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What's better: taking a bag of Reindeer Poop cookie bags to divvy out to a bunch of excited cookie-loving women, knowing that they are the BEST (also best-named) COOKIES THERE...

...or bringing home 12 bags of different kinds of cookies, INCLUDING 2 bags of your very favorite cookie in the WHOLE WORLD: *crescendo* Fudge Puddles! Or, as I like to refer to them: double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies.

After a fairly stressful day and a VERY stressful 2 hours after work, when I raced home to pick up the kids, drove to farmor and farfar's house to drop them off, raced off again with barely time to say hello goodbye I'm late I'm late I'm late!, drove into central Malmö to circle circle wait wait wait circle wait for FORTY FRICKIN' MINUTES with no luck trying to find a parking spot...FINALLY found a spot 2 blocks away and then discovered that I didn't have enough change in my wallet for the meter. I stuck in 3 kronor for 10 minutes, grabbed the toy bag, the cookie bag, the OTHER cookie bag from another member who wasn't able to attend, my meeting bag and my purse, sped down the sidwalk to the money machine, withdrew cash, booked to the hotel where we have our meeting and begged the nice receptionist for change, ran upstairs to the meeting room to drop all the bags off, RACED back to put more money in the parking meter and then ZOOMED back 3 blocks to the restaurant where I was supposed to have met some of the other board members for dinner an HOUR EARLIER. AArgh!

I took my dinner (what else? Sushi!) to go and we went around the corner, past Lillatorget where the ice skating rink is already being set up, into the hotel and up to the board meeting. The general meeting started at 7 and it was really great. We had a guest speaker from Ronald McDonald House in Lund, and after her talk, we presented her with a big bag of toys collected from members during our toy drive this month for them to use as Christmas presents to the families who are staying in the house while their child is undergoing treatment at the hospital. Then we presented her with a big bag of unexpected cookies that the Christmas Cookie Exchange bakers had made, and to top it all off, one of the organizers had a special surprise. Her husband has a friend who owns a sporting games and goods company in Stockholm. When he was approached to see if he would be interested in helping out with one of the House's wishlist items, rather than just selling it to our club at cost, he donated a fullsize pool table! Wasn't that cool?! She was flabbergasted. :)

Tomorrow: choir and Anders comes home (...and, um, sushi. Yes, I know. It's apparently addictive, were you aware?)
Thursday: book group

This week could only get better if there was a massage somewhere in it.
mood: cheerful
music: Marshall Crenshaw—Our Town


Looks to me like you've got Friday at lunch free for a massage. Just make that call! Of course, I'm one to talk. I did yoga yesterday and have been promising myself I'll get in there today...sometime...

Daytime isn't an option, unfortunately. Work is too crazy. And Anders will be gone Friday evening, but next Tuesday I will have one, so I just have to grin and bear it :)

Okay, I'm dense here. Say it very slowly so I can actually understand. You. Don't. Get. Lunch? I mean lunch away from your desk? I mean lunch, as in one hour or even 45 minutes out of the office and away from the fray? Goodness. That IS crazy!

Well, I could TAKE it, but then I'd be stressed about the time I was losing and not getting things done. It's pretty rare that I take more than 15 minutes to run downstairs and grab a quick bite, to be honest. We are responsible for our own lunch time taken, there is no rule about how much time we get. Therefore, if one day I was to take a 3-hour lunch, no one would bat an eye. :) But yeah, it's crazy.

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There must be cookie lovers around you, too! Somewhere! Hidden cookie fiends.


I love hearing about your life!

By the way, addiction cup porn cookies are my book club's favorites as well, thanks to you... And they are frequently requested at parties.

speaking of cookies

That was me. Apparently my computer thought I'd had enough cookies and didn't keep my user ID ones.

Re: speaking of cookies

Yay! World domination in ALL AREAS, including cookies! muahahaha!

eeeeew, I so do not like driving around looking for parking. Sounds like a stressful, yet fruitful time. Hey, I'm with Trish. How 'bout a massage. Or maybe it's good to have a "nothing" day.

I guess I'll add sushi to my food craving list. There is a particular vegan one that I can get at one of our local stores and all this sushi talk has me craving it....

Nothing in the evening at least. I still have to work all day first, though :)

a day in the fantasy life of gnostraEK

Oh. Well. I think I'd keep that a nothing. And maybe one day I would ask Anders to take sweet kidlets out. Yes, for an entire (weekend) day. And I would schedule a massage for morning. A massage therapist close-by or one who would travel to my home. And then I would loll about eating cookies and reading all day.
Ah, but then, I never did it when my kidlets were growing up.

Hey, thanks for the momentary loan of a fantasy day in your life :)

PS. I would NEVER call a work day Nothing. That's just a free evening, and boy do you deserve it (if that's what you want.)

and, um, sushi. Yes, I know. It's apparently addictive, were you aware?

it's also RADIOACTIVE! at least in london. :-)

Well, that explains the sudden superpowers! :D

i bet you DO glow in the dark... ;-)

You should know. :P

(You posted this on Tuesday...and it just showed up in my Bloglines this morning...??) That sounded...exhausting. :) They're organizing a holiday cookie swap at first it sounded great..."You mean I get to go home for Winter break with SIX DOZEN cookies?!" Then it dawned on me I'd have to BAKE six dozen. (Insert sound of balloon deflating.) Needless to say, I'll be cookie-less, since that's WAY more work than I wanna do in the kitchen. :) But YAY about the pool table--that's awesome!

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