October 16th, 2008

dalamoose

THE GOOD, THE GOOD & THE UGLY

Today was all about good things, right up until about 20 minutes ago.

The worst of the week is over and I seem to be not only still standing, but still in a good mood. The dentist visit today was relatively painless despite having to patch a damaged filling and I hit the bookstore on the way to eat lunch at a good sushi place and picked up several new books that have been on my wish list for awhile.

I had a good day at work, got a lot done on a big project I'm up to my elbows in, right up until I left for the dentist and then again when I returned to work after it, even though I worked late, partly to make up for the couple of hours I was gone and partly because I had book group in Lund tonight and figured it was easier just to stay and work rather than driving home just to turn around and drive right back. Just before I went down to the canteen to get something out of the vending machine for dinner, the receptionist came up with 2 sushi boxes and asked me if I wanted one...it was a sample test from a new supplier they're trying out for the lunch sushi. More sushi? For free? Who am I to deny the will of the gods??

Then I went to book group, which was lovely as usual, even though I had read the book (Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl) about a year and a half ago when I first recommended it and it wasn't chosen until THIS year. It made for a good discussion, which I expected. Janet had a yummy chocolate pound cake with mashed raspberries and whipped cream for fika and we sat and talked for a bit, then I called and checked on the kids who were putting themselves in the bath and getting ready for bed: their first time home alone in the evening for a couple of hours (Anders had to leave for a hockey-bockey game before I got home).

Then one of the women who has been in the States for a couple of months came over and handed me a little package and told me it was a present. I was so surprised and asked her what it was for, and she answered, "For all you do. You're so nice and do so much for everyone and when I saw this, I just had to get it for you." !! Wasn't that kind?! This is what she gave me:

Leather moose

Isn't he adorable? She found him in a little boutique in Colorado, he's handmade from a single piece of stiffened leather and is only about 3 inches high.

So then I went home full of good feeling and when I got home, both the kids were bathed and brushed and in pajamas ready for bed. So I got them popped in and then went to turn on the computer and check emails and the computer said, BORKED. And would not start. And gave me the blue screen of death and then the black screen of eternal damnation. Rebooting did not help. AAAGH. Hopefully Anders will know what to do, because AAAAGH!
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