My name is Margitta.
I grew up in the Rhine valley in the south of Germany together with five siblings in an old-fashioned family. I joke that I grew up in the 50s even though I was born in 1975.
After highschool I took a gap year and visited France, Britain and lived for three month in Haiti.
Then I went to nursing school.
Two years prior to that I had met a norwegian guy at my brother's wedding.
That summer he visited me again and I finally gave in and became his girl friend :)
Three month later we got engaged (the next time we met ;).
Two years later we married (1998).
Four years later we had three boys.
By this time I had finished nursing school. My husband had worked for two years in Germany. We went to a bible school in Austria for one year and finally moved to Norway.
All three boys are born in different countries.
2005 brought a little princess to our family.
In 2009, while pregnant with nr5 we bought my parent-in-law's house and they took over our tiny one.
Looking back on the years gone I doubt the years to come will be boring...
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
Det betyr eg kjeme meg ikkje særlig ofte te IKEA. Og det betyr igjen at eg må kommer på en alternativ-løysning istedten for IKEA-løysningen som popper opp i hodet mitt omtrent 3 sekunder etter at en problem oppstår...
For då kan det nemlig hende at den himasnekkrete løysninga er egentlig tøffere en IKEA-løysningen.
Eg flytter spisebordet i "dagligstova" og kom på at eg kunne bruke denne gamle store pulten som kjøkkenøy. Men så måtte eg har noen kraker rundt. Har bare en barkrakk og den var før høye.
So kom eg på den IKEA-krakken som er litt slitt pga at han ble brukt som stige te trampolina hele ifjor.
Så kom den mentale huskelappen: "kaufe zwei IVAR-Hocker nächstes mal wenn du zu IKEA kommst". Og det kan ble noen månader te det. Men så er eg jo ikkje akkurat noen tålmodige person og derfor fant den gammle snekker bukken et nytt hjem i kjøkkenet mitt... godt eg ikkje har IKEA rundt svingen ;)
Siden de store ungane e på skulen, må babyboy stille opp som modell :)
It's a three hours drive to IKEA and that is sometimes a blessing. It means I do not get to IKEA very often. And that means again that I have to come up with an alternative solution to a problem, instead the IKEA solution that pops up in my brain approximately two seconds after the problem araises.
Like finding some stools for my kitchen island. Immideatly I thought about this IVARstools...
but than it can be months before I get to IKEA and now I really like my other solution :)