Sunday – Week in the Life

Sunday – Week in the Life

Our day started with a sleep in. We both took advantage of that! So much so, on my part, that I had to eat my breakfast in the car as MT and his mates warmed up for their last match of the tournament; I didn’t prioritize time for food while still at home, I’d much rather spend another 10 minutes in bed.

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I brought my coffee as well and enjoyed listening to Tsh Oxenreider‘s new book: At home in the world while I waited for the match to begin. A good start too my day.

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MT and the boys ended up winning their match 2-0, it was so fun to see they play so well together and I was so busy watching the game + chatting with the other mom’s that I almost forgot to take photos. The one I took isn’t good at all, but it’s what it is. He’s a runner, my kid.

Afterwards MT caught a ride with one pf his friends and headed back home while I went to work.

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I had lots to prepare and think through before our service at 5 PM. Each of our 47 youths in this year’s Confirmant class had their own task in the service; some read, some brought in flowers and some knelt during the Kyrie Eleison prayer (and a lot of other small and larger tasks). They all did such a good job, I’m so proud of them.

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I was tired by the end of the day. So glad to drive back home knowing that tomorrow is my weekly day off.

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I read a few blogs and relaxed after a really busy week, so did MT. I made us some popcorn and we both watched a few videos on You Tube on our different screens.

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My seedlings seems to be doing good. I’m afraid I’m a little bit late with both the chili and the tomatoes, but we’ll see. Hoping for some produce this year around. Note to self: keep watering them! Next I have to start the kale, I think I have at least four different kinds that I want to grow this year. #gardeningdreams

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This has been a busy and good week, so glad I have it documented here. Now I have to figure out how to build the album. I’m taking my time though.

You can read so much more about this Week in the Life project on Ali Edwards site. And see how her Sunday went.

Saturday – Week in the Life

Saturday – Week in the Life

Today is MT’s 14th birthday. Hipp, hipp, hurray!
Love watching you grow, learn and evolve kiddo, I’m proud of you and so thankful for our little family!

Today we celebrated with football matches and foam party; he got to spend his day doing what he loves and spending time with good friends – and I got to tag along trying to keep my distance so not to embarrass him too much. Ha.

Such a good, long day. Here is how it went:

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Every good day starts with a little Drum Pad playing. And a little bit of time to scroll the social media.

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Every good day starts with coffee, today I ate breakfast in the car while waiting for the football match to start.

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I’m so glad I got to see this match. The boys worked so hard and played really well together. They won 3-2 over Ham-Kam* G14 which made it even more memorable. (* a Norwegian top notch sports club)

I even got to take a portrait photo of him; that doesn’t happen often these days.

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I went home for a little while in-between the two matches, MT stayed with his football mates. I was a little late back again and didn’t see all of the second match, but it did not go as well as their first. A little pep talk in the intermission:

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I went for a little walk.

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MT and the boys ended up loosing to the other team 2-3. MT got his first yellow penalty card and spent 5 minutes on the bench; he was not too happy about that. Here are two photos from the second half of the match:

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Then we went on to a start up gathering for church confirmants in our area. I am at work tonight and MT is going to attend Confirmant classes this coming year, so he was invited. He’s growing up for sure! He wasn’t too glad to have me there, so I promised to stay out of his way as long as he behaved well – and I think it didn’t matter so much once we were there and he was one of the 235 teenagers in the house.

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I was one of the crew members, here I’m outside with a colleague checking the area.

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We went to fetch some coffee for a few of the crew, once back we found the foam party had started. Lots of foam all over, laughter and high music. A bit too much for me, but perfect for most teenagers. They had lots of fun and I think they will remember this for a long time; and come summer they will meet again at Confirmant Camp. I guess they’ll also will remember the cold water, the wet clothes and how nice it felt to change into something dry before they went back home for some much needed rest and sleep.

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The aftermath, so much foamy mess.

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We got home around midnight. So, so tired.

I’m so glad I decided to join this project of capturing a week in photos and words. Read much more about this Week in the Life project on Ali Edwards site. And see how her Saturday went.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope your day is good!

Friday – Week in the Life

Friday – Week in the Life

Our day looked like this:
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Today was a short work day and I worked from home preparing for this weekend and the week ahead. So much going on right now. I also got some news that made me think. I brought my cup of coffee outside and helped my dad loading grain on the hanger. It was good staying put and not go anywhere.

We had strong wind on and off all day. I put up a new clothes line, but was almost afraid it might tear as the laundry flapped loudly around me.

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In the evening there was another football match for MT, this week is filled with football it seems. The team they played was really good and they did not stand a chance, but they worked hard anyway. Before the match started I stayed in the car drinking my coffee, later I went for a little walk around the arena with a audiobook in my ears. It was sunny, but so so cold in the wind.

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Our car got clean while we relaxed. I should do this more often, but glad I got it done today.

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The sun set as we drove back home.

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Sometimes I drink turmeric + tea in the evening. Love the yellow color.

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Today I took 21 photos with my dslr camera, 7 of them have you seen above. I didn’t bring my big camera to the match since it rained when we left. I took a few photos with my phone and I included my favorite ones here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope your day is good!

Thursday – Week in the Life

Thursday – Week in the Life

My day looked like this:
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Life right now is filled to the brim with work, school, sports, reading, gardening and the everyday messes. Sometimes things just pile up. I’m trying to be okay with it and roll with the punches. Some days it works, some days it don’t. Thankfully I started my day at home with a slow pace and lots of coffee. I got a few things done at home too.

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Another day of working and meetings. Today I’m starting in the early afternoon, which is nice, but the last meeting isn’t finished until 8 or 9 pm, so it’s going to be a long day anyhow. Photos in the car as I leave home. My first stop is the store to buy some lunch, then I’m off to the office for some hours of work there.

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Ready for the evening meeting.

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On my way back home I stop by the grocery store to fetch some milk and an easy night time dinner for me. MT have to bring something extra for school so I’m looking for some sweet buns (his choice) but I have to go to another store before I can find what he wants. I’m so tired, can’t wait to get home and relax and regroup a little.

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It’s almost dark when I’m back home. Love that the days are so much lighter now, though. MT is busy preparing for school tomorrow, he has a geography test and a book presentation. Earlier today he rode his newly repaired bike to catch a ride with a friend to football practice; I think he’s going to use it a lot this spring/summer. We both have busy days and we both struggle to go to bed at a decent time. There is just so much to do, prepare and think about. And we both need some down time as well, with no agenda at all.

Today I took 30 photos with my dslr camera and only two with my phone. Most of the photos was taken on the road outside my car and in-between the stuff of my day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope your day is good!

Wednesday – Week in the Life

Wednesday – Week in the Life

My day looked like this:
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Today was a full on work day. Work, work, work. 10 hours from morning to evening. I’m no fan of these long days, but this one could not be helped. I had a nice little break around lunchtime and went to fetch MT’s bike from the service. It stood most of the summer last year with a flat back tire and this year we wanted to get it fixed sooner rather than later; So MT could use it to get around faster (not that he doesn’t run fast enough). This bike has a history of flat back tires so this time I asked them to look carefully for anything that might cause it. They found a tiny nail, removed it, fixed the tire and charged us nothing. Win, win, win. MT tried it out once he came home and are excited to be using it m u c h much more this year!

Many of my photos today is from outside church and church offices as I went on with my day going from one meeting to another. We have a huge service with lots of youths involved this coming Sunday so much to prepare and send out information about. In the evening we had Sunday school for the kids in one of our rural congregations. We took it easy, this time we prioritized time to play and celebrate together.

After work I drove back to catch the last few minutes of MT’s second football match of the season. Sorry to have missed most of it, they played really well and won 5 to 1. For us rural living people it’s kind of fun to beat the city folks in sports. Quite a few of the other parents came by me to tell me how nice MT played, so good to hear, I’m glad many of them told him as well. Proud mama moment.

I’m also glad this day started with a photo of MT and ended with a photo of him as well. Some days we hardly see each other because of school, sports and my work – and most days he’s not happy to be in front of the camera any more either. Usually he’s up before me in the morning and finished with his breakfast before I start mine, today I captured him just before he got up after eating his daily breakfast of rolled oats + milk.

In the morning there were some frost on the ground and beautiful sunshiny weather. In the evening the clouds rolled in and the weather got a tiny bit warmer.

I took 58 photos, but many of them just different version of the ones chosen, I narrowed it down to 14 to share. It was another good photo day, loving this project of capturing our days for a week. I’ve taken a few photos with my phone as well, but I’m keeping those for Instagram uploads.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thursday is already well on it’s way around here, so far really calm and relaxing. I a little hour I’m off to work for my afternoon + evening work day. Hope your day is good!

Tuesday – Week in the Life

Tuesday – Week in the Life

My day looked like this:
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Today was my day off from work and I throughly enjoyed it! From the slow breakfast, book reading and coffee at my kitchen table I set the tone for the day; nothing to fast pacing or to stressful. And mostly my day went like that. I was happy to be alone in the house and on the farm. Ferdinand, our dog, followed me around, but no other humans but me for several hours. Bliss.

I did the laundry and loved hanging them up outside. A few rain showers kept running close to the mountains, but never found the way to us. It was warm in the sunshine, but still quite chilly in the air. I took some time to capture a few of the things growing outside right now, it’s still early spring around here, but we have rhubarb, garlic, walkabout onion and crocus as of now.

In the early evening I drove MT and a couple of his team mates to fotball practice. I brought dinner in a cup and ate in the car, while reading. Then I went on a walk in the neighborhood. I’ve never walked there before and had fun capturing both small and grand sightings. The smell and sound by the water fall was my absolute favorite thing. So glad I didn’t stay put in my car while I waited for the boys.

I took 145 photos, but many of them just different version of the ones chosen, I liked 36 and narrowed it down to 21(23*) to share (*I have two photos of MT and his friends not suitable for the blog). It was a good photo day. I’ve taken a few photos with my phone as well, but I’m keeping those for Instagram uploads.

I’m planning on seeing a few videos from You Tubers that I like keeping up with, like the one below, and then I’m going to bed, almost midnight again. Thanks for stopping by!

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