At least it seems like that, after pulling an all-nighter getting ready to jet. Leaving home was teary, I confess. I'm excited — so excited! — for this adventure, but leaving my girls for the entirety of the holidays stung a bit more than I thought it would. Last night, when I was putting Libby Lee to bed and reiterating my impending departure, she said "but you'll give me a hug and a kiss." This AM, at dark-thirty, I kissed my wonderful, supportive, funny, smart wife, and when I went in to tearfully pat LL, she stirred and said "but can you lay with me for a minute?" And after I did, she sat up, half-asleep and murmured "now give me a kiss," before tumbling back into slumber. And so, as I head literally halfway around the world, to quote my friend Mel: "Best day of my life so far."