1. Sunday is my dad’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dad! Your gift this year is me not buying a house that has to be fully remodeled. (Just kidding, you’ll get something else, too.)

2. If you’re feeling irritable or defeated, I’ve discovered that all you have to do is listen to ABBA. This is my personal favorite:

3. This helps, too, and is endorsed by the man who discovered penicillin:
A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime — it’s not very scientific, but it helps.
(Sir Alexander Fleming)