We had a long-distance guest today, a friend of my sister's from Austria. Took a walk. Talked. Ate some Swedish specialties, and received a little metal box of Austrian wafers/eggs as she left... maybe that's the custom there, to give gifts on your way out? To maximize the surprise? We weren't expecting anything, but it was an appreciated gift, and a nice visit for all, I hope, even with fuzzy blotches of snow falling outside in what's supposed to be sunny Spring weather, and an icy wind that flew in on our way back from a short tour over the ground of Bro: the castle, the lake, the church... all the small sights worth seeing.
Also spent Friday over at relatives, with good food and games, and Saturday was our own, home time. We hunted eggs as usual, and got to try some Pascha too - Russian Easter specialty, made on cottage cheese, butter, cream and raisins. Served with berries or fruits. The traditional Mämmi unfortunately has Gluten, and I'm missing it already! Hope to find an alternate recipe for next year.
It's been a great time though. Good food. Friendly people. Lots of walks, and that'll all hopefully culminate tomorrow with an 18 kilometer hiking trail trip from Bro to Kungsängen - the longest way but also the one with the best sights. I've pondered taking the challenge for a few years now but just never mustered up the necessary willpower to. Not that I've never walked two miles before, but still...
Maybe all it really required was company. A trial's not the same solo.
Apart from the good times it's been a productive little holiday too. I've caught up with my diary writing, and 100 Words, and weekly recordings, and Musicalish posts, and Walking Dead, and One Piece, and I'm catching up with my work after this... was what I planned, but maybe I'll catch up with lost sleep instead and save that for tomorrow.
Was supposed to work three hours from home on Thursday, but time flew by and here I am, at the end of the weekend with just one more hour before I'm done. Is it a lack of self-discipline, time, or interest? Maybe all three?
Speaking of work: I have a weird issue at the office with my computer clock always jumping two minutes ahead. I sync it, and it's alright, but the next day, or week, or whenever it happens... it's two minutes ahead again. Now the same thing's happening on my home computer.
Speaking of tech: I just recently discovered the file content preview pane in Windows 7. Was it always there?! Super useful. Also here's another petition for you, on the topic of (insanely unfair) file-sharing fines.
I've been running into some weird, random computer issues too. Sometimes the sound won't work. No device found. Sometimes explorer crashes when I right-click. Sometimes the browser crashes each time I attempt to start it. Sometimes the computer won't boot properly. In each scenario I restart the computer and all works fine, and all of this happens directly after booting. No issues occur later, it's always initially. I'm thinking RAM issues, since it's the only piece of hardware I've recently upgraded, but still it baffles. Why? What could the issue be? Why only sometimes?
As usual I'll hope it fixes itself before I do anything about it, or until it starts happening all too often. For now though: it's Easter! Hope y'all are having a good one. I'm 'bout to use this time to the fullest and... watch a movie. Good day (double entendre), and good night.