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Good riddance 2012

We're in the last hour of 2012 here...& that's a huge blessing. I know it's only a number, but the symbolism has remarkable healing powers on my psyche. Looking back on the time breaking a sweat with my second family, meeting an array of wonderful people in an unfamiliar line of work & spending precious time with my son gives me a reason to smile. The rest of the year's been laced with awful pain & sickness. So now I bid 2012 a fare the well...

...& I welcome 2013. May you fill our lives with loads of laughter, love, loyalty, good health, great wealth & divine blessings.

~Linn
"...& ye, who have met with Adversity's blast, 
& been bow'd to the earth by its fury; 
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! & join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
& having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen."
~Thomas Hood.

A Proper Purge

I've taken a small vacation. A puking, feverish vacation...but nonetheless, a proper vacation. Got sooo sick on my birthday & it didn't get much better during the Holidays... Not gonna dwell much on it though, just have to say that the end of 2012 haven't differed a bit from the rest of the year. BUT I'm actually looking at it as a proper purge, both inside & out. 
I'm only one night's rest from the big organizing day. Gonna sort through & get rid of the clothes that don't fit, the toxic people in my life, the pile of paper I've ignored for so long... Not necessarily in that order or fashion, but I'll at least begin with the tasks at hand, & then I'll see how far I've come at the end of the day. Hopefully I've managed to get it all done. Cause on new years eve all I'm gonna do is wear my old pearls & new clothes, raise the champagne glass, hug my son, light up some Whiz Poppers & salute the New Year.


Hope the Go…

It's my birthday!

As my 33rd year comes to an end... I look back & acknowledge that it's not one to jot down in any history books. It's been remarkable plain, painful & downright boring. It's been a year of insight & revelations. Can say that it's been next to no personal gain, but a tremendous amount of loss. I've tried to do my best to focus on the few blessings I've had, but it's been hard. It seem like my mojo's taken a permanent vacation.
So now that I'm stepping in to my 34th year... I'm contemplating what I want to happen next... I want to get well, have a pain-free existence, start making serious money again, laugh with friends & family, have a creative outlet, travel more, just lead my kind of luxury living. Lets hope I haven't used up all my fairy godmother blessings. ;)

Have to get up in 4 hours...so nite nite!

~Linn.
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." ~Chili Davis.

KNITivity

Tiny snowflakes dances outside the window now, & I'm under the covers freezing! When I start to build the house I'll insulate with wool like there's no f**king tomorrow! ...& I'll install a crazy amount of fireplaces. See I don't mind the winter at all, 10 meters of snow - nooo problem, but I do mind freezing when I'm INSIDE. It's probably number one on my stupid-list. :P Well, aaanyhow... When I'm cold my mind usually take me to warm places, & today I ended up in Lusekofte land. So, do join me on this short tour of Norwegian knitwear.
This is called a Lusekofte It dates back to the time when we huddled together in front of a roaring fire, told each other stories & used oil & candles for illumination. It kept us warm when we went outside to chop wood for our fires & it made the most rugged man look suitable for wooing the loveliest girl in the village & vice versa. ;)  You can buy one like this here. It comes in a variety of patt…

Sunday chill

Today I've been making postcards, gift tags, etc. Dead tired now... (I'll post a few pics of that tomorrow.)

Had a quick trip to Oslo with my son the other day... It's quite fun getting to be a tourist for a few hours. Getting some one-on-one time with my son at the same time ain't a bad deal either. We took pics & looked at the guards by the castle. :) We even got a cup of hot chocolate from the Freiastore on Karl Johan street. YUMMY! ~Linn.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food & warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand & for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell.

December tree

Finally winter's officially here. It isn't white outside, but it's a certain chill in the air that can't be mistaken for anything else. :)

Been decorating the tree... It's far from wintery green, but I love it! I'll take better pics in the morning...so these have to do for now.

~Linn.