And by that I mean that working all week really gives you an appreciation of Saturday and Sunday. I'd actually forgotten what that was like!
I'm still in an angry fog over the election results and it's not letting up. If it weren't for being so blessedly focused and busy with my new job, I'd probably would have jumped off the Öresund Bridge by now. (Okay…maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I seriously can't recall the last time I was so sad and discouraged and depressed.) On a related note, I was interviewed by a reporter from the Sydsvenskan (southern Sweden's largest daily newspaper) on Election Day (before the outcome was known).
Fortunately Dr. Darling had arranged a very pleasant distraction last night…our neighbors came over for dinner to celebrate my newly employed status, along with her new role as PhD housewife. We hadn't had a good visit with them since before the Norway Guide project so it was really nice to spend some time together. Though the evening ended WAY too early for the Swede's taste. After being home alone during the day for the entire week, she was really ready to have some people around!
Oh, and I'm not the only member of the family who has been in the newspaper recently. Dr. Darling's Dad was featured in an article in the local paper in Falkenberg last week. He's a police officer and was involved in a high-speed pursuit of an escaped prison inmate. High drama!