As of yesterday, I am back at work. Hooray! I am so glad Congress came to a resolution and we were able to return to work (although one might wonder: what in the world was this whole shutdown for in the end? Did anybody win? Or did ordinary people – and politicians – just lose big time all around?)
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Because of aforementioned news, I am in the office today. Most Fridays are not scheduled work days for me (I work a flex schedule), but I need to make up some hours for this week. Unfortunately, it’s J’s birthday today and he loses out on having breakfast with me, but hey, we have the whole weekend to celebrate. Also: he got an early birthday present last night when the Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers and they are leading the ALCS 3-2 now.
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I had a pretty good mail week… first, I got a surprise care package from Steph with some nice goodies including some “furry furlough socks” (ha!), which totally blew me away. Then, a day later, I received a “pay it forward”-package from my dear friend Kim with the cutest, handmade Köln-earrings, and then there was the November issue of Real Simple and my second Birchbox subscription. Good stuff!
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Had some Toblerone chocolate this week. It will forever remind me of my late great-aunt (she used to get some – usually the white chocolate kind – for me when I visited). It’s bitter-sweet.
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So excited about the new Pearl Jam album which just came out a couple of days ago (and which I am giving J for this birthday today). I bought the actual CD at a store. We have all their physical CD’s and we needed to have this one. Can’t wait to listen to it.