Today I have been washing windows, dusting, clearing up, and
decorated our home for advent, with purple table cloths and all
the new purple decorations that we have bought this year. I have
been playing some of our CD's with Christmas music, and burning
incense with "Christmas smell". We have also got some snow (not
much), so now the Christmas spirit is coming. I have also put up
our advent stars with light in, and our two other advent
decorations for windows with light in. Cecilie also decorated a
couple of bushes in our garden with Christmas lights, so now we
have got some Christmas spirit outdoors too.
Here are a couple of photos I took yesterday:
Tomorrow I am going to sell cockies and coffee on a cafeteria on
the kids' school. Each year the parents who are having kids in
the 8th grade, (and Joakim is in 8th grade, now), is responsible
for this arrangement, in connection to the lighting of the
Christmas tree on the school. (Ourside the school, they are
placing a large tree, with lights on. This is happening on the
first Sunday of advent.)
Hugs from Bente
The bad weather that the
weather forecast was predicting, did not come. Lucky for us.
When we woke up this morning,
3 roe deer's were on our lawn.
We was standing on our knees
in our bed, at 6 AM, watching them for a while, before we got our of
Today I got a
Hugs from Bente
We have gotten snow, again,
and the weather forecast said that we will have a very strong wind,
and lot of snow tonight and tomorrow.
The last 3 weeks, I have had
an inflammation in my ankle, and I haven't been able to dance lately.
Today it's Thursday, and I should have been dancing, but I have to
stay at home, because of my ankle. I don't think that I will be able
to dance again, until Christmas is over. But, I hope that my ankle is
well after Christmas, so that I can dance again, next year.
Next weekend, it's the first
Sunday of advent. The color of advent, is purple.
We have never had any purple
advent decorations. We have only decorated our house with purple
candles and napkins. But, today I have bought two purple table cloths,
a purple round candle and a purple glass angel. I will probably buy
some more purple advent stuff, so that we really will get an advent
decorated house this year. I have always wanted to do this.
This is what I bought today
(The 3 glass candlesticks and the black one is not new. We had those
I am really looking forward
to decorate our home for advent, with purple decorations this year.
Hugs from Bente
Monday November 17th
Now, the snow that we got,
during the weekend, has melted. Today it's 5,5 degreez Celcius, and
wrote, on Friday, I have taken this day off too, and are staying home
from work. I have just been driving Cecilie and Joakim to school, and
today I have planned to do some housework, and just relax and enjoy my
I got this cutie from Kia and Zeno!
Thank you very much!
You made my day! (I have also posted her on my page with other
Sunday November 16th
During this morning, we got
the first snow!
Here are Chico and Rex on our
terrace, playing in the snow.
It is raining today, again,
and we only have 2 degreez Celcius. Wet and cold. The weather has been
terrible, the entire Fall.
today and on Monday, I have taken the days off, and are staying home
from work. We are very lucky at my work, that we are able to do this.
planned to tidy and wash our house, and to get rid off "a couple of
tonnes" of laundry too, so I don't think that I will be short of work
for a long time...
50 years party we went to yesterday, was nice and cozy.
Delicious food, superb music and nice people.
Here you can see Charles and me when we are dancing swingdance.
took this photo of the beautyful sunset today at 15. (3 PM).
it has finally stopped to rain. I hope it's going to last for a
This morning I drove Joakim and two friends of him, to a
painball turnament, over 30 kilometres from where we live. The
boys were looking forward to participate in the turnament.
When I came home, I went to the gym, and exercied. Cecilie has
slept over with a girl in her class. The next night, Cecilies
friend are going to sleep over, with us.
Charles went to hunt for deer's both this morning and now in the
Tonight, Charles and I are going to a 50 years party, in the
same place where we were celebrating our wedding, Morten and
Cecilie's confirmations and our 40- and 50 years birthday's.
This premises are close enough that we are able to walk home,
when the party is over, instead of taking a taxi. The man who is
celebrating his 50th birthday, is in the dancing club, so I
expect it to be much dancing tonight. I am looking forward to
the party. I think it's going to be nice.
We have had bad
weather for almost 2 months, but today it has not been raining
When I came home from
work, at 4 PM today, I took this photo of the sunset. A few minutes
later, it was dark.
Now it's less than a month until advent. This year I have bought
most of the Christmas presents early. I only have 5 Christmas
presents left to buy.
Today it's Thursday, and I am going to dance for 2 hours, soon.
I am looking forward to dance, again.
We woke up to
sunny weather today, but an ice cold wind, and 2-3 degrees
Celcius. We got some rain during the morning, but it stopped to
rain, after a short time.
Charles went out
early in the morning for hunting, but he did not get any. We
light up a fire in our wood fuel stove, and enjoyed the warmth,
with our breakfast and coffee, when Charles came home from his
Later in the
morning Charles went out and started to tidy in our outhouse.
Cecilie, Joakim and I also put lots of warm clothes on, and went
out. We did not freeze, because of all our warm clothes, but it
was nice to get in to our warm house again, after a while.
Later in the
afternoon, Charles went hunting again. This time he was more
lucky, and got two deer's. While Charles were hunting, Cecilie
was very clever, and made homemade pizza for us.