Thanks to a tip from same_sky, I now have a web host and my own domain name, which was one of the things on my Christmas wish list! Thanks, Kisha! I'm working madly on getting it all set up, with the inestimable help of my friend Russell.
Did I mention the sun was shining?
Went to an AWC lunch today in downtown Lund at an excellent (the word for the day, apparently) restaurant called Spot. They have a huge, varied buffet of delicious items that you can choose from and then they weigh your plate. Even with it heaped, it was relatively inexpensive, and SO good. Yum, salmon! After having 3 people call me beforehand to say they were running late, I was a little worried, but several people showed up who weren't on the signup list and we ended up with a total of 10 people, all of them super nice and fun to talk to. I was the only one that had to leave early to get back to work, though, and I would have loved to have stayed to talk.
I received a submission yesterday from a new arrival to Sweden for the AWC Malmö logo contest, and it is very cool. I've done a couple of ideas up as well, but was really glad to get someone else's contribution. I don't want to be the only one submitting! If anyone out there is or knows an artist who wants to send in a design, let me know! Unfortunately, we can't pay anyone except with credit on our website, but hopefully that will be enough. I hate the old logo even though it was my design. It was the worst of the several suggestions I drew up when we started the club and the founder insisted on using it against my protests because she wanted an American flag in it.
In addition to the SUN SHINING, I had a massage this morning which was, as usual, lovely. I also found out that my masseuse, in addition to playing on a basketball league, also owns a racehorse, born and bred in the U.S., which he had brought over several years ago. The horse's name is Cadillac Jukebox, which cracked me up.
Also, did you know that Eeyore has a fish named after him? An Australian fish, no less. And the list of species that are named after characters from Tolkien's Middle-Earth is staggering.