So much is happening right now. I haven’t had the time to write anything here, for more than two weeks now.
Temperatures are dropping but unstable yesterday it was 5°C, this morning it’s 15°C.
My apple tree has survived heavy rain showers and windy days.
I’ve attended a training in online marketing, learning how to create Google and Facebook ads.
From next Monday, it’s two weeks of Photoshop and one week of WordPress Everything I wished for!
My husband finally pulled the plug on his job last week and is sick with stress.
Having been the manager of our local sports centre for many years now, he spends more time there than with us – his wife and children. I’ve been very frustrated for a long time, watching him slowly wearing himself out for other people…
Now, he needs a lot of tender, loving care from me and the kids. Luckily he realised his own stress level in time before his mind and body gave up. I’ve experienced colleagues literally dying from stress and I know my own body’s signs… the dizziness, the headaches, forgetfulness, not being able to prioritize tasks, the numbness in my body and finally the insomnia. Now, whenever the dizziness sets in, I cut down immediately.
The sofa, plenty of tea, Netflix and just relaxation will do their job for my husband. His phone and pc are shut down. People are told not to contact him and I do all the grocery shopping, washing and cooking (as usual). I hope a month or two like this will help, it really hurts to see him this way. My big strong man always helpful and hard working and now all I see is the sadness in his eyes. It really breaks my heart…
This weekend we went for a family reunion in my family. As many cousins as possible gathered for a day with good food and a lot of talk. We meet every 2-3 years, this time in Graasten. After lunch we went for a walk I the beautiful park surrounding the Queen’s castle, which is her summer residence. A really nice day!
Coordinates for Graasten Castle are here
Job wise there are no news. I still have to apply for two jobs a week. Right now have 10-11 applications out, got two rejections last week and still no one calls me in for an interview.
Is a woman in her late forties really that unwanted on the job market?
I talked with one who wanted to hire me, but couldn’t affort it… well that doesn’t give me my bread and butter.
Most jobs I apply for, applications have to be written in English (yes, in Denmark!) and it still takes me 10-15 hours to write each application. Idioms and synonyms have to be correct, it takes time to write the perfect application in a foreign language.
It seems like everything in our lives is turned upside down at the moment. I constantly dream of flood waves coming at me…
Maybe it’s an opportunity for both of us to review our lives and turn over a new leaf…