The nice thing about living right on the ocean is that every so often, when the wind blows just right, your whole house smells like dead shellfish.
The nice thing about having fresh clean floors is that it gives your toddler fantastic traction when he goes tearing around the house.
The nice thing about letting people merge in ahead of you in traffic is that five kilometers down the road you get to be caught behind the 5-car pileup they caused for hours on end.
The nice thing about using cloth diapers is catching a pin under your nail.
The nice thing about attending church in a big beautiful cathedral is getting first dibs on tickets to attend mass with Prince Charles and Camilla P-B. Nevermind the fact that you can attend with God every other week just by walking in off the street.
The nice thing about having children who attend the private school associated with the above-mentioned church is that they will hear about this "event" well in advance and hound you about it forever thereafter.
The nice thing about having a big fat orange tabby is waking up with a mouthful of big fat orange tabby fur.
The nice thing about being a little unknown blog is that nobody really cares when you take a hiatus! ;)