Hi, how are you? Can I get you some coffee, or tea? Or maybe some hot blueberry soup? It has lots of energy with all that vitamin C, very popular in Sweden during our cold winters. Because cold it is, it was -1F with a chill factor of -12F when I woke up this morning. The cold inspired me to order a wool sweater and new gloves, while enjoying my breakfast. It is extremely beautiful outside, the sun is shining, and the snow is glimmering like a million diamonds. I’ve been out twice today. Yesterday it was almost painfully bright. As you can see in the two photos further down in this post, our apartment is very bright as well. Those big windows makes it really bright. The temperature is even despite sun, or temperature drops. I love living in a passive house.
How is your week? Mine have been fabulous, long days, but a lot accomplished, and I feel really good about that. I’ve continued my routine of walking to work, and 6k doesn’t feel like a very long walk at all now. It just feels good. I know many of you are participating in online meetings using Zoom and similar platforms. Teams is a popular platform in Sweden, and I’ve participated in many online meetings previously, but this week I arranged a meeting myself for the first time. Well, two of my colleagues were there for moral support, but I did the work, and the talking. I do appreciate them being there. It was a teacher/parent conference, and I am happy to say that 86% of the parents to my students participated. All the technology were on our side, everything went really well. I had prepared all the things I needed/wanted to cover during the meeting, and it went down the way I had planned. I am super happy about that. The meeting lasted for one hour, with everyone in the audience staying until I thanked them and said goodbye. I was a little nervous, but mostly excited. I like new challenges. I could see myself leading an online class of some type, at some point in the future.
I walked up a hill earlier today and tried my new snowboard. I wanted to make sure that the bindings didn’t need more adjusting, and that everything felt right, before taking my class to the ski slopes next week. Everything felt great. The snow was rock hard, and icy, but the board was quick and I couldn’t ask for a better grip.
I received a book I ordered a few weeks ago, that got delayed in the mail. I might spend the rest of the weekend devouring my new book. Thank you Gary for recommending it to me. Have a great rest of your weekend, and please drop me a line about things in your corner of the world.