Posts in Relationships

To be rekindled and to rekindle

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer said that, and I recently read it on a blog I frequently read,... Read More

April 14, 2012 1 Comment

To be brave like chicken droppings

I have been thinking about what courage is. I want to be a courageous woman, but so often I am not. I am brave, but I am chicken shit, like Alanis Morisette says in her song Hand in my pocket. Around my neck I carry a simple silver necklace that... Read More

April 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

44 reasons to like Steve

Today my husband Steve turns 44. Unfortunately for him, he is in Oslo and I am not. But I have thought about him a lot, if that counts, and promised him a party when he comes home. He is my best friend and there are a lot of reasons why.... Read More

March 28, 2012 6 Comments

Unethical shoes on sale and love your neighbor.

Yesterday Naomi had something that resembled a bad conscience. She had spent her allowance on yet another pair of shoes. She is a shoeaholic. The only one who may love shoes more than her is Imelda Marcos. (She was the wife of the dictator Marcos in the Philippines, and owned... Read More

January 19, 2012 4 Comments

Many years in a box

We have some traditions in our family. One is to make something nice for breakfast on Sunday mornings. Another is to clean the house on Saturdays. My kids much prefer the Sunday tradition. One of my favorite traditions though is the New Year’s box. That one is special. Many years... Read More

January 8, 2012 4 Comments

Click. Suddenly you have clicked yourself in the head.

Here in Norway it is still Christmas. Middle Christmas, we call it. That is the time between Christmas day and New Year’s Eve. During Middle Christmas we mostly go to people’s houses and eat, or people come to our house and eat. The exception is when we go for the... Read More

December 30, 2011 7 Comments

Where do you put your used gum?

I remember something funny from when I was little. My grandma had an old kitchen table that was covered with a floral plastic table cloth. It was held in place with thumbtacks. But the table wasn’t the main attraction. It was what was hidden under the table. Because under the... Read More

May 5, 2011 5 Comments

The truth about lead and feathers

It was always such fun to ask this question: What is heavier? 1 kg lead or 1 kg feathers? We would laugh out loud when the person we asked said: 1 kg lead. Ha, ha, ha, dumb, dumb, it weighs the same! This is one of my useless childhood memories.... Read More

February 28, 2011 5 Comments