Goodbye June, you went fast too ☀️, and welcome peaceful July 🌞

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

It’s some weeks since I dropped by my blog now, but I haven’t had the time to prioritize my blog or writing during the moving process. I also needed to cancel my lessons with my students, but I manage my customer service agent job and online freelance work, and of course move, clean, get things in order in the new place, as well as get “out of order” from the old place 😊.

There was days in June I felt was a bit “rough at the edges”, but when I think back today I think it was mostly because some days felt a bit more demanding then others, something that’s actually normal 😊. It just didn’t felt “normal” “there and then” 😊. You probably know how some of “those” days can be ?

And yes of course menopause also have “a finger in the game” during some of those days that’s feels a bit “rough at the edges”. That one can really “fuck up” the brain now and then, but I will come back to that subject in an other text.

I’m now “well installed” in my new home. The firsts days in this new place went to cleaning because this place has been empty for over a year. Or that’s actually not true. During this year some mice have been living and frolicking a bit, so there has been a bit of cleaning up after them 🐭. But now all is clean and I’m ready for a new start, and calm down a bit, find a bit peace, and maybe try to make a kind of plan for my future too 😊.

I also needed to make our “old home” in order for the owner, and I delivered the key back to the owner yesterday 🔑. And that felt so good, even my children and me have had a marvellous time and some great years in that house, and many, many good memories, it felt good to actually “close the door”, – if I can say it that way. And it is also incredibly good to not need to have anything more with the owner of the house to do. The home/ house was perfect for me and my children during this years. But the owner…

The owner, – well, that’s a other story, not worth to use to much time to tell about. I’m just happy she did live fare away so I just needed to deal with her once a year. Except from now at days. Just let me put it this way,- There’s just some people that give you a very bad feeling no matter how good you are trying to be.

But June hasn’t just contained “moving, cleaning and work”. In between ther also has been a couple of others “events ” too. Maybe more like daily and small “events” , but isn’t it that in it’s own way create the day and days?

There has been some new cold showers 😅, literally, in this new place too. I don’t understand why cold showers are “dropping by” into my life now at days 🚿, but okay,- yesterday that one was fixed so hopefully it will not be to many cold showers for a while now 😊. To be honest I have checked the hot water a couple of times now, just to be sure it still there 😅.

My pavilion blew off just a few days after it was set up and fastened in my new place 😳🌬. That one made me a bit sad, because I had made a cozy corner outside on the roof terrace, but okay,- what to do? Then it is to try to find an other solution, and I got some very good help for that one yesterday 😊. So now I have an other kind of pavilion and I’m very happy for that 🥰.

Just yesterday was filled up with some small “events” that in it’s own way create the day. I got hot water in the shower 🚿, I got an super solution for the pavilion on the roof terrace 🌞 and I delivered back the key to a finish capital in my life 🧡.

And believe it or not,- there has even been some men “dropping by” in my life in June too 😳. Well,- I actually didn’t let then drop by, but that’s a tiny story for an other day. I can’t tell you all and everything today 😊.

I have swear a lot too in June 😅, and in general I don’t do that. I swore I would not have a car where I live now.  It can sometimes be completely hopeless to find a parking space and place 😳.  I must admit that I have cursed over it a few times lately 🤯- and I swear very rarely🤐. So the once who knows me very well also know that swearing isn’t my thing, but when I do, I’m very serious about it too 😅. And I know swearing doesn’t give me any parking place, but still some few not to nice words dropped out off my lips 😅. And for some strange reason I in a way “have” a car even that wasn’t the plan, my plan 😅.

Irene, my oldest son’s girlfriend, – she borrowed me her car for some few days so I could move some bags and boxes, but for some reason now she just want me to have the car here until she needs it, and I don’t know when that is, but it has been for a couple of weeks now 😅. I’m very grateful for that, but it’s still a challenge to find a parking place 🚗. At the same time I feel very lucky to have the possibility for using her car when I need 🧡.

I have also sent in an application for a new job. A very different job then from other jobs I have done before in my life, and it’s not just a very different job, but it’s a job that is even in an other continent then I’m living in at the moment 😉🍇. Of course I will tell you a bit more about that one too, just not today 😊.

I have also manage to finish a baby blanket to a good friend of my that’s expecting her first baby now at days 🤰🧶. I needed to wait some days with the painting, but I have also touched my paint brushes again the last days 🎨.

So June,- a month I felt now and then was a bit “rough at the edges” wasn’t to bad at all when I’m looking back today 😊. It was a month “touched ” by the daily life, ups and downs, changes and challenges, – that’s for sure 😊. But also a month I have a lots of things to be grateful for. A warm shower, a nice place to stay outdoors, a cozy place to live for a while, great friends and good people around me, work, food on the table and a bit more too 🧡.

And I can very soon welcome July 🧡, I hope it will be a calm and peaceful month without to many feelings of “rough at the edges”, and without to many changes, challenges and feelings of “down” days. Because often it’s actually just a feeling of a down day or happening, it’s not sure it was so bad after all when we get a bit distance to it 😊.

I don’t know what I can expect from July at all. I just know what I can hope, dream and wish for as well as work for. But as most of us know, – thing can change very fast, also the things we are working for. There will probably be some changes in one or another way as well as some challenges, but hopefully not to much and not to big. I feel I need to get my breath back a tiny bit. The two last months has been a bit hard and challenging in it’s own way, and it could be nice with a tiny break from that 😊🌞.

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 🧡

And now I hopefully can say “See you soon “,- and actually see you a bit sooner then I have done lately 😊.

A cozy corner on my new roof terrace 😊

I have a so much to be Grateful for in June 🧡, even there was a couple of days I felt was a bit “rough at the edges”. I have fantastic friends, family and great people around me 🧡. I have hot water in the shower again 🚿, and a nice and cozy place to live and stay for a while 🧡. I’m not sure what July will bring into my life, but I wish the unknown July very welcome 💛.

#areallygoodjob #goodlife #application #adventurer #lifeis #busydays #work #lifesituation #changes #challenges #movingout #movingin #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky #moody #coldshower #lifeexperiences #lifehappen #positivefocus

The keys to some new “adventures” and experiences 🗝😊🧡

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

I have got the keys to my new place I’m going to have as a my home for awhile 🗝. And it feels actually a bit like a kind of a freedom to get the key, even I can’t explain why I feel it like that, like freedom.

And I feel I’m standing to a kind of start to some new adventures in my life too, but I have no idea what kind of adventures it is 😊. But I’m a bit excited, I need to admit that 😀. And I’m very tired- heard that one before?😅 And there will be some new experiences for me too, and I can “spoil” myself a bit as well. Spoil my self with just time to use to what ever I want and not just work in income for be able to pay for the next expenses that’s “waits around the corner ” 😊.

An adventure can at the moment closely be anything for me 😅. My days and weeks has mainly been working, sleeping, eating, packing and painting- I need to have a kind of timeout inbetween here 🎨. And wow, I’m surprised over how much I have manage to paint too 😳😀. It’s like the paint brushes has just “flying over” some different glass bottles when I’m “timing out”. I will show you when I’m a bit orginazed in my new home 😊.

An adventure for me at the moment don’t need to be any “big things”. This moving- process is just a new adventure in my life in it’s own way. And at the moment it can also be to read a book under the sun at the beach or the terrace. Or enjoy a glass of wine together with some friends. Last time I did that was in the end of March I think 😳. Or just visit some friends, or just enjoying my writing time in my blog…..or maybe even send an application for a job to the other side of the world? Or maybe get a visit and two from my neighbour from the area I’m living in at the moment?😊 Or something else I don’t know about yet.

I don’t need any big adventures in my life at the moment, just a bit different daily life and routines then I have had for more and less the last months 😊.

And here you can get a tiny tast from the terrace and the beach where I’m going to live very soon 😊

It will be a very new experience for me to move without having any of my children with me. I have never done that before. Well,- at least not after I became a mammi.

I haven’t had the best time to really “feel” about this “living without my children”- situation lately, but I need to admit that it was a bit hard and empty when my last baby duck moved out. But I didn’t get a very much time to feel about that one or this “start line in menopause” lately either before things changed in my life and my plans needed to change too😅. But maybe that’s a good thing? To not have to much time to “feel” to much on this empty feelings to live without my children anymore?

I have paid the first rent for my new home, as well as the last rent for my old home 😊. And it feels great 😊. It felt probably most great to pay the first rent for my new home. Not just because it is to my new home, but also because it was to Natasja, and not someone I don’t know 😊. And it’s so much easier to turn around the key to the door to my new home when the rent is paid. So during this weekend I’m going to move bags and boxes, because my oldest son’s girlfriend is so nice that she has borrowed her car to me so I can move a couple of things during the next days, and don’t need to use a moving car for two trips, just one trip 😊.

It’s strang how much and how many things and stuffs there are in wardrobe, cabinets and drawers 😳. It was a period I thought this house never should be empty from our things and stuffs, but now I see an “ending”,- and more and less everything are packed. It’s just some necessary things left now.

And I’m so so ready to move now, and so so tired of working and working and working 😴. But soon, in just a week or two things hopefully will changing a bit and I can use my time to a bit more exciting things then just work 😊.

This was just a tiny “drop in” from me today. I’m still here, but, unfortunately, not as much as I want to be at the moment 😊.

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 as soon as possible 😘

The key to my new home 🧡🏡

I have got the key to my new home, and maybe the key to some new adventures too? 🗝 Most of our things are packed and I’m ready for some new adventures and experiences in my life 😊. At least I hope I’m ready …. but I can not be sure yet. I was not ready for this new turn and a bit unexpected “moving- process ” in my life when that one “showed up” a couple of months ago 😅 – but now I’m more then ready 😊.

#movingout #adventurer #lifeis #busydays #experiences #key #changes #positivefocus

Starting packing down a bit🏡 🧰

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

I have actually started a bit to “clean up” the house and pack down things and stuffs a bit 🧰. I know I’m not going to move before around the 17. June, but I like to have it a bit organized around me, and it’s a bit off things and stuffs that has sampled up during 7 years too and with 2- 3 children in the home as well 😊. And it’s also easier to clean the house when it’s empty.

I don’t have my own car at the moment either so I need a bit help from my children, friends and a moving company too, to move as well. Then it’s good to have it “all” as ready and organized as possible. Also because I need to do my jobs inbetween too. Both my customer service agent job, my teaching job and my freelance work as well. And to be honest,- I do my work best in a organized and tidy area, environment and atmosphere 📝. So I want to have it tidy and organized around me in this soon old home too until I’m moving 😊.

I’m in way not going to “move in” into the new home even I’m moving into a new home. This new home is more for a period for maybe 6 or 12 months, and I just need my clothes, toiletries, my jobs and my hobbies available in my new home.  Everything else is already there. So my own “everything” I can just keep in boxes and bags for a while.

My new home it’s not a place where I’m going to “settle down”. It’s a place where I’m going to live and stay for a while, and maybe take a better look behind this new door that’s open up in my life?

Then it’s good to just pack down the things and stuff I don’t need for a while, and organize the things I’m going to use and need to use in my daily life for the next weeks and months 😊.

I also need to think my jobs in the moving process because I’m working from home at the moment, and I’m probably going to work from my home until the end of July. So my work need to be organized in the moving process in a way that makes it possible for me to do my work too in between the old home and the new home, and without losing to many working days in my freelance online job and my teaching job 😊. In my customer service agent job I will get two paid moving days, so I’m not to worried about that one 😊.

It’s a bit sad to pack down 7 years of ower life, my children and my life. It’s like I’m literally packing down a period in my life that’s over now, and it won’t come back ever again either 😔.

But it’s a lots of good and funny memories too, at the same time it’s just a bit sad too at the moment, because I don’t have any one to share the memories together with when I’m packing. No one to smile to and laugh together with over “old memories”, because my children aren’t here to share them with me. It’s just me. And most of the “memories” I’m packing down it’s memories between my children and me. But this is a part of the process I’m going through. This is a part of the life. A part of the midlife.

But I need to admit it has made me think a bit about this “dating” and relationship I have “put on hold” for a while. It’s actually nice to have someone to create and share memories together with …. but at this point I just leave it to that. Now I need to focus jobs and packing, and maybe, but just maybe I take a look at my “dating” decision, and maybe reconsider it….but just maybe.

I have thrown away a bit things, and some of the things I’m going to let just stay in this home, and some stuff I have started to give away to friends that want or need some of the things I don’t need anymore.

I’m actually half way to “cleaning up” and “packing down” this home, our life, so I feel I can relax a bit for some weeks now, and continue focus on my jobs and my hobbies until the “real deal” moving day 😊.

I feel more relaxed at the moment then I have felt the last 2, maybe 3 weeks. And it is because I know where I’m going to stay for a while, and because I have it a bit organized around me again, and because I know it’s not to much left to do when it comes to the next “step” in the moving next month 😊.

I know myself so well that I knew this was something I needed to do, even it’s a month until I’m actually moving 😊. Now the atmosphere around me is tidy and organized in a way that makes me do my jobs in a good way, and I feel more comfortable in this, maybe a bit “stand by” period in my life 😊.

It’s a process, and it’s okay, and it’s good to feel and think about this new “door” in my life, as well as it is a bit sad to slowly close a “old door” in my life too. Mixed feelings. Mixed thoughts.

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 😊

Some of our things are already ready for moving when the moving day arrives 😊

I have started to pack down some of my children and my things and stuffs 🧰. It feels a bit sad, and it was a bit strange too not have anyone around me to share different memories that “showed up” under the packaging 🥀. It’s around one month to I’m going to leave this “old” home now 🏡.

#movingout #adventurer #lifeis #livinginspain #Norwegian #gettingolder #midlife #newflowringinlife #memories #packingdown #mixedfeelings

I’m ready for new “adventures” in my life 🌏😊

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

I got my new passport some days before Easter, and it was an incredible good feeling 😊. It felt in a way like a kind of freedom to get my new passport, get rid of the 10 last years, and get ready for some exacting 10 new years 🥰.

Please, misunderstand my correctly,- I have had so many incredible, amazing and fantastic experiences and “adventures” during the last 10 years I will carry around in my heart like precious treasures 👑. I have got friends for life during different experiences during this last 10 years. And of course I would never been without those and them 🧡. But…..there is a “but”, I should wish it wasn’t, but it is…..and that’s life.

Maybe it sounds strange, but I felt like I in a strange way got a part of me back, just me with this new passport 😊. There’s no one else “connected” to this passport then just me, my life, my new adventures in my life, my new travels in my life, – both physical and mental.  Trips that I have to take in both thoughts, soul and mind, and also bodily journeys.  And maybe even eventually some physics travel to other destinations as well 🌏.

Maybe one day I will be standing between magnificent vines in California 🍇, and hopefully there will be trips to Norway so I can hug my middle son 💙. And also meet familie and friends in Norway too. I don’t know at the moment where my different physical travels will be,- it’s just to wait and see what’s happen in the future 😊

This is my adventure in my life. I will meet people who will join for a while for teach me something in life. And I will meet people who will join me for longer period as well as people who will be in their own way with me in one or an other way during the different “travels” I’m going through “from the beginning to the end” 🥰.

But there will also be travels and adventures I need to take and do on my own. Like some of this mental travels for my mind, thoughts and soul.

My body is slowly changing because I’m standing on the start line into that “age”,- this menopause, and I know I need to start with some serious workouts and exercises to keep my body and mind as healthy as possible during the age- process. And the body is slowly changing to even I like it or not,- and just that is a “travel and process” I need to learn how to “handle” 🤸‍♀️😊.

And when my body is slowly changing something also happens in my mind, eith my thoughts and in my soul too 💛.

An adventure in life can be so many different things, and be done in so many different ways 🛍.

What I do know is that I have some interesting and incredible, knowledge and wise, fun and fantastic adventures and travels in front of me without knowing exactly what they are 😊.

And my new passport became a very symbolic part of this “new start” and new adventures I have in front of me. As well as a very symbolic part of what’s behind me.

I needed to renew my passport around the same time as my last child moved out from my home. I’m also standing on the starts line straight into menopause,- both “things” are a kind of “life- changing” process in life,- if I can call it that 😊. And in this process new things in life are dropping up and by in different ways and directions, – like a kind of adventure and travels in my life 🤸‍♀️. And,- it’s actually 10 years since I dropped into a seriously “big bump” in my life. A “bump” I’m incredibly happy to not have I my life anymore, – but if course, and unfortunately it has affected me and my life.

In general most people are not to happy with their passport photo, and I need to admit I haven’t liked my passport photos either before 😊. But this time I really like my new passport photo😊.

I was not allowed to smile or show my teeth, and needed to remove as much hair as possible from my face. I have been sleeping for over two hours on the train to Madrid, and I walked from the train station in Madrid to the Norwegian ambassador in “drumsticks” speed to reach my schedule passport appointment. It took me around 30 minutes to walk, but I haven’t a clue where to walk or not quite sure how long the walk would take,- still I manage it (with a good help from Google maps 😅). I was tired and so hot/ warm 🌡,- but still we made it in one shot this passport photo too 😅.

I like my passport photo. It’s me, a mature woman ready for some new “adventures” and “travels” in my life,- both literally, mentally, emotionally and physically 😊. I don’t know what kinds of travels or adventures I will meet yet, but that’s fine 😊.

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 😊

I’m ready for some new travels and adventures in my life 🥰

I got my new passport, and in it’s own way this passport became also a symbolic “passport” for me 😊. Im ready to do and start on some interesting and incredible, knowledge and wise, fun and fantastic adventures and travels in my life, without knowing exactly what they are 😊.

#passport #lifeis #livinginspain #symbolic #mynewpassport #Norwegian #travellinginlife #lifeexperiences #changes #challenges #adventurer #gettingolder #midlife #lifefeelsgood #positivefocus 💛

A nice glass of wine, good memories and great conversations 🍷😊

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

I’m trying to enjoy my life in between my work and work,- and did spent a really nice afternoon together with a good Norwegian friend of my, over a tasty glass of white wine 🥂.

A tasty glass of white wine together with a friend 😊

It has been a while since we have been meeting up, but that’s because of something called coronavirus, restrictions and actually also this “age- process”. This “age- process”, also called menopause, does now and then, something with the “need” of socialisation- but we can drop by that subject an other time 😊.

We both have been single mams for our children for many years. She have two kids- a girl and a boy, and they are at the same ages as my two youngest.

Our children went to the same school, and also spent some of their time off from school together. Her son and my daughter was actually young sweethearts together too 🥰. I know her children and she knows all my 3 children, so it feels a bit familiar too. And our daughters are working together now at the same company as well 😊.

So we have a bit to talk about, both good memories and in so many ways the same experiences too, and of course the life in general…..and well, we did drop by the menopause too 😅. Maybe natural enough since we are both “tumbling” around in this strange and new “age- process”. I’m in the early beginning and she is slowly reaching a kind the “end” of menopause. I think she is around 10 years older then me,- and I’m grateful for having the possibility to ask her different questions about this “getting older process” 😊. But I’m more grateful for just spending time together with her, have a glass of wine and nice conversations.

It was a really nice afternoon over a glass of white wine together with a good friend, good conversations and some good memories too 😊.

I did walk down to the centre and I had a nice walk home as well. I actually did what my kids did teach me when we was for a walk, trip or travel. They did teach my to enjoy the moment, take a look around and just create something out of the walk, trip or travel- like a tiny small adventure in the moment, – if you understand what I mean? 😊.

You know how kids can ask different questions, – like what, when, where, why and so on. It can actually be a bit irritating to be honest 😅,- but when I started to just “enjoy” my kids curiosity, their joy over small “experiences” on the trip, and just looking around me, the trip can contain many small, nice and on its own way exciting details.  Details my kids taught me to look at and enjoy with their various questions and curiosity 😊.

And I had a walk like that on my way back home this afternoon after a glass of wine together with my friend 😊. I actually made a choice to try to have a walk like this on my way home, a walk like a tiny, tiny adventure 😊.

I enjoyed the flowers, and I enjoyed the view over the tivoli and the colours over the sunset. I meet actually a a peacock too on my way home, and I did drop by the food store and bought me a pizza ….with pineapple 🍍. Because suddenly it dropped my mind that I can eat my pizza with pineapple now when I’m living on my own and don’t need to share the pizza together with my daughter ( who not like pineapple on the pizza) 😊.

So yes,- I had a really exciting and nice afternoon,- met up with a good friend, had some good conversations, and in my own way I actually was on a tiny “exploring walk” on my way back home 😊.

Like I have mention before, it’s not the “big things” that’s actually “create” the day, or even the good memories,- it can just be the tasty glass of wine together with a friend, or the nice flowers in the road, or be able to enjoy pineapple on the pizza 🍕

It’s just to try to take a look around, but I also know it’s not always easy to “just” take this look around, see or realise the or those good moments in the day. I don’t think that myself either, but I’m trying my best, because it gives me a bit more good and positive feelings 🧡.

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 😊.

Look what I manage to “explore” and enjoy on my 20 minutes walk home 😊. I’m enjoying my life as best as I can 🧡

I’m enjoying my life as best as I can 😊. I’m enjoying the flowers in the road as well as the tasty glass of wine together with my friend 🥀. It’s not always easy to see the tiny small details that actually can create the day 😊. And some of this “possibility” to enjoy the details in a day did my kids teach me with all their curious questions when they was children,- and now I’m trying to the the same in my own way 🦋😊.

#experiences #positivefocus #lifeisgood #thelife #life #myblog #mylife #mypost #lifeexperiences #changes #friends #familiar #adventurer #exploring #friendship #glassofwine #enjoyinglife #mychildren #goodconversations #gettingolder #lifeisfine 🦋