Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New home

In case you might be wondering what happened to me, I am still around, I just started a new blog.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fishing trip

Davíð is gone on a fishing trip for work purposes. He just got back from Germany. His friend got married. When I went to wash the clothing from the trip I saw the suitcase was empty and my first assumption was that he had forgotten every stitch of clothing he brought with him in Germany. I spent a large part of the day being angry. When he got home I asked him what he had done with all his clothing. I guess he had packed them in his bike box. So I had no reason to be mad. Lesson learned. Check the shipping box before you assume the worst. In other news:

The car made it to the 300 000 kilometer mark. Pretty amazing I think. Particularly when you consider that I live next to the sea and you know what that means? Constant salt. 1998 Toyota Corolla. Still going strong.

We took a nice family trip to the beach on one of the closest things to good weather days we get around here. It must have been 16 above. Notice we are still wearing sweaters.

While Davíð was in Germany I had to bring Leópold to work a lot. As you can see here he got a little tired sometimes. This was at nearly 11 at night. Today I am very grateful that my older kids are home to put the little guy to bed for me since I am working until midnight...

Monday, August 18, 2014


Stefán got his -ready for school- hair cut. As usual he looks super. 

Drying weather

You know you live in iceland when you get home from work at 11 at night and the first thing you do is laundry. The weather is dry and not crazy windy and that means laundry weather. So you not only take down the dry clothing from the line but you fill it back up with wet clothing from the washer.  After all you dont want to waste a good 8 hours of drying time with an empty clothesline while you sleep.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Our newest family members

Our finches made themselves a little family.  The eggs started hatching today. They are just so cute!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Money Saver

Davíð, while looking out for our finances, wore nearly all clothing he was taking on holidays to avoid a fee for extra luggage.

Compost #1

Leópold and I build our first compost out of plastic. Then we collected all the grass we could to put in. Now we are waiting for dirt. 
Probably we will need another one since it takes so long to compost in Iceland but one is a good start. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Day one of holidays

Today I begun my holidays from job 1. I drove the kids to the meeting point for them to take the bus to camp for a week. The kids meaning the older 2.  Leópold said hr would miss them now that they had moved in with there new parents. 
Since it was good weather I spent then afternoon hanging laundry out to dry. Got to use this sun. I also had a picnic with leópold.  We had chicken. The he went to his friends to play while I went to work at job 3 from 5 to 10. Just a little shift. Easy day. 
Looking forward to going home and helping david pack. He leaves for Germany in the morning. 
I also have a tonne of laundry to bring in off the lines.
I love summer.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

busy weekend followed by a calm week

Today is Robert's, my father in law's, birthday party. I am not even going to try to guess how old he is. Last time I tried to and ended up being off by ten years. Luckily for me I guessed ten years too young so have lived to tell the tail. I wish I could remember how many years ago that was. It would give me a clue.

Davíð is out in mósó with the boys for the party while I work. Seems like I am always working these days.

I am also working tomorrow but have managed to wheel and deal my way into finishing work early tomorrow, early meaning dinner time, so I can get home in time to eat with my family.

It will be extra important to eat with them tomorrow because on Monday everyone leaves. Davíð goes to Germany for a week the wedding of a childhood friend, Kasper leaves for a special camp for teenagers and Stefán will be at the classic scouts camp. This leaves Leó and I home alone for a week.

Mom and Leó time. It is going to be great. Quality time, much needed rest and a calm environment for him to get back into routine.

I also have to get my own routine going. I start school again in a couple weeks and still have not even sorted out my book list.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Good weather

Finally we have some good weather.  To celebrate we are spending the day at Inga and Robert's place.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Away at work

I bought the kids a used desktop to help them with editing videos. Seems only right that we help them do stuff they are good at.
That being said, Kasper gave me his old laptop. It is useful to me since mine was dropped on the floor and really is useless now. This laptop is only slightly more useful. While I can read the screen it is important to not try to have to many windows open at once, or the thing crashes. Anymore then 2 windows being at least 1 too many.
So I brought my new laptop to work today. Even a beasty old slow laptop that must be plugged in at all times, seems to have a hole where the disk drive was and does not have wifi (just have to plug it into the internet) is easier to write on then my phone.
I mean I love my phone but typing emails on it is seriously annoying.
Davíð left this morning for some work thing in England. I don't know how I feel about this. Part of me is a little sad because I miss the guy, we have been working opposite shifts a lot these days and have only been able to say a quick +hi+ and +bye+ to each other. The other part of me is crazy jealous that he is going to be in a hotel room with a bathtub. I miss bathtubs. So much. It is probably just as well no one sends me on a work trip that I have to stay in a hotel with a bathtub. I wouldn't get any work done and would probably return home looking like a raisin.
Other news:

  • As we speak, Cassie is on her way home from Australia
  • I actually have a day off work tomorrow
  • Stefán returned from his first big scouts jamboree a very happy kid
  • Kasper is looking forward to spending the next long weekend with his girlfriend, her parents rented an apartment in the city and he is invited to stay with them
  • Leópold and his friend Guðmunder have a playdate tomorrow. They are going to Leópolds Amma's house in the country
  • We found Robert's birthday present. Sure it is a couple of weeks early but we are bringing it out to him in the morning. That's right, we got him a kitten, but don't tell him yet. 

Intense interest

These were some seriously hungery for bread horses.  I guess the gluten free diet of grass just wasn't leaving them with that satisfied feeling of a good sandwich. Luckily we arrived to save the day with a loaf of bread.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I am finally enjoying some good weather in Iceland.  No wind. No rain.  Just sun and warmth. But as I look at the grass I am sitting on I realize this lawn seems to grow everything but grass.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Insurance against trolls.

Sjóva, the insurance company we are with, seems to be offering coverage for damage done by trolls. I think I am going to have to read over our policy again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Free range chickens

As they should be - see? No fence! It always makes smile to see the chickens roaming around free at Vidiholl. Leopold loves finding the chicken poo and accidentally stepping in it. I do not, for one minute, believe it is an accident.