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Just a quick update... I had to get away for a while, so now I'm in Valdres. I'll write more when I get back home. :) ~Linn Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ~Robert Byrne.

A hint...

I shouldn't have gone out today... Feels like I'm on fire. You know when you burn your finger on a lit candle? That's basically how I've been feeling for the past 9  hours. So, I'm afraid that I only have one quick pic of what I'm giving my dad on Sunday. I can show you more tomorrow. :)  Since forever my Dad's been flying planes, both military & commercial... So, I let it inspire me a tad bit.  I 've just used an old atlas book & ripped out the pages for the decoration. Wrapped the wine bottle, so he doesn't see what kinda wine it is until he takes it off. Then I recycled a cardboard box, & a bit more of one of the atlas pages...then I used my 1 dollar rubber "With Love" stamp to add a little interest. ;p The little card says "Thanks!" on the front & then I've written a thing I'm thankful for on the back. Then I've made a simple paper airplane, also out of a map. I'll give him a basked filled

Nickname Mr. Pain

G ood morning! I woke up at 7am as usual, but my body refused to get out of bed until it was almost 8 O'Clock. o.O .oO(Seriously, I look like a crooked old shrew in the mornings.) There's a reason for that of for the past couple of weeks I've been going to physiotherapy. I'm one of those that clench my teeth & get on with it when it comes to pain. But seriously, the physical therapist I'm going to... He's really great, & funny! But, I've called him "F**king c**k!" a couple of times now. Yesterday he worked on my neck & shoulder area at first, I could deal with that... Then he made my spine crack on various places...dealt with that too, pretty gracefully may I add - NOT! *LOL* But after he used the heat treatment & starting messing about on my lower back I got a bit loud & kinda wished him pain. :p I'm usually good at controlling myself... But having a hard time doing that around "Mr. Pain". Hmmm... Go f

Preparing gifts

Ok, writing from bed now, so please keep your expectations really low. (Disregard the spelling too... I'm Norwegian, tired & blonde. ;) ) So, going to tell you all about my visit with Mr. Pain when I wake up...& show you what I'm preparing for Fathers day & the oh so famous 24 day December calendar in the afternoon. ~Linn Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. ~Frank A. Clark.

4 more years

W hen I went to sleep last night I wondered if the world would somehow be different in the morning... ...nooope! I t's bedtime here in my little nook on this planet... So nite nite! ;) ~Linn. Teamwork divides the task & multiplies the success. ~Author Unknown


W as at the movies yesterday evening. :) Watched the latest James Bond flick ...& without giving up too much, lets just say that 007 is going back to his roots. With villains to die for... (No pun intended. ;) ) ...& a scenery that's simply breathtaking. Courtesy of D aniel Craig is nothing less than perfect for the role. He brings a certain je ne sais quoi to the character. It's such a leap from the sleazy portrayal of 007 we know all too well, to what I perceive as the quintessential Brit he always should have been.  I will actually go so far to say that Sean Connery aka the James Bond might have to step down from his 50 year long reign & let Craig be regent, at least until the next movie... Then we can decide if the coronation of a new Monarch is a necessity. ;) if you want an escape from everyday life, then go & spend a couple of hours with Mr. Craig, Dame Dench & Mr. Bardem -who brings an impressive interpretat


F or as long as I remember I've followed the seasons, gathered whatever nature had on offer  & used it the following season. But as winter fast approaches I realize that my larder isn't exactly  runneth over with the plentiful bounty of yesteryears .  o.O I'm actually annoyed by the long list I had to jot down last night. Of course we have enough to last a really really long time...  But NOT with the things I like to have at hand - the homemade goodies. Oh, & I have to say.......getting winter supplies is looong overdue. So got my work cut out for me this week. But, I'll enjoy every friggin' second of it. ;) ~Linn. We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are. ~Anais Nin.

Raindrops are falling...

C an't believe it's Saturday already! I've planted my behind firmly in bed. No, I'm not going to sleep. It's just nice to sit here all quietly & listen to the rain gently tapping the window. Been planning the Thanksgiving menu...& no, I do not celebrate the American Thanksgiving, but rather just a gathering to celebrate the last autumnal bounty & give thanks to nature for providing. & hey, lets face it... I'll jump on ANY excuse to make sweet potato pie & stuffing. ;D I just think it's nice to make your own traditions. When I became a Mom it just became very important to give my son a strong awareness of the seasons...& what's the best way to do that? Follow the way of the old...& not a clock ticking on a wall. ;) N ow I've moved my a** into the living room. Had to see Stjernekamp . I'm rooting for  Tuva Syversen   (Pic taken by Julia Naglestad/NRK) Tonight they have to perform in my least favorite genr

Wonky candle

I'm in bed already. Been a long day... Just stopped by to wish you a fantastic weekend + show off my first homemade candle this season. I failed bigtime!!! :D But that's the charm of homemade - anything - really... ;) Nite nite! <3 br="br"> ~Linn.


N ovember is here! Naked branches, smoke rising from the chimney tops & long cozy evenings in front of a fire. Yeay!!! Loads to look forward to... Thanksgiving (aka the last autumn feast of the year), fathers day, a few birthdays, preparing little calendar gifts for my son, holiday decorations & so on... It's nice getting to dabble. T he snow's gone & rain's pouring down...& that's really alright by me. I need autumn to last a bit longer. But have to admit, I'm starting to get a few butterflies flapping around in my stomach... Cause Yule/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah or whatever you call it is a magical time of year. O n a sadder note... Someone I cherished a lifetime ago was buried today. It reminds me of how sick & tired I am of "what if's & why didn't I's"... ~Linn . What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. ~Colette.