(14) The ability, by God's grace, to mark the one-month anniversary of Thurston's death with more smiles than tears.
(15) A tangle of boy parts, age 1 to adult-size, screaming, wrestling, enjoying each other.
(16) New cuddly creatures who purr.
(17) Apologies given over graciously and without prompting.
(18) Happy birthday wishes from good old faithful friends (as well as from new friends).