Today it is Joakim's 14th birthday!
This afternoon, we are going to have a lot of guests, and
celebrate Joakim with coffee, cakes, ice cream and soft
Me, with the birthday boy.
This Summer I have been reading A LOT OF books! At least 18-20
books. Last week I did not have any more books to read, and I
went to the library, and borrowed 8 books. I have already read
2 of these books. Most of the books I read, are detective
novels. I love to relax with a book as often as I can.
Thursday (August 27th) is Joakim's birthday. He is turning 14
years old, and the afternoons, after work, this week are going
to be used to bake some cakes and tidy and clean our house for
Joakim's birthday. In addition to this, I am going to the
hairdresser on Thursday, and I really are looking forward to
Joakim and I have been baking two brownies cakes.
Today was Cecilie's first day
at upper secondary school.
Joakim are going to start at
9th grade in compulsory school, tomorrow. (In Norway we have
10 year compulsory school.)
Today I have posted some
photos of Rex.
Today it is 6 years since
Charles and I got married.
If you would like to read about our
wedding day, and see photos, you may do that on my
Tomorrow, it's back to work
again, for Charles and me, after 3 weeks of vacation.
After almost two months with
no rain, we finally have gotten rain. It has been raining for
four days, and I am already tired of rain and cold weather,
Our vacation is almost over.
Charles and I are going back to work om Monday, while the kids
have some more days off. Cecilie, who is starting on Upper
secondary school, starts on Wednesday, and Joakim, who is
starting in 9th grade, starts on Thursday. In addition to
school, Joakim has to concentrate on preparation for his
confirmation. He is going to be confirmated at Spring 2010.
We had some rain here, the
night before last night. This is the first rain we have had
for a very long time, but during daytime, we still have nice
Here are a couple of photos
from our garden, taken today:
I have also posted a photo of
flowerbed with perennials, and a photo of
flowerbed with sour soil (look down at the
We have decided to postpone
our painting of our entrance hall. It's too hot to paint, now.
I have almost finished picked redcurrants
from our bushes. I have picked about 15 litres, and put it
into our freezer.
We still are having vacation,
and enjoyes ourselves at home.
We still have hot summer days
here, and we are very happy that we are having vacation now.
(Now we have 24 degreez Celsius here, and no wind.)
Now we are finished, working
with our entrance. We just have to decide if we want to have
any decorations, a bench or some plants here.
I have created a new page
photos from our entrance
by our house.
We almost have had no rain since
mid June. It is very dry, both in the fields and in people's
gardens. We are not allowed to water our gardens, because of
the dry weather. But we are having vacation, now, and are
enjoying the hot days. We have been one week at my parents
cottage and at my sister and her family's cottage. We have had
a very nice week. Relaxing. And it was very nice to see my
We came home on Friday, 5 days
ago. The rest of our vacation we are going to spend at home.
We have several plans about things we want to do during our
vacation: Yesterday I put down 23 hedge bushes by our
neighbour's fence. While Charles put down flat slabs of rock
in our entrance. We have big plans for our entrance: We are
going to put gravel, with some flower by the flat slabs of
rock (tiles). I don't
know if it will turn out like I want it to, but we must try,
It seems like I have to paint
our entrance room again. I
don't like to paint, but I have already painted our entrance
room twice. First I painted a bright yellow-greenlike color.
Too bright. I decided to repaint in a pale color. See photos
of our entrance room
here. The new color
has started to flake off. It does not look nice, and I will
try to fix it. I am not looking forward to paint, again, but I
am looking forward to get rid of the flake painting.
In addition to these projects,
we have two large bushes of ribes. I have picked redcurrants
from our bushes today. I have picked about 7 litres, but I
still have about 75% left, until I have finished. But after
using two days putting down flat slabs of rock in our entrance,
Charles now has finished, and we will use most of tomorrow to
finish the rest of our entrance.