Monday, November 19, 2007

Department Change, Oil Change & Spare Change

I hate Mondays, just on principle. I woke up grumpy, and expected to stay that way the whole day. But a lot of Good Things happened today.

Just after I got to work today it was announced that an old work colleague was returning to our company. This was a really great bit of news, as he is really on the ball, and fun to work with to boot. He will be the new head of the accounting department, as the old head left in August.

Tonight, after work, I took the car in for an oil change at the dealership. I wasn't able to get an appointment when I needed it, so I had to take my chances with the 'express change', which means "Come in and we'll see if we can squeeze you in before closing time". They told me it would be 2 hours, which I was sort of expecting, so that wasn't so bad (and I'd brought a good book to read). Half an hour later they called me on my cell phone to tell me the car was ready!! What a pleasant surprise - I've never had an oil change that fast, even when I've made an appointment!

Which leads me to another Good Thing. While I was waiting, I figured I'd go to the nearby Tim Horton's and grab a bite to eat. I forgot that they don't have Interac.

Now, I normally pay by Interac for just about everything. When I was younger my wallet was stolen a few times, and usually at a time when losing the $20 in my wallet meant that I'd be eating Mr. Noodle for the rest of the week. And not even the brand name kind - the crappy yellow-label, no-taste, 5-for-$1 kind. This taught me two things - I've since become crazy obsessive about keeping an eye on my wallet, and I don't carry cash on me anymore.

So, all that to say, that One Good Thing was that I actually had enough spare change in my wallet to buy a soup & sandwich combo.

When I got home afterwards, I had another Good Thing happen. Normally when I ask Liam for a hug, the response is "No, pas de hug!" Tonight he came and gave me the hug, and I didn't even have to ask.

Today was a Good Day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

JJ, I So love and enjoy reading your daily GOOD THING blog! What a great way to keep a postive attitude! Thank you for doing this and helping me keep my positive attitude!!! Kristine