I'm struggling these days to find something to write about (have you noticed?). Things are beginning to seem, well, normal! I guess that is something in itself to write about. I am starting to get antsy for winter to go away, so that I can explore the nature around Kristiansand. There are limited things you can do in nature during winter when you don't own skies, snow shoes or a snowmobile (which I haven't even seen here). I just want to go for a hike!
On a side note, I taught the little girl to give fist "bumps"-- now only if I could teach her how to use the potty... :) I attempted a picture of her giving me a "bump", here it is.
It took me many photos to get one that turned out. So cute. OH! She's walking now! She falls every once in a while..but she is getting pretty good. She is also taking longer naps because of the energy she expends by walking..which is nice for me! :)
On another side note, I realized that taking the bus makes me sick. Motion sickness, that is. Not that I can avoid taking the bus, so I try to ignore it. I blame my car sickness on India. You couldn't go anywhere in a car without feeling really car sick, from the windy roads AND the crazy drivers. Once, on a road trip in India, there were about 6 of us in the car...and all of use were sick. ugh. :)
A couple weeks ago, there were people on the gågate (walking street) collecting money for Haiti. It reminded me a little bit of bell ringers during Xmas time in MN..there were so many. Love both of their efforts to raise money, but it makes you feel bad if you don't give some money to EVERY bucket! I ended up giving 2 Kroner, in the form of 4 øre (1/2 Kroner) pieces, to four different guys-- not very much you say? True, but just think if everyone in Norway gave 2 Kroner... (5 million people in Norway x 2 kroner each = 10 million kroner = 1.68 million US dollars)...that would be a lot of money! (Sorry, just had to add in some math) Norway has found a way to help, even from across the Atlantic. Rejuvenates your faith in humanity, doesn't it?
Thanks for the postcard Grandma and Grandpa! Mail is always nice. I'll get around to sending postcards at some point...
Thanks for the package Mom and Popsy! Yum Redvines!