After work today,
Joakim and I went to buy him new shoes. The shop is halv hours
car drive from our house.
Thursday April 27th
and I went to kidergarten, to get two kids that we are aunt
and uncle for. We were babysitting them for a couple of hours.
After this, we drove
our kitchen furnitures to a lady who has bought our old kitchen
table and -chairs.
When Cecilie and I was
dancing swingdance, Charles and Joakim put together the new kitchen
table and -chairs. We got much better space in our kitchen now.
Wednesday April 26th:
nothing much to write about nowdays. Today I only have done some
housework and helped my kids with their homework. (And I have been
at work, of course.)
We have had lovely, warm Spring
weather today (about 15 degreez Celisius), but strong wind.
Today I have been ordering some
boards to make some cases for our
flowers. I hope that we will have nice weather this weekend, so that
we can make the flower cases.
Thuesday April 25th:
At my cycle
trip, on my way home from work today, I spottet the first White
Anemones this Spring.
If you wish to see my pages about
White Anemones, just click
Monday April 24th:
We had wonderful Spring weather
Today I ride my bike to get to work.
I only live 3 kilometres from my work, so it's not that far.
During Spring, Summer and Fall, I
use to cycle to work. But I have to
admit that I don't cycle if the weather is bad (if it is rain, wind
Sunday April 23rd:
We don't have nice weather here
today. But it's not cold. (Abuot 8 degreez Celsius.)
Since I finished my garden Spring cleaning yesterday, and the
weather is not nice, I have been doing some laundry today. We are a
family of 5, and produce lots of laundry.
I also have been
in one of our storerooms. We had "tons"
of shoes, and some clothes that we have not wore for years. We must
check if there are anything to store any more, or give everything to
the Salvation Army.
In the afternoon, it stopped to rain, and the sun came. We went our,
and spent several hours outdoors. Wonderful!
This morning I went out to buy some
more soil for my garden. I also bought a new kind of carpet, for
outdoors use. Our old carpet, that we had in front of our frontdoor,
was worn out, and we had to change it with a new one.
After lunch, I went out to finish
Spring cleaning our garden.
Later this evening, my husband and
I are going to a kind of party. Our
athletic club are having a meeting, where my husband partisipates.
After this we will eat some delicious food, talk and have a nice
time at the athletic club's cottage.
Friday April 21st:
Some of my collegues, and me, went
to eat pizza during our lunchbreak today. When I came home from work,
I was not hungry for dinner, and I went out into our garden instead.
I was working with our garden for almost 3 hours, and since we have
a very small garden, I will only have to work for another hour, to
finish my "garden Spring cleaning". But, when you have a garden, you
will never be finished. You always have something to do. I love to
work in our little garden, so I am happy about this.
Thursday April 20th:
Joakim will be
11 years old at his birthday in August. He has grown so much lately,
that his bike is too small for him. Today my husband Charles and
Joakim has been buying a new bike for Joakim.
it's Thursday, my "Dancing Day", and after work, in the evening, I was at
"swingdance". We were dancing for two hours.
Wednesday April 19th:
I have been to the dentist.
not very fond of the dentist, so I have arranged it, so that the
dentist sends out a letter to me in the mail, once a year. If I
hadn't done this, I would probably not go to the dentist as often as
once a year.
Thuesday April 18th:
Finally all of the snow has
melted away from our garden, and the Tulips are coming up.
I took this photo on April 13th (5
days ago), but the Tulips still looks like this. It's cold, and
the plants are growing slowly.
I have this Hoya in my livingroom.
Right now, it has several flowers, like this:
April 18th 2006.
This morning, when I was going
to work, I heard a bird called "Spove". This is a bird that are
coming to our country during Springtime. This bird is not in
every place in Norway, but we used to hear it at the place I
grew up, so when I hear this bird, it's Spring!
Monday April 17th:
We have bad weather today.
Rain and cold. Luckily we were a lot outdoors yesterday,
when the weather was nice. Today we are going on a 3 hours
car ride, to get Cecilie and Joakim. They have stayed with
their father some days during the Easter holiday. I am
looking forward to get them home again.
Today I have re-organized
and cleand up (not with any soap) my little aquarium. (I
have two aquariums: A small one; 17 litres, and a bigger
one; 105 litres). I was not looking forward to do this.
But, in about 1 1/2 hours, I was finished! I beleved that
this could take several hours. I was happy when I finished
in only 1 1/2 hours.
This is something that I
normally do once a year. But, weekly, I change about 10 %
of the water in the aquarium. If you wish to see photos of
my aquariums, and perhaps read a bit about my aquariums,
just check out my
aquarium pages. (I
am sorry, but some of the text are in Norwegian. But some
are in English too.) Photos of my fishes (taken by me) are
After this, I went out into
our little garden. I was doing some "spring cleaning",
before my husband and I was invited to our neighbours, to
drink coffee out in the sun.
Then we went home to get our
garden furniture out. (We have had the garden furniture
stored away during the winter.) Finally it seems to be
I have created a page with
photos from Easter 2006.
The last couple of days it has
been bad weather here. Rain and some wind. I have been much
indoors, working with re-decorating my Web Site. I started
re-decorating my Web Site this last Fall, and I am still not
finished. But, the last couple of days, I have been doing a lot
of re-decorating. If you wish to take a look, just check out my
Yesterday, I had planned to
start up working a bit in our garden, but we went to see
my husbands brother and his family, at their cottage,
instead. Today it's raining, but I hope that the weather
will be better, so that we may work a bit in our garden,
The weather did not get any
better, but my husband and I took warm clothes on, and
went out to work in our garden. We went indoors again,
after one hour. But, it was nice to get started with the
garden. Today was the first time we were working in our
garden, this year.
The rest of this day, I have
been sitting by my computer, working with creating new
pages to my old collection of
Curly Dolls, drawn by
Yesterday evening my husband
and I (and our dog, Chico), came home from our Easter
Holiday. We have been at my parents cottage for 3 days,
and then staying with them, in their house, for 3 days. We
have had wonderful weather all of the days. Sunny weather,
and mild temperatures. My kids, Cecilie and Joakim, also
stayed with us, together with my parents, but yesterday,
they went to their father. They are staying with him the
rest of their Easter Holiday.
Today I have planned to do
lots of housework. And, after finishing that, I am hoping
that I will find some time to take a look in my garden.
The snow has melted in some parts of the garden, but, some
other parts, there are still some snow left.
This week I have been preparing
our Easter Holiday. We are going to my parents cottage the first
day's of this Easter. The last day's of the Easter Holiday, my
kids are going to their father. Yesterday I was
practiseing one hour, in our gym room,
at work. When I came home, I was packing clothes for my
kids. They are going to be on a 10 day's long Easter Holiday,
so there are lots of clothes to pack.
After job today,
I am going to the ear acupuncturer with Cecilie. After this we must go
to the grocery store to shop some food for Easter. We are going to
take some food with us, to my parents cottage, and we must leave som
food at home, to Charles' 19 years old son, who are staying home this
Easter. Then I am going to dance swingdance for two hours (I do this
each Thursday). I think that it's going to be very late, this evening,
until we are packed and finished for our Easter Holiday. Tomorrow,
both Charles and I will work to 11.30 AM. We must leave home at 12.00.
(We have a ferry to catch). The whole family are looking forward to
come to my parents cottage again. We are going to stay there, together
with my parents and my sister, Eva, and her family.
EASTER, everybody! I will "see" you all after the Easter Holiday.
Sunday April 2nd:
Another day with sunny
weather. Perhaps it will be Spring soon, after all?
In Norway, it's pretty
common to have two sets of curtains for the livingroom.
One set for Winter time and one set for Summer time. I
have never had this. It has been too expencive for me with
two sets. But last year (2005) I bought some cheap
curtains for our livingroom. It's not very exclusive, but
it's nice to change a bit, between Winter and Summer.
Today I have changed our
curtains. I took down the dark winter curtains, and hung
up the new ones. I think that it was nice to get the new
ones up. The new curtains let the sun and the light come
in. You can see our livingroom, after the change, here:
This weekend I have done
lots of housework.
I also have read a lot. (Now
I am reading Mary Higgins Clark's book "No place like home".
This book is translated into Norwegian.) My husband and I also
went for a long walk with our dog, Chico.
Today I have
heard another one of these birds which are flying
to a warm country, when we have winter here in Norway, and during the
Spring, they come to Norway again. This bird is called "Trost".
Now I really hope that the snow will be melting soon, so I will be able to see my garden grow again.