Bad things today: A warning lamp came on in the car, which requires a trip to the shop :( Expensive in our experience, and when I got home found Anders watching a TV that had a circular shadow of pinks, purples and greens instead of the correct colors, which requires a trip to the TV repairman (both of these things have happened before). MORE expenses, just when we REALLY REALLY don't need them. :(
Good things today: The power was only off for 3 hours and the ice in the freezer didn't even have time to melt, (meaning the food is okay). I got out of a meeting at work I was dreading because of the power outage (although I have to have it tomorrow...scheming how to get the power to go out again...) Book group.
Considering that I am the only person on LJ to have "sudden bursts of enthusiasm" listed as an interest, I found this post on the word origins of enthusiasm to be fascinating.