Posts in Umbrella (catchall)

Falling stars and folding stars

Last night I got the idea that I wanted to try making a Danish paper star. You may have seen them in specialty stores that have high-end Christmas ornaments. They are lovely. I had bought some origami paper that would serve as the ingredient for my project. I was excited... Read More

December 18, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Do what you love!

Watch this today! I did and now I am not about to waste my life! Life is about the people I meet. If I don’t like something, then change it! Life is simple. And it goes on and on. Watch and let me know what you think. Did you love... Read More

August 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Playing it fair, or remaining a bully

Having had kids for a while, I have learned some things. One of them is that you have to play fair. There are rules to all games, and if somebody breaks them, he or she cannot be trusted. And kids don’t want to play with the ones who don’t play... Read More

August 28, 2012 2 Comments

The riches of the land (and water)

Yesterday I felt like the woman described in Proverbs 31. Except I did not get up at dawn. The sun raises at 4 am, mind you. But I got up and made wholesome pancakes, bursting with energy and health from the flax seeds, whole wheat and oats I put in... Read More

August 14, 2012 3 Comments

A Yo-yo or a spas?

We have all heard of yo-yo diets. The diets that get people to diet so hard for a short while that they can’t handle it any more and then they end up gaining all the weight they just lost. Well, me, I am a yo-yo blogger. First I write a... Read More

June 8, 2012 1 Comment

Sun stress

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... Read More

May 24, 2012 1 Comment

Why not dance? It’s spring.

It’s spring-time in Norway. Nothing can compare to the feeling of spring in a country that has winter from November until April. Like jolly calves who have just been let outside, we too dance around like dorks. Well, not exactly dancing. We just dance in our heads. Norwegians are reserved... Read More

April 19, 2012 2 Comments

Does English licorice mess with our memory?

Last night I decided: I will start living very healthily. I will stop eating English licorice even though there is a bowl of it on the top shelf of the cabinet. I will not have a beer, even if it is Friday or Saturday night. I will not justify eating chocolate... Read More

February 5, 2012 5 Comments

What is luxury anyhow?

Once I was watching Steve as he took a half-a-liter vanilla yogurt container and poured most of it into his cereal. “What are you doing?” I half shouted in despair and shock. “You cannot use all that yogurt and you cannot pour it out of the container like that.” Steve... Read More

January 25, 2012 4 Comments

Put on your armor when walking in the storm.

After writing blogs for more than a year now, I feel like I must be repeating myself a lot. Basically, I don’t have that many new and original ideas. It mostly goes in the same issues. Same, same, but different, as they say in Vietnam. So what I have to... Read More

October 20, 2011 1 Comment

Born to run?

Today I had a great run. It was a perfect fall day, cool, sunny, yellow leaves in the forest, the smell of rotting vegetation. I had new shoes, a very green jacket, my tights and an orange head band. No chance I would be mistaken for a moose. The ground... Read More

October 15, 2011 6 Comments