Home from work with a bad cold, which is not fun but I decided to not be so damn Swedish and go to work… I did yesterday and all my colleagues told me to go home, first of all because they thought that I looked really bad and secondly because they don’t want to get contaminated! It’s quite a moral dilemma actually, that I have everytime I’m a bit ill – should I stay at home and get some rest, or go to work, spread my germs and not be very productive?? I know that some people would never stay at home, if they are not dying, but I prefer staying at home for maybe 1-2 days and get better quicker… especially as I’m going to Milan on Friday with my friend P No 1 😉
I’m now staying with P and M, the Swedish-Cypriot couple and it’s lovely, they are great hosts – we’ve been having nice dinners infront of the telly watching Prison Break (Season 1 on dvd, we’re probably the only ones who haven’t seen it already on tv) – four episodes per evening!!
It’s O’s birthday today – and he got his social security number yesterday – horray! And today the air shipment with all his/our things will be delivered after more than a month in customs (due to the lack of SSN) – isn’t that a great birthday present! He’s been eating paëlla-style rice every day for a month now as the kitchen was only equipped with frying pans and no pots for pasta/rice boiling. Strange. He’s also looking forward to getting a bank account, internet and phone connection, and a Puertorican mobile phone number!
Thanks to all of you who sent birthday cards to O, he was really surprised and touched by the attention (I had asked our friends to send him birthday cards as a surprise as he was feeling a little lonely) – so far he has received 8 cards, which is a record for him (I guess birthday cards are not very big in Spain!?).
This is a quickie post as I’m surfing on a neighbour’s wireless and my head hurts..