Easter Break

The last couple of days in Oslo have been sunny and wonderful! And it´s been great, since it´s Easter break for most of us. Although I worked a tiny bit on Monday and yesterday and V is at the shop today, it still feels like we own the city, since many people have already left on a holiday. I remember a time when it used to depress me, especially hearing people saying they liked the quiet and empty streets. I used to think “what are you doing in the city, then”?  But I don´t mind it anymore, it feels good to travel at other times of the year and we´re not so sporty, so the mountains are fine where they are, far away. 😉

Today it was spring in every sense of the word! Although only 3 degrees in the shade, the sun was warm and lovely and you could see a carpet of flowers on the ground and the trees getting back their green coat, too! A couple of weeks from now and everything will be in bloom! 😉 Can´t wait!
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January

I feel very chatty today, I hope you don´t mind. In fact, I´m a very chatty person any day of the week!  And since I take myself very seriously, God forbid the world should miss on anything that has to do with ME!;-)

As an interpreter, I mostly communicate other people´s thoughts and ideas and I´m always on the run. I don´t have an office, nor any steady colleagues. I just rush from one place to another, waving and smiling and trying to keep up with my tight schedule. Or the lack of it. And that in a world where most people work from 8-4. So I don´t get to talk as much as I´d like to, you see.

How are things with you? Did January live up to your expectations? My January has been nice and easy. I had a couple of things in mind, New Year´s resolutions and such, and I feel I´m slowly getting there. It´s nice to be given a new chance each year and even nicer to be able to cut yourself some slack every once in a while.

This year I was going to eat better, work out more, spend less, travel farther, be nicer and work fewer hours. In the health department, I get a case of organic fruit and vegetables delivered to my door once a week and it makes cooking much more simple and fun! I have to admit it´s a big improvement, although we´re constantly battling with all the apples and the kiwis, or whatever fruit that doesn´t really cut it for us.

I also started swimming, for now I´ve only been there once, but the plan is to do it once a week. I´m having a hard time getting out of the house with all this snow and winter, but I do my best. And my best will have to do this year.

Travelwise, I´m going home to Romania for a week in February and taking a 10 days´ holiday in Serbia in June. I´m not sure if I get to see NY this year,  but it´ll be there next year, too. I´m trying not to rush things, but I´m not any good at that. I search for houses even though we´re not moving, for apartments in France, although we don´t have a house, and so on.. I have a father who measures success in real estate, so it´s hard to keep up.

But since today is Chinese New Year, I wish you a happy one!  I´m so glad I can start anew again in February!;-)

xxx