doing fairly well

neither husband’s nor my own job are in immediate danger, it seems, I even have a couple of commissions going, so I can’t complain.  Our closest family’s also safe, does seem like everyone will have to cut down in style (and none of us were living high, our car’s 13 years old, only real luxury we indulge in is allowing the kids to take music lessons – and well, we do tend to drink fairly good wine).  Haven’t torn down the house to build a new one, or anything :>

Moderately positive outlook, after all we’re all healthy and able to work, kids doing well in school and among friends, it all could be just so much worse!

Freyja, the 12 year old, asked the other day if we would be going abroad next year, both her parents burst out laughing…

6 Responses to “doing fairly well”

  1. 1 Jon October 17, 2008 at 1:28 am

    At least Freya has a great sense of humor! Best of luck to everyone over there.

  2. 4 Gray October 21, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Thx for the invitation! :-)
    But lets better not start a new discussion about politics (even though this story might interest you: )

    Those political discussions can be unnerving. I don’t think good hearted Alda really liked the experience…
    Well, all the best wishes for you and your family, and let’s be optimistic that things will get better everywhere soon. Starting November 4th, I guess!

  3. 5 hildigunnur October 21, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Gray, well, actually you might find that I agree with you a lot, I don’t agree with the theme here, that it’s all Gordon Brown’s fault – even though he definitely didn’t help, especially when it had been decided here to try to keep Kaupþing floating, which would have helped us pay off the Icesave debts. Kaupþing was in nowhere close to as dire straits as the other 2 big banks, Landsbankinn and Glitnir, but of course, taking its biggest foreign office and demanding that ALL the money they owed there was paid out in 10 days – well point out to me one bank in the world that could actually do this! But I digress.

    I get absolutely no satisfaction out of saying or thinking: “We told you so”, neither to never have voted for the bastards. Just wish the people here knew how to protest effectively, since it seems like every one of them means to sit still on their fat asses.

    The article is brilliant, I’ll link to it here + on my Icelandic page, which is very much more active and more read than this one.

  4. 6 hildigunnur October 21, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    And thanks for the good wishes :) All the best to you, as well.

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October 2008

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