Headlines for Monday:
|A||X||@1100 HFIG meeting?|
|A||X||Pick up books|
|A||X||Return books to library|
1. Yesterday: Cooking workshop, nice walk: 00:23
The dinner was excellent, and props go to all the people in the workshop. =) I'm really, really glad I'm in Graduate House.
After coffee time, Lusine, Stefan, James and I enjoyed a brisk evening walk. The only odd part was being accosted by an unnaturally friendly person near Queen's Park. The man insisted on getting James to repeat his story about the Royal Ontario Museum's pair of guardian lions (dogs, James said), and kept walking with us until we reached the park. I'm embarrassed to confess that I was afraid instead of more tolerant, practically hiding in James' shadow while the guy was walking with us.
Still, this day was a day for much laughter, conversation, and good friendship. It was just what I needed to get my mind off things and to get a better perspective on some difficult issues.
2. I love my life!: 12:26
I checked my mailbox last Friday and saw a note telling me to pick up a package during office hours. It was past 5 already, so I didn't get to pick it up until today. Perfect, perfect timing. =) My mom sent me a wonderful little heart pillow signed by my friends at the Skype party they held a few weeks ago. She also included a smiley sign, similarly dedicated. And just because my mom's the kind of ultrathoughtful mom who anticipates everything, she also sent me a set of contacts. =)
It was the perfect pick-me-up, and I feel very, very, very much loved.
On one side of the heart:
|11 Mar 06: Hey! I'm first to sign here! Best of luck and ganbatte kudasai! =)||Carl|
|Homesick? We're here! =>||Marcelle|
|Hi Sacha, hope you're enjoying your stay there. Wish you were here. =)||Ranulf|
|Big heart for a good friend =)||Roy|
|2006.03.11 Heya! We miss you! Enjoy below zero!||zakame =)|
|11 March 206 Sacha dear, WE MISS YOU! Glad that you're a happy domestic goddess... M-x chef-mode!||(heart) Clair|
|2006.03.11 MISS YOU! TAKE LOTS OF CARE! IF YOU NEED MORE RECIPES LET ME KNOW! =)||Charo|
|Can't really think of anything so... stuffonmycat.com||Peppy|
|Dear Sacha! I will also be on the other side to make you happy.||Papa|
|Dearest Sacha, we love you and we are very proud of you. You have a good heart. Keep up the good work. Love you lots,||(heart) Mom|
|Enjoy your stay =)||Ranulf|
|Dropped in to say Hi!!!||Roy|
|Hiya! Ki o tsukete! =)||Clair|
|Chocolate and ice cream =)||Peppy|
|WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL... ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS CALL||Marcelle|
|We love you lots and lots||from Mom and Papa|
Random Japanese sentence: 私は何匹かのかわいそうな猫が追い出されるのを見た。 I saw some poor cats kicked out. Watashi wa nanbiki ka no kawaiisou na neko ga oidasareru no o mita.