The fact that I have 3 presentations and 2 papers this week is completely outweighed by these wonderful things:
1) Arty-Ex-Neighbour has purchased a Starbucks Advent Calendar for me, on sale and staff discount (I think).
2) 35 more days.
3) At work today, Chief Assistant gave me my lunch 'allowance', then paid for lunch, then bought me a coffee on the company card.
4) I made mini-quiches last night using Thanksgiving leftovers, and they were a moderate success.