Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Big & sweetsmelling

Yesterday I was back in the pool. Yeeey; so much fun, and my fear of having to start all over again was unfounded; I was not in that bad shape after all.

Now, about the heading; last Tuesday I packed my swim gear, ready to go, including the mandatory ripe banana for keeping up your potassium level after exercising. Getting the picture here? When I opened the bag yesterday, the banana was still there, riper than ever, with a sickening sweet smell. My towels and stuff are in a separate plastic bag, but my swimsuit and –cap were reeking.

Well, no time for washing the stuff before class, so I wore the reeking swimwear. The smell came off the suit (replaced by the familiar scent of chlorine), but my head smelled as sweet as ever. Normally I take a quick shower after class and a proper one when I get home. Yesterday, however, my schedule got so tight, that I had to go to the doctor’s office for my flu shot, my hair reeking of banana. Well, a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do…


I have got to brag just a little; we have another painter in the family. Our soon to be 2 ½ year old grandson made a painting for the UN day October 24th (is that even a thing outside Norway?). The kindergarten invites family for an art show, and we get to buy the art. The money goes to a child they are sponsoring.

This is our little guy’s art. He is so infatuated with the colour blue. They had offered him lots of other colours, but no, he wanted blue. While all the other kids needed help around the edges, he did it all by himself. Proud grandma? Me??

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your stories...they are so descriptive and funny. What a budding talent your grandson is. I can see he really does love the color blue. Funky chickens has always been a favorite of mine too and I love the colors you used.

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