This morning I woke up late again. Set up the alarm clock but I just felt so tired. I didn't even wake up when my hubby's alarm rang (I always woke up when his alarm rang, but not this morning). He left me a love note as usual, saying that I was sleeping so soundly, so he didn't have the heart to wake me up (normally we'd kiss and hug before he goes to work). Sleepyhead me indeed!
Then I went to the toilet to do "my thing" and my mobile rang then. I rushed to get it and turned out that it was the people from MoniNet project who wanted to set up an appointment with me. I was waiting for their phone call. They are a group of people who're trying to make projects in Lapland for immigrants, so they did a survey by interviewing immigrants in Sodankylä. They'll also do the same survey in other small towns and villages in Lapland. My appointment was set to be at 3 pm.
I exercised this morning as usual, then I showered and when I showered, hubby came home to have lunch. I didn't have much time to blog or anything else after that. I spent some time to reply the emails I got from MyLot and to read the comments you've left me here, then I wrote a birthday postcard for my friend so that I could post the letter to her (I printed my letter already last night). Then I still had to dry my hair and changed and had lunch before I went to the employment office for my meeting (I didn't wanna be late!!!).
I reported myself first to the employment officer and then I met the MoniNet people from Rovaniemi. They asked me about my interests and my plans and stuff. They also asked me to give them ideas about what kind of projects or volunteer work they can organize for us in order to socialize with Finnish people. They're the ones who're going to open up the course IF they find enough applicants. I told them that I really needed the intensive course. They asked me if it had crossed my mind to find a private tutor. I told them that frankly speaking, we couldn't afford to pay too much for courses. They also suggested that I should consider taking the full-time course in Rovaniemi, as there are actually three Finnish classes (Finnish 1, 2, 3) and it can last up to a year (just like what my Indian friend told me - that it's one big package for integration plan for immigrants).
I know it'd probably be good for me to do that, but I don't want to be apart from my hubby anymore. We've been apart for too long and if I do that full-time Finnish classes in Rovaniemi, I'll have to stay there during week days and only come back here on Friday night. Plus it means I have to have my own apartment there and so on. It's very impractical. ------ Side note: It takes 1.5 hours by car from Rovaniemi to Sodankylä.
Well, we'll see what they can organize for us (immigrants) here then. After the interview, I posted the letter for my friend and met my Brit friend there. She has an online business, so she often comes to the PO to post her clients' orders (she sells Finnish handicrafts and goods). She sounded skeptical about those MoniNet people. I don't blame her, knowing how tough it's been for her these past few years. Well, I'm hanging my hopes on God. We'll see what kind or miracles He'll provide for us. We'll see what doors He'll open for us. Whatever it is, I'm sure it'll be for the best, just like I've witnessed Him opening up UNLIKELY doors for my friends. ;-D
Anyhow, after that I went grocery shopping and then my hubby called me right as I was about to finish shopping in a supermarket. His office was nearby, so he was waiting for me at the back yard of the supermarket HE HE HE...GOODIE!!! I didn't have to walk back home and we could also buy more stuff at another supermarket (Lidl, which has cheaper stuff) to make pizza and some other stuff we needed. I like going to Lidl 'coz they sell cheap stuff, but other supermarkets have more varieties of goods to sell, so sometimes I go to two different supermarkets at one go. Tight budget, you know? Going to other supermarkets all the time would be too expensive. One should know one's limits he he he he he he...
Psssttt...GOOD NEWS is that I managed to persuade my hubby to buy me some ice-cream HUA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...And I bought a bag of chips already at the first supermarket. Splendid!!!!! Life couldn't be better than this. Going to bed and waking up with a clear conscience, living a life without stress, being healthy, having enough food and a nice place to stay, a fun-loving hubby, chips, ice-cream...what else can a girl ask for, right? *wink*