Sunday, 27 July 2008
Anyway, I finally got a new sunbed. I've been looking for one for a while now. But I didn't get one until I found one on sale that I liked. Got a table too, it's actually a kid's table but it works perfect next to the sun bed. Also, I placed it on the second floor veranda. I just looove my veranda. LOL!
We're having at least one more week with wonderful weather. I'm off from work next weekend + Monday, so I hope it's still nice then.
Friday, 25 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
More info about Legionnaires' disease HERE
In a MSN group I'm in, there's Elias Chatzoudis week, so I wrote two tuts using his art.
My tuts are found HERE
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Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Blah, the head line tricked me. It said "Lion cubs Live", but it's a 1m49s video tape.
I feel tricked..........................LOL!
Well, if they do come with a live feed like the zoo did with the other four cubs,
I'll update again.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
My tut group HERE
Monday, 14 July 2008
Would you ever have plastic surgery, if so, what kind?
Myself, I have heavy eye lids (inheiretary on my mom's side of the family) and I'd love to fix those one day.If they get too heavy and are a medical nuancance, the Norwegian government will pay for your surgery. My mom had this a few years ago. I'm afraid mine are not considered a medical nuancance, just a personal one. LOL!
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
I then went to my college to drop off some papers. In week 34, my internship/practice in the hospital will start (part of my nursing study). I will spend 9 weeks in Surgery 4 which is "stomach and instestines". I'm looking forward to it and I'm nervous about it. In spring semester, I will have another internship in the hospital, in the medical department. Where I don't know yet. Before the iternship you have fill out some papers for the hospital.
Then mom and I went to the mall in Porsgrunn. Mom got some table cloths and candles for my parent's caravan in Seljord. We discovered we had paid way too much, turns out two of the table cloths had become 22 table cloths. So we paid for 20 non-existing table cloths. LOL! The girl had to get her manager so she could give us our money back.
We had a nice lunch and then did some more shopping. For years I've wanted to buy a sun bed for my veranda and now I found one on sale. So I got it when I finally found one I liked that were on sale, I didn't want to buy one for full price. Found a really cheap glass table too. Whoohoo. Good thing I'm getting my pay check in a few days LOL!
I also had to send a text message to my friend Eldbjørg to make sure it was not really her I saw but her double. It was her double, she was home. LOL! Then we saw a double for our neighbour too. WOW!
We stopped by some other stores too, but didint get much, just a few knick knacks and I found a blouse on sale.
We also saw a car accident that had occured not long before we arrived. One car had rear ended another car. The car who had done the rear ending had a huge damages to its front and bonnet. The police was already there, and it looked like no major injuries. We met another police car going to the scene and an ambulance. When we were almost home, in Ulefoss, we saw two ambulances and an ambulance helicopter. Wonder what had happened, hopefully nothing serious. Looked in today's paper but so nothing about it.
After I got home, I got the new sun bed on my (2nd floor) veranda and I had a nap in it and later lay in it reading in my Star Trek book. It's nice and comfy.
Any way, the first ferry left 1030am, so we decided to leave 8am, we were a bit late and ended up leaving 810am. After 30 minutes of driving, dad suddenly remembered he had forgotten our printed ticked on the kitchen table and we had to turn around to get them. Losing so much time made us worried but we had no choice. Being late you of course run into all kind of things, I guess we got to exprience Murhy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. We ended up behind slow tractors and hard to pass them due to narrow roads or meeting traffic. Then one of the bridges in Porsgrunn was up due to a passing boat and we had to wait for it to pass. In Heistad, due to stress, we took a wrong turn and had to ask someone for directions on how to get back to the road to Langesund. Now we were really running out of time!!!!!!!!!! We managed to reach the ferry with 10-15 minutes to spare. Phew!!!
The ferry ride went smooth. It was the first time we took the ferry from Langesund, we usually take the one from Sandefjord. Took some pictures on board the ship and from Langesund coast area. On the boat, there's a tax free shop. We didn't buy any liquor, but dad bought some tobacco for a friend and I bought some candy.
We stopped briefly at a liquor store where my parents bought some wine. Liquor/wine is much cheaper in Sweden than in Norway. I got some more candy. We then drove to Nordby shopping center. Mom has been looking for a big mirror for a long time to put up in the dining area. Her sister bought one a few years ago and my mom love it too. Some times the shop didn't have the mirror when we were there, or we were on a bus trip and could not buy the mirror. So we hoped the shop had it now and we were in luck, the got that mirror last week. And they might not order any more. So mom bougth it for sure hoping it would fit in the car. LOL! I also got some fake orchid branches. A few of my orchids are not blossoming right now, so I want some fakes ones when this is happening. We had a nice dinner at the center. And then struggled like hell to get the mirror in the car. Dad has a Citroen C5 station wagon, but the box was a bit big to fit in the trunk. It ended up in the back seat with a tiny space for mom to sit. Could thing my mom is short and small. We had to move the driving seat a bit forward, therefore, it was too little leg room for dad. So for the rest the trip I drove instead of dad. We went then down to the big grocery store next to the shopping center. Much of its food is cheaper than in Norway. I made sure to buy buffolo wings, they're so much cheaper and taste good. LOL! Got some cosmetics items too.
In Strömstad we stopped at another grocery store and bought a few more things. Then we drove to the harbour to wait for the other ferry to take us home. We had some extra time, so we just relaxed in the harbour. Our car parked up in a line to get onboard the ferry, ended up behind another couple from Lunde (my home town). So we chit chatted with them. Also, at Nordby, I met a woman from work I spoke to briefly too. We got one of Colorline's bigger ferries home. Bought a little more candy and a memory card for my digital camera which was on sale. The ferry ride was pretty much smooth too but a bit more wavely.
The car ride home took about two hours. We got home 1am. I was so pooped then that I went straight to bed since I had to get up early the next morning.
The wake of the ferry and Langesund, Norway.
Coast line of Langesund
A light house along Langesund coast.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Monday, 7 July 2008
A few weeks ago, one of the lionesses had four lion cubs; Nala, Lea, Kiara and Akira. And now the other lioness has given birth to two lion cubs. We're pretty excited about these two births.
You can see a short movie on the newest cubs HERE.
Live feed of the first cubs HERE.
I couldn't see the lions when I just looked, but you don't know when they'll show up. If the lights are turned off, it means it's night in Norway.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
One of the many pine and leaf trees in the Arboretum.
Here's MJ and her new table cloth.
Friday, 4 July 2008
Okay, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the last of four movies, and I guess I can say this is the last one, especially with Harrison Ford. The man is over 60 years old, but he IS Indiana Jones, and still hot. LOL! The last movie had a lot of subtle hints to the first movie, and more which I won't say, and you can say the movie made a full circle. The end met the beginning or vice versa. I liked it and thought it was a good movie. I give it 8 of 10.
Wanted is an action movie with Angelina Jolie who had the female major role, but she is not the main character in the film, that's James McAvoy. I think he did an excellentjob, from being a nobody turned into an assassin. The movie has its preview in Norway Sept 12, so I got a head start of it. I loved the movie, awsome plot and awsome special effects. I'm actually gonna give a 10/10. If you like action movies, you have to see this one!
I had a great time at my friend's Mary Jo's house. Though, it did not travel much this year on my vacation. Just stayed in Brainerd with my friend. It was more a quiet, relaxing holiday. And it was great to see my friend again, it was two years since last time I visited her. Also, MJ had to do some working when I was there, so I was on my own then. I drove her to work and I had her car for the day.
I did a lot of shopping. LOL! A lot of sales, even up 90% off. Found some really nice slacks and capris.I tried to find them in Norway but I was not able to find anyones that fit me well or I didn't like them. And I found some nice tops on sales. A lot of jewelry was on sale too. Got some for myself, some upcomming 40th birthday gifts, two necklaces and a ring for my mom (birthday and xmas gifts). Got dad two shorts and two belts + Country&Western CDs (birthday and xmas gifts for him too). Found a used book store and got a bunch of great books. Just got the bills..........yikes. There goes my summer money.
Visited some other friends in the area, missed seeing some too unfortunately. Went to the movies. Went on some picnics. Went to this park area, many go for walks there, in the winter there's cross country skiing tracks there. It's a very nice wooden area, took some pictures there. It was so hot and I was swetting like by the time I went home. LOL! I was supposed to go to Mall of America too but things didn't work out, so I missed it this time.
Also stitched a table cloth for MJ. I started it for her two years ago, last time I visited her. But the cross stitch is so small that she gets a head ache doing it. So I finished it for her. She did some of it herself and I did the rest.
She had some good mystery books too which I was able to read.
It's nice to go places but like the saying says...........HOME SWEET HOME!