I was going to say Impending Doom, but that's a little harsh. This week starts off the cluster of Valentines Day, my wife's Birthday and our anniversary, all within about a month. Last year, I was very prepared, performing an all-time coup with jewelry, dinner at a fancy restaurant, cards and flowers. This year
... well, if Casey drops by here, I'm not going to pre-announce anything, but I'm looking good!
I went to my sister's wedding shower this weekend and actually had a great time. Helped that she had a new puppy (Border Collie) - Casey & I are suckers for puppies. :) I'm actually looking forward to the wedding, mostly because it will bring our widely-dispersed family (we're in NC, USA and we have folks in Alaska, Colorado and Ohio) together and as I grow older, I've come to appreciate family more & more.
Oh, and my mom (which if you knew her, just the mention that I bring her up should prepare you for some tale of dysfunctionality) has started the grandchildren talk. Casey & I have been married close to 3 years now and haven't heard any grandchildren talk up to this point. Don't get me wrong - we want children, but on our own time/terms. Once we have children, we can't give 'em back ;) ... so we want to wait until we're ready to accept the burden. My mom says a rumor is spreading around the family that we won't ever have kids - she's prolly just starting the rumor herself... *sigh*