It has been an intense and amazing week 🥰

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

Suddenly my two youngest was “out” of the nest after filling up the nest very well for one lovely and amazing week 🥰.

Mathilde did travel to Norway yesterday for a two weeks holiday to visit family and friends before she’s travelling back to Spain and waiting, working and “living the life” in Spain before she travels to Bali 🏝. She is still not sure when she is going to travel to Bali, but probably one time during March and May this year….if everything goes after the plan. So fare the moving- and working process to Bali is a bit behind- the corona- situation is a part of that “delay”.

So Mathilde is at the moment just “out of the nest” for a couple of weeks 🐣.

Ruben did travel back to Norway today, this morning, after being here on holiday for a lovely week. He is “out of the nest” as fare as I know 🐣. But I have learned now that my kids have a habit to come back to their nest now and then too 🥰. But I’m not sure if Ruben is coming back to nest to live for a while, it’s probably more to stay for lovely holidays 🥰.

It has been amazing to have him around me, so lovely and fantastic to see him, talk with him and be able to hug him a lot 🥰.

My Ruben and me ❤

It has also been a bit intense week for the “old” mammi, but probably a bit more for Ruben.

He have spent time together with his friends here in Spain, as well as time together with his family. So it had been a busy week for him, but also very social and fantastic week, I think and hope 😊. I think maybe he need a tiny holiday when his back in Norway 😊.

The “old” mammi is not use to all the traffic in the home anymore, special not “the late night home after a party traffic” my young adults have a habit to have 😅. So I need to admit that one have been a tiny bit challenging 😴. To my defense,- I’m just a mammi, their mammi and I like to know they are safe back home after a bit “party pary” with friends 😊. Both Mathilde and Ruben are very good to “update” me with a text and two during the night when they are on a party, but still I’m most relaxed when I know they are sleeping well in their home in their own beds 🛏. And of course,- they haven’t any “be home time” -, they are young adults and can actually be out and up as long as they want. But I like to know they are okay and fine. That’s just the way it is for me. That’s just the way I’m when it comes to my children. I’m probably a bit of a “hen mam” ( a Norwegian expression “hønemor”) 🐥🐓

And of course, and like “just in case”, I got a bit trouble with the washing machine too this week,- so I have use a bit time to visit the laundry for washing some clothes 🧦👕👚. Hopefully I will be able to fix the washing machine before Mathilde is back from Norway. This week wasn’t quite the best week or the possibility for that- it was actually easier to take the train to the laundry and get the clothes clean, then wait for an electrician. But of course it created a bit more “business” over the days I used in the laundry because I also wanted to be a bit home together with my children. But that’s the way it is 😊. They got at least clean clothes 😊.

Not the most interesting photo- all the clothes and the washing machines and dryers 😅. But this has also been a tiny bit of this weeks “actions” 😊

I did follow Ruben to Malaga this morning. Mathilde I just follow to the train yesterday. But I wanted to spend as much time as possible together with him 💙. I’m not sure when I’m going to see him again ❤💙.

It’s very silent in the home now. I miss both Ruben and Mathilde (and Marius too). I like to have them around me, but I need to admit it was not to bad to just be me either for a tiny little while 😊. So it’s a bit mixed feelings today- feeling a bit of a kind of sadness as well as I’m enjoying the silent and I also feel happy, relaxed and grateful at the same time ❤

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,- Marius’s dog, wants some intention 😊

It has been a bit intense and very amazing week together with two youngest children ❤. Now all are out of the nest for a tiny little while 🐣. Even I really love and enjoy to have my kids around me- I need to admit that it feels not to bad to be alone for a tiny little while now either 😊.

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I have knitted a Spring dress to myself 🌞🧶👗

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

January and February was a bit quite months in my different freelance work, both in the writing area as well as on the chat line. So when I was waiting for some work to do, some money to earn I made, actually knit, myself a dress for the Easter and the Spring 🥀.

Finish with my dress for the Easter and the Spring 😊

My knitted dress could probably been a bit longer, but I now can choose to use it as a short dress or a long jumper.

My knitted dress from front, behind and also the pattern I have used.

The pattern I have used is very simple. I just used it in away to create my dress a bit more colourful.

It’s maybe a bit to short to use for a woman in age 48? Some will probably think so, other will probably don’t give it to many thoughts at all 😊. For me it’s not a problem that it’s a bit short, I like it that way.

And the yarn I have used will actually not crawl in the wash, but stretch.  Not all yarns in Spain are of the same quality, and this yarn I have knitted with is 100% acrylic.  My experience with 100% acrylic is that it expands a little and stretches a little after being washed in a washing machine. 

I have knitted three different tights (one black, one dark gray and one light gray) to myself too, also which I use in my home office.  It’s good to wear comfortable and warm clothes in the winter, I think.  And they have become a little more stretchy after a few laps in the washing machine too.

I like to knit and create, to be creative and create something useful in one or another way. But to be honest,- I really hope there will be a bit more work to do in my online freelance work soon,- even I’m not “wasting” my time with not doing nothing when I’m waiting for more to do 🎨🧶.

Anyway,- I know there is some different busy days in front of me the next weeks, not just work, but other things and stuffs that’s need to be taken care of.

I’m grateful for having a creative mind, and the possibility for create different things 💚. Special during a time as we live in now at days, and it also “takes my mind” a bit away from negative thoughts to be creative and create. I presage that. I know many people are struggling now at days with heavy thoughts and the difficult time we live in. Because it is a difficult time in one or another way for many people around us- sometimes we forget that and think it’s just we that have a difficult time- but it’s not 🧡.

I hope your days in one or another way it’s easy, and I hope you can be able to focus in just a tiny little positive thing in your day or life when the days feels a bit difficult. I really know it’s not easy to do when it all feels “cold and black”- but I hope you will manage it 💛.

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 😊

It’s not to bad this dress, and it’s very soft and comfortable to wear too 😊

When I has been waiting for some work to do in my freelance online work I have knit and created me a Easter and Spring dress 😊. I’m very grateful for having a creative mind so I manage to do something out of my “waiting- time” during this a bit now and then challenging “corona- time” 🧶🎨. To create takes my mind away from negative thoughts- and I like that, change my focus into something positive 😊💚.

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I have “completed” the coca cola glass bottles “challenge” 🎨😊

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

I think it’s closely a year since my daughter gave me a tiny painting “challenge”,- and three coca cola glass bottles. Two in the same size and one tiny little glass bottle. The “challenge” was very simple, but obviously a bit difficult for me to “complete” very fast 😅. I should paint on this 3 glass bottles.

But as we all know,- it has been a strange last year with many different challenges in. And it has not always been easy for me to find this time, this “the inspiration”- time when I’m not alone. When I’m painting, special starting on a “painting- project” I like to be alone. Something I haven’t been very much last year. Another thing,- is it not the easiest thing I have painted on this coca cola glass bottles either. But now the third and last one, the smallest one is finish too. And I gave it to my daughter.

The two first coca cola glass bottles did I gave to my two sons. And then it became natural to give the last one to my daughter,- also because she was the one who gave me the “challenge” 😊.

A tiny little coca cola glass bottle,- with and without lights 😊

The last coca cola glass bottle is in the colours blue and red. A mix from the first two, and with hearts. Hearts because it is my children ❤.

I’m not going to paint anymore coca cola glass bottles, I think. I was not the easiest painting project I have done 😊.

Here are all three coca cola glass bottles. One to each of my children ❤

You can take a tiny little look how the smallest coca cola glass bottle looks like “all the way around”. Both with and without lights. It’s very strange how the lights can change the “image”.

Without lights, – but I needed some light so the “decorations” on the bottle at least shows up a bit 😊.
And with lights- I think it looks a bit more cozy with lights in 😊

I’m happy I’m finish with this “challenge”. It was fun, but also difficult to get the “correct” inspiration. Maybe because I felt it was a bit difficult to paint on the coca cola glass bottles, and maybe because it was in a way already “inspired” by coca cola’s own image? I don’t know,- but I think it’s enough coca cola glass bottles painting for me for awhile 😊. I have some other glass bottles I need to finish, and I also want to try out to paint with neon colours as soon as possible, but not on coca cola glass bottles 🍭.

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 tiny little coca cola glass bottle is finish and are in my daughter’s room now.

I got a “painting challenge” from my daughter for maybe closely a year ago 😊. But sometimes things takes time, but I did manage to “complete” the “challenge” 😊. Good it was without any deadline 😅. You are very welcome to take a look at “the challenge” in my post 😊.

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