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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Times they are a changing

Was called in to a meeting at the place where I work 40%. They have to let people go also, just like at my job in Askim. This meeting was to tell me that I am one of the last hired, and that they might need to let me go. I told them not to worry about it - I do, after all, have a full time job without this one. In one way it will be sad to leave, I have been here for three years now. But in another, it feels quite uplifting to think about not working as much as I do now. Considering all the health issues I am struggling with, it would be good to have more time to take care of myself.

Monday 1 April 2019

Work

Working from home at day, and going into work in the evening to have the monthly get-together with our online pupils.

Me at work:

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Sunday 31 March 2019

Cake!

We had been invited back to the in-laws today. We had not been there since Bjørn's birthday, and Inger had made him a cake. We stayed at Elgstua hotel where the breakfast is award-winning, so we were not exactly hungry, but still nice when people make cake for you.

We stayed for some hours, and it was quite late by the time we came back home.

Saturday 30 March 2019

Going to Elverum

We drove to Elverum today to visit the in-laws. It is not particularly warm and cosy where we live either, but in Elverum it still seems like mid-winter, though it is only a two and a half hours drive north of here.

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We had some hours with the in-laws, but in the late evening, we went to an hotel in Elverum to sleep over there. We had a couple of drinks in the bar before we called it a day.

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Friday 29 March 2019

Work and relaxation

Working, home dinner. Going to bed a little earlier than usual, so that we can get up a little earlier tomorrow.

Thursday 28 March 2019

My back is a lot better

Oh, that really makes a difference. The physio is my hero right now. It made it easier to get through teaching the whole day.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Physio

Went to a new physiotherapist today since my doctor tells me I should. He was an OK guy, and just this first time made a huge difference for my back pain. He also started treating the arm that I can no longer really use. I will continue going to him.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Tired

Teaching both day and evening can be quite tough when your body is working against you. Looking forward to holidays.

Monday 25 March 2019

Spring has sprung

Was working from my home office, and needed a walk.

Had a stroll in the garden, and was thrilled to see the first flowers bloom in the garden. I have of course never seen this garden in spring before, so every little plant and flower that pop up, will be a nice surprise. And it is especially good to see the first ones now after a long winter.

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Then I left the garden, and found our first wild springflower as well, the "hestehov". In Norway we can not really be sure that we have seen the last of winter until mid May, but it is so good to see that spring has taken up the fight with winter.

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Sunday 24 March 2019

A bit bored

It must be the first time in a decade, but today I was terribly bored. Bjørn was busy, working on an online course. I did the usual - housework, taught the online course, read a bit and so on. And out of nowhere the boredom snuck up on me. I realised how much I hate being bored. So I had to plan and book a few things.

I also went out and photographed some of the hundreds of birds we have at the feeding station at any given time. here represented by the aptly named Great spotted woodpecker.

Saturday 23 March 2019

A quiet Saturday at home

Getting things done.

Friday 22 March 2019

A shorter Friday.

I now only have my one to one pupil one day a week. I can live with not working Friday afternoons.

Home to taco and "Blacklist".

Thursday 21 March 2019

Work x 2.

These days of working two different places, reminds me that I am no longer 20.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Doc and work

Visited the doc. Blood tests were not excellent, she wanted me to take all of them again to see if the results were confirmed.

Then to work.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Busy day

I was working here and there. Bjørn was at a board meeting for the Autism organisation. And suddenly it was time to go to bed again.

Monday 18 March 2019

Home office

Getting all sorts of things done.

Sunday 17 March 2019

Winter still

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Saturday 16 March 2019

Meeting Astri in Oslo

Went to Oslo, met up with Astri. We sat down in a restaurant, and before we knew it, five hours had passed, and it was time to find a train back home. We have soon been friends for 50 years. Considering I am not yet 50, that is quite something.

Friday 15 March 2019

Work day and evening.

Presented the evening pupil with a new way of working. Success.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Work x 2.

That is about it.

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