1. Having people enviously note the beautiful earrings my sister had made for me.
2. Saying with all honesty, "I love my sister. She's so cool."
3. Laser pointers and the wonder-mutt, Corrie.
4. Holding off on my most recent Goodwill donation run so I was able to retrieve the toaster my husband has mourned the passing of.
5. Being able to pass our totally cool awesome toaster oven onto the returning Kiwis.