1. The teachers and other colleques gathered together today at work around 1. pm to enjoy a "Laksemad" / Salmon Sandwich and to wish one another Happy Easter. I find this habit of eating together before going for the holidays as a charming and a cozy way of cherishing the fellowship. Before Winter Break there's warm soup and bread, before Sommer Holidays there's a barbeque, and before Christmas Holidays there's Smørrebrød with Christmas specialities.
I'm happy of being included to the fellowship as an interdiciplinary colleague - I guess when the relations are good and spirit among the permanent staff is open and warm, it is easy to welcome and embrace new colleagues.
2. In the beginning of holidays I sometimes get this weird confusion - Now that there's time and opportunity to do all the nice things you don't get to do so much in the everyday life, I get paralyzed and find it difficult to "seize the moment"...
My mind is occupied with all the open possibilities: Should I start with reading the books I've been waiting to open, should we invite friends over, what about just taking an afternoon walk in the forest, actually I should go to the gym, or craft some cards ...
And I end up cleaning. Rubbing the kitchen is a concrete action, that gives immediate results. When your hands are at work, your mind can relax ... This week I've been organizing our bookshelf - maybe as an act of anticipating the confusion ... I wonder if that's the reason I don't experience this "Holiday stress / confusion", now that the holidays has begun?
3. I found a lovely recipe - A blackberry cheese cake. I've decided to enchange the pie crust, substituting the all purpose flour with almond and coconut flour ... Let's see how it goes!
4. Debbie's post on free online courses at 62 different universities around the globe was is really inspiring reading! I ended up signing up to Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques and to
Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity! The courses last for about 6-9 weeks, you get all the information online, and the home work is varying from course to course.
5. As I drove home from work I heard Carpenter's Yesterday Once More. This song brought back many happy summer memories from my childhood, and I'd like to share it with you!
... Here in Scandinavia we're waiting for the spring,
as the friends in Australia are saying farewell to summer.
... Even though the seasons change, there's something that fits to every season:
“As with most fine things, chocolate has its season.
There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine
whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes:
any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U
is the proper time for chocolate.”
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
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Enjoy the weekend!
- And a warm welcome to my new blog friends
Jill and Natalia!
I'm linking to Nancy's / Rural Journal's Random 5 Friday: