I wasn't very happy until I thought that it isn't very often that this sort of day rolls into my life. Even on days when one thing goes awry, something else perks right along. While writing this I realize that while my creative efforts were less than a rousing success, ordinary things were accomplished. We went to the bank, paid some bills, arranged to have the latest painting framed (and met up with ME while there), and did the grocery shopping. Not very exciting nor very taxing, but those were necessary errands.
Therefore, when making some tasty soup turns out to be the highlight of my day, I'm going to be content with that.