weather today! Sun and no wind!
I have been
shopping some new plants and some other stuff for our garden
today. (We got lots of "gift cards" for our birthday's this
weekend. We can go to the flower shop and buy stuff, without
paying for it. Our friends has payed a certain amount at the
shop, and we can choose what we want, for this certain
We have had a
wonderful weekend, with lots of wisitors and sleepovers. We
have been celebrating Charles' 50th birthday, and my 40th
birthday. (Charles is turning 50 at May 31st, and I am 40 in
September.) We were celebrating our birthday's together.
It has been
very cozy to see my parents and two sisters with their
families. They have all been staying with us this weekend.
The party was succsessful. We have cooked enouch dinner and
cakes, and everyone seemed to have a nice time at the party.
Today we have
enjoyed our day off. I have been working in the garden,
while Charles and Joakim has been assembled a towing bracket
on our new car, which we got at Friday.
Cecilie, Joakim and I went to the cinema. We watched Pirates
of the Caribbean At World's End.
It is a dark
time as the Age of Piracy nears to a close. Lord Cutler
Beckett (TOM HOLLANDER) of the East India Company has gained
control of the terrifying ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman,
and its malevolent, vengeful Captain, Davy Jones (BILL NIGHY).
The Dutchman now roams the seven seas, unstoppable,
destroying pirate ships without mercy, under the command of
Admiral Norrington (JACK DAVENPORT).
Will Turner (ORLANDO BLOOM), Elizabeth Swann (KEIRA
KNIGHTLEY) and Captain Barbossa (GEOFFREY RUSH) embark on a
desperate quest to gather the Nine Lords of the Brethren
Court, their only hope to defeat Beckett, the Flying
Dutchman, and his Armada.
But one of the Lords is missing--Captain Jack Sparrow
(JOHNNY DEPP), either the best or worst pirate ever, and now
trapped in Davy Jones Locker, thanks to his encounter with
the monstrous Kraken.
In an increasingly shaky alliance, our heroes, including Tia
Dalma (NAOMIE HARRIS), Pintel (LEE ARENBERG) and Ragetti (MACKENZIE
CROOK) must first travel to dangerous, exotic Singapore and
confront Chinese pirate Captain Sao Feng (CHOW YUN-FAT) to
gain charts, and a ship, that will take them off to world's
end, to rescue Jack.
But even if Captain Jack is successfully rescued, the
gathering of the legendary Brethren Court may not be enough
to hold back the fearsome tide of Beckett, Davy Jones and
their powerful Armada ... unless the capricious sea goddess
Calypso, imprisoned in human form, can be freed and
convinced to come to their aid.
As betrayal piles upon betrayal, it becomes clear that Jack,
Will, Elizabeth, Sao Feng, and Barbossa each have their own
agenda, and no one can be trusted. Yet each must choose a
side, and make their final alliances for one last battle, in
a titanic showdown that could eliminate the freedom-loving
pirates from the seven seas -- forever.
I loved the
movie! It's lots of adventures and almost like a fairytale,
but I love this kind of movies.
I have not
been baking any cakes today. After work today, we have
tidyed and cleaned our house. My parents and my two sisters
with their families are coming to stay with us for the
weekend, while we are going to celebrate our birthday's.
They will all arrive tomorrow. We are looking forward to
seeing them all again.
Tomorrow I am
going to bake two more cakes, and wash our floors. Then I
have planned to make a lot of homemade pizza, that we are
supposed to enjoy, when my family arrives.
probably get the key for the rented premises where we are going
to have the party, tomorrow, but I am not sure if we will
find time to decorate tomorrow. Perhaps we will do this at
with cold weather and rain.
we woke up two hours later than we use to! I had forgotten
to put the alarm clock on. But, we managed to get the kids
to school before it started. Charles only came a few minutes
late, and at my work, we are able to spare our overtime, and
use it some other day. I did this today, and everything went
After work, I
baked another cake. A big chocholate cake.
Then I went
out and bought some of the stuff that we are going to
decorate the tables with, at the party.
In the evening,
me and two other parents, arranged a film evening for the
kids in Joakim's class. Lots of kids came to see the film,
and they all enjoyed it! We watched a Norwegian movie,
been on her riding course today, but when she finished
riding, she came to see the movie too.
This is what I
found out about the film, on the internet:
is the story about Jim, who lives with an anxious mother,
without being part of the cool bunch at school. One day,
weird Terje moves into the neighbourhood.
He insists on being best buddies with Jim, even if this
leads to even more problems for him.
This is a comedy with a big heart. It deals with problems
that are familiar to many people.
When we came
home, LOST started on the TV. We love this serie, the whole
family. We use to watch it every week.
started with sunny weather. Unfortunately it started to rain
later in the afternoon. I am starting to get very sick and
tired of the awful spring weather that we have had this
spring. I really hope that the summer will be better than
A few years
ago, Charles got a potted plant from the athletic club. Now
we have gotten flowers on it, and I just had to chow you how
wonderful it is:
weekend Charles and I are going to celebrate our birthdays.
Charles is turning 50, at May 31st, and I am turning 40, at
September 27th. My birthday is in the middle of the elk (moose)
hunt, so we decieded to celebrate our birthdays together, in
May. We have invited lots of friends and family to our
party. We have rented premises where we are going to have
the party. My parents, and my two sisters with their
families, which lives a 6 hours drive from us, are coming to
stay with us the entire weekend. I am looking forward to
seeing them again. Charles' brother and wife, and his sister
and her husbond, who lives about 15 hours drive from us, are
coming too. They are staying with some of Charles' other
brothers and sisters during the weekend. (Our house is not
big enough for them all.)
There will be
50-60 people in our party.
I have started
to bake some cakes to the birthday. Yesterday I baked two
cakes, called Cakes of Sunshine. Today I baked two brownies:
I have bought
some flowers, to decorate our terrace:
It has just
been raining, so the flower does not look very nice now.
Let's hope for some sun and warm weather soon.
some more help from his brother today. They have put up some
more moulding. While I have been painting our shoe shelf. It
was painted in the same awful color that the front entrance
had before. Now I have painted it black.
raining the entire day. Yesterday I started to paint the
front entrance. I continued to do this today. It was
wonderful to get rid of the awful color that I painted in
the front entrance, last year. I have a new photo
here. (Down at the
some help from his brother today. They have put up some
Charles is turning
50 years at May 31st, and I am turning 40 years at September
27th. I have made an own birthday page for us. Today I have
posted photos of
my gift for Charles.
Today, we woke
up to sunshine, but before we had eaten our breakfast, it
was raining. But, in the afternoon, the sun was shining.
Charles painted the railing on our new terrace in the
sunshine. Unfortunately, it started to rain again, during
We had a nice
May 17th (Norway's birthday), with no rain, and some sun,
but it was only 6-7 degreez celcius, so it was a bit cold.
Since I drowe
for 20 hours, to the confirmation last weekend, my back has
been bad. At May 17th, it went worse. But I was very lucky.
Yesterday I got an appointment with a kind of chiropractor.
I was better almost at once! It's good to be able to move as
Charles' 21 years old son, has gotten a job. He is starting
in two days. He has moved into an own appartment. Today we
have started to tidy and wash Morten's old room. We are
going to move a sofa bed into this room, instead of having
it where we have two freezers, our computer and a exercise
bike, where it stands now. I am looking forward to have the
sofa bed into a nother room. This will give us more space in
the other room.
Today I have
also bought som paint. I am going to re-paint our front
entrance. The color that I used in our front entrance, last
year, is a bit bright, so I decided to paint the front
entrance in another color. If you wish to see the old color,
I have photos from our front entrance
was very nice. The weather was good, the food was delicious
and it was very nice to see the people which I have not seen
for about 8 years.
I have got
some curtains from my sister. If you wish to take a look, I
have a photo down at the page from
Norway's birthday, and we are going on the May 17th parade.
We are hoping for the weather to be nice, with no rain and
perhaps some warmer temperatures.
to everyone in Norway! If you wish to wisit my pages about
just click on
the red text.
Tomorrow, I am going to
travel for a trip. We are going to the
Cecilie and Joakim's cousine. We will be back at Monday May
I wish you a
MAY 8th -
LIBERATION DAY 1945
May 8, 1945
marked the end of five years of German occupation during World
War II. It's since been known as Liberation Day in Norway, and
flags still fly all over the country at this day.
Today we have
sold Joakim's crosser. We'll see if we can afford to buy an
We have also had
someone to see our old appartment. It's almost 1 year since we
started trying to sell the old appartment. We really hope that
someone wants to buy it.
Monday May 7th
a wonderful Spring day, with sun and nice weather. We spent
the entire day ourdoors. We did not go inside, for eating
dinner, but we bought a grill (one of those that you only
use one time, and then throw it in the garbage), and grilled
at our new terrace. It was lovely, eating outdoors in the
yesterday, a stained out terrace furnitures.
We also sawed
down to bushes that we are going to get rid off, but we did
not manage to remove the roots. We will probably have to dig
up the roots by hand, by a spade. We are also planning to
move two other bushes, which are standing in the middle of
our lawn (on the entrance part of our house). We will put
them more in the outskirts of the lawn.
We have been
outdoors, working in our garden, this whole Saturday too.
I have bought 3
new plants to our new
I have also
removed stones and sticks from our lawn. After that, I sawed
grass in the parts of our lawn that was bad, and at the places
that we have put new soil.
I also got time
to paint the top of the railing on our terrace.
staying with two friends today, two twin girls, so Joakim got
to decide what we were going to have for dinner: He choose
homemade pizza. We did not go indoors until 6.30 PM, so we eat
a late dinner today, as we use about one hour to make the
Thursday May 3rd
We still haven't
got the warm spring weather that we are hoping for. It's about
5-6 degreez Celsius, cloudy and often fog. But, there is no
wind, and almost no rain, so we can't complaint...
Thursday, and I have been dancing for two hours, like I use to
to at Thursdays.
Thuesday May 1st
Today we have
done a lot of stuff outdoors. We have been clearing up a huge
heaps of boards that we have had by our garage. The whole
family was working: Charles was using the saw, Joakim was
helping Charles, I was packing the small pieces of wood into
sacks, which Cecilie took the sacks in the wheelbarrow, and
put them into the cellar. See photos
After we had
clearing up, outdoors, we started to tidy in our outhouse and
in the garage. I found a rose in the outhouse. (I put it there
last fall. This kind of rose will die if I let it stay out all
winter, but I had forgotten that I had it in the outhouse). I
gave it a new pot, and new soil and gave it water. I am exited
to see if it has survived. (It seamed ok. It had started to
We ordered pizza
(Calzone) from a pizzarestaurant for dinner today. Charles and
Joakim drove to pick up the pizza, while I layed the table.
In the evening,
we sat in front of the TV, the whole family. At Thuesday's,
it's CSI on the TV, and we uses to watch this all of us.
wonderful with this extra day off, and we have really done a
lot today. Much more than we expected to do.