Friday, May 22, 2009

Much Happening

Here is a list of things going on.

- Selling our house.
We are in the process of selling our home in the much loved Seattle area. We love Washington state, and will probably love it forever. We don't love our house, and now we are going to sell it.

- Going to Crete.
We are going to spend 10 days in Crete. We are so excited. We are renting a house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a private pool.

- Bringing our lovely Tween home.
My wonderful hubby is off to bring our lovely tween daughter from her mom's house. With this there is always a bit of stress. 1- I need to get the room she will be in comfortable. 2- We need to make sure sure there are some good activities lined up for her. 3- Getting use to having a tween around. (That can be challenging in on its own).

- My sweet little baby is growing up.
My little 7 month soon to be 8 months is crawling like crazy. She has two teeth, and now she is starting to pull herself up. I am very busy running around.

- My little princess is acting more like a little devil.
I love my sweet 3 year old but she has been a big handful. With in 24 hours. She has whinned in the car all the way to the airport, gotten a pearle bead stuck on her bottom baby tooth, wrote in pen all over my friends alphabet floor puzzle, peed on the bathroom floor with her clothes on at my friends house, ate a crayon, played with my jewelery, sprayed hairspray everywhere, ate a whole container of gum, went into the baby's room and woke her up, hit me, and threw a big tantrum. I think that is all. At this point I think I am suppressing anything extra that has happened.

Life is busy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Garbage Disposal Anyone?

Inventions from the new world.
So sometimes while living in a different country you just wonder why certain things you’ve taken for granted in your home country haven’t caught on. For example in Denmark: They do not have garbage disposals. It doesn’t matter how nice your house is, it just does not have a garbage disposal. Even the Danes who have visited the US haven’t thought about the benefits of this mechanical marvel of modern men. So what in the world do you do with the eggshells from that cake you just baked? Or my personal favorite, the plate of half chewed food your toddler spit back on the plate because they decided half way through that it didn’t taste the same as it looked? Well, you get to scrape it into your kitchen garbage, and toss it in your pathetically small outdoor can. Yes, they have pathetically small trash cans. I’m not sure if this is to encourage people to recycle more or if my landlord is just a cheapskate and ordered the ¼ trash service, but it stinks. Now as a side note: Denmark does do a great job in having you sort through your trash, and recycling. For example. You should sort your trash as so, Bottles, newspapers, cardboard, pizza boxes. But if you live in a home, you have to take these items to what I call the local dump, because there is no curbside pickup for them. The dump here is really more of a recycling distribution area. Everything you dump you can dump for free. You can even bring in old computer parts, yard waste, wood or metal pieces. I am sure they even have a place you can take big pieces of concrete too. It is a great place to unload a lot of junk. But it is easier to get to if you have a car. This could be another side note living in Denmark, but I won’t get into that just yet. Meanwhile there is no garbage disposal. After some time I ran into an article about why garbage disposals don’t exist in Europe. (I am sorry but I cannot find the article I read). Anyways, it said that a lot of countries do not like garbage disposals because it is bad for the waterways. It contaminates the water. Well the house that I live in we have little rocks that come out of our sink that goes down the drain. And it is considered normal to have lots of red water in the winter time. Something to do with the chalk in the pipes and the cold weather. This is supposed to be normal, but begs the question, if the water quality is so bad without garbage disposals, why not just let us have the disposals? So meanwhile we have no garbage disposal, a smaller trash can to throw trash into, and red water. I miss the garbage disposal. I want to have one someday again in my life.

Monday, May 11, 2009


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Thank you.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

My Mother

I came to earth and was guided by a wonderful woman. She is my mother. She left her home and made a new life for herself in a different country. She can speak 3 different languages. She nurtured me and loved me and watched me grow. She has great faith, and her love of God is very great. She taught me to have faith in God. The strength of prayer and fasting. If you were to look at her, you would not know how mighty she really is. I am grateful for her strength. I hope I can become strong like her.

One day I met a very sweet man. He is loving and kind and funny. And then I met his mother. Her two arms wrapped around me, and held me close. She has great love. She is kind and funny. She became my mother. She came to me to help me when I had my babies. She wrapped her two arms around my girls and loved them. She is always there to hear my sadness, and gives me guidance and love. She too is strong and powerful. She too has great faith in God. She overcame ovarian cancer. I know she is here to help me become better, and to give me great love. I have two mothers. One who gave birth to me. Raised me, and loved me. The other is my mother through marriage. She too raises me and loves me. After all families are for eternity.

I am so blessed to have two mothers who love me so much.