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

Friday, 10 November 2017

things I like lately

photo taken for the Artist Diner project // Kodak Portra 400nc, Minolta SRT 101

- the light in this photo
- this photo
- having a green plant (Monstera) in the bathroom - it's really thriving
- Wednesday mornings are a little less rushed because I start work late
- meeting my students and their parents at the parent teacher conferences
- checking those conferences off my to do list
- accidentally Wes Anderson
- finding time to roast vegetables for my weekday lunches at work - I'm hooked!
- pasta bolognese for dinner when I came home late from work today - Sølve knows how to treat me well
- finding a piece of my mum's "krydderkake" (spice cake) in the freezer and cream (for whipping) in the fridge - Friday night treat saved
- weekend!

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Things I don’t like lately

- the constant work no rest mode
- another working weekend
- cutting Sverre's toe nails - such a struggle!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

life, week 41


Au revoir, Provence! Hei home!


Slooowly returning to everyday life mode. Glad to have a couple of days before the whirlwind starts again to unpack, tackle the huge laundry pile and switch the diet from croissants and back to green smoothies.


Sunday agenda: declutter


My IKEA shopping partner and the discounted Christmas wrapping paper.


Autumn break travel stories shared over an Italian style dinner - with edible souvenirs brought home from their travels. 


post swim look down photo bomb

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Week 41: October 9-15 (note to self: the most of this week will be posted in separate Provence posts)


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

life, week 40


Monday routine: Leave work in the early afternoon, do the Monday @bodybossmethod workout session (I have learnt that working out is the best way to recharge and fill up on energy for evening work + coffee, of course!), pack everything I need for an evening at the University reading room while Sølve deals with the little ones. Also, I love when random leftovers turn into a yummy meal. This is roasted potato wedges, sautéed bell pepper, mushroom and salmon, pumpkin seeds, guacamole and cucumber.


An afternoon visit to the after school activity (SFO) to watch the kids perform, meet the other parentes and grab a bite. It's a new learning and social scene not only for the kids but also for this first time school mamma.


Luckily this calm scene has no sound because the afternoon mood in this house was quite the opposite. Hashtag loud little monkeys and exhausted mamma.


Post workout treat because today’s session was HARD. Half burpees are the worst!


Another very loud and mostly chaotic afternoon with these two. I have so much respect for people who have more than two kids!


Sara was here. And autumn break is on 🙌🏻 


Provence bound // autumn break ftw!

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Week 40: October 2-8 (note to self: the rest of this week + most of week 41 will be posted in separate Provence posts)


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