Right now


It’s icy and foggy and dark outside. I’m inside drinking my coffee. Trying to stay focused at tasks at hand. Missing the sunny days of summer like crazy. Made sure that I choose the cup with yellow stripes. Gathering energy where I can. Colours makes me happy.

Only one short week and Advent season is upon us. I’m not feeling it. Later today we are going to rehearse for the light service we always have at our church on the first Sunday of Advent. I love working with the youths, preparing who’s going to read what and how we’re going to do the candle light procession this year. Lots of thinking and preparing behind me and before me. It’s going to be good.

Fighting the darkness the only way that really works: by light.

Spread light

And colors.
Have a blessed Tuesday!

Digital Scrapbooking | Nov 2015

Water Colors Dec Daily 15 - a start

As I slowly enjoy the process of preparing my December Daily album; thinking forward to a season of light & joy, everyday life & hardship, faith & hope, I wanted to share a couple of layouts I made for The Daily Digi with this months digi files.

In The Mirror Credits: papers and elements from Bounty of Blessings by Just Because Studio

On Wednesday we went to the forest in the early evening to pick some wild blueberries. You helped a little. Then you went on to watch our dog and snap photos . I love it when you pick up my camera and I love to see what you find and how you frame your photos. This one is my absolute favorite of all the photos you took. Taken in the car as you waited for me to finish up. Love how you captured the light and yourself in the mirror.

Read More credits: papers and elements from Reading by Megan’s Creations. template from Fuss Free: Double Time 8 by fiddle-dee-dee designs. font: Arsenale White

I’ve always had a love for reading. For words. For stories. For learning something new. Nothing like being swept off my feet and into a story after a heavy day of work.

I’ve laughed out loud. I’ve cried. Ive been deeply touched. I’ve been angry. I’ve felt for the little guy. I’ve cheered on the hero. I’ve felt how it is to fall in love. I’ve felt how sorrow creeps into every part of our being. All from fantastic writers and books. Some have been popular and on the bestseller list. Some have been hidden gems. Off course many of the books have not been that perfectly good. But I don’t care much, there are very few books I haven’t read through because I really didn’t like them.

Mostly I read at least five books at a time. I’m not sure why, I’ve done it for years. It might be because I’m so curious of this new book I found. It might bee because some books are easy read after a busy days. and some demands more of me and are perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the garden.

This spring and summer have been a big reading season. I decided to try out an audio subscription. I love being read to. And now I read books while I garden, drive tractor on the farm or car to work, when I wash up or cleans around the house, when I’m out walking or on our traveling when there is nothing else to do.

I also read a lot of e-books, making it possible for me to get my hands on those books that are harder to come by here in Norway. A win is that I don’t have to wait a month for shipping like before. Win, win.

So far this year I’ve read 57 books and that makes me so happy! I haven’t read so many books in a year (and the year isn’t over!) since I was in middle school and more or less living in the library. I try to read in my spare time, even when I have just a few minutes. When I go outside for a coffee break I make it a habit to bring my books, in the evenings when it’s quiet around me I read a book instead of checking social media online. Sometimes I read when I should have slept, I’m trying to beat that habit!

My favorite way to read is still sitting with a book in my lap, turning the pages as I read on, smelling and feeling it. I love a thick book. But I also love that modern technologies gives me a chance to read more, to explore and to get more words and stories into my everyday life and even though the audio versions are a bit expensive I see my self keeping up the subscription, making sure that the books i buy are books I really care about and books read by someone that read really well. My favorites are those books read by the author him/herself.

Bring on the books.

What have you done in your creative time lately?!
As always: THANKS for stopping by!

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Today we woke up to a little tiny layer of snow.

I’m still driving with summer tires, so not ideal, but I kind of love that we’ve gotten snow too. Guess I know what’s on my list today. It’s cloudy and the fog is rolling in, hoping it’ll lift later on.

I miss spending more time outside. But it’s getting colder. And I like to stay warm-ish. I’m finding myself boxed up inside. Drinking my coffee there instead of outside as I did all summer and long into the fall. Even our dog goes to the door sometimes when he sees me walking with a steaming mug. He miss it too.

Yes, I miss the warm weather of summer, but some days – like last Friday – the sun is shining and the forest is calling. I went out there. Got myself up and out. Put my sneakers on and had a walk and a run in the forest as the sunshine spread it’s cheer.

That was good. It really really was.

I should do that more often. I think I’m going to schedule it in. On sunshiny days. So glad also the winter season has a few of those!

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