I have GOT to pull it together!
Sunday, November 20, 2011      15 comments

This is really how I feel! I have a great desire in life to be balanced and lately "balanced" is not where I live! In some ways things are good...I have a great menu going at work and we are in the full swing of things...very busy...and I am h... Read more
My very belated blog about Halloween in Norway
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      16 comments

(no special Spark insight here...just talkin' about Halloween in Norway...) The history of Halloween in Norway can be traced all the way back to the mid 1990's. Back then they just picked a weekend day closest to Halloween and hoped for th... Read more
So now the paranoia sets in...
Sunday, October 30, 2011      23 comments

I am not a complainer. I don't like it...I'm not very good at it and I don't like people to feel sorry for me. This is one of the reasons I have not blogged lately. The other reason is that I have very low energy lately and am still dealing w... Read more
health update...really short blog
Saturday, October 22, 2011      26 comments

This will be quick. I woke up a few days ago with an infection in my other eye! I was very scared that it was the herpes infection cropping up in the other eye but I got to the doctor quickly and he assured me that it is very unlikely that it ... Read more
Autumnal Holiday recap and a bunch of pictures from our staff dinner
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      17 comments

Hello! I am still here! Really. I guess I kind of took a little Spark break for the past week or so during our "Autumnal Holiday" here in Oslo! I want to catch up on what is happening with all of my Spark friends but I have a quiet moment h... Read more
Sick of being sick
Friday, September 30, 2011      21 comments

Well....I haven't blogged very much lately and I haven't mentioned this to many but I have been sick now for about a month. It is a drag. it is: The whole thing started probably at the end of August with a cold. No big deal. T... Read more
A lovely cold remedy, me exercising like a crazy person and a dessert
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      26 comments

So many of my Spark Friends seem to have colds these days...I even have one coming on. I remembered that my good friend WINE4GIRL had written about a nice cold remedy that she found out about and I asked her if I could share it. She put it on ... Read more
I miss...
Sunday, September 11, 2011      20 comments

For some reason Autumn makes me feel nostalgic and of all the times of the year it is when I miss the US the most. Today is a rainy cozy day and I was just thinking of the different things about the different places I have lived that I miss... ... Read more
Happy about food choices and some pictures from Paris
Sunday, August 28, 2011      21 comments

Last night I was going through my cupboards after my kids had gone to sleep partly out of boredom and partly because it was my birthday, Patrick was at work and I was going to snack on whatever I wanted too! I slowly came to the realization tha... Read more
bygone era blah blah blah
Friday, August 26, 2011      13 comments

I would just like to go on record as saying "Whaaaaat? Huh? What are you even talking about?...huh?" I have never in my life read such a bi polar...or is it schizophrenic review...ever. Wish washy and nostalgic and borderline silly. You are... Read more
10 Year Anniversary
Monday, August 15, 2011      17 comments

I thought I would get a quick entry in today on account of it is my wedding anniversary today. Ten years. Patrick likes to tell people that I can finally say now that this is the longest I have ever been married to anyone! (I had one very sho... Read more
Ever have one of those times?
Thursday, June 16, 2011      18 comments

Ever have one of those times when things could not get any crazier and stressful and then somehow they do? This is what is happening with me right now. I can do stress...I can. What I have a hard time with is crazy stress coming from multiple... Read more
A surprise dinner guest
Sunday, June 05, 2011      17 comments

Last night at work Patrick got a call from the reception desk and the woman in charge kept talking to him in Norwegian. He kind of understood what she wanted and said "OK, you have four people who want to eat tonight?" She said finally in Engl... Read more
Budgeting money, calories and riding the rails like a bandit...
Friday, June 03, 2011      12 comments

Michael Moore did not exactly have it right when he said that in Norway they pay you to go on vacation every year. What they actually do is take money out of your paycheck every month for a year and then give it back to you in June tax free so ... Read more
Could I get a little privacy please?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      20 comments

One day I will again have privacy. Time alone even. The other day I was thinking about how the only time I have alone is when I am riding the train to work and then I realized that the train is actually full of people and it is sad that I thin... Read more

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