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!

Monday – Week in the Life

Monday – Week in the Life

Our day looked like this:
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This morning we woke up to a tiny layer of snow, it melted away, but there was a chill in the air all day long. I used the morning to eat breakfast, drink some coffee, getting ready for the day and catching up on a few blogs. And I used my big camera again, such a good feeling having it in my hand. I really like capturing our life with that camera too and not having it be all phone photos like most of the time… Anyway.

Off we went to church, MT captured a few shots from the service and I took a couple of our Easter garden. I’m so glad to see all of yellow I surround myself with in the winter/spring time. I planted a few seeds for our garden a few weeks ago; tomatoes, chili and onions. Growing well so far. I’ve had so much bad luck with the tomatoes, but I have to try again. I’ll be better at watering them this year. I hope.

MT was flying his drone and I went for a little walk in the early evening with Ferdinand, our dog, happily tagging along. So good to feel the sunlight on my face. And I love the mood of our forest. And then MT playing football against the barn wall. Such a typical spring/summer end to our day.

I took 155 photos, liked around 40 and narrowed it down to 20. 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. Not photographed: our Movie night with popcorn; tomorrow he’s back at school.

I’m tired and it’s after midnight already. Good night, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

This morning sitting at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee in my hand, thinking and getting ready for todays church service and sermon, my thoughts wandered to the week behind us, so much a week of vacation for so many of us living in Norway, with no school and several national holidays with closed stores and offices all over the country. How many of us thinks about the stories behind these days, of the reason for the celebration?

Easter Sunday Quiet

I guess most people know about Easter Sunday and the empty tomb, but there is so much more; a specter of feelings and emotions. After living with the story on and off for the last few days, I feel the joy of this day. The jubilee day of Easter Sunday is so welcome, a sigh of relief after a rough few days; the light so warm and inviting. Nothing feels totally hopeless anymore; Thank God! I need this truth and belief in my life: that love is mightier than any darkness and hate. That life defeats death. That peace is worth fighting for.

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Today we decorated with colorful flowers in church and I put on the white color of joy and happiness; Happy Easter indeed!

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