despite the rain, the birds are singing. i even heard a kookaburra laughing yesterday. there was cheer and cheers, and laughter. i have a lot to be thankful for. i have health, love, alcohol and coffee. i have smotherings chocolate and life’s winnings, and i’m only sharing it with the very best of people. i have cool new shoes and a cool new dancing year complete with rays and bans. that’s all i should say for now, i’m hungry and there’s some non-green ham and stuff with my name and chili on it, waiting in the kitchen. i’m coming, i’m coming!