07 July 2006

Home alone - day 2 1/2

Work is FUN. I found myself sitting at my desk shouting "yes!" and waving my arms about several times during the day. Was having intensive training in the database programme we're using - via email, from my boss who lives in England. The loudest "yes!" was brought forth by the sudden popup of a message in the middle of the programme, saying "You made it!" I'm wondering if they'll reduce my wages if they notice how I'm enjoying this...


After work I met up with a friend. We walked about a little in the baking sun, spent half an hour or so waiting to be seated in an outdoor restaurant, another half hour waiting for the food. But - who cares! It was sunny, we had company, no kids were waiting and the banana split was enormous when it finally arrived... (Yes, like good children we did finish our dinner first!)

Yesterday I went home with my silversmith friend. Her hubby'd prepared a barbeque dinner, and she'd prepared a very summery dessert - marsh mallows and strawberries. Hang on grill for about 10 seconds (or less, lest the marsh mallows catch fire...), then eat while marsh mallows wrap themselves around strawberries. Enjoy...












Tonight, after our shot at waiting & dining (pun intended...) we went for a stroll. Truly, it was too hot and humid (is it going to rain soon?) to do anything but saunter... I've got an ancient digital camera (nothing like this!) but I took a few photos anyway. Thought you might like to get your eyes off the bloodsucking needle in the previous post ;)


First and second: from Akershus fortress. Third: southwesterly view of the Oslo fjord, taken from Akershus. Last: The Nobel Peace Center. Perhaps I should visit one day, see if they've given my great great granddad a mention...

2 comments:

Devil Mood said...

God I wish I had a job like that! That is just amazing :)
I've never eated roasted marshmallows - it seems such a strange thing to do...but I'm sure they taste wonderful with strawberries!

"D" said...

good grief, I don't check in for 3 days and you post a whole weeks worth of stuff! I'm drooling over the marshmellow and strawberries, but deliriously jealous over you having the house alone for 2 weeks! I know you'll miss your kiddo's and hubby, but all that time alone must be heaven!