Life is a funny old thing.
Just today I had news via email that a book I have been waiting an age for had been virtually destroyed in transit. That's bad news. Still, I ordered another so everything should be fine.
After that I've had an evening of good wine and company and I've been given a gift of a very nice pipe which I shall treasure.
Then I sorted out my finances and made a few purchases which will change my life, literally.
All in all I'm happy. Life goes on with all its troubles and trials but in the mean time I can still manage to be happy so that's OK.
It's tough but still worth the effort.