365 – A Project; Feb 12

self-portrait; feb 2009

This week there was something every evening. By Thursday I started to feel really tired with that. I want to have at least a couple of nights at home (and my laptop up and running, ahem..) – but there was a lot of nice things going on, though, but not always.

On Thursday we went swimming with our neighbor kid and his mom. We’ve been doing this a couple of times, and it’s so nice to see the kids have fun in the water. This afternoon another friend of MT also joined us. It didn’t go so well, even though we tried to interfere and make them play together, they just couldn’t make it happen. My kid and the other friend is so much alike when it comes to loving a physical challenge and they completely forgot to let our neighbor kid join them; playing all three of them. Even though they are mastering different things in the water, there has to be room for all of them, but when our neighbor kid asked to join the other two he got a NO answer back – and that is not at all a nice thing to say!! We’ve talked a lot about it later – and the kids have made up and are now friends again, but it was some rough days – and our poor kid next door was so sad for a while.

For my #42/365 I give you a self portrait :D

3 k’s in ski track on foot..

ski guy
photo is from January 21th – I took a few today but they are still in my camera….

Tonight we went ski carouseling again. Thankfully it was not as cold as last week, then it was freezing 15 degrees Celsius below zero. Brrrr. Today it was around 5 below zero, I think. We teamed up with our neighbors and instead of hanging around the short track, as usual, we went for the long track this time. I have to admit that I wasn’t eager to go the 3 kilometer long ski track on my feet, but my neighbor drag me along ;) MT was happy to try out some new tracks and to walk in the light uphill and downhill, through forest and over fields.

It was a nice track, special nice because it was lighted and I had someone to talk with along the way. The only thing that I didn’t like very much was that my kiddo went ahead of us (and also left my neighbor’s kid with us adults). He’s eager to ski and he’s good at it – but I told him afterward that he must wait for us and wait for his friend. Hopefully he chooses to do it next time!

He told me that he almost cried when he got to the finish line since I wasn’t there, I asked if he knew where I was and he told me that yes he knew I was behind him and that I would come. Next time I’m bringing my skis, I have to keep up with that guy!! (right. who am I kidding?!?)

Anyhow, I was so cold when I got back home. My chest felt sore and I saw a cold coming (or worse), even a big cup with warm cacao didn’t warm me all the way through. I feel better now, though, so hopefully this will pass – but I do keep close to the wood stove and tomorrow I will wear something warm….. Still I feel kind of proud of my self; I don’t walk 3 K’s every day!

my eyes

365 – A Project; Feb 5

swimmer MT

This morning I managed to get out of the house and back to work. This day I went to a work …….. for the youths at one of the larger towns an hour from our house. It was a beautiful and cold day. Forgot to bring my camera, so I didn’t get to take any of the stunning scenery’s I saw driving though out winter wonderland.

In the afternoon MT went swimming with out neighbor kid, and I tagged along to chat with his mom. It was nice and MT had so much fun!! In the evening MT went with me to a meeting and ended up watching another movie together with a couple of other children present. A nice evening, but we got so tired by the time we were back home – and I really felt that I didn’t have much energy since I had been sick a couple of days.

boys in snow

friends in snow

The kid next door (more or less) visited us tonight. And we had fun playing in the snow in the evening :) I had to join them because of the darkness (it was scary tigers in the forest!) – and ended up with a nearly shoveled drive way and a big smile on my face from spending 1.5 hours OUTside. I loved it; that kind of took me by surprise and I look forward to other nights like this with some of MT’s friends over. It so great to have the snow here, it’s a whole lot – but manageable (at least after a few days of getting it out of the road….)

Anyhow. It’s late. Better find my bed. Good Night!friends in snow

I’m not loving the blitz at these photos, but I had to shot them quickly because the boy moved fast AND it was snowing on my camera(!) Next time I hope to get more photos of them too!

365 – a project; Jan 8

ginger bread house

I was a bit worried about the car this morning, since it was quite early. But it started and I was only my usual 7 minutes late for staff meeting. I really don’t do early morning meetings that well, to be honest: I try to avoid them ;)

In the evening I had confirmant parents meeting – and that is always a scary thing :o It went okay, though. MT got to spend some more time with our new neighbors and stayed with them while I was at the meeting. How nice is that!!

We didn’t manage to get the ginger bread house build as planned this Christmas. We opened it up on Tuesday and MT had some fun trying to build with the kit, decorate AND EAT; it was after all the 13th day of Christmas(!) It’s still sticky in my house from all the icing ;)

365 – a project; Jan 7

new neighbor

This morning our car started, at first try, without even acting like there should be a problem. I think this is a car with personality too; I usually end up with such cars ;) Anyway, it’s going to the garage on Friday for some service, so we’ll see if they can find anything out of order.

Today we invited our new neighbor with kid. It was fun to get to know them a bit better and even though the mother is a lot younger than me we had some common ground coming from the same area and all. MT is so glad to have a 5 year old neighbor, hopefully they can become good friends and have much fun togheter.

neighbor kid

Late last year we got a new neighbor, a boy at age 5. Could it be any more perfect? MT have missed going outside to find someone to play with – now he can almost do that (since he has to cross a heavy trafficked road he still has to bring his mummy along, but they have plenty of places to play both in the fields and forest that have no cars….).

The kid came to see us today. He brought his mother with him for security, since it was his first time visiting us, that was nice for me to get to know her a tiny bit more as well. But after a while her son told her to go home, he was okay being at our house on his own. It was so nice chatting with his mum, but I was also happy with him being comfertable being here on his own. I hope he’ll become a regular guest and play pal for MT; by summer I guess they will be hanging out, more or less, every day possible.

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