It should be clear to all that Heidi has been extremely busy while in Norway. She’s been entertaining frequent guests, taking care of the kids, socializing with her family, working, and of course, writing her blog. Some of you might be wondering what I am doing to fill the days. Well, let me assure you that I am extremely busy.
My day often starts bright and early with a trip to the golf course, accompanied by my father-in-law, Kåre.
Kåre is an excellent player, and shows a great amount of patience as we make our way around the course.
When I come home, I get straight to work exploring the enlightening research that is my real raison d’etre. This is my time to focus on scholarly activity.
After a couple of hours ‘hard at it’ I normally take a break to go for a run.
Now, running in Norway is an entirely different experience than running in Toronto. There isn’t a single flat piece of ground for miles around! Nevertheless, I soldier on for at least 7 minutes, and sometimes 10.
After the run, I come home and spend some quality time with the boys. We normally like to sit on the couch and talk to each other about the activities of the day. The boys are particularly forthcoming about their experiences at school.
It is about this time that I entertain the family, Heidi included, with tales of my best holes from the golf round earlier in the day. This never fails to disappoint.
Later on, as night falls, I catch up with the latest news that affects my work, and ponder the larger issues shaping the world.
In short, I spend my time in a productive and efficient manner. If any of you would like to contact me, then I’m sure that I will be able to find the time to reply in a day or two.