You'll just have to forgive me if you see me about town with an extra "hop" in my step.
I know it's only the beginning of July, but 2010 could go down in the books as my best year ever. At least, in my opinion.
Merry and I were united in marriage June 30 in a private ceremony.
Family was not told of the matter until after the fact.
That's the way we wanted it.
I have long believed in the proverbs, "Good things come to those who wait," and "Patience is a virtue."
They seem to be true on all accounts.
We will both become parents later this year as we are expecting our first child in October.
I appear to be healthy, work with splendid people and am in the process of recording a handful of songs for an album with the band I perform with.
It has indeed, been a banner year.
To be honest, I'm not sure anything is missing.
And to think only a handful of years ago, it appeared things were on the brink of disaster.
I was having difficulty with every aspect of my life.
But somehow, things turned around.
And rather quickly.
I'm not sure how they did, and frankly, I don't care how they did.
Things have fallen into place for me in the past couple of years and I can't wish for more.
Sure, it would have been nice to not have to worry about purchasing a new vehicle, which I did last week.
After seven years, my beloved 2001 Pontiac Sunfire finally bit the dust. However, with a family on the way, we needed a larger car, so I went out and purchased a 2004 Dodge Stratus.
It was reasonably cheap and payments won't break us.
Sure, it would be nice to win the Powerball. I generally play every Wednesday and Saturday.
But for now, I feel like I have won the lottery.
Looking at the world with optimism isn't all that difficult after all.