Friday, May 25, 2007


I started listening to this weekend's podcast of This American Life about road trips. I've always loved road trips. I'm thinking how nice it would be to go for a trip. I wish it were easier for me to take time off of work. Someone should come along, Mimi? There's also an iconography workshop in Milwaukee, Oregon in July that I really want to go to.

This past weekend Poulsbo had its annual Viking Fest celebration, which coincides with Norway's Constitution day. We had a booth at the festival all weekend, we sold a few things and a few people interested in Orthodoxy. A lady from the local Anglican parish came to Liturgy on Sunday. I took pictures of the rides and parade, and a couple of the booth, which you can see here. Mimi came up from Olympia for a visit on Sunday and we strolled around. The weather on Sunday was terrible, windy and rainy. Mimi and the Norwegian festivities inspired me to buy a copy of Kristin Lavransdatter at the Nordic Maid. I've only read a little bit so far, but I'm enjoying it and planning on buying a copy for my mom. My grandma was 100%Norwegian, and my grandpa is 1/2 Norwegian and 1/2 German. My mom went to Norway two years ago and was able to meet relatives and visit the village our family is from and the cemetery with family buried in it.

It's late and I have to drag myself out of bed and drive the dog to the vet at 7am(eek!) and drop her off to have her teeth cleaned.

Monday, May 14, 2007


Here are a few photos from events of the past month. I went down to California for my sister's bridal shower and also visited good friends. This past Saturday we had a baptism at St Elizabeth. I had a sleep study done last week, and while it might be good news that I don't have sleep apnea, I had to stay into the next afternoon for a Multiple Sleep Latency Test. Each of the four naps I took I went into REM within 10 minutes, normally REM begins after 90 minutes. I have to wait up to four weeks to hear the results, but from looking up what happened with the MSLT, I could have narcolepsy, though I'll just wait patiently for the results, since self-diagnosis via the internet is definitely not always acurate.