Our little girl fell off the horse and broke and dislocated her arm yesterday. Surgery, pain, painkillers, waiting waiting waiting, tears, sleep, exhaustion, cuddles in millions, treats, naps, more tears and finally rest. These have been our last 24 hours. Greetings from a shaken up mum.
This furry girl and her little sister (I'm referring to age here, not size) may look sedate and bored in this photo, but half an hour previously they celebrated spring with a much longed-for run in the forest! WITHOUT snow on top, and even with live ants inhabiting it. If you ever want to see an image of happiness personified (dog-sonified?), you should take two norwegian dogs out for a run in the wild without leads after a foreverlasting winter. It would make even Vladimir Putin smile!
...have passed since I sat there, belly full of baby, face full of sun and soul full of wondering.
She's a year old in just a couple of weeks, and it puzzles me so much to think about the time when she was in there. We were so curious about the little creature in residence. It's the best kind of wondering, because you know you're in for something great no matter who the little person is!
365 days, and it feels like a lifetime ago.
It's my day off, and oh how I love it! It's such a luxury to have two days a week to spend with my monkeys, and also just to keep the house tidy (?) and get stuff sorted out. Today, our storage cabinet was the victim of some serious messin' up! Isn't it funny how chaotic things get when one is tidying? Piles of stuff everywhere!
Anyway, proud of my efforts and feeling like a good and hard working housewife, a time-out is required.
Wishing everyone a happy day!
Freja has a tendency to wake up with a hairdo any punk rocker would pay hundreds of moneys to get. She pulls it off perfectly!
(The other character in the photo? Oh, that's just the village original. He's nice, but a bit weird.)
...she takes this photo, which in a photo-theoretic way still puzzles me. The camera taking a self portrait?
It must be groundbreaking. (Somebody must write an essay about it pronto!)
Two years ago today, it seems I was just as tired as I am tonight (photo below is proof). The world is in progress, some might say. Apparently, on some levels it's not! Sometimes I think that people see more to my teeth and tongue than the rest of my face, as I probably yawn more than not. My "normal" face is that of a yawn, haha, how depressing is that!
Anyway. As usual, I ramble on. Bladibla.
Sure thing is though:
Stuff is happening in the world right now, which makes my lethargy seem like nothing.
I am so lucky. We are so lucky. My stomach turns in knots when I see the images from the tsunami.
Golly! It's amazing to be out on days like these. The sun warming our faces from a clear blue sky, hot dogs on the bonfire, everybody playing & skiing & fishing. Three little trouts ended up on our plates (Mrs. Payne of course, felt sorry for them, everybody else were cold hearted savages as usual). Rosy cheeks and messy hair, it's bedtime for two minis. School again tomorrow, for both Ronja and me, while Freja and daddy get to spend the day at home.
Zoo Payne is Mr. & Mrs. Payne and our three sugarplums Ronja (9), Freja (3) and Falk (0). With Billie the Wolfhound, cats Boo and Sioux, Marius the horse, a pair of cows, a band of sheep and a bunch of chickens, the Paynes live the dream on a farm in Norway.