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Things I'm not happy about right now:
  • Trying to figure out how I'm going to get all the huge projects at work done within a reasonable time frame

  • That my husband is gone for Valentine's Day. *sigh*

  • How long it's taking me to read this book. It's SO GOOD, but it's SO FULL of words. And I know how it ends because I know the story: badly. I think I'm unconsciously slowing down because I don't want to get to the sad part. It's actually 4 books in 1 though, so I suppose I can take that to my credit.

  • That ozswede hasn't heard or at least hasn't posted any news on her missing sister in Australia...and also the fact that people could actually SET those fires that are devastating so many people. Edited to add: they're safe!

  • Dry itchy skin in the MIDDLE OF MY BACK. Why does it always have to itch just out of reach??

  • Haven't done my 30 minutes of walking in 2 days. Bad Lizardek!

  • The last bagel has now been eaten and since the bagel deli is GONE FOREVER, there won't be any more. WAH!
Things I AM happy about right now:
  • thistimearound's return from oblivion!!!

  • SNOW! snow snow snow! We FINALLY have snow. And the car is in the garage overnight so I won't have to scrape it in the morning, woo hoo!

  • The fact that Thin Mints last forever in the freezer even when completely forgotten about for AGES

  • The meal I sort of threw together yesterday that went over like gangbusters with the kids: chicken & mushrooms and broccoli over rice with Come & Get It Sauce

  • The compliments I received today for the layout of the Strategic Outlook brochure I designed for our company

  • Planning to surprise my kids with sushi and a movie for Valentine's Day this weekend

  • The little algae-cleaning magnet-on-both-sides-of-the-tank thingy

  • Catching up with old friends from all periods of my life over on Facebook.

  • An unexpected and un-asked-for delivery of Reese's from a colleague that was in the States last week

  • That my not happy list is shorter than my happy list! :D
Got a happy about or not happy about list of your own? Do tell!

Best Best Beautiful Best Birthday Wishes to the Bestest Bluepoppy EVER!
mood: crazy
music: Waltz For Debbie—Once Upon a Time


I'm worried about Marie as well. Wrote to her, no response, which is not typical.

I hope you hear from your sister soon!!

Wow, my thoughts are with ozswede and her family! :(

For a mood swinger, you seem awfully level-headed! At least, compared to me, the mood trapeze artist. I'm also glad your happy list is the longer one, and especially for the Thin Mints and Reese's. Mmmmm, well-beloved American candy... ::Homer Simpson drool::

"mood trapeze artist" ... ! Hee. You should take that act on the road! That would guarantee some upswings—come visit US for example! :D

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I love ya, ya gabby ol' poophead! :D

Come for a visit to Gothenburg and I'll take you to where you can get some fresh bakes bagels. Yummy! :)

You're a bagel tease, that's what you are! :D

So all you other lurkity lurkers better get a happy list up here in Liz's comments.

Backscratcher grrl!! Keep it handy.
I'd send you some bagels, but I'm worried about the state they'd be in by the time they arrived. ha! a bit stale at least...

OK. A happy list, huh?

At the top is my ♥massage this morning.
And then there is the ♥chocolate chip cookie I just ate.
And all the ♥cookbooks laying around the house with little strips of paper marking recipes.
A surprise enjoyable dvd last evening ♥"In The Land of Women"
A surprise ♥secret family announcement lastnight.
How ♥happy my daughter is at knowing the gender of her baby (It didn't matter which gender, just knowing.
Silly reading, ♥P.G.Wodehouse
Sending surprise ♥gifts in the mail yesterday.
Receiving ♥snail mail from Chile/summerless_year.
My purple bathrobe, & deciding to ♥wear it home from my massage rather than getting dressed.
Wow. This ♥list is longer than I thought it would be.
lizardek's happy list and request for our happy lists.


♥Piggy icon/user pic.

Me wants.

I'm also worried about Marie and her sister and family. I am hoping like crazy for the best.

Me, too :(

thank you thank you thank you!!

you sure take good care of your friends, my dear friend!! So glad you are happy with snow-- please KEEP IT ALL.

heee, bp

Re: thank you thank you thank you!!

Compared to you, we have NOTHING. But we will enjoy it to the utmost as we know it will not last long. :)

The bagel deli in Malmö near Lilletorg? I forgot to blog about that -- when we visited Malmö for some stuff about a month ago, they were completely renovating the food hall there, and I had to miss out on getting some bagels, as I'd wanted to do. So it's not coming back?

Well, if you call their mobile number that's still listed in the directory, the message says that they plan to re-open at some point but the message is from SEPTEMBER. :(

i have been worried about marie as well. she has posted a bit on facebook, but nothing personal. i really, really hope all is ok. i remember after 9/11 it took some time before we heard from all of our nyc family. those were scary days.

It's one of the hardest things about living so far away from family and friends. :(

Your local bagel shop closed? That's so sad and I feel your pain.

I've been having a similar facebook eperience. Generally facebook isn't my thing, doesn't offer any of the meaningful, in depth interaction that I have experienced here on livejournal, but as a spring board and a way to find long, lost people from the past, it's great.

Yes, it was a sandwich deli downtown and had EXCELLENT bagels (and I know whereof I speak, having worked in a bagel deli through college), and they were recently forced out of their space to accommodate a new building owner who is stripping and re-doing the entire building. They have said they will reopen, but no sign of it yet and I'm afraid they're gone for good. :(

Finally - snow? We've finally had rain. And so it goes.

We get rain all the frickin' time. Snow is a big deal around these parts! :)


How can you forget about thin mints in the freezer???


Deliberate blindness which then becomes actual forgetfulness! :D Just think what a nice surprise they are later!

Things I am happy about right now:

* Only one more workday until another weekend.

* That our concert band after a bit of unexpected turbulence finally has found a choir to help us perform Carmina Burana later this spring. With a bit of luck we will even avoid making a big financial loss about it.

Ho hum. That was a short list. On the other hand I can't think of anything in particular that bothers me at the moment, so I'd still be two up.

Ouch! I once suffered the same madness while at work from a sunburn. I used my ruler to scratch relentlessly and was just on the edge of crazy when my boss offered me a couple of tablets from Canada to help me relax, and the time to go sit in a darkened room to get it together.

May your happy list grow!

Was it a padded room? :D haha!

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