Blargh!

I was looking forward to see Amy Macdonald at Rockefeller with Terje today. At work I was listeing to Amy while working. I have music on the left ear and the right ear “free” so I can hear other talk to me or the phone ;)

On my way home, walking up from Carl Berner, Terje called. He’d been checking out if the concert were sold out or not, just to check how many that would come. Then he saw that it had be cancled because of illness. Sigh! That sucks. We were both very unhappy about the situation. Hopefully she’ll come back later when she’s back in business.

Lucky for Terje that he checked that out before he left. It would’ve been annoying to drive 45 minutes, park the car, go over to Rockefeller just to find out the concert is cancled. And then just have to go home again.

Listening to Amy in my bedroom (where my computer are) with music from the computer-speakers are SO NOT the same!

Oh well, like Terje said – life goes on ;)

It goes on indeed. The clokc tic’s off in a rapid speed towards 22.30 – when I have to be in bed. I better go brush my teeth and get ready. A yawn just escaped my mouth and told me I’m close to ‘dead’.

Hey ho, lets go.

More Christmas-cards :)

Here is the Christmas-cards I said I would upload. I made one new today too. The first one is from today and the rest is from earlier this week.

I’m in need of some more paper. I got a lot of red paper, but I feel I can’t use it as base for a card. It’s too dark. It will be hard to write inside the card. I didn’t really think of that when I bought all that red paper. At first I bought lots of red and only one white paper. Never used white (or off-white etc) paper before at Christmas cards, so only bought on to test. Full sucsess! I really like the off-white/beige/brown-ish cards, they get a little vintage feel which I love.

I think about last year and the cards I made then. I thought they were cool and great, but compared to these, they weren’t as good as these. Oh god, I sound like… like I’m bragging a lot. I’m not really doing that… but must be able to think I’m making something nice/good, right? It’s not forbidden by law. heh.

My co-worker Sigrund, told me about another Panduro store in town, which is much bigger and better than the one downtown. The one she told me about is a bit out of the city center, but still very reachable. Since I won’t be able to go to Bikuben before next week, next thursday to be exact, I think I’m heading to Panduro tomorrow or saturday. Depends on how things turn out the two next days with my plans. And it depends on how lazy I’m.

Oh oh. Not good to let anything depend on my lazyness…. *shakes head*

Christmas-card factory

Talked to my mum earlier today. I emailed her some of the cards I’ve made two days ago and I was just wondering if she’d looked at them. She had and she really liked them. I said I could make her some if she needed any. She said YES right away. She needs about 20 cards!

Oh boy! 20 cards. That will take some time. But it will be superfun. I can’t wait to start on them. I got three left for myself and then I’m gonna start on hers.

The deal is that she’s gonna pay for the equipment I need, like paper and other things I use for the cards. Making twenty cards will be expensive, but it will be so much better than buying them.

This is fun!! :)

What’s not so fun is that the clock is now 23.01 and I’m half an hour late. Siiiigh. Thank god, I’ve eaten fruit, walked and are on my way to brush my teeth. Going to bed on time, is the toughest goal it seems. Tomorrow and thursday will be ruined because I got late activities. Tomorrow I’m visiting Gro and she lives a little bit outside town. It takes forever to get home and I doubt I’ll be in bed on time. On thursday, Terje and I, we’re going to see Amy MacDonald at Rockefeller. Then I will be home late too.

Oh well, I’ve completed three out of four goals. It’s not that bad!

Making (Christmas)-cards

I went downtown after I was finished at work yesterday. I had to stop by  Panduro  (hobby/craft-shop) to look for some things for my christmas cards. After visiting Bikuben last week, I have to say that Panduro is a little bit of a disappointment. But they are two different stores. Bikuben sells things regarding scrapbooking and cardmaking only, but Panduro has so much other things too.

It was hard to find what I was looking for. Their paper-section is crappy and it doesn’t have 1 /20 of what Bikuben has. Bikuben has a whole floor just with paper! I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for (a white paper), but the paper I got turned out OK in the end.

I also found another paper with drawings on which was cool. And a glue pen which was nothing like I had expected, and not what I wanted at all. But at least it didn’t cost me much. I also bought a painted santaclaus wodden figure to put on cards and at cut-board (size A4) that will prevent me from damage the dining-table! It was much needed!

After I came home, had eaten dinner and been online for a short while, I sat down with at the dining table and made two new cards. I’ve very pleased with them. I must say that a new world has opened after I got the new stuff. That tong I use to die out shapes, letters etc. is fanastic. It opens up so many posibillties. I have to post the new cards, but first I have to take a picture of them and get them on my computer.  I have to do that later.

I have a few things on my wishlist. A few? A lot actually, but a few that are more important than others. Sissel asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said everything on Bikuben. LOL. A few things that is on top my my list. That is:

  • cat’s eyes ink pads (green and yellow/orange colors)
  • paper cutter. I need to be able to cut straight lines!
  • Dies with christmas-, birthday- and newborn baby-theme.

I finished one more card today. Not 100% satisfied with it, but it’s ok. I’m gonna make at least one more today, maybe two. We’ll see how it goes. It takes time to make one. I don’t decide easily on what to do design-wise.

So far, I got nine cards. I counted and I need 13 cards in total. that means four more cards. I’m gonna ask if mum needs any cards. I will be glad to make her some too.

Christmas cards and a birthday card

Finally! Here is the five christmas cards I’ve made so far.

And here is my birthdaycard for dad. It’s not that he’s a monkey or anything. LOL.

 

Now I’m gonna go make some more cards. Got one hour, then I have to prepare for bed. I’m already tired.

Oh my god!

I don’t care much for my birthdays and on friday I turned 30. The ‘oh so ugly’ 30! LOL! I never celebrate my birthday, because I don’t wanna make a lot of fuss about it. This year I spend my birthday on a restaurant with my parents and Hanne + Geir. I ate a delicious steak with creamy potatoes, creamy mushrooms and pepper sauce. And mum and I shared a lovely white wine. It was heavenly. I even ate more than dad! hah! That never happens. I was stuffed when we went home.

One good thing about having birthday is all the gifts you get. And I must say this year was super gift-wise. I got a red IKEA lamp, a red vase, a t-shirt, one Bruce DVD and one Bruce CD, super cool red hangers to have clothes on, a day planner for 2009, two books…  But the greatest gifts were the Sigma Blitz from Hanne and Geir and the Canon 50 mm f/1.4 lense my parents got me.

Oh my god! 50 mm lense! Woho! That lense rocks badly. I’ve used it for two days now and I’m in love with it.

Yesterday I put a picture up on flickr. It was of a cat and it was taken with my new lense. Normally cat pictures doesn’t create much trafic, comments and faves. But this… oh my! I had one comment when I went to Lisbeth at 4 o’clock yesterday. When I checked when I came home today around 3 o’clock I had 20 comments and 16 faves. I was like ‘WTF???” Before i actually saw the comments I thought it had to be a mistake and that someone had spammed me. LOL. It has never happened to me before, so I’m a bit surprised.

With this new lense, I feel I can take some kick-ass pictures! hihi. I just need some sunlight, no wind and no clouds. Can anyone bring me that?

No new goals

I forgot to write something about my goals yesterday. I got caught up thinking about scrapping, that I forgot I think.

I haven’t made any new goals for this week. I debated with myself on sunday for a short while and found out I need more time to just focus on the goals I have set so far. It might seem like these goals I got is as easy as a walk in the park, but it’s not. Not all of them at least. I don’t wanna risk screwing up, so I keep things the way they are. It’s not bad to have the goals I got. And if I just maintain these goals, I will be very pleased.

I don’t need anything else right now. I’ll keep these goals for at least a week more. I’ll do a new evaluation on sunday, but I think I will keep my goals for next week too.

I think this was all I really wanted to say. I’m at the office and should work.

Short update

My plan was to write a long entry here, but I got caught up in something else online and now I’m not inspired to write at all. How typical. So i’ll just give a short update on the competition.

Competition… well, it’s not so much a competition anymore, since someone quit way too soon (in my opinion at least). A bit annoying, but there is nothing I can do about it.

I’m still doing good. I’ve had a few times where I thought ‘fuck it, lets skip the whole thing’, but I’ve managed to keep myself going. I’m proud of that. It’s been two weeks now and my spine is slowly rebuilding.

  1. Be in bed by 22.30: I had one day where I was 20 mins late. All other days tucked myself in at 22.30. I must admit it has never been earlier than 22.30 either.
  2. Brush teeth before bed: Check! Done it every day!
  3. Walk more: Oh yeah, I haven’t skipped that once! I dread it in the mornings, but I don’t pay that feeling any attention other than that i registrer the feeling and push it away.
  4. Eat fruit every day: here I must say I’ve impressed myself. I’ve had one day, last saturday, where i failed. I didn’t have any fruit and had no time to go to the grocerystore. well, that’s not correct, I had plenty of time, but I did other things in stead. So instead I ate half a carrot to comensate. I must say one thing. Those who think you can exchange your chocolate with fruits… it’s like believing in Santa Claus. I eat as much as chocolate as I did before!

On to something else.

Last saturday, I went to see Sissel. She had a scrapping-evening. It was so much fun. I rode with her friend Kristin and we came around 4 o’clock. Another friend of Sissel was there too. We sat around a huge table and did different things. Sissel and Guro, the scrapped (photoalbum). Kristin built a cookbook. Only it’s not a book, it’s pages you can put on this round metal-thingy. You can swirl it round and round and the recepies hangs down from it. Oh god, that was a terrible description, but I don’t know how else to describe it. I made christmas cards.

What was so great, was that I could borrow things from both Sissel and Guro. That meant I could make great cards. I ended up with five cards. I’ll show them later, when I’ve taken a picture of them. Kristin  said I had to make and send her a christmas card, that’s how much she liked mine. So, I’m gonna do that :)

Being at Sissels house got me all inspired. There is so much I wanna buy. So tomorrow I’m going to Bikuben at Strømmen (told about that store before I think) and buy myself some new scrapping-stuff. It’s my birthday on friday and this is my birthdaygift to myself.

I found out something smart you know. Chantie owe me about 1300 NOK and I think I’m gonna use some of them to buy things. Maybe most of it too? Who knows if I’ll go crazy tomorrow. I haven’t got the money yet, but I do have money on my savings account. So I’ll use them until I get my money. I’m not in a hurry for those money, so I’m not stressing  her about it.  

I’ve been thinking about this little shopping-spree all week. Sunday and monday night, I even dreamt about scrapping. whaha. I’m crazy, I know it.

Ahem… short update? It didn’t get that short after all ;) I better end it, so I’ll be in bed by 22.30. It’s only 15 mins left.

Hey ho, lets go!

Opreation Judith!

A tidal wave with guilt hit me big time on tuesday. In the mail I got magazine Plan Norge sends out once in a while. What is Plan Norge you may wonder. Let me tell you. It’s an organisation that helps out people in other countires. It belongs to Plan International.

I have sponsor-child and have had that for years now. Her name is Judith and she comes from Uganda :) 

The magazine reminded me of the letter I got from her some months ago. After reading it I put it in my drawer, thinking I had to write her back and maybe send her something. The letter has been there since then and I have not written her back yet!

Ugh! I feel bad.

There were years I didn’t hear anything from her.  And she hasn’t heard anything from me either. I planned once to send her something, but I failed. I never sent anything.

Now I have to write her and send her something. And I can’t fail this time.  My plan is to write her a letter, attach some pictures of me and other things and a small gift.

The gift will be a big problem, because acording to Plan’s rules you can only send things that weight 150 gram or less. 150 gram? Hello! Does anybody know how little that is? It’s practically nothing.  So what can I send besides feathers and air? I was thinking some colorful pencils and maybe a pencil sharpener (in case she doesn’t have that). But it’s not going to be easy find that when the total weight has to be 150 grams.

Yesterday after work, I went downtown to have a look.  I didn’t find any I wanted to buy. While searching for something to send her, I caught myself thining ‘I don’t wanna buy her something too expensive’.

Oh my god!

Here I have more money that she maybe ever will see between her hands. And then I think to myself that I don’t wanna spend it on her, just because I feel like I can afford it. And the reason for that is that I really want to use it on myself. Spend it on clothes, concerts etc. I do send 220 NOK to Plan every month, but still… I think I could use a little extra moeny on buying her a gift.

I want to start on the project today, after work. Maybe I’ll go downtown today too?  To have a look. I know I’m spending some time tomorrow, downtown with Linda, a little shopping round. But I’m not sure I wanna use that time to look for this kind of thing.

The pictures I’m gonna send, I have to take first. I want a picture of myself, the building I live in, something from inside my apartment maybe, the cats, maybe my sister… I have lots of ideas here. Of course I do, it’s about photographing ;)

Hey ho. Let’s go!

Stutus report

Just a little status report on how things are going now that the first week is soon over:

  1. Walking: I’m good with the walking. I dread it every morning, but still I do it.
  2. Teeth: It’s like a walk in the park. Easy peasy. I’m doing great.
  3. Be in bed on time: Yesterday I failed be in bed by 22.30. I did one mistake and that was watching Grey’s Anathomy, even though I was recording it. The show ended 22.25 and after that I really, really wanted to blog because I had some ideas in my head I wanted to get down on paper. So I missed the time by 20 minutes. If I’d only turned off Grey’s and blogged while that was on. Then I would’ve made it to bed before 22.30. I’ll do better tonight!
  4. Fruit: It’s only the third day, but I’ve eaten fruit every day. This morning I had a banana. Bought it on my way to work. That was my breakfast, which means I have to eat something more soon, because I’m hungry. Yesterday I ate the rest of the grapes I bought on monday.

So all in all, I’m doing ok. But it’s only gone a week. And I never last more than a week or so. So this next week will be very importat.

Good luck to me!

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