Tomorrow is my birthday - 40! I've been dreading it, but I'm over that now. I'm actually thinking that it's not such a bad thing after all.
Gaute and I just dropped his mom and our kids off at the bus station. They're taking a night bus up to the west coast where Gaute's parents have their cabin (Gaute's dad is already up there). They'll be there a week - they were pretty excited. They really like it up there. It's right on a lake and really pretty. They like to go out fishing with Grim in the little row boat, and sometimes they get to go fishing out on the ocean in a real boat which one of Gaute's cousins has.
Since the kids were leaving this evening, I celebrated my birthday with them today. I got new headphones for my iPhone from Espen, a shoe horn from Johan and a barbecue scrubber from Anders. Good, practical gifts ;-). From Gaute I got diamond earrings - they're beautiful (he forgot that he gave me diamond earrings for our 15th wedding anniversary last year, but, oh, well...). And I will be getting the one thing I really wanted for my birthday, which was a new staircase down to our basement. The one we have is literally falling apart and looks terrible. We had a carpenter here the other day, so that will be under way before too long.
On my actual birthday tomorrow, Gaute and I are headed to Prague. I'm so excited!! Neither of us have been there, but everyone says it's a gorgeous city. We'll just be there for the weekend, but it's only a 2 hour flight, so we should have time to take in the main sights. We're staying at a super nice luxury hotel, too, which I'm excited about. The list of amenities is long...