Suddenly I got an sleepover 🐕🧾

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Sometimes I feel a bit like we are living in a “silent war”. Because we live with different restrictions, and also here in Spain, we need to have different paper with us now and then, special when we are moving out from our city border 🧾.

Like I mention in my last text, my oldest son and my daughter has a kind of “emergency” paper they can use in special situations to get out of their city border and come “visit” their mammi. The paper is not so special actually 😊. It just tell the police or military that they, my children, still belongs to my household, even they have their own home and rental contracts for their own homes. And this paper give them a kind of “promotion” to “come to mammi in case of a kind of emergency”. And an “emergency” can be different things, it all depends how you look at it 😊.

I’m actually glad my kids have this paper, because yesterday was “a kind of emergency”. My oldest son didn’t feel very well and needed to go to the hospital. And because of this paper he was allowed to get to the hospital close to me and not in the city where he lives, and he was allowed to border the city borders between us too. I can’t be together with him at the hospital. and I can’t visit him at the hospital either, that’s a thing the coronavirus has “fixed” for us 🙄, but it’s still good to just know he is close by 😊.

And, of course, his dog needed someone to look after him when his “foodfather” and company was a the hospital 🐕. And that someone was and is me 🥰.

So yesterday I had company from Zorro, my sons dog, and we went for a nice walk in between my jobs, and he actually needed to sleepover in my home too,- both Zorro and my oldest son 🥰. A nice surprise, even it was because of sickness and a hospital visit.

My oldest son got back home from the hospital late last night, and because of the distance from my home to his home, and also the evening and night- curfew we have here in Spain, they both needed to sleep over in my home. Very nice and very cozy 🥰. And so great to see them both again 😊.

My oldest son has a kind of infection, a cycte that is growing. So he was an x-ray as well, and got some medicines too, and did take a lots of tests. And he will be back at the hospital again tomorrow. And probably have the surgery next week, if everything happen after “the plans”. But as most of us know plan can change very fast.

I’m not worried, I know my son will be well and fine again 💙. I know he is in the best hands. He was through the same infection during this Spring, and the doctors at the hospital can treat him faster this time because they know what it is 💉. So that’s good 💊.

Of course it’s not good that my children has pain, don’t feel very well and are sick 💚. But as long as there’s a treatment thing will be fine, and as long mammi is close by it seems that that’s helping a bit too 🥰. And yes,- it was very nice to get an unexpected sleepover from them both, maybe special because things are like they are in our society at the moment 😊. You learn to appreciate different things in a slightly different way than before.  At least, I do 🥰. I try to embrace the different small daily “events” in life, the unexpected,- and it feels good 🧡.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon 😊

Zorro, – my oldest son dog on a sleepover in my home 🐕

I got a tiny little unexpected guest yesterday, and suddenly a big one too 😊. I learn to appreciate different things in a slightly different way than before. 🥰. I try to embrace the different small daily “events” in life, the unexpected ones as well as the expected,- and it feels good 🧡.

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It’s soon Christmas again 🎅🌲

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

It’s just one month to Christmas, a Christmas that probably will be a bit strange and different for many people around the world this year 🌏.

I knew already last Christmas that I was probably going to be and spend this this Christmas alone, and now I don’t mind to be alone at Christmas anymore. I think this will be the 4. or 5. Christmas I’m spending alone. The first ones was difficult and sad. But after a while you in a way get use to it, and do the best of it instead, or at least I try to do the best of it 😊.

I knew my children’s plan was to celebrate the Christmas time in Norway this year, because more and less they spend every second Christmas with me and every second Christmas with their dad. Natural enough. But there has been some changes this year, for my children’s Christmas plans. Changes they haven’t made, but the coronavirus and the situation around this has changed their plans.

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My son in the middle is already in Norway, so his Christmas plans will probably “go” more and less the way he had in mind. My oldest son and my daughter has no possibility for travelling to Norway this year. They can travel, but because of the situation they need to be in quarantine for 10 days when they arrives to Norway. This is the 10 days of holiday they have to visit family and friends, something that’s not possible when they need to be 10 days in quarantine ⏳.

And the plane tickets are also not to cheapest ones at the moment either 🛩.

I was first a bit happy for this, because that ment we could celebrate Christmas evening together. My oldest son, my daughter, maybe her boyfriend and me 🥰. We all live in Andalucia and with the different restrictions in the beginning of October we could actually visit each other as long as we didn’t travel out from Andalucia’s borders.


Then there come some new restrictions, and we are at the moment not allowed to border the different city borders in Andalucia either. What means,- I cant visit my children, my children cant visit me at the moment. And the way it is now with this new restrictions,- means, my oldest son will be alone with his dog at the mountains this Christmas, and my daughter will be together with her boyfriend in Malaga this Christmas eve. And I will be here in the town I’m living in.

I will “survive” to be alone, ” been there- done that” 😊. And,- I also know my oldest son will be okay with the Christmas- evening alone, or not alon, together with his dog, Zorro 🐕. He has been working so many Christmas evenings already in his life, so he will be fine. But of course I also know if he could choose he had probably celebrate the Christmas together with us 🥰.

I know my daughter will manage it too, at the same time as I know this will be most hard for her to not celebrate the Christmas evening together with her family. And she is “just” 20 years old. I know she is a marvellous young adult woman, but I also know she will feel this Christmas time in her heart a bit different then the Christmas- times before. And that doesn’t feel very good for a mammi heart to know 🧡. I know she will manage it. I know she will “survive”, I even know she will try her best to do the best of it with a smile….even when she doesn’t feel to good and to happy in her heart.

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I know she will have a good time together with her boyfriend during the Christmas- eve, but I know it is not the Christmas she had in mind or was looking forward too.

It’s something special with the Christmas- time and to be together with the closest ones 🧡. At the same time as there are people who have no one to celebrate the Christmas together with.

But for many people the Christmas- time is about family and friends, celebration, traditions and cultures. Except from this year. Probably will there be a bit less of celebration together with family and friends, a bit less of cultures and traditions too, the Christmas 2020 🎉.

So what to do about that? 🌲 Hopefully most will manage to do the best of this different Christmas celebration this year 🎅.

I know my daughter and my oldest son has “a just in case ticket in their arm” in case there will be the same restrictions as now in the Christmas- time too. They are both registered in my adresse and I’m their mammi 🧾. They can use this paper at Christmas, in case, but its mainly created for emergency situations. And it depends a bit about what kind of police or military person who are stopping them on their way to my home during the Christmas-time. Some will accept the paper, some will not. And of course, it depends also about my children if they take the chance to use this paper. It’s actually not an emergency situation to celebrate or not celebrate the Christmas together with their mammi 😊. And I really do understand if they choose to not try to use this paper during the Christmas- time. It’s not sure it’s worth the risk.

I’m actually not sure if I should start baking some of Christmas cakes or not 🥨. My plan was not to bake cakes this year, because I was going to not celebrate Christmas anyway. But maybe I can bake a bit? In case? Or just for myself?😊 I see what I will do, and decide. It’s still one month to Christmas- eve, and different things and changes can happen during the nexts weeks 😊. We are starting to get use to changes now at days. Different restrictions changes that in some or another way affects our life, our society, our culture and traditions too 😊.

It will be Christmas anyway in some or another way, together with my children or not, with homemade Christmas cookies or not 😊🥨🎅. It’s just to wait and see what’s happen, and do the best of it 🌲. Maybe Santa Claus has some special nice surprises this year? 🎁 😊

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog 🧡.

See you soon 😊

I’m not sure how this Christmas 2020 will be 🌲. The plan was to not celebrate Christmas at all, but then the corona- situation changed that plan a bit to maybe celebrate together with two of my children 🥰. And then there come some new restrictions …. again, and they maybe did change the plans…. again 🎅. So it’s just to wait and see, and try to do the best of it 🎁.

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Look at this little shameful fellow 😔💛

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

It’s difficult to not write about the coronavirus, Covid19 and the situation around “this” and us. This is something that affects us all, daily, all over the world, in some or another way.

I read the Spanish news about the corona- situation in Spain as well as about the situation in Norway. And then I try to have a tiny “overview” over the situation in Europe as well as in the rest of the world. But mainly my focus are on Spain and Norway,- natural enough. I’m from Norway and I’m living in Spain.

The situation is not good, that’s for sure. The virus is “everywhere”, many are in infected by the coronavirus. But it’s not everyone that get sick, many just have the virus and don’t feel to bad at all. And, unfortunately, they actually don’t know they have the virus either. And then they, unfortunately again, can infected other people around them with the virus. Just because they didn’t knew they had the virus.

But I do read in the Norwegian news that people feel ashamed over be sick with Covid19, and ashamed over being infected by the coronavirus. And,- the worst part, in my mind and head at least, people are bad to each other. Behave bad, says and write bad things to people who are infected by the coronavirus. Why? Why be ashamed, and even a bigger why, why behave bad?

The virus are all over the world. It can infect me and it can infect you, and we don’t always know when, how or where, even infection tracking and focus on “close contacts” is one of several measures that have been put in place and implemented. And even we use mask and try to keep distance, as well as washing our hands in a proper way.

I can be infected when I’m at the store, or even when I’m sourrende by my “close contacts”. And I don’t get the infection on porpoise, like I choose to believe that most of the people who are infected with the coronavirus haven’t done this in porpoise. And if I get the coronavirus I don’t think someone infected me on porpoise either.

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But, of course I can be wrong,- there’s a lots of different kinds of people “out there in the world”. There will always be an stupid soul and three “out there”, a “badass”, we all know that. But I don’t think most of us, and people in general get an infection on porpoise and “just for fun”, and then “give” the infection to someone else, just for fun. So why the be ashamed, and why behave bad?

Of course there has been some different mistakes during this period. Cruise ship in Norway that kept the coronavirus situation a bit secret, and different kinds of events that shouldn’t have been completed,- religious event as well as different other events and celebrations. But it is what it is,- the virus is in our society. It will not disappear much faster if we blame on each other.

And aren’t we in a time where we actually should care a bit more about each other then even create more distance to and from each other?

The coronavirus and Covid19 situation creates distance between us already with all the different restrictions, and when we “goes around” and feel about shame and on top of that, also people behave bad, we are creating even more distance.

We can all blame at each other. I can blame the person in the store that use the mask under the nose instead of over and cover both mouth and nose. I can blame one of my “close contacts” to not be to careful, and I can blame you because you didn’t see any needs for washing your hands after a toilet visit. But how will all this “blaming” help?

I read about foreigners in Norway that gets the blame, and teenagers that have secret parties, and I read about secret parties here in Spain too, so “we” aren’t any better South here. I read about people who dont want take the coronavirus test because they are worried for the result, and that an positive test can create bad behaviour when it comes to people around this person. This is, in my head, not good!

We are actually in this situation all of us, it’s affecting all of us, and it doesn’t help to be bad or blame someone else. The virus will not disappear for that reason. And there is probably a reason and two that it is such a big “flourishing” of the virus …. again ….and even more then during this Spring?

Mistakes can happen, this is a very new “situation” for all of us. To both live in in our society with a coronavirus, as we as live with so many new and different restrictions. It’s not easy for no one to “learn” all this at once, and to learn to live with “it all” as well.

And it’s not just the secret party in Madrid or Oslo that is the reason. And it’s not just the foreign that had this meeting, and it is not just this person who using the mask wrong and so on, and so on. That’s not the only reason for why the virus is “flourishing” so much again. It’s a bit more behind the “flourishing” then “just then this and that”.

The coronavirus will not disappear when we walks around and blame each other either. The virus is in our society for now, and, unfortunately, that’s the way it is. Be nice to each other instead. And don’t walk around with any kind of shame because you are positive with the virus. Maybe you feel ashame because you have been on a secret party, and maybe you got the virus from ther. But you can actually not know it for sure. Because maybe you also got it from someone in your family or your close contacts?

It’s important to follow the different restrictions as good as possible, and be nice to each other, including each other as best as possible during a difficult time. Instead of creating even more distance and a feeling of shame fulness.

I hope you are well, doing well and feel well 🧡. I hope you are following the different restrictions where ever you are,- even you feel they are “stupid”, or minimizing your “freedom” in one or another way 💚. The situation is more and less the same for “all and everyone”,- like the possibility for being affected by the coronavirus is more and less the same for “all and everyone” too.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Many people feel ashamed because they have got the coronavirus. And the reason why they feel ashamed is because of other peoples bad behaviour 😔. In the time we all are going through, I hope we can be more nice to each other instead of create even more distance that we already have. The different restrictions do already create distance. Do we need more distance then this?

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Time just flies by, it’s 20 years ago …. already 🥰❤

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Today it’s 20 years since my sweet, charming and amazing daughter was born 🥰. Imagen,- 20 years ago 😳,- and I still feel it was “just around the corner ” I gave birth to her 😊. ….and if course I still feel I’m 27 ….😉… not quite, but in general I still feel I’m “young”, so it’s a bit strange that my last baby duck today is a young adult woman 😊.

A birth is in general difficult to forget, and I still remember when I got her on my stomach, and the nurse told me it was a girl. I knew, if the baby was a girl, I wanted to give her the name Mathilde. My favourite girl name, and my favourite doll from my childhood I also named Mathilde ❤.

When I got her in my arms, my sweetest Mathilde ever, she was like a doll too. This tiny little baby girl I just have given birth to. So sweet and so tiny. The most perfect baby girl in the world 😊. I fall so in love her, this little girl I did hold in my arms 🥰. A love so big and so unconditional that it’s difficult to explain with words 🧡.

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My daughter’s name means “power, might and strength, and a struggler/ a fighter”. It suits her very well. She is a “fighter” and she does her things and stuffs in life with power, strengt and dignity 😊. And she really keeps on working, “struggling” to reach her different goals in life. And she do manage them too 🏆.

She have a job she really enjoy, and she is a “goal- setter”, and she has already risen slightly in both degrees, salaries and areas of responsibility in her job. Good work, girl 😊,- or maybe I should say “young adult woman” 👠.

Today this little, sweet, tiny and beautiful baby girl is now become an amazing young adult woman 👠. She is strong and powerful in her own way. She is mighty and can handle “a fight”, different challenges and various “struggles” in life with power, inner peace and strength. I’m so grateful for being her mammi, and I’m so proud of what she has manage in her life so fare 🥰

She was an very easy baby, and a child as well. And I can’t even “complain” over a though teenager period “together” with her either 😊. Of course there has been some very few “challenges” or “teenager- cases”, but nothing to complain over, and not very much to tell about either 😊.

Now she is living in a bigger city in Spain, Malaga, together with her boyfriend. She is not so very fare away from me, only 20 minutes with train 🚋. And that’s good to know, even we can’t see each other at the moment because of some new restrictions.

But last Monday I actually did take the train to Malaga, to my daughter, and I had the shortest trip “ever” into Malaga. I think I was there just for maybe 3 or 5 minutes before I took the same train back to my home 😅. Reason- well,- from last Tuesday 10.11.2020 we got some “new” restrictions in Spain. And one of them is that we can’t border the different city- borders for the next two weeks. I had something in my home my daughter needed before this “kind of city lock down” happen : 🌡,🖥, 🕯and a bit more. And the “fastes” way to give this to her was to take the train, meet her at the train- station, give “it all” to her, and take the same train back home. ( …you know me and big city driving is not the best😅). And yes, I did sit on the train with a TV on my shoulders, an heather in a bag and some candles holders and other things in an other bag 😊.

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My plan for today was actually to take the train to Malaga after work, invite my daughter to a better dinner with some cava bubbles in the centre of Malaga 🍾🥂. Celebrate her a tiny bit 🎉🎈. But I can’t do that today 😔. I can’t celebrate her 20 years birthday together with her because we are not allowed to border the city- borders. So I can’t even give her a hug, just a virtual one 🤗. And I can wish her a great birthday as well,- hopefully her boyfriend take very good care of her, spoil her a lot too 💙. Because she really deserves to be spoiled to day, as well as a lots of other days too 😊. And I can tell her that I love her unconditional, and that I’m the luckiest mammi in the world just because she is my daughter ❤.

2020 has been a “different”, difficult and challenges year for most of us in many areas in our life. But hopefully we can celebrate a bit more next year then 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My daughter and me before she moved out. 16.sept.2020- and I’m allowed to use this photo in my post 😊

My amazing daughter is 20 years today 🍾. I gave her my favourite girl name when she was born, a name that’s both “suits” her very well, as well as describe her personality perfectly 💛. Imagine,- my last child and baby duck is a young adult woman 👠. A young adult woman I’m so proud of and so grateful for being her mammi ❤. I wish her all the best of everything in life ❤.

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Some of my favourite paintings with a “touch of me” 🖼 🎨

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

In one strange way there’s a tiny little part of “me” in some or another way, in my art, in my paintings and in my painted glass bottles 🧡. It’s difficult to explain, but most of my paintings are “related” to “something”, like feelings and thoughts, or even a kind of memories inside me, or even things that has happen in my life 🎨. It’s a kind of “connection” or something I “give” in the paintings that’s difficult to explain.

Of course there’s some paintings I like better then others, and for different reasons there’s also some few I don’t like very much either. Like those I did painted in the beginning of the “corona- time” in Spain.

I did show you my coca- cola glass bottles in my last post. And in a strange way they remind me about our time at our Prairie in Norway, and my sons childhood as well as the Christmas- time and summertime too ❄🌞. And today I will show you some few others paintings, and try tell you a but about them so maybe you “see” a tiny little bit what I mean when I say it’s a bit of “me” in my paintings 🎨. They are all in one or another way my favourite paintings, but I have more favourite paintings then what I’m showing you today. Today it’s a bit for more trying to “explain” you what I do mean with “me” in the paintings 😊.

This painting did I paint during the Autumn in 2016. And it’s reminds me about a man I met that summer. The summer of 2016 I met a man from Paris/ France. He was on holiday in Spain, and I actually meet him at the beach, and, yes, we did “fall a bit” for each other 🥰.

Title: “My heart in Paris”. It’s reminds me about a man from Paris that “touched” my heart 🧡. And now and the he still do 😊.

He was on holiday for two weeks, and he was closely just arrived Spain when I met him, so we had closely two weeks together. Except from the time when I was at work we spent all the time together.

We continue meeting 2 weeks two times a year for the next two years. But to have a “long distance” relationship like that, and on top of it, the language communication was not the best, it became difficult. He didn’t speak English, and I don’t speak French 😅. So it was a funny mix of Spanish, English and French 😅.

But he did “touched” my heart, and then it become a painting 🎨.

We have still contact now and then, not very much, but we are in “touch”. His plan was actually to come to Spain on holiday in the end of this September, but the coronavirus did put a nice stopper on that 😊.

I still have this painting, but sometimes I’m conceding to sent it to Paris 😊. I see what I do, I don’t know 😊.

This next painting was one of the first painting I did paint in our new home here in Spain. Or that is actually not correct, – one of the first where I manage to, in my way, “let the past go”. It’s actually painted 2 years after we moved in, and I felt more “relaxed” about my/ our new and a bit unexciting “lifesituation”.

And when I write “our new home”, I do reference to the house and home I’m still living in. This has been a home for me and my children during the last 6 years, and it felt like a home at the moment we did moved in. And has become more and more like a home during the last years. A home we all 4 really needed after a bit tough and hard lasts years in Norway, and a bit tough and hard start in Spain too.

Title: ” Heart with lifestones”

The black colours are the sadness and pain during a challenge period on a couple of years. The white frame is for hope and peace. The sparkling is for dreams, and the red colour, including the heart, is for love and continue believe in love. Not necessarily the love between to partners, but love in life in general 🧡. And the stones, – we all meet some “stones” on our “road in life”. Difficult and challenges experiences in life. They can be heavy to carry, at the same time as they create who you are, in their own way.

I gave this to a person this summer. This person lost one of the parents, not during corona, but stil very suddenly. Then the meaning in the painting, the colours and illustrations still represent the same, but still in an other way. It represented this person sadness over the lost, at the same time the love and all the different things in life that the parent has given to this person 🥀.

Title:”Fun with balloons “

This painting I did called “Fun with balloons”. It was fun to paint, and it’s joy, play, summer and happiness . Its painted in 2017. At that time all my three children had moved to Spain, all three had been living together in my/ our home. And all three in their own way did start finding their own way to start living their young adults life. My daughter was still living together with me, but still starting to be a young adult.

I still have this painting. Time will show what I will do with this one 😊.

This three are just really one of my favourites 🥰 Title ” A joyful heart with relaxing peace”, ” Embrace the colours in life” and “The Golden blue inspiration”

Thise ones I did finish in the beginning of 2020, in January 2020, and before I knew and understood what was going on in the world with the coronavirus. I was grateful after a great Christmas celebration together with my two youngest children and a friend of them. And I felt so ready to meet 2020 with inspiration and joy, and I felt so ready to embrace “the different colours” that I thought was going to “show up” in 2020. And I felt relaxed to my job, my hobbies, my life, my plans and goals.

Things did change a bit when we turned into March. But I still like the paintings and I still “feel” the same for “them”. I have given all three away to a friend of my son in the middle before he did moved back to Norway. I thought he needed “what’s in the paintings”,- and he also, in his own way, felt “connected” to the paintings 😊.

One of the last “favourites” I will show you today is this:

Title “A magic dream catcher” and “A joyful Spring in a sparkling night”.

Both of this I have actually painted on order from someone else. It was my first finish painting in 2020. And I had “no leashes”, except from the colours. The illustrations I could choose what ever I wanted. So it became a dream catcher because I knew some of this person’s dreams and wishes in life. And it became a joyful Spring, because I wanted this person to get the wishes and dreams to be real. To have joy and happiness in life 💛. And believe it or not,- some of the wishes and dreams are actually on the way to be real for this person 😊. Something I’m very happy for 😊.

Thank you for your interest to take a look at some of my paintings today 💛.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Title:” Feelings in Spring green” – this one I have given to a good friend of my as a birthday present 😊.

An other one of my favourite paintings,- “Feelings in Spring green”. Painted in 2017. I like the colours, I like the heart. I like the feelings of hope that the Spring gives, and I like the colours of green because it’s a symbol for something growing, it’s at the same time a symbol for relaxing 💚. Its some very few more of my, actually many favourite paintings (made by me) in my post. You are very welcome to take a look 😊.

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