Friday, December 21, 2007

an update...

So what do you do at 6 in the morning when your view is like this: and you can't/ shouldn't go back to bed because there will be some electricians in to install a lamp at some point during the morning? You catch up on blogging, of course!
At least I'll try...I have Molly the male kitten on my lap- he's pretty interested in the moving figures on the screen...!
Thanks a lot for all your comments, it is always nice to hear from you! I've been reading your blogs too, but don't often comment, which is a shame.
So, are you all ready for the holidays? I had decided to calm down this year and not stress at all with gifts and cleaning and that stuff...which I did...only that I somehow "forgot" that I needed to mail off a few packets, and the mail had a deadline which I missed by a couple of sisters might not be getting any Christmasgifts this year, I'm starting a new tradition: NewYearspresents-lol! Instead of cleaning the house-which is much better done in spring- I read a couple of the latest Harry Potter-book on the first of Dec., and suddenly realized I haven't even read #6! So -seeing that I had plenty of time (since I wasn't doing any Christmasstressful events), I started at book #1, and read through the whole pile...Then I got back to knitting...
This is a bag that will be felted and given to the daughter of a neighbour.

Her sister's bag looks like this...
But yesterday I spent a few hours at the hospital again- DS2 took off his cast, his arm has grown nicely, and he can finally be put to work again! You know, feed the sheep, or peel potatoes, or empty the dishwasher- no more exuses! Anyway, this time I went prepared, and knit a hat while waiting...also started a pair of fingerless mitts to go with it. (and yes, it is a present that needs to be done by Christmas Eve...)
Tomorrow we're off to pick the tree, we'll put it up on the 23rd, and probably take it down either Jan. 6th (Hellig Tre Kongers Dag- twelfth day or Epiphany ) or on the 13th (2o.dag Knut jager jula ut)

Why I'm up at this hour? Hubby's off to repair the car, he has a two hour drive to get to the garage, and his appointment is at 8am...he took with him DS2 and DD2, and they will drive up to see grandma too, maybe stay the night, maybe come back this evening.

I have some more knitting to do, and some cleaning, and would like to catch up on the laundry (the baskets were empty yesterday morning. Then hubby had the kids tidying up their rooms...) I'll just get myself another cup of tea, and enjoy the quietness. The kids had their last day of school yesterday, and will be off till the 3rd of January. Molly is warming my lap. It is DARK outside.

I'd like to wish you all Happy Holidays! Take care:-)

Have a great day!


Bea said...

Lo godt når eg såg det første bildet.. ;)
Fullt så tidleg oppe er nok ikkje eg, sjølv om eg i dag har vore oppe sidan før ni...

Det høyres deilig ut med ei stressfri jul, stresser minst mulig eg óg.. men nokre strikketøy sånn på tampen må ein vel nesten rekne med ;)

Ynskjer deg ei riktig GOD JUL!! :)

Tracy said...

Ønsker dere en gledelig jul og et godt of fredelig nytt år! Kos dere masse i høytiden! ((KLEM))

Lesley said...

I hope you have a peaceful and relaxing Christmas with the family.
Your knitting looks beautiful and I'm in awe of that hat getting knit so quickly!!
Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can :)
Merry Christmas!!
love Lesley xxx

Min said...

I love how black it looks - it's never that black here in Singapore - that's a city state for you. I think late presents are like a bonus, just when you thought you were done a surprise appears - it makes it more special!! That's what I tell myself.

Happy holidays Marit

Caroline said...

Oh, I hope you kept warm getting up so early in the morning. I usually have to get up at 5, which I do not like on bit; but I really hate when it's early and cold!!

Hope you have a joyous holiday with your family.

Anne said...

I love unexpected presents too (notice I'm not saying late presents). Here's wishing you all a lovely peaceful holiday!

Britt-Arnhild said...

God jul Marit.
Kanskje møtes vi igjen neste år.

Sandie Knapp said...


I'm glad you got to relax a little over the Holidays. It's always way to hectic most of the time, and that takes so much away from what should be all pleasantness and joy.

Hope your 2008 is a wonderful year for you and yours. :)