Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

I’ve had an absolutely wonderful Christmas! It began somewhat slow and boring when I started at work at 9am and worked until 1pm.. After that however, I visited my boyfriend and his family to wish them a Merry Christmas, I drove home in a frozen winter wonderland while singing “Driving home for Christmas” to myself, and was greeted at home with a fan-freakin’-tastic Christmas dinner made by my very own mom ♥

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We stuffed ourselves so good that we practically rolled away from the table and over to enjoy a relaxing evening on the couch to open some gifts and enjoy each others company…

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One of the most exciting parts about this Christmas was that I hadn’t wished for anything in particular, nor did I shake, squeeze or feel any of the gifts under our tree. I was not at all disappointed though, it was clear that my friends and family know me and thought of me.. that’s why I love them…

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I got table cloths, tealights and a cakeknife (so yes, when I’ve moved out this fall you’re all invited to my place for cake)… How might I be making this cake you ask? With this little baby…

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Now don’t worry, I’ll be taking a shower before you all come.. and I’ll dry myself off with my own towels…

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And just because my hair is a mile long and would take forever to dry itself…

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I’ll make you a cup of tea to go with that slice of cake, and then you can enjoy that while relaxing with my beautiful, soft, new purple blanket…

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We’ll light my candle…

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…and have a real nice little visit! Yeah, like I told my parents.. after this Christmas I’m pretty much ready to move out! I also got some shopping cash for IKEA, so I know what I’m doing the next time I’m down in Oslo!

One of my favourite gifts was from my darling sweetheart, Paul ♥ I love him

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Have you had a nice Christmas?

What was your favourite food?

What was your favourite gift?

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, hugs from The Beara Necessities!

-S.

Friday, December 23, 2011

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

 

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Were mom’s homemade goodies that sneaked past my lips...

Yes, my mom has made delicious goodies while I was gone at work today. Only 4 more hours of work tomorrow, from 9am til 1pm and then it’s CHRISTMAS for me as well!!

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Ho ho ho have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

-S.

Friday, December 16, 2011

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

On Wednesday the entire 3rd grade (we call it third, it’s actually 13th) went to Oslo on a class trip. First we were going to visit the University in Oslo, which is the oldest and the biggest in the country – and where I’m going next fall.

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I enjoyed it so much, I honestly wanted to just start school there right now. It was HUGE, it had tons of studies and tons of students. I believe there is almost 40 000 students that go there. It was awesome.

Later that evening we went to one of the theatres in Oslo and saw a show called The Mystery of Myrna Vep. It got top reviews from multiple big newspapers in Norway, and I loved it! It was so hilarious and the show only consisted of TWO actors who played at LEAST 6 roles in total. They were very talented and extremely good at improv.

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I’ve realized that I sincerely love the theatre. I’ve only ever seen this show and Les Miserables, but I adored both and felt both giddy and excited after each of them.

Do you like the theatre?

What is your favourite show?

-S.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I THINK I’VE DECIDED

It’s hard to be 18. It’s the last time you’ll be asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, and this time a serious answer is expected. Who knows what they want to be now? Most of us have only experienced life with mom and dad, with siblings and a family home. We don’t know who we are on our own. We don’t know who we will be in the city. Who we’ll be somewhere else. We don’t know who we will be in 10 years, so a question like that now is impossible to answer for sure.

Some of you have already read about my confusion as to what I’m going to study next after high school. Well, for the reason above I’ve decided I’m not going to take the safest education, the one with a guaranteed job at the end and millions rolling into my bank account. What’s the point if I don’t enjoy it? So I’ve been looking for studies that contain things that might interest me, things I could be excited about learning and that I will enjoy.

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The one study I keep coming back to in interest is one called Culture and Communication at the University in Oslo. This course appearantly teaches you about things related to information, communication, journalism, commercialism and marketing. These are the areas people who have studied this are working in now as well. I think I could find this super exciting and fun, as well as handy!

You can read a lovely google translated version of the study here: http://tinyurl.com/bsx5qaw

By the way, I updated the design on my blog! What do you think?

 

-S.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I need YOUR help

Since I’m a russ this year, I’m also getting russecard (which is tradition). These look like business cards and young kids tend to collect them while we are russ. Basically if you’re wearing the red pants, any kids that see you will run over and ask for a russecard.. We also share them with other russ as memories of who you shared this awesome time with.

We get to design them ourselves and they usually consist of a picture, name, school and some witty comments/jokes/quotes… Here is my problem, I can’t think of any…. This is what I have so far:

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I have that one quote at the bottom (which I absolutely love), but otherwise I’m blank! Can you help me??

 

-S.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas, Christmas don’t be late

It’s 25 days, 10 hours and 40 min. until Christmas here in Norway. No I’m not counting… Honestly I’m not. I’m excited for Christmas, but I must admit I found that online! Right after Thanksgiving, my mom got quite excited and ended up bringing Christmas into our house…

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How can I help myself? You can’t ask someone to not be excited about snow while it’s snowing. In the same way you can’t tell me to not be excited for Christmas when I’m living in Santa’s cabin..

Are you excited for Christmas?

-S.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My future apartment

Next summer I’ll be moving in with my boyfriend to an apartment we are already renting (he’s paying while just he lives there – then I’ll join in when I get there). Last night, after work, I drove down to Oslo and spent my first night in my future home for while I study!

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It’s still pretty basic, and hasn’t gotten my touch since I’ve only been there this once – hehe! – but I loved it and felt very comfortable being there! Considering Paul has a birthday soon, when I can’t visit him, I let him have his birthday present early…

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I got him a care pack! Different things he would need and that he loves. That included dishsoap, toilet paper, toothpaste, tea, hot chocolate, chilinuts and different other things! Very fun, and I think he really liked it!

We also celebrated our 2 year anniversary today! It makes me so happy to see how well our relationship is going and I love that we’ll be able to take it to a new stage this coming year. I love my boyfriend more than I can explain, and no matter what challenges we meet – we’ll find a way through. Where we’ll be in a year or two is impossible to know, but for me – it’s worth taking the chance to see. If I get it my way, we’ll be stronger than ever – living together – and learning to love one-and-other in a whole different way than we have before. I’m sure of him and how I feel when I’m with him, and for now – that’s all I need.

-S.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving on a small Norwegian island

Considering we live in Norway, and my Norwegian family doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving (+ they live 6 hours away), we usually don’t make a very big deal out of it. This time of year, my dad is usually on his boat. Usually, it’s just me, my mom and my two siblings. So making a huge turkey and a major feast is pretty much a waste.

Thankfully though, we sometimes still do a little something for us…

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We set the table…

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We create a nice and pleasant atmosphere…

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My mom worked her magic in the kitchen….

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While we watched the Macy’s Day Parade. And just after good ol’ Santa came and made it official, CHRISTMAS SEASON IS HERE, dinner was ready and we sat down to enjoy a wonderful meal…

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You know, I’m pretty thankful for you guys. Those of you who come by my blog, read it, leave comments.. Honestly it truly makes my day! Despite that my blog is first of all for me, I’m not sure I’d keep going as long and often as I have if you guys didn’t stick around. It means alot to me – thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

-S.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Good ol’ Santa is gettin’ ready

It is exactly 5 weeks until Christmas today. Can you believe it? I can. At my workplace we’ve started decorating with Christmas decorations, we have special Christmas offers and I’m pretty sure when I go to work again on Monday the songs I’ll hear on our speakers will be “Driving home for Christmas”, “ Dreaming of a white Christmas”, etc.

For years now I’ve had the annoying problem that I’m pretty much broke around Christmas and the small scraps of cash I have go to pathetic little Christmas gifts that probably will never be remembered. The extra sucky part is that around Christmas time, when I am at my broke-est and spend the money I have on others – THAT is when I finally see things I like at stores. I truly believe stores keep things from me until Christmas….

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This year however, I’ve been working. Hooray for that! As you can see in the picture above, the cold is coming fast – which for my part only increases the excitement for Christmas. I’m a Christmas-lover, truly I am. Right now, at this very moment, I want to listen to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, etc… You get the point.

So I was thrilled today when I got the chance to take my hard earned money and go get some decent presents for the ones I love!

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So today, 5 weeks before Christmas, I am pretty much done with Christmas presents! Say it with me people: aaaaahhhh…..! And then because I’m the kind of girl who likes to get personal around Christmas, I decided to make some Christmas cards for my far-away friends. I moved to where I live almost 5 years ago, so I have old childhood friends that need to know I’m thinking of them…

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So I’m sitting here now.. happy.. relaxed… and in good spirit! For my sake, Christmas can just come as soon as it would like. I’m ready to enjoy it!

Have you started getting ready for Christmas?

-S.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Arrrrr ye scurvy dogs

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Today, I’m a pirate at school. Cool right?

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-S.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

COOKIE

This is Cookie:

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She is our new Bichon Havanais(sp?) puppy! She is an adorable little bundle of kick-ass (literally, she is scared of nothing) with a sunny disposition! She loves everybody but can be to some degree compared to the arch angel Michael in the movie with John Travolta. She does not hesitate to tell our big dogs that she ain’t scared of them!

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She’s a punk, but we all have fallen head over heals for her. Even the big guy in the picture above. How can you now go Awww when she comes running to you like a bouncy little teddy bear?

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I got some awesome news! My boyfriend and I are planning on living together while we study in Oslo, but his studies start this coming January. Therefore, we had to find some place to live before then. Yesterday we were in Oslo looking at an apartment and found the place! It’s small and humble, but in a wonderful standard and it has a great location! So next summer I will be moving in here:

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Ours is the exact same as this, except it’s reverse. The entry is where the bed is and opposite. The kitchen is on the other side and we have no balcony. I like it though, my head can’t stop thinking about how I want it to look. Haha! And I’m a completely different shade of jealous knowing that Paul gets to move in now and I have to wait 6 months! Oh well, that time will probably come faster than I can imagine. I might have to posts pictures of how it turns out though, just because I’m not moving in right away doesn’t mean I can’t help decorate it :)

-S.

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