April 12: Spring Downtown Date

Spring! I guess Ragnarok is not coming this year after all. Breaking 50F this week with almost 15 hours of daylight!

Ted and I had a downtown date to shop for our almost-teenager. We enjoyed a stroll through Bakklandet, stopping for lunch alfresco at Kalas & Canasta.

Then stopping for coffee and cake at the historic Baklandet Skydsstation.

Then came home and brought the chairs out to the balcony to enjoy the weather.

We also picked up Nora’s soccer team warm-ups downtown, so now we are a house divided, just like those Beavers-Ducks households–unbelievable, look at the colors! But even though we are Utleira-hĂ„ndball and Othilienborg-fotball, we are united as Brekkens.

Nora’s team is now practicing outside twice per week, so I walked her over to the field, about 10 minutes from our house on a pedestrian path. She can walk home all by herself. Getting all grown up.

It feels so warm and spring-like outside but there is still so much snow on the north and west-facing slopes that don’t get much direct sun throughout the day.

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.
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