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Saturday 1 February 2020

A walk

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Friday 31 January 2020

Health

Visited the doc today for new tests. A lot of my life seems to revolve around health issues now. In short - lots of different things are not as they should. Some of them are concrete issues. Others are just blood tests showing things are not as they should, but it is still a mystery why. And it seems there is always one or two new issues for each time to the doc. She wanted to put me on sick leave this time,but I said I would rather work. New bloodtests, I will be sent to new specialists, and of couse I have a new appointment with my doc.

Back home, it was time to think about something else, and take Aro for a walk.

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Thursday 30 January 2020

Not well

Home from work with a migraine.

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Sport's day at school

Had slept very little, and felt quite out of it. My job today was to go for walks with those who did not want to participate in the indoor activities. It was raining. I have had easier days.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Concert: Carmina Burana

Yet another birthday present! This one from my brother and his family. The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra turns 200 years, and celebrate themselves with playing Carmina Burana. And what an amazing concert they had made. They had 600 chorus members from some of Norway's best choirs on stage. And three opera singers. It was absolutely amazing

Before the concert, we were also treated to a dinner at a very nice tapas restaurant. Excellent food, and of course very good company!

Such a perfect evening!

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Monday 27 January 2020

To blog or not to blog.

Gandi, the place that hosts my blog, has sent me a mail saying they will no longer provide that service. So either I have to move this blog to somewhere else, or I have to give up blogging all-together.

I am leaning towards giving up on this. I have a couple of months to make up my mind.

Sunday 26 January 2020

Trying my best

Up relatively early. Breakfast, going to the gym. Back here, Bjørn took the car and drove off to join his role-playing group. I did housework and all else I could think of while he was away. Feeling tired and sleepy though.

Saturday 25 January 2020

A visit from Anja, Espen and the boys

A rare family visit! So nice to have them here. We served lunch, and then we went out for a walk to show them the nice low headlands just a short walk from our house. A very nice walk,and the boys loved it and said they wanted to come back with their fishing equipment soon. Then back home for some chatting and coffee.

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Friday 24 January 2020

Hyttebok fra Helvete by Are Kalvø

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A Norwegian book about a very Norwegian cultural phenomenon. And one of the funniest books I have ever read. Loved it!

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

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Another audio book. I am so grateful to my colleague Per for making me try out audio books again. Anyway, though I enjoy audio books, I will never be a big fan of Murakami.

Working from home

One of the big advantages with working from home is of course that in my breaks, I can go for walks with Aro!

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Aro has his own instagram account, and today this was the dog-fad on insta, so we followed up:

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Thursday 23 January 2020

The physio

Started the day at the physio's office. He says it is on time to have knee surgery. Went to Joanna's place after work, and met a friend of hers there.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Still at it...

Two days with the same routine.... Work, home, dinner, housework. A very painful knee, but have managed to keep going all the same.

Monday 20 January 2020

On a roll

Home from work a little earlier than usual, and after dinner, went straight on to keep the house in order. I have done well!

Sunday 19 January 2020

Perfection continued

Walked,tidied,taught, learned, cleaned, exercised, vacuumed, scrubbed, read.... Have got all sorts of things done. At around 6pm, I picked Bjørn up from the railway station. We had springrolls for dinner, and since I wanted to stay happy, I asked him to help me to get more things done. And he did.

What an absolutely perfect weekend this has been!

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Saturday 18 January 2020

A perfect Saturday

Up early, to bed late. And inbetween, I was superhumanly effective. This is a different house now than yesterday. And I have got all other sorts of things done also. It is good for the soul. And of course Aro agrees.

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Machines like me and The Cockroach by Ian McEwan

I have read two novels by Ian McEwan this weekend. "Machines like me", and "The Cockroach". The latter perhaps more a long short story with its 99 pages. Both were Christmas presents from Bjørn, and I loved them both. "Machines like me" explores the now so familiar theme of AI, and when a machine intelligence crosses the line to be "human". "The Cockroach" is both a reverse kafka in that an insect wakes up in the body of a man, and the plot is an hilarious political satire about Brexit. Always such fun to read Ian McEwan.

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Friday 17 January 2020

Superwoman

Drove Bjørn to the railway station today. He is going to Oslo for the weekend for a three day seminar that will be the start of his course to become a professional dog trainer. As soon as I came back home, I started buzzing around, being amazingly effective. Teaching online pupils, doing housework, exercising, walking the dog, reading French and just about everything else. I was quite happy at the end of the day, this was good for me.

Thursday 16 January 2020

Trying my best.

Work, grocery shopping, dinner, crashing. And then pulling myself together to get a few things done :)

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Meeting Amalie

After work, I drove to Ås to meet Amalie. We went to Ås Bistro which is a very nice restaurant, and we had sushi... and a long,nice chat. It is so good to have her this much closer.Only takes me 25 minutes to drive from work to Ås. When we had eaten sushi we went to the post office to pick up a package for Amalie,and then I drove her home. It was the first time I saw the apartment they have rented, and it was really nice. A lot nicer than the first three,four places me and Bjørn lived. We agreed to meet again in a week or two.

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