There are many favorite words in my vocabulary. Among them - house fun. Say the words; house fun. Doesn't it sound so much better than house work! I learned the word from my friend Gabi in Germany.
I am having a House Fun Day today. I have started dusting, and first out was my Santa Maria and baby Jesus collection. House work is dull, somthing I haveto do because I have to......if you see what I mean. Now I am housefunning. It is fun!
I pick up each Maria, dust it carefully, remember where and why I bought it, look this one is from Finland, my first travel abroad alone after the boys were born, there is one in stone from Eritrea, I remember the tiny little shop where I bougt it, more than 10 years ago, and look at this big one, bought in Haiti, I couldn't resist the chocolate brown baby Jesus face, the smallest one where Maria is wearing a crown, lol, the baby she is carrying isn't Jesus but St.Olav, our own familiar saint who died here in Trondheim, without him there would be no Nidaros cathedral.
I look around in the livingroom. Where shall I dust next? Memories flowing, love and laughter is around. I hum, I sing. Terje comes over to give me a hug, "Good luck out cross country skiing" - I kiss him back. "I'll have coffee ready when you return, and I have a Saturday coffee treat for us, Autralian chocolate, which came in the mail yesterday,from Dagmar."
Upstairs I can hear Marta and friend Inger Lise waking up from a long night. Later they will go downtown shopping. Ingrid is still asleep. She is finally better and I have promised to wake her up before I take the girls downtown. She feels good enough after her bronchitis for a visit to the city, and we will have a mother/daughter trip.
Dusting is almost done. Now the floors need some cleaning. My house fun continues...........