1. Mom's birthday! We had a wonderful birthday talk on the phone. I'm happy to know that her birthday will last until Monday when Carol and Paul fix her a belated birthday dinner. It will mark "I Do! I Do!" having come to an end, too.
2. My students hung in there and, as a result of some research, posed some very good questions about nature in their first paper and I enjoyed having those questions out in the open during class.
3. Every once in a while my office hours is jammed with visitors -- as it was this evening -- and I had the rewarding feeling of genuinely being of help. Nothing compares.