I am always amazed by the adaptability of the human spirit and the ability to return to routine. Whether it's returning from the fun of vacation or re-entry after a time of mourning or illness, I feel very grateful for the ability to enter "real life." If yesterday was an easy slipping back, this morning I slammed right into reality. Cold rain, a crowded and delayed subway ride and a long and not so interesting meeting made up my morning. Despite all of that I like routine and I am grateful for those things that make my daily routine -- my coffee with pumpkin creamer in the morning, lunch with colleagues and the crossword puzzle on the subway ride home.