I'm S I C K...

Not sick like CRAZY..(maybe just a little)

But sore throat...fever...just M I S E R A B L E ...

& my darling husband spent last night trying to convince me that I could be the first case of SWINE FLU in Norway.... (yes, I married him for his charming personality...)

"Thanks Honey" as I coughed & sneezed at all over him...(cause if I am going down...so is he!)

So how about this SWINE FLU? (not thinking I have it... I am not that big of a hypochondriac...)

It is really scary though isn't it? Every morning I flip on the news to see how many more cases have been reported... where it is moving...

This week cases reported in Spain & today Germany... Here is hoping none of you/us will be affected...

I ♥ Faces - Reflection


REFELECTIONS.... To be considered as a winner for this week's challenge, your photo needs to have a reflection of a face in it (Kids - a child's face; Adults - an adult's face.) Be creative ~ the reflection can be in a mirror, glass, water....or any other way you can think of to show a reflection of the beautiful face you photograph!
I know this isn't much of a FACE shot... but it is ME reflected in my daughters eye....
I was pretty excited when I saw this yesterday....
This was a so so shot of my daughter... taken at the beach on Sat.
BEFORE I ♥ Faces,... I probably would have deleted the shot....
but when I looked closer... I saw my reflection....
I have seen so many cool shots others have done on I♥ faces, where I was just amazed by the subjects eyes... I never realized how easy it is to look in them & see something...
So thank you I♥ faces for teaching me something cool!
So head on over to I Heart Faces, & see who else is playing!





Here is my "baby" boy on holiday in Bulgaria...lots & lots of sun & water.

AMAZING what I have been finding going through my pictures for

I ♥ Faces..
Since I started playing along, I have been looking at all of my pictures in a whole new light....

Could I BE any more excited? I don'tthinksoooo

Guess what I found out this evening?

I was chosen I ♥ Faces Fan of the Week on iHeartFaces - Sharing Photography of Faces
The Week Ahead – Week 16 Photo Challenge and News (Go on click on the link...) there are

O N L Y 1,000 + followers & they chose MOI...
(high pitched squeal here, followed by a happy dance...)

I am seriously THRILLED that they know who I am & that they know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE their site...

If y'all haven't been by there, you need to go check them out...
Although I am SOOOO out of my league I LOVE to play every week & check out everyone's pictures... that talent out there is AMAZING & sooo many ideas to grab/try...

& ONE of these weeks... I am going to come up with something to WOW em all... really I will....

Thank you so much I ♥ Faces!

Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

Something I forgot to share....I was planning on sharing this the day after the TIPI post.. Argh....I KNEW it! - my options...
(Kelly, I was thinking the sames thing...marsha marsha marsha..from my favorite bunch...)

But of course I got sidetracked..... Then MARSHA...MRS. IDONTHAVEABLOG left another funny comment which made me laugh & I remembered I had to share....

Marsha...why don't you have a blog?
..you are F U N N Y! (or do you & the link isn't showing up?)


on the question should I be a dork & camp in the TIPI or not..
Marsha :o) said...

I would say C all the way.Sure, people may laugh and point, but there are benefits to looking weird.
1) If you have to tinkle in the middle of the night, you don't have to worry about wondering into a strangers tent

2) If you hear people make comments, you can run up to them and say my favorite line, "don't stare, it may be contigious"

3) Your kids will need something to tell their therapist when they grow up!

4) You can tell people, "please don't laugh at where I am from, I am a native of America."

5) Think of the cool opening line and Dane's "what I did this summer" essay. "This summer, while camping in a teepee, I learned that my mom is a dork, but I love her anyways!"

6) You could decorate it with a bumper sticker that say, "my teepee is bigger then your fishing pole"

7) You will have an awesome answer to the survey, "weirdest place I have had sex"

8) You will always have something to hang over Bjorn's head..."remember when I slept in a teepee for you?" Think of all the flowers and jewelry you could get!

9) Think of all the people taking pictures of your teepee and posting them online on their blogs. You will be like famous and stuff. And who knows, you may start the world wide trend! "Kid, what do you want for Christmas this year?" (said in Chinese accent) "A Teepee...just like that lady online has!"

10) Think of all of your bloggers who will be anxiously waiting for your return to see pictures.

The night I read this to Bjørn I couldn't catch my breath I was laughing sooo hard... Bjørn wanted to know if I was on "something".. -I WISH..but no...

Want another giggle? go check out this post... (adult content)
A Canadian in Norway
Picture This

Friday Fiesta Fotos...BIRTHDAY TIME

It's Friday, It's Friday, Thank Goodness it's Friday!!! YIPPEE!I'm playing Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Fiesta Finish again this week .So after you're done here, go over there and check out who's playing this week!!!
This is my
SCANDINAVIAN COWBOY...
Dane Colten on his 8th B-day























Its THAT time of the year again...Dane's birthday time..... Oh sure, his birthday isn't for another month... but we have to start planning NOW...
He told me last year he was O V E R the "theme" parties... he was just too big for them....
(mommy, a little sad...) "Oh okay... honey whatever you want..."

So for this year, We thought about a trip to the amusment park... "nah... Magnus dosen't want to go...because Olliver doesn't want to go---" whatever...

Go cart racing? RIP off.... it came to about $50 per child for a soda & 15 min of drive time...


We are running out of time! What are we going to do?

Finally baby boy AGREED to have ONE MORE THEME PARTY.... (for his mom) yippee!

& admitted that he does have the BEST PARTIES ... & deep down he LIKES mommy's theme parties. it was his DAD who suggested that they might not be cool...



I will SHOW daddy what is UNCOOL... Bru haa haa haa....



























So EVERYONE ... (all of you who love me anyway...) put on your thinking caps & help me come up with a

KICK ...BUTT... THEME

for what will most likely be the LAST of his theme birthday parties...
the previous theme's we have had since moving to Norway... BIKER BIRTHDAY (Harley Davidson), Wild West... (pictured above) & last year WAR GAMES....

This year we are inviting the girls too.... Thoughts ideas? We were playing with the idea of DISCO.... You KNOW Bjørn is gonna LOOOOVVVE that one... bru haa haaaa,...

proud to be ALMOST Norwegian...











makes me proud to be almost Norwegian ... Ida Maria was on Jay Leno last night... any of y'all catch it?

I posted about Ida here American in Norway: Best day E V E R ! LAST YEAR....



( I am kindda cool when it come to music... just ask Kelly)


Finally Norway has another musical export.... maybe y'all remember the last Norwegians who made a splash in the United Sates.... (24 years ago...) Its about time....






The FIRST Nowegian boys I ever loved... sigh...




Not above a boob job....

This week was SELF PORTRAITS week at I Heart faces....

So many amazing pictures were posted.... there were many brave folks proudly showing their faces C L O S E UP... Proud of every line & scar...signs of the life they have led.....

You will notice my picture was PRETTY light.... amazing how the light takes away all of the little lines.... lines that I am not ready to embrace.... hell NO...

I started fantasizing about that TV show..."How to Look 10 years younger"....
Oh I would totally do it! (although I am pretty sure you have to be missing a few teeth to get on the show...)

I'd like to get a few nips & tucks... lift a little here... fill in a little there... sigh.... one of these days... when we hit the lotto... oh the money I would spend... sigh....

this afternoon I opened an email from one of my friends..... with a picture of RUPERT....
I LOVE RUPERT... he is my fantasy Gay Best Friend..... (not really... I already have BEST Gay Friend... I am not willing to trade in....MUAHHHH)







EEEK! RUPERT... what have you done?


All of a sudden my little lines aren't looking sooo bad... I think I would much rather have my lines & wrinkles than looking like something that belongs in Madame Tussauds wax museum .

OK... I don't think I am ready for anyone to touch my face...

now a boob job??... Hmmmmm?

Lady GaGa? no...James Gardner? maybe....

My sister suggested yesterday that I looked like Lady GaGa in the picture I posted yesterday... Um ya...I wish I could run around town in a leotard all day like the Lady... I know my sister & am PRETTY SURE she was referring to the blond hair & the eyelashes... ahem...

Thanks to A Canadian in Norway for sending me over to MyHeritage.com find out who I REALLY look like...


Hmmm, interesting.....
Paula Abdul I have heard before, but James Gardner & Whoopi Goldberg now that was a surprise...

I ♥ Faces - self portrait



What a HAAARD week to play...
But I Heart Faces,...(I really do!) & I wanted to play...

posting pictures of myself, by myself, over the age of 2, isn't my favorite thing to do.


My much older sister (happy b-days sista) saw the picture & said I looked like LADY GAGA... I don't think she meant is as a compliment... So here it is...My non-Poker face....


So head on over to I Heart Faces, & see who else is playing!






I was pretty sure I had alot of self portraits with my kids...but no... I don't... Hmm, & was he really this little?




I need to start snapping more shots with my babies..





This me... in all of my mommy glory...
No makeup.. & lots of sun...


(Dane & I were just home from a day on the beach...)
I changed the background so the beach towel wasn't so obvious.

head on over to see who else is playing... I Heart Faces

Argh....I KNEW it! - my options...

Shit.... I knew the answer before I asked y'all...

just like I KNEW my husband was a dork when he showed up on our first "BEACH" date wearing a Banana Hammock... (speedo)

I told myself he wasn't a dork... he was just very, VERY European.... Nope he's a dork all right... (that is also how I knew I really loved this one... I loved him despite all of his dorkiness...)


As the voting continues, I think the general con-census is the LAVVO/Ti Pi is in fact NOT the coolest when you are not camping in Norway.... (please feel free to tell me what you think...)


CRAP... because now that the kids know we have a Tee Pee... I will be outvoted 3-1 (of course the 4 & 9 year old think the Tee Pee is cool)

So now I am left weighing my options..... I can..

A.) Convince the husband & kids that camping across Europe wouldn't really be as much fun as I had promised & suggest we stay in Norway where Lavvo's are acceptable...

B.)Pretend to not know any of them while at the campsite & sleep in the car... (problem with that is the kids look just like me & like to scream "but YOU ARE my mommy..." Yes, I have tried it before )

C.)Screw it... just embrace the dorkiness... Make feather headbands for all of us & take our Thanksgiving pictures early....


** A lavvo is a saami / samisk tent used by the Saami people (old native people in Norway). It is not very different from the Native American (Indian) tent tipi.
The Lavvo is a tent that have been used with some local variations all over the Saami area.

You say Lavvo..I say Tee Pee... (tipi)

So as y'all know we are planning a camping trip this summer...

let me just say we are NOT campers....


Both Bjørn & I camped as children with our families....
but that doesn't make us campers....

But this summer we feel like we are ready to become a family of REAL campers... (although we are not...)


which means buying all of the camping gear..... I noticed a sale at a local sporting goods store.. & suggested Bjørn go ahead & buy the tent for our trip.... I picked it out... took pictures of it... he just needed to pick it up.....

Do you think he picked the tent up?...NOOOOO....

darling husband came home with a FREAKING.... HUGE...TIPI... or
Teeeee Peeeee as I like to call it.... (the whole southern accent going on there)

Bjørn... "its not a teeee peeee... its a LAVVO..."
Me..."teeee peeee"
Bjørn.."LAVVO"

You get the picture..... But hubby promised me that LAVVO's are the best thing going... totally cool.. & we won't stick like a sore thumb AT ALL..

the promise means NOTHING... because deep down, I KNOW my husband is a total DORK... & could care less what people think of us...

But seeing as I am not a European camper... I don't know ... are LAVVO's COOL? Or are we going to look like the Norwegian verison of the Griswold's as we trek across Europe?


I asked a girl at work... she just laughed & said GRISWOLDs....


Be honest... we are going to look like a big dorky family parked outside of our Tee Pee aren't we?

Carrie's Friday Fiesta Fotos...PARIS


Friday Foto Fiesta.. P A R I S ...




It's Friday, It's Friday, Thank Goodness it's Friday!!! YIPPEE!I'm playing Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Fiesta Finish again this week .So after you're done here, go over there and check out who's playing this week!!!
I know many of you have seen this before.... but it is still one of my favorites....
Me & my BFF Song for Whoever
young, single-ish & backpacking through Europe... with a break in PARIS....
(remember how simple life was back then Kelly?)
Guess who is going back to PARIS this summer? Can you guess?
Oh yes, I have started making the holiday plans... which includes 3 days at EuroDisney -Paris... & a couple of extra days in the city.. (there is going to have to be a fine balance to keep the kids interested yet learn something at the sametime...)
I would love to think this time around I will be a little less funky for all of our Paris pictures... but considering we are "camping" for 2 weeks with 2 kiddos through Europe...I will be lucky if I can keep it as funky as the picture above....
Hope y'all have a super weekend.. sun is shining here in Norway & it is time to GET OUTSIDE... yippee....

Just needed a breather.... Tag...

Needed a few days off because I am T I R E D... I wish i could say I have been doing something constructive... but they were really just mental health days...

Thank you to all of you who have asked about Bjørn... I will be making rounds to all of your blogs... just trying to get caught up.

Bjørn is doing great... he will be in the hospital until next Monday as long as no other complications pop up.

His arm appears to be healing... & he is just finishing his antibiotics....

He told me yesterday that he hopes nothing goes wrong because "it has gone so SMOOTH this time..." What? Whatever...

So during my time away from my laptop I was tagged & received 2 awards....


TAG...Donna from Email From The Embassy tagged me for Around the World in 80 Clicks. I’m supposed to share 5 things I love about being a mother. Then tag other mom's around the world...

5 things I love about being a mother...

1.Everything about Dane..

2.Everything about Eva

OK.. I know that sounds like a cop out... but I love everything about these 2 amazing little people...
My children are the my greatest accomplishments....

1.) I L O V E the sound of them laughing...I love the giggles & the inside jokes they don't think I
get.

2.)I LOVE that they both still like to cuddle with me..... deep down... i also like that they fight about who gets to sit on my lap... who gets to lay next to me etc. (I know I am sick & twisted... who wants there kids to fight over them.?)

3.) I LOVE that my kids are F U N N Y... i know you all think your kids are funny. but seriously, my kids are like SIT COM or BBC funny. Dane & I went on a 40 min. walk last night & he had me laughing about 30 min of it...

4.) I love watching my kids & wondering what they are going to end up doing... I know that both of them will be able to be or do anything they want ... that just amazes me...

5.) I LOVE that although they can both be little shits at times, I K N O W.. that they are both kind & caring little people....










What's not to love about them & being their mommy?




Moms I am tagging......
Song for Whoever -Florida

Mads & Kelli -Denmark

Simple Answer -Jordan

RML -Germany

Florida Girl In Sydney -Australia

(drum roll....) Awards.....

Which made it all the sweeter when Stacy Nyikos nominated me for a Lemonade Stand Award for great Gratitude/ or attitude. Yippee!! Virtual Lemonade Stands. I love it.To accept the award I have to share the Lemonade by --1. Post the logo on my blog.2. Nominate 10 blogs with great gratitude/attitude.3. List and link my nominees.4. Alert them of their nomination on their blog.The 10 blogs I nominate are as follows --




1.)Kelly over at Song for Whoever. amazing lady & also real life BFF... (still sounds like I am in HS.)

2.)Wibeche og Rune such a positive blogger with an ADORABLE family...


3.)sues2u2 ... Just know if we had the chance to meet, we would be fast friends...


4.)Sugar Boogers & Tantrums ... sweetie.. cute little babies...


5.)Shelle-BlokThoughts FUNNY girl... & I LOVE her photos... always amazed with her talent!


6.)Ritch in Love nice twist on being a step mommy... cutest family & the girl has amazing taste.

7.)Bird, Frizzy and Yaya my bubbly buddy on the other side of the world...who just seems to "get me" even though we have never met.

8.)Buried With Children- one word... WOW.. how does she do it all & stay funny with all those babies?

9.)The Perlman Update... another, I know we would be friends in real life... an amazing read..makes life in Norway sound BORING...Jill is always up to something.. & where she gets her energy...no idea.

10.)Em over at Life, Liberty and the Pursuit... an amazing writer...& real momma... she writes what I think...love it.



I am also giving all of the above this cute little award..












Wibeche og Rune Awarded me this little cutie... THANK YOU... Wibeche is just on the other side of the fjord.... hopefully we will have the chance to meet one day!The month of April has been named Tell 'Em You're A Fan Month. So, let your favorite blog sites know that you're a fan!
Now, here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment or an email for your favorite blogger telling them that you are a fan of the site.
2. Feel free to copy and paste the award, or you can get the code at Sited and Blogged to present to your blog friend or post on your site when it is awarded to you.
3. When you receive more than one fan, put the number of fans you have received under the image.
4. The more fans you receive the better!So, what are you waiting for...tell someone you're a fan of all their blog...HAVE FUN

I ♥ Faces my friend & I


I ♥ Faces...My friend & I....

Darn, I was too late this week..(lots going on you know...)
this was the photo I was going to use...

Dane my 9 year old took it.... some of my favorite pictures are taken by Dane... I really hope he sticks with it

Update & Thanks!

Yesterday, after speaking ro Bjørn, I was going to hop on the computer & post my

"MAD AS HELL" post...


Thankfully my American Dr. friend called me as soon as she received my message & talked me down.... she tried to explain things to me...


Basically Bjørn has a Staph infection... "Gul"... the yellow kind... (that doesn't make sense to me either...) But he is on heavy antibiotics & will be in the hospital probably from 1-2 more weeks.


I had my whole list of things I was mad about yesterday.... WHY & HOW did he get this STAPH infection... he has had to have been walking around with this infection for the past 10 months... (any wise medical person please correct me if I am wrong...)


WHY didn't they find this when he went to the Dr. 2.5 months ago? instead of shrugging their shoulders & sending him home?


WHO thought it would be a good idea to let his scar RUPTURE?


Additional things that upset me.....


After surgery he was put in a 4 man's room.... now my firend explained to me that it wouldn't be dangerous for Bjørn.... just for the other guys in the room..... *crickets* ( i would be PISSED if I was Mrs. other guys in the rooms wife...)


Ummm ok....


I have to stop being MAD... & just pray that Bjørn is going to stand up for himself & demand some answers..... I have to pray that they are going to get this infection cleared up & we are going to get him home & his arm is FINALLY going to be fine...



So now the THANKS...


thank you for all of your sweet, wonderful comments.... thank you for allowing me to WHINE, although we all know there are a lot of people going through much worse things than me....


last night after I decided to not write me "MAD AS HELL" post... I decided I needed a break from blogging/facebook. So today was going to be my

"We are all fine-C-ya Soon" post....


But I awoke this morning & checked my inbox....

sweet comments with a lot of Love.... another follower &....OH CRAP an

Anonymous comment

(anyone else tense up when you see ANONOYMOUS has been by?)

"Love Boat.. THE FINAL CHAPTER...": I just read your "Love Boat" saga...and I may go crazy if I don't find out how it ends. What did your mom say?!?!


Man.... I am such a TEASE... I promise I am going to finish this story or that story.... I give you all of the crap parts of Rome & then never go back & tell you the good parts/ or the WHAT YOU SHOULD do parts.....


A-HA... a reason to WRITE so I am going to try to write about HAPPY things for the next few days.... just to get my mind out of this FUNK... (including the funky TEXAS-Norwegian Ho-down which was my wedding.... sounds classy doesn't it?)
I am off for a fun filled day with my adorable children.... (as they scream & rip each others hair out upstairs....) We are going to the movies... Sweden for shopping... & then to the hospital for some quality time with pappa... (we can't touch him because of the infection...) so basically we sit on the other side of the room & yell...
Ooooo & I started booking our summer vacation to get my mind off of things!
hello EURO D I S N E Y for anyone living in Europe... they are having a deal for UK residents 40% off & kids under 7 are FREE if booked by April 15th...
a special THANK YOU goes to my buddy Paul magicdarts who let me use his address to get the deal...MUAHHHH ! (love ya doll!) Paul is a dear dear friend from back in my Germany days... just started blogging but has his fingers all over the place as a writer... go & give him a little bloggy love ...
Did you make it down here? WOW thanks! I go from not thinking I can write anything to BLABBING on & on & on & on....
much love, T

MY life as an Expat....

An expatriate (in abbreviated form, expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing or legal residence. The word comes from the Latin ex (out of) and patria (country, fatherland). (stolen from wikpedia...)


First let me say that when I start getting all whiny & saying that I want to
GO HOME... It has nothing to do with NORWAY...


There are many WONDERFUL things about living here in Norway....

I tend to get down & homesick when I have not -so-good-stuff- going on..... & just want to be home...my home... with my family.


My dearest friend here in Norway is named Leanna (also an expat...) & we know that we can always call each other & say "I am having a I hate (insert country) day..." & vent away..
Do we really hate the country?
NOOOOOO... of course not...
But somedays... living in a foreign country isn't as glamorous as all of my FACEBOOK friends think....

I think, being an expat because of work, would be AWESOME..... You get go go live in foreign countries, experience life there.... & then GO HOME..... on top of that... most expats (because of work) have ready made support systems.... you have friends , your send your kids to International School where they speak English.... it is like cheating.... You get to live in a foreign country but have a little cheat sheet, to help you along the way....

Please don't get mad at me EXPATS, if this isn't how your life is...

But when I lived in Germany studying that is exactly how sweet my life was.... I was able to soak in everything wonderful about living in Germany, traveling through Europe... & then on the days when I had ENOUGH of Germany/Europe, I could retreat back to my little America...I managed to get a job on the local Army base which gave me privileges to the base & the PX.... so anytime I was missing home,I could truck it up to the base & go to American Movies... American Clubs, hang out with Cute American BOYS.. & even buy VELVEETA.... (sorry, had to throw that in there...) So it was like cheating... & gave me the best of both worlds.....

When you MARRY & move to a foreign country, it is like being thrown into the deep end... ready or not...

there are those who swim & really thrive... & there are those who SINK... & then you have the FLOATERS like me.... sometimes I am swimming but every once in a while, I feel like I am drowning....

Sometimes, I just get tired... tired of always have to speak & think in another language... I get frustrated when there is something that I misunderstood.... (kids school) I get tired of FAKING it.... I get tired of never REALLY fitting in.... I don't want to be anything other than American... but it isn't easy to always be different... & over here... I am always just a little bit different.

- to be fair... I am writing this post in a pretty down moment... I am not thrilled with the Hospitals or Medical care here... & I just wish we were home....

Why don't we hop in the plane & go home? Because..it is Bjørns Arm... & this is HIS HOME... & he is OK with things.... I am just trying to keep my mouth closed & be supportive.... he is a grown man, (a stubborn grown man) & he is going to have to make his own decisions....

But it doesn't stop me from worrying...

Kat asked if we were planning on moving home.... Nope...because really, the U.S. isn't home to anyone, except me. Eva is pretty much 100% Norwegian....
(OK 90%... I make her speak English & eat peanut butter)
& Dane is about 50-50.... & this IS Bjørn's home so he is like a happy cat.....
Bjørn works for an international company so who knows? maybe he we could end up moving back to the states or even Canada... but I'm not holding my breath....

I have a fantasy though... in 14 years I will move back to the United States.... hopefully, the kids will want to go to College in the US & that will be a good excuse for us all to go back....
But I THINK I would move back when the kids are grown.... like I said... this is a FANTASY.. If Bjørn doesn't want to retire in the states, would I really go & try to start over on my own at 50? (OK... 52) I told Bjørn of course we would still be married... he could come over & visit anytime he wanted... & I could & come visit him... : ) (big smile)

this is the fantasy that gete me through my everyday... who knows? In a few years, I might not need my fantasy... this may feel like home... a girl can hope....

Three years ago when I arrived here... I could barely get out of bed... I was so depressed about having to move back... ( did I mention that this move wasn't my idea?- I did it because I thought it was best for the family)
I couldn't imagine being as happy as I am now...(not today, but most of the time....) (another big cheesy smile) I have friends, a job I love, my kids are happy & most days i love my hubby more than the day I married him....
when I have my "I want to go home days..." it is of course HIS FAULT that we are here....


UPDATE*** Bjørn just called from the hospital, where he met with a team of 6 Dr.s. He is going in for surgery on Monday to remove the rod in his arm.... I am just PRAYING that they don't let him lay there open from his shoulder down to his elbow like they did last time... American in Norway: Needing to RANT/VENT

I don't think I will be able to handle it again... (ok, yes I will handle it... for goodness sakes... just sick of having to.) - & I know how BLESSED we are that it was just his arm which is messed up after falling 3 stories... I just thought it was O V E R ....

yet ANOTHER prayer request...

What a year.... just when I think we are D O N E... we get hit with another WHAMMY....

Say a little prayer for us....

Bjørn is having complications with his arm... & looks like they are going to take him in on Monday & open his arm up AGAIN.... Can I just whine a little now... & say (scream)
I WANT TO GO HOME!

I am SICK TO DEATH of the "mystery" illnesses & ailings here....

Not sure what it is? lets just call it a virus... or i dunno... say that your body is healing itself... (from WHAT?)

About 6 weeks ago Bjørn noticed a golf ball sized lump under his scar.... it worried him enough to make an appointment.... What did the Dr. say? Hmmmmmmm... not really sure.... Hmmmmmm

took a few x-rays, but couldn't EXPLAIN anything to us.. ( in regards to what it may be...)
they did make another appointment to come back & check it a month later.....

by this time...(last week) the golf ball, had started getting smaller & moving closer to the surface... they told him he had probably had internal bleeding & it was working it self out... (if all of this sounds like it is coming from a QUACK... it probably is...)

I WISH I had taken a picture of his arm.... it was DISGUSTING... it looked like something from a bad Science Fiction movie.... a few days ago this..."THING".... BURST... (you are probably THANKING me for NOT taking/posting pictures of this "THING"....)


Bjørn now has a dime size HOLE in his arm...the Dr.'s are GUESSING that his body may be rejecting the rod they put in there this summer.... but assured him that all of the OOZING is a really good thing... me screaming now..... MY A$$ !!!
I don't see anything good about OOZING... (maybe it is just me acting like a little Princess again... but I don't think anyone should be OOZING)

a really good thing in MY Book... would be a HEALTHY arm,
9 months later...

I am hoping that I will be able to keep my big mouth SHUT.. & just be supportive... I know the last thing he needs to hear is that his doctors don't know what they are doing, & NOW would be a perfect time to move HOME....

For those who have been following me & all of my prayers requests /sending good vibes....

**Petter is home & doing "fine" it was some sort of VIRUS...(theres that word again...) but so far so good.

** Hanne, I tracked her down in Florida... her son Jakob was to finish treatment on the 23rd of March & they were hoping to bring him home to Norway. the prognosis isn't good... but we are all praying for a miracle....