last night after a long day i came home to find a lovely thank you note from my soon to be cousin-in-law (though it feels more like sister-in-law and i love that feeling).

melissa wrote:

thank you so much for the champagne flutes. it was very fitting as you may not know, but brian and i hope to one day drink champagne like the fee's. and i don't mean quantity, but rather any occasion is a good occasion!

and i thought, gosh, do we drink champagne that often? (ironic, in that a friend and i had just had dinner in the west village and champagne was the drink of choice).

but then i smiled.

goodness, i sure am glad to come from stock that considers any occasion a reason to celebrate.

life is sweet and champagne is good.