I'm having a wearying week, and so to forestall the descent into despair let us ponder gravy.
This is me making gravy during Thanksgiving 2010. Check out those pan drippings from the turkey. Damn! The pot behind had the giblets and neck that I simmered with onions, carrots, etc. all day for a stock. The roux was made with tons of butter and Wondra flour, as mom used to do it.
And the finished product. Gravy, cast iron skillet, wooden spoon. Awesome. I can carry on one more day.