Someone put a smile on my face, which helped a lot, too. Be glad I don't go on about this much, or you'd all get really sick of it. Suffice it to say, though, I'm feeling and thinking and wanting things that I've never thought I could have, or never knew I wanted, and it's great. It'd be better without the distance, but good things come to those that wait, slow and steady wins, and other assorted annoying aphorisms.
In other news, I have pants that fit. Haven't had that in years, and it's weird in a good way.