+ homemade, from-scratch doughnuts
+ a dinner of my choosing: grilled lambchops, Czech style red cabbage, and sweet potato fries
+ a homemade, from-scratch angel food cake with chocolate glaze (requiring 12 egg whites)
+ the resulting answer to what to do with the orphaned 12 egg yolks: egg nog!
+ the crock, bean pot, turkey eggs, and fiddle of my very own
are any indications, the new birth year that I ring in today will be better than any before. March forth I shall, hand in hand with my family, moving in time to our handcrafted beat.
It is good to be alive.