1. having been able to spend the last 13 days with family.
2. getting to see friends this week. for example, i will be leaving in the morning to head to houston where i'll be hanging out with melanie and richard.
3. google reader - this lets me check to see if any of the blogs i read have been updated, in one place. it's amazing, and saves me so much time. read this for more information on google reader and this to find out why i hang out in the blogging world.
4. google maps - even though i got a GPS for Christmas, i still want the paper copies to make sure i don't get led astray.