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Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Blog is temp under construction and on hold

What have Soap, Lip Balm and Lotion Bars in Common???

RIMA AND BRAMBLE BERRY

I needed to make more preservative free soap, plusr some guest soaps ( smaller sized ones ) with Tee Tree Oil in it, for my Acne out break at 48.
i also try to eliminate Preservatives in foods and cosmetics, which forces me to spend exorbitant amounts of money OR MAKE IT MYSELF

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oslo Bombing

I am deeply saddened by the bombingin my favorite city

Monday, July 18, 2011

Social Networking and Rima Lol

FACEBOOK here I come again. it is so much easier to keep track of my norwegian family this way

CRAIGSLIST with trepidation I use you to sell my Rocking boat on,


TWITTER I have no one to tweet to yet


MY SPACE I set up a ZAZZLE booth for my website, which I love to work on, by the way.


POLICELINK I hang out every night to be with my friends if I am not too tired after work


CRIMESCENE I help to solve fictional crimes and have won a few times


I am a busy person I am really



Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer is here

Things are coming together,
our spring organisation has turned to summer organisation.
We are learning about Diabetes and relationship of diet and Exercise. Our Puppy has started intermediate Dog training class, this time I am the trainer, until I have a working weekend. My daughter will step in for me.
My Electrician is helping us hook up the last appliances, and the Landscaper came Thursday to tame our Jungle. The world is in Order
Only 2of 3 of us have Diabetes, and I am watching my diet like a hawk.I stand corrected I have PreDiabetes which can lead to diabetes. I was so schell shocked for 2 weeks, that my favorite chocolate has lost its flavor.

Not much else is going on
not anything to write about anyway
will write more at a later time

Friday, July 15, 2011

Back from Arctic Cruise and I had a blast

I had the experience of a life time, spending time with my mother

Friday, June 10, 2011

Norway Vacation

I travelled to Norway from May 14th to the 27th THE BEST MOST FUN, most exciting Vacation

Saturday, May 14, 2011

today is the day I am going to Norway

We are leaving to go to Boston and to drop me off . Tomorrow I will arive there ( 11 am Norwegian time. The day after we start my Cruise to the arctic circle. I will try to update my blog every few days
I can not wait to speak Norwegian again

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our day at the beach

Sunday at 2 pm we dropped off our last sleepover kid at home, and we had a choice.Either we go home andwatch a movie, like we did last night, or we pack up the dog child and Co parents and drive to the beach. JD our 14 month old puppy loves the beach and thought he was in heaven. my daughter was chasing the puppy or the other way around in circles around me. they were both asleep on the way home. What a sunny and fairly warm day to be out and at my favorite beach. I wrote a mothers day card to my mom in Norway, and packed 2 boxes of items which must be returned for refund or repair. I was also able to spend a little time on POLICELINK, my 2 fav site. getting back to my old friends and to make some new ones.
It is midnight now and everyone but me is asleep
GOOD NIGHT ALL.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday morning musings

Groan, I am not a morning person. Off to clean the birdcage, Thank god we have only 1 bird, but it is a big cage. We have had company from Friday to Sunday ( 3 different Kids sleep overs, ) it is the last end of vacation and we are pooped

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Travels in Europe


visited 14 states (6.22%)
Create your own visited map of The World

visited 6 states (12%)
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Friday, April 8, 2011

I am mad I lost my voice a few days ago

and now I have a cold , which settled in my chest. It is bothering me so much, that I called my Md and asked to be seen today please by any Md possible. And I called in sick to work. which is not very common at all

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today I put together the first part of the hummingbird feeder

and it was a lot of fun. it looks really cool and I will cook the food for the birds tonight. Maybe I can actually set it up on Saturday.After much thinking and planning, I will plant some Columbines in the ground.Some in a raised bed based on compost. This could be interesting.

I have a terrible cold, hopefully it will not turn into pneumonia. I had that too many times already.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Garden and Dog Training and SOCCER

I was looking for a very special flower or bush for my hummingbird garden / haven in my woodland back yard. the first plant I fell in love with was only for zones 8 and on top of that highly poisoneous. Strike that one.

My second choice was INDIAN PINK not quite my hardiness zone either, but oh so pretty. This was not working the way I had planned. I consilted a proffessional Gardener named John, who kindly gave me so many hummingbird friendly plants, that my head spun very fast and wildly


Now we are going about it the right way. Now I can look up the suggested plant and go from there.


Dog training JD is 7 weeks out of surgery, and he is usibg his leg. not 100 % of the timebut his muscles are coming back. currently I am teaching him patience. I have a bag of goodies for both of us under my left shoulder and after 15-20 minutes does he get a bite. he is not crying or begging, but he has his eyes fixed on the prize

SOCCER SEASON 3 session is starting and my child has grown

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BLUE HERON

I sa my first one this year today Spring is coming

Saturday, March 26, 2011

OVERTIME

Tomorrow I am working overtime I am very silly I know I need to rest some times.It os the rest of the month crunch .

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I fixed the generator today

It was my idea to put dry gas in the gas mixture and also to check that the gas line was turned on. now we can store it for the season.

I am reading Anne Perry's William Monk Mysteries I am on # 10 ebook.It is riveting and spell binding. I can hardly put it down at night

Monday, March 14, 2011

The comfort of a puppy

in your arms, a warm water bottle under your feet and a good book to read heaven

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I am so tired and can not sleep

My daughter's father will be retiring and then She will have someone in the house after school. We finished registration for school and that went very well. I do not understand why I am so tired. I will be working the weekend. I like working weekends as I get to sleep late 1 day during the week.

JD is progressing well. we just emailed the Vet and he may not walk on his surgically repaired leg for 8 weeks. we are still doing Physical Therapy 2 x a day up to 30 repetitions. right on target. pup weighs only 7.9 lbs full grown

I will try to get some sleep

Saturday, March 5, 2011

JD is doing very well

Work is very busy but I love it there
My car is getting fixed and the we are back on track. just in time to register for highschool. Yikes she will be 14 this month

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

UPDATE ON JD THE PUPPY

He is slowly starting to use his operated leg, not to walk on, but to balance self!
That is big progress. i am so proud of him he will get his staples out next tuesday yippee, maybe he can get the collar off that is so drepressing for him

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my birthday is today. I gave myself 2 presents The first one was 14 hours of uninterrupted sleep, and the 2 present a matching necklace created with the same beads my daughter picked out for me for my bracelet at Christmas. Also we went out to a Japanese Steak House ITCHIBAN to celebrate. it was so much fun. the table next to us had too much Saki !!!!!!!
Besides the normal Sunday eve activities as to prepare for next week, I am gathering divorce papers, tax bills utility bills ect for the registration for my daughter to attend HIGHSCHOOL this year

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today the dressing came off and we started physical therapy

My poor JD he is still not walking on his leg 4 more days of antibiotics and pain medications hopefully my dog will feel better soon it breaks my heart to see him hurting

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We dropped Jd off at the Vet this morning

So his surgery is today and will consume all my expected tax return

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tomorror is JD's surgery

we took his food away and he is not settling down yet. He knows something is different poor pup

Monday, February 14, 2011

There was a cancellation and surgery for my pup

is scheduled for this wednesday the 16th of feb 2011.I can not wait to get this over with. He will be crated for 8 weeks

Sunday, February 13, 2011

pup's surgery pending

we are waiting for the orthopedic surgeon

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

pup is hurt

he fell out of bed and he is limping the vet i talked to evaluated him and nothing looks broken. I feel so bad for him he does not cry or whimper just walk on 3 legs

Sunday, February 6, 2011

THE FUTILE HUNT

for a snow blower. I called the stores we usually buy from each had one left the first one cost 2000$ in the second store the one cost 1000 $ still too pricey even though we really really really need one

oh my the snow

We found some help to get the snow off our roof, but now the back door is buried in about 5-6feet of ice and snow. We will be out there trying to make a path free. this should prove interesting

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I keep my word

I traded 9 months ago days and shifts and I got up at 4 am today to go to work for 6 am I was fine all day now I am pooped out

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the 7 Dvarves are my fav story

off to work we go today I am Sleepy

a blizzard of gigantic proportions

4 feet on the ground 2 more coming where to put it all???? the good news is crimescene. come has started a new case and I am on it

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monster Storm predicted

This blog is on hold until the storm has passed in 48 hours

see ya later

Sunday, January 30, 2011

what a day!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got our new vanity 75% hooked up, my drawer glued together and clamped. in 24 hours we will be able to repair the rest of the drawer and then finish replacing the backwall of my research closet, which I down sized 80%. This has been a very productive day. Tomorrow I will be back at work. In this work i make a difference. and I love that I am starting to get tiref so I will call it a night

Oh good water is back

My Bathrooms are finished. I am so excited Today we will put the new vanity in

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

We have water back and construction is finished

Sadly my daughter is sick with a cold, but she slept all day so hopefully she will feel better tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be able to use the Master bathroom again the grout will be cured. My daughter picked out the tiles for me, she has extremely good taste

Sunday, January 23, 2011

progress wiyh my lampshade project

Today after my annoying headache went away, I was able to put up about 5 or so charms on. The reason for my slow progress is, that I have run out of lobster claw clasps. They are on order, but have not arrived yet. My 5mm split rings have arrived and I have put the rings on my stars to go on my shade. Over all this has been a good day.

new photos

 MY CASPIA BRACELET    my daughter gave me 3 beads for Christmas and I got the matching kind
MOMMY WHY did I get this  hair cut?????? I look so :"bare"

LOOK< no more cement in my feet,  the groomer and My parents go almost all of it out. I promise I will never walk into wet Cement again. maybe

Sleep ver or staying up all night over

I am wiped out, thi is so pretty I would like to make this one, it is not a kit, so I will have to find out what else I need to get to make this

Saturday, January 22, 2011

wow we have a friend of my daughters over

for a sleep over what fun. the kids entertain themselves

Today is chores day

Today we are trying to do chores with out water

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tv now the world knows

I wonder if that will fix our water problem sooner? Its gone again my precious water

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

THE NIGHTMARE

we have e coli in our water as there is a water main break-----WAIT WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY WATER IN 6 DAYS WE ARE MELTING SNOW TO FLUSH TOILETS

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Emergency oil delivery came tonight

From 40 f to 56f we are making progress My toes are warm again

Now we have another Blizzard and we ran out of fuel

So the emergency delivery will be there within 24 hours BRRRRRRRRRRRR

Monday, January 17, 2011

aother day without water

Appearently there has to be a leak somewhere under x amount of feet of snow. I guess I will be melting snow again tomorrow for flushing toilets.

On the 4tg day without water

They trucked in some water. we still are restricted in using water for showers dishes and laundry. Iam grateful for not having to melt toilet flushing water

funny Christmas card

Good morning

 thisis our puppy JD who is just about 1 year old, tons of fun, and a bit of trouble, he is small enough to get into places we haveforgotten we have still around.

My daughters art from school

Sunday, January 16, 2011

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES

For the 3rd day we have no water 200 houses live on this line and the top 20 houses run out of water first, as we live on top of the catamount Hill. I am getting quite adept at washing my hair with water warmed on the stove, and flushing toilets with melted snow.I remember my norwegian Girl Scout days from Long ago ( smirk)

My last project to be completed

Is the lampshade in below's picture. Do you know Murphy's Law?
as you can see in the picture I am not quite finished placing charms on the ribbon. If I had more split rings, and also more lobster clasps. The rest would be easy. Never fear, ARTBEADS IS NEVER FAR AWAY so i can order replacement parts again. Of course I will have more stash to store again. >.^^.<

My mom arrived safely back home

And construction will continue tomorrow. I will be working today as well, so not too many emails can be written.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

WE WON 5:2 IN SOCCER

my daughter got 2 assist. I am so proud of her

My mom is at the airport

I miss her, but she is very busy at home so she has to go

My Puppy JD in his toybox



He has more toys than the cat, of course   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I miscalculated the size of the box, I thought I ordered in cm but it came in inches   LOL   I crack myself up

By Golly, I got it, from my home computer


I am learning to upload pictures to the blog


Friday, January 14, 2011

Travel for my mom tomorrow

life is interesting120 days til I see my mom again, and everone of them will by busy

Thursday, January 13, 2011

TOMORROW CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

and I am totally exhausted

I love THE SECRET

i recommend the book by Rhonda Byrnes today I found 400$ Ok I misplaced them last april, BUT as I am preparing for house renovations I am also fixing up some items and found an unpaid bill with 2 money orders in it. Of course expired but the bank I frew it on still will return my money.I might give some to the K9 fund in town

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A blizzard of great proprtions

Today is a snow day and my center closed for 1/2 day, then for the rest of the night.We were already on the way and turned back. we had not gotten far.

So we were able to do some clearing of more storage areas. I used to quilt with a passion and have 2-3 books on my night stand all the time to read. Now I am not so active with sewing anymore. My daugther will be 14 next 2 months and it is a full time job to parent one.

Beading is like a meditation for me, it focuses my thoughts and gives peace.

I will get new bathroom floors this week and after that the bathroom furniture will be back where it belongs. We were able to repair some items in the house today as well, and since this was an unexpected day off, I made 1/2 of my lamp shade decorations. Plus I was able to put some charms together that always makes me feel so much better

Sunday, January 9, 2011

CSI IS ON SPIKE

yeah

Sunday

My mom made mayonaise from scratch today, and I am so proud of her!!!!!!!
I made Norwegian Lapskaus beef and potato stew it tastes really good if you use steak tips fresh from the butcher. Today we empied out another storage section and guess what. only about 5% is worth saving. Now I am tired again, and back to work tomorrow. I look forward to this week, as I have Thursday off and I work the weekend, which is always busy

Saturday, January 8, 2011

40-50 multi car crash on highway

thank God no one was killed

Thursday, January 6, 2011

long time no see

Talk about being busy, I have not had a minute to write. Will write more as soon as I can catch my breath

Sunday, January 2, 2011

we are getting nrw bathroom floors

So in order to move the furniture out of the master bathroom i have been emptying furniture and cleaning . we are not quite sure of the date of the constructuon, so pressure is ON!!!

we also took down the Christmas Tree and stored that as well, plus I taught my mom to make home made mayonaise from scratch. we are making chicken salad for tomorrow . No wonder I am pooped

I gave the dog a bath

OK I CHEATED, I used waterless shampoo1 body part at a time.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

the first blog of the year

01/01/11 what a date we had a sip of wine at midnight and were at home. I was offered to change my hours and got home early. I avoid traffic and drunks if at all possible.
I did not get to wash the pup, but I will try for that event tomorrow