Friday, July 05, 2013
I almost cannot believe I did it. Something that was once large and looming and like the hardest thing I had done in years (class after class...some in Norwegian...a high strung instructor who liked to yell WHOA WHOA WHOA at me when I did something wrong...no chance to practice drive outside of class because Patrick has not had his license here long enough to make it legal for me to drive with him) ...became very small and like an nuisance or inconvenience compared to all the rest I have had to face. It has taken me six months from start to finish but I took my actual driving test today and I passed the darn thing! I have a drivers license here in Norway! It is valid for my entire life. Good thing because it cost me enough!!!! Another thing I can put on the positive side of things though. Very good.
More ticked of my list:
We found Sweetie the dog a spot in a kennel while we interview next week...a HUGE challenge in July in Norway since every is away on holiday and have their pets staying at their local kennels.
Picked up all of Liam's things from barnehage(daycare) for the summer.
Sent for our refund on the deposit for our vacation we were going to take in Sweden but now are not. More money in the bank account is good.
Weighed myself...holding steady.
Tomorrow we finalize our letter to submit for the case of Mr. Crabby Pants as well as begin packing for the road trip next week. The weather should be good so we are hoping to get a hike in as well.
Three of our interviews are in one area of Norway so that is kind of nice...the other one is back in Oslo. It will be interesting although I would love to have some interviews outside of the country as well...and not just to extend my "interview vacation" but just to have options. It is all good though...even if we do stay in Norway for now. There are lots of good things about Norway...especially for the kids.
Thank you all for being so very supportive. This time as been so weird for me and upsetting. The support from my Spark friends has meant a lot to me. I may not be able to respond to you as I would like because I am trying to keep myself as focused as I can on what I HAVE to do, but I am trying to use Spark to help journal as well as keep my head about me. Because we have not had time to even set up a social network here, we are quite alone in all of this in a way. I want you to know that even if I do not write back...I do care very much...thank you.