Day 17 was down and low ... but I learned that there is nothing that can't be fixed by a good cartoon. We watched TOY STORY 3 and the evening was saved.
As for day 16, it was great. It began like this:
and ended like this:
Which makes it an all in all magnificent day. I've also had an "aha" moment on Friday and came up with a fun Holiday project that will begin soon after my birthday. Can't wait to start working on it.