week activities at the university, scheduled for next week;
- Good manners; and
- The imminent return of regular season, NFL football!