Wednesday, May 27
I went to sleep about 23:30 last night and woke up at 1:10. I made the mistake of starting to think and then I found that I couldn’t stop thinking; and then I found that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I lay in bed awake until 7:30 when I got up.
I felt fine while I washed, had breakfast and left. Once outside I felt like a very tired person indeed.
I spent the morning at the final day of the Nobanet meeting. I made my contributions in all the right places, albeit with a somewhat glazed look.
After lunch I introduced the two hour demonstration of e-learning techniques and platforms. Anneli gave everyone a run-through of Eliademy. Erik gave a lecture about the process we have used to make the summer course, and finished with three minutes of one of his recorded lectures. Finally I recorded one of my lectures live, with the meeting crammed in the room watching, and then showed how I edit it in Premiere.
This gave me an adrenaline boost powerful enough to keep me awake the rest of the day.
I gathered some prints of the poster I have made for Saturday and took them home with me. I realised that I should have probably done this yesterday, not least to give Irma and I time to work out how to best present it.
Naa, Irma and I went into the garden where it was bright sunshine and spent several hours doing things there. We arranged the garden furniture and set up the terrace.
Irma pointed out that there is one tulip that always grows in the woods, and that every year Auo used to pick it for her. Initially, when she was little, very seriously, and then later as an amusing tradition that she liked to carry on. I am out in the woods looking for it, and it is not hard to find.
It is literally the only tulip in the woods, and it is the only red object in an expanse of green and brown. I contemplate picking it and decide not to. That was Auo’s tradition and it is not for me to steal it.
I will go to bed as early as I can; fall asleep within seconds; and not wake up once until the alarm goes at 7:30.