I think I'll start with the positive stuff from last week, since otherwise I will probably just wallow.
The house is clean and (mostly) ready for visitors.
I got in two good workouts last week, through a combination of walking and the ergometer.
While still twingy, my ITB is not disabling, as evidenced by my ability to run (without pain) after a certain imp.
I got some good work done on my Christmas presents and really enjoyed doing so.
The bug that was threatening to fell me last week has retreated to "tolerable" status.
Work, while stressful, is still on the right side of manageable.
I am enjoying reading a couple of art books that I would not have read six weeks ago, before I decided to succumb to my artsy/crafty self.
And everyone in this household and among my closest loved ones is well and in decent health.
Okay, good enough! No need to make a similar catalog of my blues. I'll just go listen to a bunch of country music instead.