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!

Week In The Life | Saturday

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I woke up early on Saturday. Too early, I felt, so I went back to bed. It was Saturday after all. But then I slept another full night’s sleep and my work day got cut short. I was quite angry with myself, although that did not help the situation much. So after a very late breakfast I heard the harvester and understood that the rest of the day would be about that.

Harvesting season at the farm starts today.

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I brought the camera with me outside. And shot a few moments during our day that actually did make me feel that this day was just right even though it’s started out all wrong.

Below is a current on-a-farm-work-day portrait of us that right now live on the farm; my mom, my dad, my kid and me. Hello!

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Today we harvested the first bit of our rye crops, it’s an old kind of rye with tall straws. It’s called Svedjerug in Norwegian. I hope to mill some of it to flour later in the season. Maybe even put some up for sale. All our crops are organic.

It’s important for the quality of the grains that they are dry, so we measure the ‘water content’ several times. If it is too moist we need to blow air on it to help it dry out properly, thankfully we didn’t need to do that this time. Saves both time and energy.

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As my dad went on to harvest more, we moved on a few other chores on the farm. MT cut the grass. I filled up on water and enjoyed a few minutes in the sun on the front porch before heading in to do a little bit of house work.

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Later we went back to gather some of the straws for my garden and my dad asked MT to help him spread out some of the dust that had gathered where the harvester stood.

He had quite some fun with that task, helping out on the farm isn’t all boring stuff!

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MT and our dog Ferdinand.

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The three of us.

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In the evening we went to pick up some groceries. The sunset was a beautiful one so I made MT go out of the car and capture it for me. I love a pinkish-orange-yellow good night!

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Back home my dad was just about finished with his last lap around the field. And we helped get the crops under roof. By then it was dark (see top right photo on this post). My vegetables needed some watering as well. So it was after 11 pm before I was indoors again; it might have been a good thing that I got some extra sleep earlier in the day after all.

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Night sky. Taken around 9 pm.
Still loving that basked hook attached to our wall.

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Thanks for coming by my little online world today! How are your day going?


links: Ali Edwards’ Saturday post – on her site you can find all things related to Week In The Life (and lots of other great projects) | My Saturday 2011

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