Meeting someone in person that you've had a connection with online is a strange feeling. It's like recognizing an old friend from long ago that's changed in some substantial way. Until they say something exactly as you've heard their voice in your head and then you remember you KNOW them.
Things I have talked about but not concluded:
1) The talk with my boss: no conclusion reached really but he's sympathetic and willing to let me work from home when I can. I also broached the idea of starting to use the rest of my maternity leave starting in the fall because I found out that if I take a Friday or a Monday off as a mama-day, I can claim Saturday and Sunday too. Which pretty much covers the money I would be losing for the real work day at 80%. How COOL IS THAT?! Those of you who want children: Sweden can't be beat.
2) The place I sent my resume to: still pending. The CEO that I will be meeting with is in Cuba until April 23rd and will call me to set up a meeting when he returns. There are still a lot of ducks that have to be in a row before I would say yes to the job assuming it would be offered to me (and I know how desperate they are...and how good I am).
I haven't felt much like writing the last couple of days, partly because of the coldfromhell, partly because my brain was on overload and partly because I didn't know where to start. I've seen bees and butterflies. The clouds are clumsily trying to get out of the way of the sun today. The flowering tree in the farmyard behind us is an explosion of white (splosions!). The violets in the pots out front shiver and sway in the breeze. I want to throw open the windows and let them all come in. Come in!