The thanks is to my friend, Diana. I met her when she enrolled her son in my Mother Tongue class soon after she moved to Iceland. She has been here not quite a year, but introduced me to a group I had not known about, a mom's group run by the Red Cross in Kopavogur.
Since it hasn't hit me that we really are leaving in 4 weeks and 3 days, it doesn't seem to me to be too late to meet new folks. Of course, this being Iceland, I already knew another group member, as she is the au pair for two of Caitlin's friends (and their baby brother). It was a fun morning, great to get out early and, yes, Nick was the charmer as usual. It is their end of the year meeting next week, hopefully held at the Reykjavik Farm Park & Zoo (weather dependent) and we will be there with bells on.
In other news, I have thought long and hard about how to blog daily. I often intend to, but other commitments end up coming first. I also would like to think that somehow this blog could help someone, somewhere, given all of the upheaval in the world today. I could mention a whole string of events, just from the past few weeks. However, given that many of these events are publicized, I thought it would be a nice touch to make known those issues/people/events that may need positive thought but may not be out there just yet...thus begins my Blogthought of the Day.
I won't always come up with one and would like to keep this interesting. Therefore, I ask for audience participation. If you would like to share something that needs some positive thought, send it my way, by email or a comment. It may seem silly to some, but a few good vibes sent in someone's direction can go a long way.
Obviously, please send in something that is truly an issue. It be concern for a family member, good luck wishes for a tough exam or thoughts for a tragedy-stricken part of the world that may not be well-known. Also, not everyone wants their information out there in cyberspace. Let me know whether the person(s) in the thought should be anonymous or don't mind a little publicity. Let's try the first one...