1. Long bus trips on grey days
2. Starting to believe in a craft project that originally seemed determined to inspire self-doubt
3. Starting a new pocketbook novel that smells exactly how a pocketbook novel should
4. Kettle-cooked mesquite barbecue potato chips
5. Not hurling the screaming brat in the neighbouring seat through the bus window
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.