Overloaded

Hi,

On Wednesday I had a very nice and relaxed day at a friend’s place in Lyngdal, not so far from Kristiansand, in the south of Norway. I think I needed that relaxed day. However, in the afternoon and evening I met different people again, and I spent the night at another place than the night before, and then the next morning – that’s on Thursday, yesterday – I met even more people. In other words, I was travelling a lot around for some days, visiting and meeting up with many different people, and I also met people that I hadn’t planned to meet, and my days were very busy and intense. In the middle of it all I didn’t get enough sleep and rest over these days.

After the intensive period of travelling a lot and being very active and social and meeting many people and having little time for myself, when I was back at my parents’ place in Stavanger yesterday I got a reaction and cried a lot after we had eaten dinner. I was very tired and felt exhausted. I was very emotional and cried quite a lot for a while. I believe I was overloaded. I had a feeling of everything being too much for me and that I hadn’t had enough time to rest or to be alone, and I decided I needed to rest. Soon after this I took a time of relaxing and resting alone in the guestroom I used.

After a little time of resting I was social again for a while before I again withdrew to be alone, but this time I withdrew through having a bubble bath in the jacoozi in the flat I visited, a flat my parents rent now. No one in my family had ever tried out the jacoozi before, and I was the first to try it out. It was very nice to use it, but unfortunately I didn’t know how to turn it off, and I didn’t manage to get it off no matter what I tried, and it took a long time before it switched itself off by itself, but my mother had then prayed for God’s help, which was very good, so I believe God helped us, but soon after the fire alarm in the hall way outside the bathroom went off, and then it repeated itself three times! It was so much steam coming from the bathroom. It was all quite crazy and funny. :) It gave me and my parents a laugh. :)

It helped to have some time alone and some time to take it easy yesterday, but today – Friday – I’ve travelled back to England and had a busy day and still feel very tired and not at my best, so I feel I need to relax, rest and sleep a lot this weekend and the coming days, and start gathering new strength.

We must listen to our bodies, and we must try to avoid being overloaded.

PS. By the way, today I’ve been very encouraged and happy by a very positive event that took place in my life today, but I can’t tell you what it is right now, but hopefully I can tell you about it tomorrow.

NB! I also want to say that I’ve met my fiance Jonathan again today, and it’s been lovely being with him and enjoying good moments with him again. We’ve got a great future ahead, and I’m looking very much forward to marrying my dear darling, my precious prince and my handsome husband to be, Jonathan, my love. :)

Good night, everyone! :)

Enjoying Meeting People Again

Hi.

Yesterday I visited my uncle called onkel Sigurd and my auntie Marit. I had not seen them in many years, and it was very nice to see them again.

Today I have met many people I know,  also some I didn’t  expect to see, like a friend I had lost touch with. It has been so nice, and I have had a lovely day.

Text added in 22/5:

I was writing in bed and also added the text below, wanting to tell about having met several people I know in the Kristiansand area and that I would sleep, and I also had wanted to write “Thanks to God” and also “Good night” I think, but as you can see from the text below, it is not a good idea to do blogging late at night when you’re tired:

Today I have met several people that I know in the Kritiansand and now I will sleep. Thanks tHg Hod

Yhptlry

The Norwegian National Day 2015

Hi, and Congratulations to all Norwegians around the world and to everyone in Norway on the Norwegian National Day 2015! :)

Today I’ve enjoyed being in Norway and celebrating the National Day of Norway with my parents. :)

Here are some “tasters” from my lovely day in my birth city Stavanger, the first day I’ve celebrated the national day here since I was 2 years old:

20150517_100731The start of the children’s prosession in the morning

20150517_100836A nice example from the prosession where mainly schools are represented

20150517_131419A sweet 17th of May decoration in my parents’ flat

20150517_132040My mother made a lovely lunch for the three of us, my parents and I.

20150517_164127My dad and I watched the afternoon parade where many organizations and different groups of people were walking in front of us, and many of the contributors to the prosession were entertaining us with dances or other nice acts.

20150517_180857My mother made lovely cakes in the honour of our national day.

In the evening we shared cakes and icecream with some guests from my parents’ Bible home group, and I got to meet these people for the first time, and it was very nice.

And lastly I want to mention that my wonderful fiance Jonathan gave me a lovely 17th of May poem where he among other things wished me a day of cheer and called me his Norwegian beauty queen. *** My dearest, Jonathan, thank you again for your lovely poem!  I’ve missed you today, and I love you very much. ***

Thanks to God for my beautiful and lovely country Norway, my dear home country with peace and freedom! And thanks to God for a very nice and blessed 17th of May 2015! :)

Hurray for Norway! :)

Be blessed, everyone! :)

 

Ruth Kristin

 

Holiday in Norway

Hi there!

On Friday I travelled to Norway to go on a week’s holiday in my home country, and it was the first time I went to Norway after emigrating and therefore knowing that this time I live in another country and am only coming for a holiday. It’s still a bit strange and unusual to know I don’t live in Norway on a permanent basis, but in any case it’s always nice to come back to my home country after having been away for a while.

Since Friday I’ve visited my parents in Stavanger, in a flat they are renting here in addition to having a house of their own outside of Bergen.

Yesterday, Saturday, I went for a walk towards the city centre of Stavanger and had many nice views, like these ones that you can see on the photos below:

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Below I’m this nice and quite typical Norwegian street.

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20150516_145051A nice view with lovely tulips in a garden.

20150516_145502A nice little garden

20150516_145513Another nice house are with tulips

20150516_145556If you look closely there’s some art on the house wall in the middle of the photo above.

20150516_145735I like the ornaments on this house.

20150516_150007A nice street view

20150516_150131Three different buildings – and the St. John Church (St. Johannes-kirka) in the middle.

20150516_150547A lovely Japanese cherry tree in a Norwegian street area.

20150516_150927Another street view

20150516_151224An example of recycling stations in Norway

20150516_153111Street art

20150516_153201The ABC street

20150516_153334The building of the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad

I enjoyed walking around in Stavanger and seeing new streets and places in my birth city, and earlier in the day I had enjoyed meeting one of my brothers and his kids and some other nice people, and in the evening I enjoyed the company of my parents and enjoyed a very tasty pizza that my mother had made.

 

Ruth Kristin

 

Settling In and Fulfilling 3 Months as Emigrated

Hi there!

I’m sorry you haven’t been able to read any updates from me lately. Unfortunately I’ve not come around to writing here on my blog until now, since the last time when I wrote, much because I’ve often been very busy and had lots to do and think about after I emigrated over to the UK. Now since it today is 3 months since I moved over and emigrated to this country, I wanted to write a little greeting about how my life has been lately. It’s late in the evening, though, so it will have to be a quick greeting, and I may add some photos later on.

I’ve started to settling in and am quite settled in my new life situation now, and the last months God has helped me and blessed me so that my life here in Britain gradually has become better and better all in all, and also so that I personally have been doing better and better all in all. I’ve been touched by Jesus, my Lord and Saviour, again and again, and I’ve been blessed in many many ways by God.

Here are some examples of good things that has happened: I’ve got a new GP, and not long ago I saw a nurse that I will be chatting to now and then, and this week I started seeting a mentor from a charity that will help me reach goals in my life.

Other good things have happened too, and I’ve gradually settled in more and more. :) I’m not saying that I’ve never had hard times, because I have, but God is with me through it all, also when I miss Norway, for instance, and all in all I’m having a very good life in England.

Well, it’s midnight now, after a lovely day – the 9th of May – where I went with my fiance Jonathan and his daughter Lily to London where we met Jonathan’s sister Caroline and saw Charlie and the chocolate factory – a musical – on the West End, and we had a very good time and enjoyed the theatre show very much.

Now it’s time for me to say good night, and I’ll do that soon and tell you more about my life at another time.

Good night, everyone. :)

Ruth Kristin