The bad news is that I didn't finish my review of Salka Valka or Iceland's Bell tonight. Instead, I caught up on my favorite, mostly Icelandic, blogs. Good karma! Here's why.
John and I have taken to writing our appointments for next year in very tiny letters at the bottom of the December page of this year's calendar. Our 2007 calendar features pictures from our '06 Iceland trip for each month. Just tonight I was lamenting the fact that I need a 2008 calendar.
Lament no more! Maria Alva has provided the solution. Many of you have enjoyed the creative pictures she posts to her blog; now you can enjoy them all year long on your own calendar. Great idea, Maria! Icelandic calendars with date squares large enough to write in the essentials are very hard to find. One year I bought my calendar from the Icelandic National League of North Dakota, after having contacted bookstores and tourist associations in Iceland trying to find a picture calendar with date squares. My 2008 Icelandic calendar is on order, and I can't help but think this is a good omen.