Saturday, December 08, 2007

Guess what…

Everyone’s being so damn nice at the moment! And when I say ‘damn’ I don’t mean it with a hint sarcasm – I truly feel that people are being so much more helpful and thoughtful than I usually see. Or maybe I don't usually pay enough attention…

So what has caused this bubble of warmth to grow?

Well, it’s mostly little things like get a dentists appointment within hours of cracking my tooth on Monday (must stop grinding them, the dentist might be super helpful, but she ain’t cheap!)

Reeve was also in pain when he came out of school on Monday, so much so that I rushed him up to the doctors – they waved us straight in (it can sometimes take three weeks to get an appointment!)

Then the boiler started pouring out black smoke (who’d think at 2 years old, the thing would need servicing?!), again, even though it’s a busy time of year and I haven’t used them before, a boiler maintenance chap rushed around and made sure we had heating. Definitely not my usual experience with plumbers (actually, are boiler maintenance men plumbers? Who knows! Who cares, he fixed it!) The bill was also quick to arrive – but heck, we spent one night without heating, and it was worth the cost!

On Wednesday my girlfriends arranged a birthday gift for me – a trip to the acupuncturist! That may not sound like everyone’s cup of tea, but those needles really do help de-stress me, and my mates remembered me telling them – aren’t they wonderful friends?!

On Thursday I saw Cass for our usual cuppa – and she’s got me a gift too! Now I’ve been great mates with Cass since school and we don’t do pressies for each other (just the kids on birthdays) – but she surprised me, though told me to calm down when I bubbled with excitement ;) I don’t know what it is yet, as it’s not my birthday until tomorrow, but just the fact that she remembered and went out of her way to do that, makes me glow.

And then there was yesterday! My sweetheart boss and his wife! Wow they are good to me. Last month they paid for me to go shopping in Southampton for the day (lunch included!), and then yesterday they handed me an envelope full of dollars for our holidays! I was damn near speechless, almost still am!! I mean, if I worked full time in some big organisation I might almost ‘expect’ these bonuses, but not when you work part-time for a small business. I can’t express how touched I am.

I showed the BH the envelope last night, and told him I’d given my boss a big hug and kiss (it’s alright, his wife was right there and also received a hug!) – you know what the BH said? He said for that kind of cash, he’d expect at least a blow-job. Ahem.

Last but not least, I'm getting a new mobile for my birthday, which I purchased on eBay. It arrived - very nice - but the plug was some two pin thing. I contacted the seller asking if he sold adaptors, or if not, could he please tell me if the phone was from China or the US (so I find the correct adaptor). He came back with an apology, and a promise to pop one in the post today! How often does that happen whether you're buying from a shop, let alone eBay?! What a super chap.

So here I am, feeling downright grateful for the people in my life. I’m very lucky. And it's nice feeling like this :)


Blogger Dave said...

And a very happy birthday, too!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007 8:39:00 am  
Blogger rdl said...

I could use one of those days. I saw a Dr. (surgeon) who was the antitheam ?sp. of nice. I practically ran screaming ( i was muttering) from there.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 5:47:00 pm  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007 3:26:00 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Happy Christmas everyone!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 8:47:00 am  
Anonymous Doug said...

And Happy New Year, too!

I see Blogger has now made it possible for me to leave comments without signing in. At last!

Sunday, December 30, 2007 4:25:00 pm  

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