Wednesday, 22 November 2017

life, week 45

Monday routine with a twist: hiding in the basement instead of the University reading room. Bonus: listening to pappa play with the kids.

that time of year // parent teacher conferences

that time of day // kindergarten and sfo pick up


Good morning, shadows! It's so nice to see you again.

10 am bright blue sky // long time no see

Gotta love a flower that is still going pretty strong in November.

November morning without filter 

We are deep into the jumping phase.

A sight for sore eyes.

Spot the 6 years old watching iPad.

Father’s Day breakfast and stories of the floating Lego lab.

 Father's Day flowers from the children (bought by the grandma because their mother forgot). 

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Week 45: November 6-12

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

life, week 44

6 years (ago)

- celebrated with her friends...

... and hot dogs, of course! The staple food of Norwegian kids' birthdays. 

trying to get things done // never ending to do list

because endorphins and praise hands for basement workouts #bosseffect #BodyBoss

The endorphins made me do it; evening meal prep and veggies for the win. 

desperate // pre dinner and homework remedy

I had grand plans of grading a few papers (stress management!), or at least get a little more up to date on blogging and photo organising (hobbies are fun). Instead I ate too much candy and got stuck on the sofa doing nothing. That’s it! I’m going to bed. If I hurry it will only be 9 pm by the time I hit the pillow. #bliss

5:30 pm home bound

Saturday 12:30 pm: 13 down, 37 to go. Waiting for fork delivery so that I can eat my pesto pasta lunch + trying to make myself comfortable with the twisted ankle

Not only did I get a fork for my lunch, I also got coffee and cake. Fuel for the next 30 papers 👊🏻

weekday lunches in the making // pretty colors for the win

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Week 44: October 30 - November 5

Friday, 17 November 2017

things I like lately

from the autumn archives 

- Sverre's voice when he has just woken up from a nap
- listening to Sølve and Sverre talk about Father Christmas - Sverre did not at all understand the concept
- 15 ways to ward off seasonal depression 
- the hangover cure playlist on Spotify - a favorite in this house
- A Photographer's Old College Classmates Back Then and Now (via Ana)
- scrolling threw ignite light
- my new very bright bike light - because safely in the darkness
- the light in this photo
- eggs!
- my sweet, supporting colleagues

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Things I don't like lately

- so very little time spent with my family these days - especially my children
- so very little time spent out of doors in daylight these days
- a couple of hard work weeks that has left me more exhausted than I like - I haven't even had the energy to work out this week - need to remedy that asap!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

life, week 43

Let’s do this! 👊🏻 // When your Norwegian teacher is still a student, you have to work on your patience skills and accept a long wait to get your paper graded.

A sudden change of plans: my most important job has an urgent task for me.

Tuesday 9 am: coffee, “Air Buddies” on Netflix and a sick Sverre on my lap // hopefully he will have a long nap so that I can get some grading done

Making the most of nap time. Hoping that the rough night will make him sleep for hours. Chicken pox sucks!

Birthday week is on and we are all set for the first of several celebrations. Not. Birthday girl came home from school with a fever, so this party has to wait. Looks like I’ll be home with two sick kids tomorrow.

When Sverre woke up this morning he said two things: First, while standing in his crib, pointing at his diaper, he exclaimed «bæsj» (poop). Then, when I carried him to the bathroom, his arm around my neck, he said “bestevenn” (best friend). That, plus him falling asleep on my lap, made my week.

eating // getting better

Thursday mood: sick kids, a lot of Netflix and a mamma with a growing to do list. Also: it’s @snigaboo’s birthday today, so will put on the celebratory mood in the afternoon 🎉

Those vegetables I made on Sunday, were perfectly fine on Friday. Meal prep *praise hands*

What to do with aaaaall the balloons that weren’t used for the balloon disco because birthday girl got a fever and we had to cancel the birthday party? Put them in a duvet cover to keep them away from the kids and hope they will last until a new balloon disco opportunity turns up. (It will soon, because birthday week; Sølve’s birthday is today, mine is Saturday and Sara’s is Monday.)

Drawings from the kids, tulips from the husband, brownie and coffee in bed. A great start to 38 if you ask me!

No IKEA visit is complete without a hotdog. 

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Week 43: October 23-29

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Iceland // Reykjavik

Island-genser er den nye grilldressen // kids are in bed, parents-in-law are babysitting at the hotel and we have about 1,5 hour left before bedtime // making the most of our time in Reykjavik 🤓✌🏻

the end but always ready for an encore 

Monday, 13 November 2017

life, week 42

nearly done // smug + NuArt + Attende at Kannik skole (my workplace)

autumn, piled

back to it // Monday routine

Instant cure for hangry mamma: a slice of bread with lots of chocolate spread before dinner + kids watching Netflix

The autumn leaves carpet is no longer dry.

I love the color of autumn beech leaves. 

To make up for all the Toblerone I have eaten lately. Balance, right?

First world dilemma on a Friday afternoon: which pillows stay and which go downstairs in the daybed?

“Oh look! It’s a baby champagne cork!”

Sunday morning and at least the light is good.

It was a much needed...

...solo walk around the lake.

The sunshine...

...and the autumn glory did me good.

I didn't log completely off though; listened to an audiobook version of the novel curriculum as I strolled into the long autumn shadows.

new shelves (already cluttered)

Sunday food prep whilst listening to audiobook curriculum - “Bondestudentar” by Arne Garborg // a week of roasted vegetables for lunch

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Week 42: October 16-22


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