1. Muscle relaxants when my hip's decided that it should pinch nerves
2. Being offered a ride to and from work when the wind chill hits around -50°C/-58°F
4. Re-runs of that cheezy 1980s family sitcom, ALF, on late-night television
5. Coming home to surprise pizza courtesy of the Palinode
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.