So this past Saturday saw the passing of another year.  I am much closer to 40 now.  I had a great weekend planned with my wife and I spending the time together downtown in a hotel.  Unfortunately, fate had other ideas.  A good friend of hers had gotten sick and needed some help so my DW took two of the kiddos and headed out to help.  She is very caring and loving to her friends, so this was really no surprise.  I kept our oldest and we had daddy-daughter time.  She was smitten with the room and downtown, though for the most part we hung out in the room.  I had to endure a LOT of Spongebob Squarepants and some character called "Fred" which was just a hyper, annoying teen throwing fits.  I'm sure every generation says it, but what the hell are kids watching?  We don't have cable, so we are pretty sheltered from this stuff.  I remember having great cartoons to watch when I was younger.

All-in-all, I had a great time.  I made sure the house was straight when everyone got back and prepared a dinner of vegetables since everyone had been eating really heavy over the week end.  Here's to another year and hoping it just gets better.