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New years eve

As some dimwits already think it's 2014 (Fireworks are shooting out their wazoos!) I feel it's more than appropriate to  wish you all an amazing new years eve!

2013 showed its abnormally eerie ass early on & kept on mooning me all year through. The passing of my Grandmother a few days ago kinda topped it all off for me...& even though the world was blessed with her presence for almost a century, it got me thinking that life's precious & oh so fleeting. So although the new year will begin with a funeral I'll be making damn sure that the rest of it will be bloody amazing & that my insatiable wanderlust will be well fed.

Hope y'all will have an astonishing 2014! ...don't waste a single moment of it. ♥

New years kisses & hugs from me.

~Linn.
"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." ~Hal Borland.

Reflection

Reflecting upon 2013 I have to admit that it hasn't been the best of years. It started with high hopes & expectations & ended with deaths & a rather unhealthy dose of betrayal from close ones...& believe me - I have a hard enough time trusting people, so this year's events definitely helped fuel that fire. So here I am at the very end of the year, realizing that I just don't let people in anymore. It's like they're getting a sneak peak of the preview, but are banned for ever getting to watch the entire movie. Do I like the privacy it creates? Or do it make me more detached & entangled in my own misanthropic world view? What has it all taught me? If anything at all it's probably shined a light on how highly I value loyalty & integrity...& I know it's quite the paradox with me sharing all this stuff here & at the same time feeling the need of opening more up, but it's true. Cause even with all my dinky medical issues & …

Farmor

The heart of the most wonderful little lady I know stopped beating today. 

Thank you for all the memories, the homemade raspberry jam from the garden, my father, your openness towards me, but most of all thank you for loving my grandfather in such a wonderful way.

~Linn.
"Elephants and grandchildren never forget." ~Andy Rooney.

Drink, drank, drunk?

I get why people urges others not to drink during the holidays. But I have to say that it's gotten to a point where I'm a tad bit aggravated by the huge trigger finger wagging side to side in an admonitory gesture every time I log onto Facebook, Twitter or other social media. Cause not all of us get obliterated drunk every single time we're near alcohol. I personally think it's healthy to show children that it's OK for grown-ups to have a glass of wine or a beer during the holiday dinner. That it doesn't change the behavior of the adults or the overall experience at all. I think it rather takes the edge off this whole demonisation of alcohol consumption. So perhaps the kids that's experiencing this grows up to be less curious about it all & don't feel the need to binge drink during social gatherings.
For those of you that argue the opposite; Well, I assume grown ass people know their limits & don't touch the stuff if they know that one glass …

Sleepy...

Past 2 AM & I'm listening to Opeth. Their music usually make me sleepy...in a good lullaby kinda way. My son have a way of pointing out certain things I've lost track of. Like the lack of loud music in our lives. It used to be on almost 24/7. Now we're kinda stuck in our own musical sphere. Separated by cords & plastic devices aka headphones. That's about to change though. The record player is coming out again & so are the stereo. It's strange to covet the smell of old vinyl, but I do...& I miss seeing the 80s records with my brother's initials on them. SENTIMENTAL
Well, I'm hopefully off to la-la-land now. So good night, wherever you may be...
~Linn.
"The only guy I have to get better than is who I am right now." ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter.

Ice Princess

My youngest niece Sara is just about the sweetest person I know. ...& she definitely deserves to shine in the spotlight.  Courtesy of Joakim Bekkåsen. Courtesy of Joakim Bekkåsen. I don't usually expose my family like this, but since she's already in the paper I'm taking the liberty of invoking my bragging rights. ;)  Here's the article about her figure skating club's annual show in our local newspaper Moss Avis

~Linn
"The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh." ~Robert Ludlum.

Turning 35

I've been 35 for a little over 24 hours now...& I kinda have a sense of unease about it. Not the number, but more in regards to the content of my life. I miss all the great things I used to do & experience...& I want more of it. Simple as that. So if I'm still around to celebrate my 36th birthday, I hope I'm writing all about what an amazing journey 35 has been. ;)

The celebrations yesterday isn't much to boost about. But I did get to blow out a few golden candles on a cake with my son beside me...& my mum gave me a bunch of lovely roses & a kiss on my head. In the afternoon Mr. D. took me for a drive & we ended up at a place that could've been the perfect backdrop for a horror movie. Foggy, a dark forest & except for some weed smoking loonies & us it was completely deserted. Besides that I got the best gift ever! With something inside that I associate with friends, festivities & fun.
Pardon the sh**ty phone pics, it's dark up …

Friday 13th

It's been a great day. It ended rather amazing with my son taking me to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. A pre-birthday gift & I LOVED it!
Picture found at www.thehobbit.com I love movies that transcends you to another universe for a while... But on a more shallow level I love all the beard & testosterone! Hehe  Pictures found here & here. ;P

~Linn.
"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks." ~William Shakespeare.

Mandela

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life  that is less than the one you are capable of living."  ~Nelson Mandela.
Courtesy of Paul Lovering.
Sometimes life's events have a way of putting things back into perspective... Thank you for yet another life lesson, Mr. Nelson. 
~Linn.

Wheel of fortitude

I appreciate the religious diversity amongst my friends & family. But, do I go neutral in my holiday cards or not this year? 

I ask because lately it's been such a lot of talk about not offending Muslims, etc. So crosses on buildings they use have been removed & so on. I do believe that when it comes to burial sites we should have some sort of buildings without any religious bearing out of respect. But not if a church have been there for hundreds of years & are towering landmarks in the community. (I would feel the same about a mosque, temple, etc. I can't stress enough the importance of preserving historical architecture. It's part of our legacy.) 
I do keep asking; If people of other religious beliefs are allowed to heed their traditions, why shall we give up any of ours? I am heathen, & I have a healthy amount of respect for other belief systems. But I think it's an awful thought that any country should remove any part of it's identity & tradit…

Hello December

We've had a lazy Sunday here. Pizza & movies. Not in keeping with the season's spirit. But it was a nice beginning of what seems to be a rather cold month of December. No snow yet though...

~Linn.
"In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." ~William Blake.