May 24 1 Comment

Sun stress

Right before midnight.

Sun stress. It is not something you get because there is too much sun. No, you get it because you have so little sun in your life that when it comes out, you get fantastically stressed. This is happening to me at this very moment. We have had sunny and warm weather here in the country up by the North Pole for a week. If you have a hard time defining beauty, then come here and watch. Sun setting at 10.30 and the kind of sun heat that is actually pleasant.

But, the problem is that there are:

1. Things one has to do inside while the sun is out outside. Like work. Like the dishes. Like laundry and sorting the bills. This is really frustrating.

2. There are so many things to do outside that we are not able to do the rest of the year, so we (I) feel slightly like an ADHD’er on speed. Gardening, BBQs, going for walks, riding the bike, going for runs, spending time by the ocean, reading outside, painting the fence, hanging the laundry outside, picking wild herbs (Yes, I do that and they are tasty!), getting a tan, picking rocks (from the lawn. Does not qualify as gardening), getting a tan, eating ice cream and going for picnics.

Right now I have brought my office outside. It kind of works, but not really.

I love the sun in Norway. It is always welcome here. Any day. As long as I don’t have to do something really important.

Need to define beauty? Come to Norway in the summer!


1 Comment

  • Linda Busklein says:

    OH, I know. I have gotten way too little sleep this week. But I think there is Biblical support for enjoying the sun for the short time it is here and letting the laundry go for a couple of days. Luke 10:38-42
    Enjoy the beauty!