I’ve got a sick little AAH staying home from school today. Sore throat, muscle aches, fever. Which reminds me how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work from home – and Be Present on occasions like this without having to explain to anybody (boss, colleagues). To say nothing of all the other little perks, like sleeping in if I feel like it (within reason), having a quiet coffee-drinking, paper-reading session in the morning for as long as I want, and finally slacking off by writing blogs and such whenever the mood strikes. Ah, the good life!

Of course the downside is that it’s sometimes just the teeniest bit lonely (sniff) and there are times when the corresponding financial instability is a cause for concern. And yet fortunately these are not severe enough to outweigh the good points. I wouldn’t trade this, because quite frankly I’ve had enough Dysfunctional Workplace experiences to last a lifetime!


Yesterday I tossed forth the idea of finishing up the Christmas shopping Stateside since the dollar is at its lowest point in a donkey’s age. Clearly I’m not the only one with brilliant ideas because today there’s an article in Morgunblaðið about customs officers working overtime seizing foreign-purchased Christmas presents from people who have exceeded the maximum amount and are, ahem, trying to smuggle them through the Little Green Gate. Keep up the good work, fellas! (cough)


Southerly breezes, partly cloudy skies, maybe some snow or rain. (Snow, please! Give us snow!) Temps currently 2 degrees. Sunrise was at 11.09; sunset due for 15.33.

PS: Magic! I wrote “Snow, please, give us snow!” and it started snowing! Now maybe if I write “Let it rain down with gold nuggets upon my house!…”