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Wednesday 6 June 2018

Phones and why we have them.

I am notoriously bad at keeping my phone close and having the sound on. So when Bjørn needs to reach me in a hurry, it does not always help that I have a phone. And then a husband might get a tad frustrated. Which might just lead to a wife becoming moody.

We have had better days :)

Tuesday 5 June 2018

A nice surprise.

Since I work both day and evening today, Bjørn decided to surprise me and he dropped by my work with a plant and something to eat and drink. As usual I had not really brought food with me from Ås, so that was a welcomed surprise.

Monday 4 June 2018

Last plantar treatment

Been to my last and most painful plantar treatment. We did not set up a new appointment because I have been fine for so long, that it is possible to think it has healed. That would be more than good. I will be forever grateful to Erik Løken who went ahead and gave me more pain than he was comfortable with, because I told him it would help. It did. It took a while before I was ready to go into work. I only have online pupils today, so had I wanted to, I could have stayed at home.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Recovering

A bit worn out after yesterday. had breakfast with Anja, and in the late evening, Bjørn dropped by. In the time in between, I did very little.

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Saturday 2 June 2018

Angels in America

Today I was at the theatre. The whole day. Tony Kushners "Angels in America" has been running at the National theatre in Oslo for a very long time, and it has received outstanding critics. I have wanted to see it, but the play has two parts and together they last for almost 8 hours. But some days ago I got a mail with an offer to get the tickets cheaper, and I decided to go for it. Bjørn was not quite ready for an entire day at the theatre, so he drove to Elverum to visit his father. The play started at 1pm. At 9.30pm, I got ready to leave the theatre. It was worth all the time spent there. What a fantastic play. Many of the actors were unknown to me, but they all impressed me. Thi one will stay with me for a long time. The picture is from the National theatres own page.

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Friday 1 June 2018

Not the best of mornings.

Had only driven a few meters in the morning before the warning sign in the Caravelle was lit again. I parked and was happy that I had water for refill, but of course the men who had fixed the car had tightened the bloody lid so hard that I was not able to open it. Thinking fast, I drove back to the parking lot, rushed to the bus stop and got on the bus in to Ski. I got to the train station just in time for the train, and was on my way to Askim. I phoned Nina on the way, so she met me in Askim and drove me down to work. Not my favourite way of getting to work in the morning, and it meant coming to work a couple of hours later than planned.

Since I am, in general, a bit moody, it took a while for the grumpiness to pass.

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Thursday 31 May 2018

Exam

Back to work, and starting the day with oral exams. They did well.

I was a little tired from having been ill, but got through the double shift day in one piece.

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Being ill means there is time to read. Today I read one novel from cover to cover, namely "Nutshell" by Ian McEwan. I am already a great McEwan fan, and met the novel with high expectations. I was not disappointed. A Hamlet paraphrase, a very odd crime novel, and an unborn foetus as the main character. The part I liked a little less was that there were a lot of comments on society that sometimes seemed a little forced. And the part I liked best was the language that as always was sophisticated, innovative and eloquent. It was a very good read.

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Sorgenfri by Jo Nesbø

Another book Per lent me that I have kept for way too long. And a crime novel as well. I enjoyed this one.

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Fasandreperne by Jussi Adler Olsen

A book lent to me by my colleague Per ages ago. Must be almost a year, so on high time to read it. It is my second Adler-Olsen crime novel. I am not as enthusiastic about it as Per. It is a little too predictable. But I do like the main character and his side-kick. They are interesting and funny characters, and a little out of the ordinary.

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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Not going to work.

Neither in Askim nor in Kolbotn. Not at all well. Started to feel a little better by the end of the day, and decided to go into work tomorrow. But then work contacted me and said they did not want me to make everyone else sick now in the middle of exams. They had arranged for someone else to take my classes and told me to stay home and sleep. That felt like such a relief. I love my workplace!

Monday 28 May 2018

Sick

Not keeping food. Had to pause my shower today when I almost fainted. Sat down on the sofa and had not been there long before I threw up. That set the standard for the rest of the day.

Sunday 27 May 2018

Out of order

Got out of bed, sat in a sofa freezing, struggling to stay awake. After 11 hours of that, I went back to bed at 6pm.

Saturday 26 May 2018

Two tired souls

Met Bjørn today. We went to the movies, saw "Han Solo" (terrible), went out to eat, went to the movies, saw "Deadpool 2" (Funny).

Then Bjørn drove home, and I drove to Ås. At least that is what we thought. Until lamps started blinking red in my car. I stopped the car, phoned Bjørn and he came back. Out of coolant, Bjørn had, so we refilled and I got the can with me. Which was good since the red lights started blinking again before I was at Ås.

Friday 25 May 2018

Oh yes.

13 hours at work today. I can live with not being there for a couple of days now.

Thursday 24 May 2018

And again

13 hours, then to Ås, then a couple more hours.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

What do you know...

Another 14 hours of work.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Back to work

And 14 hours of it.

Monday 21 May 2018

A slow day

Walked out in the woods and sat there for a couple of hours.

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Sunday 20 May 2018

The Bohuslän coast

Today we drove west to what is said to be a wonderful part of Sweden, the Bohuslän coast. It was difficult to find roads that brought us down to the coastline, so we have seen a lot of the green Swedish country side!

But then we, a little by accident, drove down to a very charming place called Grundsund.

It was a little chilly and we had not eaten much, so we were happy to find a little restaurant hidden away on the docks, "Smultron and Tong.

It was open for one more hour, and it had the nicest staff you could imagine. The waitress was so friendly, and after a while the chef came out and joined us also, and he sat by our table for a while and told us which route we should take back home to Norway. We felt very welcome. And the food left nothing to be desired. My prawn sandwich:

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My dessert

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And Bjørn's

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A couple of hours here, looking at all the coastal charm, was more than enough to make up for a long drive. Well at east for me. It is poor Bjørn that does all the driving.

We drove on, and saw a lot of nice places along the way. But we did not stop to take many photos, it was late, and we were also ready to head home. But here are a couple...

We drove back to Ås, Bjørn got a short break and then he drove back home.

I am glad we did this trip. We had a good time, we saw and experienced a lot, and we really are at our best as a couple when we travel together.

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