1. Leaving for a 3-day trip without worrying for one second about how Abel will do solo-parenting Lucas. He's really an incredible dad.
2. The smoothest trip I've ever taken--from an entire row to myself on the flight there to catching the shuttle the moment I stepped out of the airport on the way home, it was all incredibly smooth and easy.
3. Comfortable conversation with old friends. Does life get any better?
4. My son turning into a 6 year old while I was gone. Seriously. I think he grew up a year for each day that I was away.
5. Boston Clam Chowder.