This morning as I was getting ready to leave for work, I put an evaluation card for the mechanic who did the body work on my car in the mail. I said he had exceeded my expectations, and he had. He had also told me he'd only been working at that job for 3 months and I wanted them to know he's good at what he does.
That came back to me this morning in an e-mail I received from the YA librarian. I had asked him to write a letter of reference for me to try to become a proofreader because I have proofread things for him. Today he sent me a letter that was so glowing I blushed! He not only praised my proofreading abilities, he also talked about my knowledge of children's and teen literature, and he said I'm kind and helpful. I saved the e-mail so that the next time my boss tells me I'm not doing a good job, I can read it and know I'm OK!
At lunch time today I went into the lunch room and found something that will tickle you all. You may recall that one day I left a bag with some leftover makeup from my Halloween costume (but real makeup) on the staffroom table with a 29 Gifts notecard. Today I found that someone had put a basket on the table with a note thanking "whoever it was that left the bag with the info about 29 Gifts" and suggesting that people put things in the basket to share with each other in that spirit! A movement has been started!
This evening after work, I was invited to the home of my "other father" for a meal prepared by two teenage girls he was teaching how to cook. I took two of my cookbooks to give to the girls as my thank you gift to them. One of the girls is a vegetarian, and it just so happened that one of the books I brought was all about root vegetables, so she claimed that one.
The meal was sumptuous! It was a full five course meal served at a beautiful table in good company. I ate till I was more than full and enjoyed the conversation so much I hated to leave, but I wanted to get home and Skype with my husband.
I had been curious all day as to whether his company was going to make sure he gets home for his appointment on Tuesday to have his CPAP machine checked. My husband told me tonight that he has a load coming to Portland that is due on Monday morning, and in fact, he should be home by late tomorrow afternoon! I hope he gets here in time to come to the church program where I'll be narrating for the cantata tomorrow night. I am thankful for all the gifts I have received today, and having him back through Tuesday is the greatest gift of all!