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*pops up*

And here I am once more.

It's been a busy while, it definitely has.

Since we last spoke, my grandmother was taken ill, and ended up in the hospital. As some of you know, she's rapidly descended into senility since the stroke she had last year. Which only added to our stress.

She's physically and mentally unable to take care of herself, but keeps refusing any kind of help. Anyone sent out to help gets yelled at, insulted and threatened. She really should be in a home, so we've been working hard on getting one sorted. She's of course going to refuse to go. It's all very problematic. *sighs* I know it wears my father completely to pieces sometimes. Especially since she's started confusing him with his father, who's been dead for the last twenty-eight years.

In better news, though, I've gotten a job. Finally. That's what I've been preoccupied with lately. Got a job at the library of the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Services. I do love my job to bits, even if it wears me out.

I love library work, and in this job, I get to do what I love. Took me a while to get used to it all, though. The first couple of weeks, I was so exhausted after work I didn't have the energy for anything. Have to be mentally on your toes a lot of the time. Fortunately my boss and co-workers are lovely people. They've done their best to make me feel at home. I didn't know there was a place that nice to work at.

So that's what's been up with me. Working, and getting used to my duties. It was all very new when I started, but they've been good at explaining. I do wonder how our patrons are going to get the time to read all the stuff they ask us to order for them. We've sent so many orders to Germany it's ridiculous. Didn't know there were that many medically related journals in the whole world. But eh, if they didn't order things all the time, I wouldn't have a job, so I guess there's no need to complain. Not that I do often. I just boggle at the length of some of these lists. One person ordered over two hundred different articles. I think they order for a whole group who's going to split it between them, though.

One of the big temptations is the urge to read our various documents and books while working. Didn't really think health-related stuff could be that interesting.


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Sep. 30th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, but... congrats on the job!
Sep. 30th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
We'll live. It's just hard. Physically, she's still around, but mentally, she's gone.
Sep. 30th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
A somewhat common problem, an elderly person who not only has the health and mental problems that come with age, but also refuses help. She definitely needs the help, though.

Your job sounds great! It's actually much like mine, library work, and I also find myself reading too much instead of working. That's why I try to select books I won't want to read (you know, math and physics). :D I'm glad you get to do library stuff finally.
Oct. 1st, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, and we will be getting her the help, it's just going to be tricky.

We are a research library, so lots of health related stuff, and I find that incredibly interesting. I manage to resist most of the time, though. At least I got it set up so I can borrow a book now and then.

I love being able to do library work. This job is more than I ever hoped for.
Oct. 1st, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Nice to see your post, and congratulations on the new job. I can relate to the issues with your grandmother, as my fiance's grandmother (Alex told you that little detail, right?) is likely in her last days.

Anyway, I hear you should be coming across the pond for an extended stay in a few months, so I am looking forward to seeing you again as well as the brightening of Alex's mood that is sure to follow your arrival.
Oct. 1st, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
*nods* He said as much. My sympathies.

I look forward to that extended stay myself.
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Congrats on the job!
Oct. 1st, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
Thanks. I love it so much. I'm so fortunate to have such a wonderful boss and co-workers, I know that much.
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Dec. 10th, 2007 09:18 am (UTC)
I never skipped classes, but that's because my school library wasn't all that interesting. It was tiny. The librarian school library, though...that rocked. I used to go in there and borrow books all the time.

It was a nifty place.
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
You have been valentined!

Miss you!
Feb. 14th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
Re: You have been valentined!
Aww, thank you so much. Miss you too. Kick me into posting again?
Jun. 1st, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, sis!! <3<3<3
Mar. 17th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Hey hon, if you get this message (not sure if you check LJ anymore), can you please ship my books back to me? My new address is:

Xenia Eliassen
Gullbekken 17
2030 Nannestad

And if you give me your addy, I'll ship yours back to you (or we can drop them off at your parents' place, but I don't remember their address, so would need that again). Thanks, hon! :)
Nov. 16th, 2016 03:53 am (UTC)
She's physically and mentally unable to take care of herself but keeps refusing any kind of help Any
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