Today it’s my daughter’s day 🎈🎉🥰

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

The time flies 🛫. Today it’s 21 years since I hold my daughter in my arms for the first time 🥰. My third and last little baby duck is not so much baby duck anymore,- she is actually a young woman at the age of 21.

She was like a tiny little doll when she was born, the sweetest baby girl I have ever seen 🥰. And she was mine, and of course her daddy’s , little girl too. She was born in the same birth room at the same hospital that her oldest brother, but not on the same date or time. Or all my three children are actually born on a Friday for some reason.

I remember the new year evening in 1999 when we turned into 2000, my ex husband, me, my/ our sons and his two older daughters was standing outside and looked at the beautiful and colorful fireworks that brought us from 1999 to 2000. I stood and thought of everyone who wanted a “2000 child”, “a millennium year baby”, and I felt that I was so happy and glad I was not “there” anymore, that I was very happy and grateful for my two healthy, wild, lovely, fantastic and imaginative sons 💙💙.

But still for some reasons more and less 11 months later I did have this “a millennium year baby” I was so happy for I was not going to “struggle” to be pregnant with during 2000 😅. Probably she should in her own way “complete” the family – and I can just say I/ we did wish her so very, very welcome into our life, and I/ we are so incredibly grateful for this very, very sweet and nice “suprice” in 2000 ❤.

She has always been a very quiet, nice and smiling girl. Not a lots of crying and not a lots of challenges when she grew up. Maybe the biggest “challenge” when she did grew up was her selective mutisme? But she managed to “deal” with that one in her own way, little by little, and step by step, and of course also with some help from professionals in the field too.

She was a bit worried for her birthday this year, today. That it shouldn’t be a too nice day, something I can understand. The last year, last 11- 12 months hasn’t been the easiest for her and have given her some bit of challenges in her young life. But out from the different challenges there’s also growing up a strong, young woman who maybe have a bit more experiences in life, a bit more life experiences then other people at her age. And from life experiences there also grows up knowledge and wisdom 💛.

It is during different challenges we also learn about the life and about our self, how to handle and deal with different things, stuffs and situations in life, and also different people we meet on our “road”.

But of course as her mammi I can say I should really wish she was without some of the different challenges and experiences she has been through, at the same time as I know the different changes, challenges and experiences in my daughter’s life also has given her strength, knowledge and wisdom 💛.

It was a happy birthday “girl” I brought in some chocolate cake and a gift to this morning 🥰. She was happy because she was remembered from her friends “here and there and every where”, as well as her family both in Norway as well as in Spain remember her today 😊. And of course I choose to believe that the birthday chocolate cake I did “served” to her in her bed this morning, like I did when she was younger, also “made” her day a tiny bit 😊.

My daughter is 21 year today- it’s her birthday,- and she started her “celebration” with some congratulations from friends, family and colleagues at different social media channels as well as a tiny gift and some chocolate cake from me as a “birthday breakfast” in her bed 🎊🎁

My daughter is a very sweet girl, has a big good heart for both animals and people. She always try to see the good thing in a person as well as help both animals and people in the ways she has the possibility to do. She is a quiet young  woman, with a very good  sense of justice. And she is a young hardworking  woman too. She have different goals in her life and she works hard to get them. And I mean hard. She is “just” 21 year old, and she can easily work  12 hours shift on a Saturday instead of going to a party because she knows that that will bring her closer to her goals. But of course she spent time together with her friends as well in the weekends.

She is going to celebrate her birthday today together with good friends and colleagues this afternoon, and I know she will get an amazing time together with them all 🥰.

My daughter when she was around 5 years old- a sweet , healthy and happy little girl ❤

I’m so grateful for the nice surprise 2000 brought into my life ❤. My love to her is unconditional- and I know she knows that 🧡. I feel so rich and lucky to have her in my life and to be her mammi, and I’m so proud of her and how she handles the different challenges and experiences in her life. And I’m so proud ot being her mammi ❤.

So today I just want to say,- Congratulations with your 21. birthday my amazing and beautiful daughter, my third and last baby duck 🐣. I wish you all the best for every day in your life – for the day today and for all the days you have in front of you ❤. Must the stars shine on you like you shine on and in my days and life ❤🌟.

I wish you all 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 😊

Birthday- gift and some birthday chocolate cake to my daughter’s 21. Birthday- and a tiny photo dome years ago- her photo to her daily train ticket to her job 😊.

This is a fantastic day for me, and have been every year during the last 21 years,- because my daughter was born ❤. I’m so proud of her, and I feel so incredibly grateful for being this wonderful and fantastic young woman’s mammi ❤. Must the stars shine on you  every day in your life, like you every day shine on and in my days and life ❤🌟. All the best wishes to you from your proud mammi 🥰😘❤.

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She is back in the nest 🐣 🍂🧡

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

Some weeks ago, or it’s probably a month ago, I did write a post I called “I will probably do it again and again “. It was about my kids moving in and out from my home. At that time it was my oldest son and a friend of him that moved in and out for some weeks. And I need to admit I’m a bit tired of it. This moving- in and out 😅.

It feels like I put my things, my life, my plans a bit “on hold” for a while under this “moving process”- and I also in a way does that. And of course,- when I got people in my home, and not just people, but my children, I feel on responsibility 🏡.

Because that’s actually what’s happen when you live together with someone, it doesn’t matter who, you still have a kind of responsibility to makes things “work” in a comment home,- even if it’s together with the children, a friend or a boyfriend/ girlfriend and so one.

It’s probably “easier” to live together with my children, because we have lived together for many years, but at the same time not. When I live together with my children I’m “the mammi”. You maybe understand what I mean?

Both of my sons are organized, but my daughter not so much for some strange reason. And I like to have it organized around me. But all my three children help out in the home as best as they can when they live together with me,- so I have not to much to complain about when it comes to that- but it’s still this “responsibility”- thing that you have in different kinds of relationships, special a living together situation.

But still when it comes to my children, no matter how tired I’m of this moving in and out from my home,- I will always and over and over and over again let them move in, let them rest, take care of them, be their mammi, be there for them- mo matter what❤. It’s a part of this unconditional love I feel and have for all three of them ❤.

And now my daughter is back in the nest again. I did see this was coming a while ago, so I was a bit mentally prepared this time for a new moving in- process. Why she move back to the nest again is her story, and not for me to tell this time. My story is that I’m a mammi, her mammi, and I care so much for her and love her so unconditional that it’s not a question what I want or not. Not a question how tired I’m.

My child needs me- it’s so easy as that. And then Im here for her, and my sons too ❤. I will always be there for my children no matter how tired I’m. And I’m a bit tired now, to organize my home and then re- organize it a bit too so it’s a bit more practical to live here for my kids too. And I’m a bit tired of live together with someone, even my children.

I have dreams on my own, for my self, and also I really like to live on my own, to just have the responsibility for just myself and no one else for a while. Do my things in my way. Be just me 😊.

This is not a secret for my children,- they know I’m very ready to just continue live alone, they know I’m a bit tired, but at the same time as they also know they will always come first, they will always be welcome and stay as long as they need 🧡.

An other thing, this time I have been a bit better to continue doing and working with my own plans and dreams, and not put to much ” on hold”, except from a couple of days when I needed to re- organize the home a bit. That’s a positive change for me- that I have manage that 😊. Maybe I’m starting to get use to this moving- in and out so it’s easier for my to continue doing “my things”?

And I have decided that when there hasn’t been any kind of any moving process, not in and out, not for my children, not for myself for at least 6 months- maybe then I can “brag” about my new “alone era” in my life? Maybe then I can “brag” about a new period and epoch in my life? Because obviously I’m still not there- that’s for sure 😅.

At the moment it seems that I’m in a kind of middle way process- finish with raising up my kids, finish with the mammi responsibility, finish with living together with them- but in a way still not finish …..but for how long? I don’t know.

Obviously my children really like my nest too- that’s for sure 🐣🥰. And that’s actually a good thing 🧡. Because if not, they probably haven’t come back home again and again and again 😊.

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 soon, I hope 😊.

My daughter and me- she is back in the nest again 🐣 ( I know I’m tired- I know I look tired too- but that’s the way it is 😴)

She is back in the nest again 🐣. Why she is back in the nest is her story- my “story” is that I’m a bit tired now😴 – but still I’m going to do it over and over and over again for my children ❤. And obviously my kids like my nest too, because they continue coming back to it 🥰🐣.

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Packed away 📚, and made room for something new🌠

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

It has been some busy weeks for both my students and me in October,- but now their big Norwegian exams, called Bergenstesten, in both written form as well as oral forms are finish and well done too 📚😊.

My students did passed the exams and I can put away all my teaching stuffs, things and books for a while 📚. And to be honest,- it feels great. It feels great that my students manage the exams, and it feels great to not be teaching for a while, maybe for always?

All my teaching stuff, things and books are now put away for a while 📚.

I feel very fine with having a rest from being a private teacher for some time now. I like to teach, and I like my students, but it has been some hard and demanding weeks before the exam, both for me as a teacher and for my students.  I feel with all my heart that I need a long break from teaching now.

So now I have cleaned my teaching desk in my home, put a way all the teaching materials and books, and it feels great, it was a good feeling. But probably because I’m tired too now.

An exam is hard, most of us know that, and have experience that. And,- I felt on an extra responsibility to follow up my students as best as I could, special because they also are private students and I feel a big responsibility for them to manage the exams.

The exam cost also a bit of money for my students because it is arranged in private forms and it’s in different parts too. It is an officially approved exams both in Norway and at universities in Europe. And,- I really didn’t wanted my students to lose their money or the exams, because I had probably got the complaints if they did 😅. And I didn’t want that, and I felt I needed a big break from being a teacher now, so if they had failed I actually needed to continue to teach them to March or April 2022, and I was not mentally prepared for that either 😊.

I have now made place and space for something new instead. A new job, a new freelance job that in it’s own way “replace” my teaching job, but it’s still a different job from the freelancework I’m already doing. But Im still going to work for and with people, and still be working from my home too 😊. But this time I’m available when I want to be available for the clients, and not on a working schedule 😊. And that feels great, it feels great to work when I want and can work, but of course I need to do the work in some or another way during the day, or more correctly during a month 😊.

I’m really looking forward to this new job, and I got my own work phone too ☎️. I have never had a work phone before- this is my first one ☎️. I need to admit I’m a bit proud over that one 😊.

Look at this- my own job phone – not a fancy phone- but it’s in function for what it should be in function too 😊. And I’m need to admit I’m a bit proud to have my on “job- phone ” ☎️.

So yes,- I’m still on the phone 🎧😅, but still not like my costumer service agent on the phone job 🎧. This is about conversation with people, give them advice, listen to them and try to give them some guidance for their various questions they have.

I’m going to work for a big Norwegian company together with many other people. The lines is open 24/7, but I don’t need to work 24 hours a day,- but of course I have a time- limit I need to be available on the phone during 24 hours, or more correctly actually during the month. But I can choose what hours that can be, what day, what time,- closely from day to day 😊.

And then it is my painting plans too,- and I’m in a process I like. Like I mention in my last post,- I have a dream and two with the painting- and I want to try to see if its possible for me to manage this dream 🎨.

I’m just some very few centimetres on the “star- line” on my painting dream, but some very few centimetres is still some few centimetres more then no one, and also in my correct direction for my plans, goals and dreams 🎨. And actually more centimetres then for just a mont and two ago. Maybe I will manage my dreams, maybe not- but I will only know if I try 😊. So then I try, if I fail I fail, but then I at least never need to wonder on any “what if” if I didn’t gave my dreams a try 😊. I hope you will give your dreams a try 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 🧡

See you soon I hope 😊

My “painting plans” are under “process ” and in it’s own way under “production” too 🎨

Half of October went to prepare my students for a big Norwegian exam- Beregenstesten 📝. And very much the rest of October went to my ordinary customer service job, as well as my freelance work and also some new and exciting things in a other freelance work as well. I have even got my own job- phone ☎️. And of course,’ my painting plans too 🎨😊

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He is already 24 years old 😳🎁😘💙

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

I actually need to admit that I needed to count a bit today,- but yes,- my middle son is 24 years today 💙. It’s his birthday, his 24. birthday 😊🎁💙.

The time just flies away,- I still remember the first time I hold him in my arms, and he was so sweet and tiny. A beautiful, beautiful baby boy 💙. My beautiful baby boy 🥰. He is not a baby boy anymore, but a lovely and wonderful young man. But it doesn’t feels like it’s 24 years since that day, that day he was this beautiful, beautiful baby boy, but obviously it is 😊.

My handsome and fantastic son in the middle- already 24 years old 🥰💙.

This year is the third time I’m not celebrating his birthday together with him. But that’s life, and that’s the way it is when the children grows up, getting older, having their own life,- and special when we also are living in two different countries 😊. It feels strange anyway. It feels strange to not bake chocolate cake for him, hug him and kiss him. Well,- I can in a way do that on messenger and what’s up,- but it’s not quite the same 😊. But the chocolate cake needs to wait a bit 🎂. And his birthday presents I have send during the “air”, “the online air” 💰.

He’s living and working in Norway,- and I know he is happy in his life and with his different things in his life, and the goals he has in his life too 🥰. And he reach his different goals too. The different goals he set. Step by step 😊. I’m incredibly proud of him and his attitude, the way he handles the life and the different experiences and knowledge lifes gives him 🥰. And also the fantastic way he handles and take care of the people around him,- family and friends 🥰.

So as long he is fine, I’m fine too, even I do miss him and think about him every day 🥰. And I’m really looking forward to see him again, maybe and hopefully one time during the Spring 2022 🥰.

I did check the planes and if it was a tiny possibility to see each other before, to buy a plane ticket for him to Spain,- but unfortunately he doesn’t have any more holidays left from his job this year, so it’s a bit difficult to travel to Spain then. But I told him ( and his little sister and big brother too) that my wishes for this Christmas was to see, hug, kiss, hold around my son in the middle 🥰. I know it’s probably not going to happen,- but I still wish it 😊. Anyway,- I know we will meet during the Spring 2022- so I have something incredible fantastic to look forward too- my son in the middle 💙.

I wish him all the best,- for his birthday, with his dreams and goals, all and everything in his life 🥰.

I feel so rich and lucky to be his mammi. He has given me so much joy and happiness in my life, and he still does 🥰. And I’m so proud of him, the fantastic young man he has become, and so proud to be his mammi- it’s like I quite can’t understand that this marvellous young man is actually my son and I’m the lucky and grateful mammi 💙.

My love for him, my love to him is so unconditional- and I know he knows that ❤💙❤.

So today I just want to say,- Congratulations with your 24. birthday my fantastic and beautiful son in the middle 💙. I wish you all the best for every day in your life – for the day today and for all the days you have in front of you ❤. Must the stars shine on you like you shine on and in my days and life ❤🌟.

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 son in the middle- just a couple days old- my sweetheart and lovely baby boy 💙.

This is a fantastic day for me, and have been every year during the last 24 years,- because my son in the middle was born 💙. I’m so proud of him, and I feel so incredibly grateful for being this wonderful and fantastic young man’s mammi 💙. Must the stars shine on you every day in your life, like you every day shine on and in my days and life ❤🌟. All the best wishes to you from your proud mammi 🥰😘💙❤.

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I get pocket money by my son 🥰😅

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

Today it was my “pocket money” day, my “weekly payday” – and I feel so rich 😅. Once a week I’m meeting my oldest son and get my weekly “pocket money ” now at days 💰. So you can say the “pocket money” situation has “turned” a bit around since my kids was children and it was actually me that payed them pocket money every week 😅.

I don’t feel like a child, but I should wish I didn’t needed to ask him for “help” to get my “pocket money” every week. At the same time,- it’s actually a tiny “money saving” situation for me this “pocket money” situation I’m in at the moment 💵.

It’s my “pocket money” pay day today 😜. “Payed by” my oldest son to me. And of course I’m happy- I got both money for the week and see and hug my oldest son 🥰😅

Hopefully I’m soon finish with this weekly pay day done by my son to me 😅. At the same time,- I get to see him, hug him and talk with him every week 🥰.

But why do I get pocket money from my oldest son now at days? Well,- I’m actually waiting for my Visa card that’s haven’t “showed up” in my mailbox or my door yet 📭.

I order the first one in the beginning of August, and then I, or more correctly, we,- my oldest son and me, also did started this “weekly pocket money” day. I transfer money from my account to his, and he take them out from the ATM to me 💳. Lucky for me we are living in Spain and the use of money and cash is still “normal”, and not just “plastic money” a la credit card. If not,- what should I do then? How to pay for the food? Or buy necessary things in the store? With a plastic card I haven’t received yet?

Anyway,- I ordered, like I mention, the first card in the beginning of August and it should arrived to my mailbox or to my door a week after, but never showed up.

Then it was to cancel “the old one” and try again, order a new one, dobbel check the adress and cross fingers 🤞. And in the meantime,- and in the meantime ask my son if he can take out a specific amount for me, and wait until he says yes,- lucky for me he always says yes 😁. Then I transfer to his bank account and meet him to get my weekly pocket money 😅.

For some reasons this second card haven’t “showed up” either 😳. Hopefully a third time will help? And I will have my own, new Visa card in a couple of days? And in the meantime I still will need to get my weekly pocket money “payd” from my son to me 😊💰.

Of course it’s not the most ideal situation for me, or my son, to do it this way,- special if something happens and I really should needed to buy or pay anything from my card. But so fare so good.

On the other hand,- I actually do save money by using no card and get pocket money from my son. I “ask” for a specific amount I know will be more then enough for food and other necessary things during the week, and that’s the money I have to and can use during the week. So I need to think “wisely” about my “shopping”, what I need and what’s necessary.

Of course he would help me and “give” me more pocket money if I need, it’s just for me to transfer to his account, but so fare so good. I have manage the specific amount I have to use.

I think carefully about what I need of food, drink, toiletries, pharmacy goods and other things, and plan my shopping round that. And in general I do the food shopping and other shopping once a week. In general all the different shopping the same day.

Actually, it’s not much more different then the way I in general always has planned the shopping.  The only difference is that I am even more aware now for how and what to use my money on because I just have the cash that I have for the current week. And then it’s not so “easy” to just use a bit extra money “here and there” during the days 😊.

My third card will arrive to my door in just a couple of days, I hope 🤞, and this time I actually think it will come too. Why and what’s happen with the two first one,- I have no idea, but I know no one can have any “joy” of them because it’s only me that can activate the card in a specific way 😊.

So soon my “weekly pocket money day” it’s over and I can use my plastic money again 😊. But I will probably continue to use cash as well. I like to use cash, I feel I have a much better overview of money consumption when I use and pay with cash 💰. I don’t know how about you, but that’s the way it is for me 😊.

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 😊

A happy me together with my oldest son 😊 ( and my money for the week 😅)

The situation when it comes to “pocket money” in my home is turned a bit around at the moment 💰. Instead of me giving “pocket money” to my children, I now at days get “pocket money” from my oldest son instead 😊. Isn’t that a great situation? 😁

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