I feel like we have traipsed all over the earth but we haven’t really, only a few stops here and there around the South of France. But nonetheless, I have been worn down by my mother and her friends. The Golden Girls have got me beat.
Today I leave you with Megan and life in Norway. Take it away Megan…
Hi everyone! I’m Megan from A Suitcase and Stilettos and I’m so excited Sara asked me over to blog for her readers for a day! I just hope I can keep you half as entertained as she usually would.
For those of you who have not stopped by my blog, I am an American living in Norway. Scandinavian life was a major adjustment in some aspects, and a not so major adjustment in other aspects. And while I hardly consider myself a foreigner anymore as I officially like sardines, I can still recall those days before I had adapted successfully to life in the north.
Snackin’ on sardines. I promise I smiled afterwards.
Little adjustment? Not having American football accessible.
Mr. All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
This would be a major adjustment, but I have found my “ways” of accessing the games. The waking up at 2am to watch them is another story.
Big adjustment? Finding smoked sheep heads just peacefully laying on the ground. Now, granted, this was from a food festival. But still…nothing about this is normal for an American city-girl.
Little adjustment? Hanging out near glaciers and their ‘run-off’ (my old Geology teachers would be so proud I remembered that term). Really…it only took me about 5 seconds to get used to it and embrace it.
Big adjustment? Dang sheep. Or are they goats? I really have no idea. But I do know that I never saw animals just hanging out in the middle of the roads in the US. Unless they were on a suicide mission.
Little adjustment? The rain. While it does impact you more than you know, you learn to live with it and don’t really think about it much anymore. Although my rain boots (seen below) do have a hole in the bottom and I need to get that situation fixed…
I actually think my dog hates the rain though. Or just me for transforming him into the Gorten’s Fisherman.
Big adjustment? Trying to not say ‘This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!‘ every time we are on a road trip. How can one seriously not be mesmerized by such a landscape??
Thanks so much for having me Sara and I hope you’re enjoying your time away from this beloved blogosphere! And thanks to all of you all for reading a little glimpse into my expat life here in Norway! Be sure to stop by and say hi sometime!
As Lil’ Wayne would say;