Saturday, September 3, 2011


Many of my American friends and family are celebrating Labor Day week-end. We do not celebrate that here in Norway and to tell you the truth I am not sure how one celebrates Labor Day or what it is. Must have something to do with work… right? For me Labor Day reminds me of childbirth and being rewarded for a lot of hard work. Let me know if I am way off track here. What does one do on Labor Day? 
One thing I know for certain is that you do not wear white pants after Labor Day. At least I seem to remember that being a dress code of sorts. Then again, I am not known for following the rules of fashion so I conveniently forget such things.

This week-end I am going to a Barbeque party at Karens Coming down the mountain. Bring some food to the party and have some fun! I am bringing Norwegian Lefse. Folded potato pancakes spread with creamy butter, sugar and cinnamon. Hope you enjoy!

 I do seem to remember that school starts for many after Labor Day week-end. Not for me though because I got some math homework to do today after the party. Karen at Following the Whispers has awarded me with the assignment of figuring out what 7 x 7 is. You think the answer is 49 don’t you? No…No…No….I need to dig deeper and find the root of 7 questions and link them to my past blog posts. Then I get to multiply by 7 bloggers. Oh I do so love a good challenge.

 Here we go, Linky ding to the following questions regarding previous posts of mine:

1.    Most Beautiful: Out of love, a letter to mygrandchild. I picked this one because it was written from the beauty of the heart.

2.      Most Helpful: The art of being invisible. I do not really consider my blog a “How to do it,” Most of my posts are self-help, but I find this one quite humorous. 

3.      Most Popular:  7500 page views Thor and his hammer beats all other posts time and time again. All my posts on Norwegian Mythology have been very popular, most likely due to the movie Thor.

4.      Most Controversial: Norwegian Soil. Terrorism and War, always heart wrenching and controversial.

5.      Most Surprisingly Successful: Games blogfest s right up there alongside Tor, guess we all love our games! Thanks Alex.

6.      Most Underrated: Your Mothers Heart. This post had hardly any views and I found that surprising. Maybe people are bored with their mothers and trying to understand them.

7.      Most Pride worthy: The other part of me. This post was the most difficult one to write. It stripped me bare and opened a lot of old wounds. I am proud of myself for having the courage to write it.

There you have it. I'd like to pass this award (assignment) on to the following 7 Fantastic blogs that you really should visit:

·        Stranger in a strange land  
·        Writing in the Crosshairs 
·        Everything Emerald  
·        Dafeena  
·        My Inner Fairy  

Have a continued wonderful week-end friends, and stay safe.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! 7500 page views is a lot. Labor Day is for BBQing, although a lot of people go shopping to catch the great sales, which means the poor loborers are working that day. Wrong, huh?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laborers. (I don't even know what a loborer is! A weird mix of dog perhaps?)

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I adore all of yours posts on Norwegian Mythology. So fun.

Oh and every Labor Day we have a hot air balloon festival in our small town. It is such a blast--literally LOL!

Susan Gourley said...

I think most American Schools start before Labor Day now and I won't tell about the white pants if you don't. Not that I've ever owned any white pants.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for commenting on my Bang Out the Prose blog. I've stopped by via KarenG's BBQ blog and am now following :)

Stephanie V said...

I'm visiting from Karen G's BBQ. I'm a new follower, too, and I'm following those links above. An interesting challenge.

McKenzie McCann said...

Congrats on the award. I should read Thor and his hammer. I've always wanted to learn about Norwegian mythology.

I think you're supposed to have a Barbecue or cookout on Labor Day, but I spend it enjoying my final day of summer. I am indeed one of the children who has school the day after.

Your comment on having kids makes me laugh because earlier this week a TV channel was having a "Going into Labor Day" marathon.

MaDonna Maurer said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Karen's BBQ. My problem with Labor Day weekend and living overseas? 1)I forget about it until all my friends in the US start posting and tweeting. 2)I can't figure out how to explain to my kids what it they don't even know that this is Labor Day weekend. (glad I'm not the only one. hee, hee!)

Jeremy Bates said...

followed u over from karen's bbq... brought whiskey and steak! enjoy! and great blog--following!

julie fedderson said...

Oh, lefse! I have a friend who has all the utensils to make it homemade, but she lives in Florida now so I was thrilled when I found it at my local Target, of all places. Great with honey. Thanks for making me hungry!

Julie said...

Hello! Thanks so much for coming by my blog for the BBQ. Yum, the lefse sounds fabulous! Congrats on your award, I enjoyed reading your previous posts. I'm looking forward to following your blog, and getting to know you better through the Support Group. Great to meet you!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Sigh. Labor Day, for me, is for laboring. People bleed even on holidays! Thanks for the award, Siv. And even more thanks for visiting my blog. I've missed you, Roland

The Golden Eagle said...

Lefse sounds delicious!

Congratulations on the award--and thank you so much for awarding me! :)

Jules said...

Can't say that I've had lefse but I have had potato pancakes and I love anything potato. Congrats on the award and thank you for thinking of me! I will do my best math on this one. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Wendy said...

Oh, you MUST post a tutorial on how to make those. They look divine. I'm over here from the BBQ, but didn't bring anything exciting at all -- my favorite potluck standard, Portuguese Stew which is fabulous, but really not appropriate for a Labor Day BBQ. Oh well.

Summer Ross said...

Thanks for the award! Sorry I didn't get here sooner- I have been out camping all weekend- away from electronics. As soon as I catch up I'll post this! Have a great labor day!

Murr Brewster said...

I'll try to get to your linked posts soon. I just popped in to see if you had any leftover lefse. My mom made a bunch of that but it's been fifty years since I had any--or krumkake--and it will be another fifty years before I can get in the same room with a lutefisk. You take the good with the bad, I guess. Tusen takk for the memories.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Siv Maria:

Thanks for the endorcement of my blog. I appreciate that and am honored.

Kindest regards,

Anonymous said...

Its always the post you think will do good that don't. haha. I loved those particular post and I'm glad you picked them. I love the letter to your grandchild. It's beautiful.

Ellen Brickley said...

Oh, those lefse look absolutely fab! Nice to meet you :)