January 4, 2013. It was the day when Shannon was scheduled to go back to Irvine, after her Christmas vacation, when I suggested that we go see the Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The idea was well appreciated by all members of the family. When something is desired, anyone seems to willingly adjust - finishing tasks quickly - in order to accommodate the promised reward.
We spent two hours at the museum and then we went to have dinner at Sizzler in Natomas which is about five-minute drive to the airport. Shannon's flight was at nine in the evening so that allowed us a substantial amount of time at the restaurant. There is nothing worse than having to sit at a restaurant and knowing that your time is tight. Fortunately, the place had good service and the place was not crowded. There was an ample time for stories, laughter, and even serious questions from Brahms (What if (his sisters) wanted to marry someone without a stable job?). Then that led Tim and I to talk about character and how to identify a good character.