Saturday, 31 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was dancing around a kitchen with the grrl who I used to share many a dance with. It was good to have her back. Like old times!

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was finding and playing ginger beard top trumps. Sometimes it's the small stupid things... What can I say; I'm easily pleased!

Monday, 26 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was having the time to process all the high points of my weekend; the wonderful friends I have, the wonderful times we have together, all the new people I met, and compliments on my work I received, all the people who gave great hugs, feeling confident travelling in London, all the proper heartfelt giggling and broad smiling that happened, and the pure feelings of contentment that surfaced and resurfaced in waves throughout the weekend. *Swoon* :)

Friday, 23 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was receiving an email from somebody that I admire greatly. She was responding to a set of interview questions that I had sent her for the upcoming fifth issue of Colouring Outside The Lines; It felt like I was reading a letter from an old friend, full of humour and love and insight. She lives, quite literally, on the other side of the world, but in reading her words it felt like she was in fact sat next to me, chewing my ear off with gossip and smart conversation.
Damn, sometimes I love what I get to do!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was gardening related again. I finished work earlier than usual, so had an hour of extra daylight to spend in the garden, excavating compost from the bottom of the compost bin to plant daffodils in for this spring. (I left them a bit late, and they started sprouting through the net bag in the hallway, so I hope I've planted them in time.) I enjoyed being in the garden so much that I'm thinking of trying to arrange my flexi hours so I can finish an hour earlier early every Wednesday, cos there's still leaves to rake, compost to prepare, raised beds to build, all before spring when I can actually start growing vegetables again...

Monday, 19 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was sitting on the floor of my kitchen, making apricot wine, listening to the pixies on the radio. Homemade chocolate mousse that my housemate Kate had saved for me wasn't bad either!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was getting home from work early, and therefore having enough daylight left to install the new compost bin in the back garden before it got dark.

Friday, 9 January 2009

The best thing that happened today (in a non-vain way) was being shown the 'acknowledgements' section of a law journal article and seeing my name there with really lovely words next to it in thanks.
Made me feel kinda humbled, cuz the author of the article is really damn amazing herself.
Sometimes I get caught in the moment of realising I know some pretty terrific people.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was going "for coffee" with a friend after work and discovering that Chai Latte made with soya milk is as nice as its dairy counterpart. One small step closer to veganism!

Monday, 5 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was working late and speaking to the woman who cleans our offices (I need to ask her name). She comes in at the end of the day, so I usually just see her as I am heading out and she tells me, super-cheerfully, to have a good evening. But on nights like tonight when I work past five she comes round all the desks hoovering with her henry hoover and we will chat for a bit longer. When she saw a carrier bag on my desk, she showed me how to fold it into a tiny triangle "so it would fit in my handbag where there wasn't much room" and when I was stood by the photocopier at quarter to six today, juggling with a ream of paper, trying to unwrap it so I could get it into the copier, she said "let me help you" and took the paper wrapping off me.

In between Christmas and New Year when she and I were both working all but the bank holidays, she told me that she's going back to Hong Kong for a holiday soon. Today, she told me she was really excited because she goes on Saturday, for three weeks. And then seemingly apropos of nothing, she started telling me how life was short, and life was precious, and you shouldn't look back to the past, you should look to the future. But not too far into the future, because all you really know about is what's happening now.

She was right, and more than that, she spoke more sincerely, more earnestly, more insistently to me than anyone has done in a long time.
The best thing that happened today was clearing up a bit of floor space, having a damn good hoover, and then dancing myself silly in a relatively tidy & clean room to Veruca Salt.
Bedroom dancing is always pleasure I forget about as soon as clutter begins to edge its way in again, so it was nice to have the time to stretch my limbs out and shout along at the top of my lungs for a change!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

The best thing that happened today was me giving in and ordering take out pizza. After tea time came and went with me sat in bed, laptop on knee absentmindedly reading teenage e-zine problem pages online, getting colder and hungrier, I realised this was no way to spend a Saturday night. By ordering pizza (garlic margarita), I solved the cold and hungry problem in one fell swoop and am now ready to use the rest of the evening productively. Get in.