Friday, 31 March 2017

March Moments....

Is March winter or spring?
Hard to say..
At times exhausting,
but looking so much brighter...




March was cold with snow and frost. And then the rain that would never stop.



 
A new route on my run before the rain came that lasted for days
 
 
 
Spare room at the moment.....
 
 
My current workspace and corridor view...
 
 

 Daylight saving, but a week of foggy weather. So claustrophobic..

 
Next month they will be green..
 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Portrait on a thoughtful Sunday.....(Silent Sunday)

 
It has been a foggy weekend that I have spent at home. It was the weekend that I realised that it was just too hot in the flat and I had to turn down the heating. Spring is coming.
I have cleaned the flat and read a book.
I've thought "Why do I worry so much? It all turns out ok in the end"
I've told myself:  "You are too old" and then "No your not."
I've thought: "You can do it" and then "Noooooo"
 
The sun broke through.
I needed to move my body and walked fast for an hour and did yoga on the livingroom floor.
 
Life continues....
 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Around this time - 25 March 2014 - 2017

 
 
 
 
 
On the 25th of March in 2014 I was blogging about my beloved coastline and how it its home to me. (Just like I did a few blogposts ago: http://spaceandquiet.blogspot.no/2017/03/my-safe-haven-whatever.html )
 
 

 
On the 25th of March in 2015 I had made easter decorations with my students and was looking forward to the easter holiday.


On the 25th of March in 2016 it was already the easter holiday. I was the day of the terrorsist attack in Brussels and I was reflecting on how peaceful everything was around me.


On the 25th of March 2017 I have been shopping. And I got a free gift on the purchase. The blue cosmetic bag with four products inside it. Love it!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

On my reading list at the moment..

 At the moment I have three books that I am reading/going to read in the near future.

 
I bought this book Stoner by John Williams a couple of years ago, I think. There where so much talk about it so I bought it. I have never gotten around to reaing it untill now and I wonder why. I have read about a third of it and I think it is a great book in all its silence. It is about a man who lives his life with all its ups and downs, losses and victories. So far I just love the way this story is told.

 
This is the second book in Lucinda Riley series about the seven sisters. All my peers are reading this series so I was lead into temptation. I didn't really like the first book. Only got through about half of it before I gave up. So far I have read a couple of chapters of this book so we will see if I manage to get through it.

 
I have read the first book in Elena Ferrantes Neapolitan series and I loved it. This is the second one. I got the first two books for my birthday last year, but so far I have only read the first one. This is next on my list and I can't wait.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

New job....




I managed to get out for a walk one day and took this photo of the March afternoon sky.

I thought it would be more difficult to get a new job than what it turned out to be. I took the first job that was offered to me because I couldn't believe my luck. I was rung up on a wednesday and started work on the following Monday, so all descision were made really quickly.

 In my previous job I was full of energy and just loved the dynamics of working with a very  special group of students and their families. I can't really remember how I felt at the beginning of that project, though. Perhaps I was just as exhausted as I feel now.  New students, new colleagues, new subjects even - it takes its toll. There is so much to get your head around and everything else in life just takes second place.

I am trying to take this weekend off and not think to much about work, even if I know I have to spend some time on Sunday afternoon prepairing for the week ahead.

I have a temporary position at the moment and I am teaching subjects that are not really "mine". This  experience of a different kind of dynamic and also the feeling of being able to cope with it, has given me some food for thought. What am I going to do in the future? Maybe I can take it all a step further in my middle age, but still with two decades of working life left.

With all this said I also have to say that I am enjoying the new experience. I realise that I can do it, so maybe I can do other stuff as well?


 
 
 



Sunday, 12 March 2017

My safe haven- whatever.....

 
 
Sometimes it strikes how connected I am to the landscape on the coast where I grew up. I know I am not the only one who feels like this. I know about people who are connected to mountains, cities even houses.
 
This past week I spent on the coast. Come to think of it, I spend a lot of time there nowadays as I live close by.
Lately I have been yearning to get away for a bit. It is just life, I guess and a phase I am going through.  Anyway, when I was walking in this coastal landscape I thought: This is so much a part of me.
 
I don't have so many words at the moment. Hopefully the phase will pass soon and I will come back stronger.