Except that I work in the very field I’ve worked hard to get myself educated in, there’s the people I work with that make it all better. Let me tell you why.
Yesterday was the Swedish equivalent of Mardi Gras. On this day, we enjoy the particular creation called “semla” [sem:lah]. This is a soft (sometimes brioche) bun that’s split in half, filled with an almond mixture and a layer of cream in between the halves. Looks something like this:
They’re real tasty but most the time I can only have one, because just looking at a second one makes my blood vessels clog.
Because I had to leave early on Monday, I didn’t get a chance to have one with the unit meeting the same afternoon. Marie, the best lab engineer one can have, offered to save one for me. I told her it’d be really nice if she could save one, but it wasn’t a necessity. Later that day, this drops into my mail box.
It still makes me smile like a fool, I absolutely love the love that’s there. Can’t believe I’m this lucky, right?
Then, today my algae lab supervisor mailed me and asked me for some data and to look up some materials for a class. I replied saying that I would have it done tomorrow since I’m home with a sick mini-me. This was her reply:
And I’m over the moon. How did I get so lucky, that I get all of this in my life? I still hate the fact that this is almost a closed chapter, but this makes it a much better memory later. It’s simply beautiful, that’s what it is. I’ve said it before, and I do it again. Appreciation is our greatest need, and all of this, just proves those words are true.
//c_Cae; back to writing what I can