In an effort to ignore the fact that in one hour, I will be loading up my van with a nervous and anxious dog and carrying along a nervous and anxious boy so that someone can poke and prod the dog and ultimately stick a giant needle in his  shoulder… I thought that I would answer some of the questions that have been asked since we’ve moved over to WordPress. I’m also trying to get the conversation I had with Ray last night out of my head. I was just wondering if I was chipping the dog to always know where he is, why I wouldn’t chip the tweens. He said something about the mark of the beast and I’ve left wondering if moving to Hawaii is condemning Tucker to hell fire. Not really, but saying it out loud makes me giggle because I am really a 10 year old boy who thinks it’s funny to say things like hell fire and damnation.

Anywho… biggest question by far is what the heck is an Okkar Lif. Okkar Lif means our life in Icelandic. Our start as family of more than two happened in Iceland. It’s wear I met some of my very best friends. I learned to cook because necessity is the mother of invention. Then I learned to love cooking to entertain friends. Arleigh and Hanan were born there. When we started the blog, we were a family of four. We didn’t even have Tucker. Iceland is still near and dear to our hearts. We chose to leave it as Okkar Lif. That and no one else liked Spam Grits and Chopsticks. Told you I’m a ten-year old boy. Iceland also gave me views like this…

 

Next questions… do you like WordPress? Yes. No. Maybe. Wait a minute. Actually, I love the way the blog looks now. It’s exactly what I wanted. I like the handy little features that allow you to do things like subscribe via email and so does Nana Bonnie. I am till learning though. Like that picture of Tucker is giving me fits because Ray wants me to add a featured image and I don’t have any idea what I’m doing with page breaks and such and that gallery up there. Oh My! That’s really no different from real life either. Ray tells me his expectations and I never really understand…

What’s the big plan? That’s another question that pops up. It’s not one I’m ready to answer in a multiple question post. I do need to say what it’s not though… the big plan is not Iker Didi even if his name sounds Icelandic. Right now considering I’m preparing to move so far from here and I’m just managing to herd the children I have. I don’t need to add anymore.

Last question… Are you excited about Hawaii? Yes! And No!  We are so excited for warm weather and a setting in paradise. I’m excited about a small military community again and island life. I’m sad to be so far from family and I’m very aware of their (Grandma’s) emotions right now. It’s hard.

That’s it for now. I’m off to load the dog. I’m not really sure who is more anxious, me or Tucker. We’ll see…