Category: land of the midnight sun

First Days in Norway: Part I

Despite airport security thinking my insulin pump was a bomb in Chicago, not being able to bring my black cat with due to a bunch of bullshit papers, and being tired out of my mind- we are safe in Norway. As for my black…

Realization of Hygge

My hubby’s mother and step father are with us right now visiting. Today we went to Chicago. Boy, did they buy a lot of Christmas gifts. On the train, I was reading my book all about hyyge and it came to the section on…

Learning Norwegian Hygge

Something I will need to get used to is the lack of daylight hours in Norway during winter. I think I may not mind it. I always thought snow looked better in the dark. It glows and twinkles under the moon. The quiet and…

Aurora Borealis

Many people dream of seeing the Aurora Borealis- especially in Norway. Someone recently asked me if I had. Let me just say it was unexpected. My husband, mother in law and I were driving at night. They all of a sudden pointed and said…

Reasons to Move to Norway

I made a list of reasons I fear moving to Norway.  Here I made a list of why I should move.  It seems to be much longer than my fear-list was.   Beauty– Norway is gorgeous.  By the Sea– We will be living near…

Anxiety

My husband and I have been talking literally everyday about moving to Norway. He wants to talk out my fears and understand that I have a support system there. That support system is made of his family, our friends and himself. I will not…