Tuesday, June 30, 2009

That's when you know ...

When you have time to sit on the sofa and read a book, relax and enjoy getting lost in someone else's words - that's when you know you have summer holidays.

When your bed is covered with packed suitcases and you spent big parts of your day trying to remember what it is you've forgotten to pack - that's when you know you'll be seeing your family very soon.

When you get a call from your doctor saying that all tests were fine and you can start taking your medication right away- that's when you rush home from grocery shopping to pop the first pill.

When you're able to act your age even when your patience is tested - that's when you know that you have come so much further in your life than others.

When you're fed up and just want to get away from your job, the people who get on your nerves or who disappoint you the most - that's when you know it's about time to pack those suitcases and get in the car and drive. You might come back with a new perspective or a lesson well learnt. Either way you'll get some time off and possibly some peace of mind.

See you on the next Eldorado.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

*Hanging in there*

Just one more day to go, just one more day to go, just one more day to go.

I've waited for many calls in my life, but I've never been as impatient waiting for a call as I was for the one that finally came yesterday. The gyno finally had some results for me. The results weren't good as such, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'm getting the help I need because they were as bad as they are. I'm thankful that I'll get help in stead of having to wait and manage on my own, but I'm still gutted. Life feels very unfair, but I guess if I wait it out I'll make it like the larva:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Story of my life...

Today I feel melancholic. In 6 days it'll be my last day with my 3rd grade - the first class I ever taught since I graduated college. I'm extremely proud of them and what they have achieved over the last 2 years. They'll do well from now on, I'm sure of that.

Yesterday I went to their summerparty and three of the girls had made me gifts. I was so moved by the fact that they spent their entire afternoon making me the three items pictured above. Generally I was very moved by the reaction of both parents and kids during the entire night. I guess I knew that the parents were fairly content with my teaching and what I've accomplished, but I'd no idea that they were genuinely sad that I'm not continuing with the class. In a way it makes me feel good to know that they have been that positive about me teaching the kids, but it also makes me feel so sad that I decided to switch the class to a new 1st grade. In a way I feel like I'm letting them down by not continuing. But I have to let go and keep telling myself that I did what I could for them and now someone else needs to step up and do their best for them.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Don't get your tubes in a twist

You're wondering: "When did this turn into 'Ditte's amateur anatomy class'?" I apologise, but a lot of my time is spent wondering and thinking about these things. Today I had to visit the gynocologist for an examination of my fallopian tubes to determine if there were any clogs preventing eggs from getting through. I'll admit it isn't an examination I'd like to have done again. But I'm glad I did it, because the result was positive and there were no clogs or anything twisted about my tubes. Apart from my PCOS my 'Baby Make Mini Oven' is in top function. So all in all it's good.

By the end of the month I'll get the results of the rest of my bloodtests. One of the tests is to determine my hormone levels and depending on the outfall of that particular test, I'll know if I can expect help with my hormones or not. Fingers crossed that I can, because not only will the medicine help my insulin levels, it'll also boost my weightloss and the whole project will hopefully be off to a much better start. Only time will tell - until then I can be thrilled that I have non-twisted tubes. Yay me.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What a birthday!

Danish flag

Another birthday, another week, another blog. On May 28th it was my birthday and I had a lovely day with Johan. We went out for dinner at Jensens Bøfhus in Malmö. It was great food. Johan bought me Grey's Anatomy season 4, a cute '50s style apron, a lamp which is shaped like a mushroom, a back massager and a pillow shaped like a cupcake. My sister and Aled sent me three tops from my favourite shop, New Look. P bought me cute earrings. It was a really great day.

On the 30th my parents and Basse arrived. They bought me two charms for my Pandora bracelet and gave me money, which I decided to spend on a Nintendo Wii.

I invited my in-laws for lunch on the 31st, so we were seven people who ate and spent the afternoon together. My mother- and father-in-law bought me a new pink Samsung camera. It's gorgeous, I'll tell ya! They also bought me two more glasses for my Kosta Boda Mine collection. My brother-in-law also bought me two Mine glasses, so my collection is quite big now.

I'm still overwhelmed by all the fantastic things people bought me. I hope I'll live up to deserving it all.

I decided to go all out and spend money on EA Active (personal trainer) for my Wii. I work out every day, somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes. I've discovered muscles I didn't know I had! Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I almost couldn't walk up and down the stairs on the ferry and at work. I was so sore. Nevermind cycling up the big hill in Helsingør in the morning to go to work. Oh dear... But the pain at least reminds me that I'm truly putting in an effort. According to our scales I've lost one kilo in the last week, so it must be working. Of course it's combined with a low carb - no sugar diet, but still I'm impressed. One kilo down, fourteen to go!