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October 30, 2014

Update

Filed under: Important stuff,Things that make me happy,Work — allmycke @ 5:56 pm

Going through old posts I came upon this one and realised that I have to give you all an update.

Tenacious

This student finished Senior High after 4 years (reduced speed to allow for his special needs) and finished this past June with top grades in all subjects. He was admitted at first try to the University of Umea, where he is studying to become a physician. He is going to specialize in Geriatrics – and I so hope he’ll be my doctor when the day comes…

 

Nature As Designer

Filed under: Loki,Personal,Photography — allmycke @ 5:25 pm

From yesterday.

Feathers

I never tire of watching water – whether it’s running clear, frozen to ice or appearing as mist.

Loki on Ice

The guy who takes me out for walks every day also likes water – frozen or liquid.

October 29, 2014

Without My Right Arm

Filed under: Important stuff,Personal,Photography — allmycke @ 1:52 pm

… or what it’s like to do without mobile broadband during 60 hours.

Unbeknownst to most of the populace around here, they started upgrading the antennae supplying us with Internet at the beginning of this week… This would be annoying at the best of times – but imagine the level of frustration during a week off, when you can’t use the services at work. Paying bills, sending e-mail, checking the weather before heading out…

The problems of living in an affluent country are staggering!

CleanThis was a view that made me stop and think about what I was bitching over…

The water we get only passes a UV-filter before it flows out of our taps, fresh, cold and clear. Compare that to how many others fight wars over water. Places where women walk for miles every day carrying every drop of water their families need. Whole regions where mortality rates are off the chart because of tainted water (among other things).

What exactly do I have to complain about???

October 25, 2014

Saturday Walk

Filed under: Just stuff — allmycke @ 6:11 pm

Leaves

Rainy, misty, slippery on the snow we got a few days ago. I’d much prefer REAL Winter before this nonsense!

October 22, 2014

Writer’s Block

Filed under: Important stuff,Work — allmycke @ 7:39 pm

Well, technically what I’ve been suffering from during the past couple of months may not qualify as writer’s block – but it sure has made it hard for me to write sensible, much less readable posts. Those of you who have been visiting me during the past years, will know that I usually become almost mute when there’s trouble at work – and nothing has changed as far as that is concerned.

10 weeks into the semester, we finally seem to have a functioning timetable. I won’t go into the sordid details – suffice to say that this has been an enormous strain on staff as well as students, not in the least for students with special needs. This year I’m working with SG, as well as three students with dyslexia I also work with a  delightful guy with Autism (let’s call him Rain Man)and a few others with various challenges. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve had to try and explain to one or all of them WHY there’s been so many changes – why lessons have been moved around and why… and why…

Dandelion

Two days before a week off I feel slightly hopeful that we may all survive. SG is doing fine and becoming more independent every day, Rain Man will talk to me whitout averting his head, two students who hated reading books a year ago now ask to go to the library to borrow a new book…

Me? Oh but I’m good and ready for 10 days off!

October 21, 2014

Frosty

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 7:04 pm

You may think it was bitterly cold on Sunday…

Cold

In fact, the temperature was just below zero Celcius.

October 18, 2014

Saturday

Filed under: Photography — allmycke @ 6:18 pm

Gorgeous day!

Misty

October 17, 2014

My View

Filed under: Photography,Things that make me happy,Work — allmycke @ 7:48 pm

At the beginning of this school year, I moved my job desk from the main office to one next-door to where I spend most of my time. Previously, I looked into a wall behind my computer…

DawnNow I can watch the sunrise while I check my mail, prepare for classes and…

October 13, 2014

After The Storm

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 6:42 pm

One lousy little leaf left!

Skeppsholmen 001

October 12, 2014

First Snow

Filed under: Just stuff — allmycke @ 3:03 pm

Stopped to take som pictures of an old, abandonded house today.

Gammalt hus 001

Yes folks, that’s snow.

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