Coming out of hibernationBy Veronique Christensen — Friday, May 27th, 2011
This past winter Tomas, the kids, and I were lucky to visit some dear friends in Vermont. While we were there, we heard that there was a hibernating bear (!!) not too far away from the house. We did not go visiting (last thing i wanted to do was wake a sleeping bear!), but there was something rather exciting to know that he was jus a few hundred yards away from us while we romped in the smow and sledded.
It’s been forever since my last post here, and I feel a bit as if I’d been hibernating, too. It’s been a rocky road, to be honest. I’d been looking for work forever & then landed a job, only to lose it a few months later. Pretty hard to keep your chin up when you’ve been rejected as many times as I have.
The good news is that while I continue to look for work (and try to figure out what it is I want to be when I finally grow up), I’ve been able to spend quality time with the kids again. Typically in the role of chauffeur for Maggie and Bjørn who are 12 and 10 now, but more meaningfully with Tor (5) who had a bumpy introduction to kindergarten — reading is HARD! It’s exciting to see his progress (leaps and bounds of it!) and to know that I helped facilitate that.
I’m also excited to start planning our summer, and will share our adventures with you here — I’ve got plenty in mind!I’m so glad to be back online & to chat with you all again.
What do you have planned this summer?