August 2007:

Friday August 31st

This morning there were ice on our terrace! Last year, we had very warm weather, this time of the year. Summer temperatures. I really hope that we will have some warmer weather, later this Fall, before the winter comes.

Yesterday evening the dancing evenings started again after Summer. Cecilie also came with me at the dance. It was very funny to dance again!



Monday August 27th

My parents, and aunt and uncle, left on Sunday morning. It was very nice to have them wisiting us.

Almost the entire Sunday, Charles was digging with our tractor, on our lawn. We are going to put up a "barbeque house" in our garden. We are looking forward to this.

I have read a new book: Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz. The book was VERY exiting.

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different. A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.

Today is August 14.

In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares—and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.


Today it's Joakim's 12th birthday. We have been celebrated his birthday with lots of guests, cakes and goodies.




Saturday August 25th

We had a very nice evening yesterday, together with my parents, aunt and uncle.

 It's a terrible weather here today, so we are just staying indoors. It's blowing a strong wind, and raining a lot.

Today we have had some cakes and coffee, and celebrated Joakim's 12 birthday in advance.



Friday August 24th

On wednesday, after work, I baked 4 cakes (I doubled the ingredients for 2 different cakes, so I got 4 cakes). My parents, aunt and uncle are coming to see us tonight. They are stayng until Sunday. On monday it is Joakims 12th birthday. I am going to make a homemade pizza til they are coming.

Yesterday Cecilie and I went to church. In Norway, the children are normally confirmated during the year that they are 15 years old. Almost whole her class is going to be confirmated next spring. (2008). Yesterday all the confirmants and their parents where invited to a information meeting about the confirmation, in the church.

Lately I have decided to buy a Betta (fish), for our fish bowl. I have not missed the aquariums since I sold them, but I belive it would be nice to have one fish in the fishbowl.



Thuesday August 21st

Yesterday we bought a new bike for Joakim, so now both Cecilie and Joakim has gotten a new bike this year.

Next spring, it is Cecilie's confirmation. She is going to have her own bunad, and I have just ordered this bunad to the lady who is going to sew it. A bunad is very expencive. I have saved money for a long time, to afford it. After work today, I sat down at our terrace, in the sunshine, and started to write down the guest list, and some other stuff. We are going to invite about 60-70 guests for her confirmation, so it's okey to have several months to plan this.

Joakim's 12th birthday is on Monday (August 27th). My parents, and my aunt and uncle are coming to see us this weekend, so we are going to celebrate a bit.



Monday August 20th

This weekend we have been outdoors a lot. We have been working in our garden. Charles har put up a kind of a rack that we are going to have some climbing plants.

I have also found time to read the last book written by a Norwegian writer Unni Lindell. The book was very exciting, and I just had to finish reading the book, before I went to bed last night.

Today is the first day at school for Cecilie and Joakim, after their summer holiday. They were both looking forward to go to school now, and did not have any trouble getting out of bed this morning.



Thursday August 16th

Today it's 4 years since my husband and I was married.



Sunday August 12th

Now my vacation is over, and I am going to work tomorrow. I have really enjoyed my vacation.
We have done lots of diffenent stuff during our vacation: We have been to Turkey, we have been camping with our caravan, and we have been wisiting both Charles' and my familiy.
Cecilie and Joakim has one week left, until they are starting at school.
This day I have been making gel, out of the redcurrants from our garden, and I have also put some berries in the freezer, for dessert. We also had some of the berries for dessert today.

Saturday August 11th

Today Cecilie and I have been picking redcurrants from our garden. Because of my cold, I haven't made anything out of the berries yet. I will try tomorrow, and hope that I am feeling better then.
Charles and Joakim have been tidying in the outhouse. Charles also changed the old door in the outhouse.


Friday August 10th

It's wonderful to come home a bit early from the vacation. We have "tons" of laundry, and lots of stuff to take care of, until we go to work again. We also must empty our caravan. The garden also needs to be taken care of, after almost 3 weeks "by itself". We got some plants from my parents, and today I have put them into the soil, and in our garden.
Charles has been on the roof today, and done the last finish on the chimney. We have also bought some boards, to make a floor down in the garden, by a flowerbed.
I am having a cold, and everything that I do, takes much longer time than it use to. But, I am not ill enough to stay in bed, so I'd rather do what I have planned to do, and just take the time I need.

Thursday August 9th

We came home from our Summer vacation yesterday evening.
Today it's raining here, but yesterday the sun was shining.
Charles and I have been one week in Turkey. See photos here.
After our week in Turkey, we spent a few days, in our caravan, in Örebro in Sweden, some days in Tønsberg in Norway, and a couple of days with one of my sisters and her family, and my parents, totally 1 1/2 weeks, Charles and I, together with Cecilie and Joakim.