Friends Saturday I arranged for a catch-up with friends. Lovely spring weather, with icy winds, that magically disappeared as we sat our foot in the nature reserve, Jällabjär. 100-150 million years ago, in the era of dinosaurs this area was volcanic, today the only trace after the volcano is a 50 m tall hill which…
Category: Everyday stuff
Banks and bulls, why I don’t like to become old
I don’t have a problem with getting old physically… now that’s a lie! I hate that too, but do my best to “stop Olle at the gate”*. But one thing I do see deteriorating already now, is my ability to keep up with things mentally. The Mr and I just changed banks to get a…
From us all to you all
So it’s here, Christmas. Yesterday was spent with my parents just because we want to be home and safe on Christmas Eve and not stressing, something we deciderat long before we had children. I wish all a safe and good Christmas and for 2023 I hope for more common sense with everyone everywhere. We’re now…
From +15 to -2 C in a week . Yesterday was a beautiful cold day. Today I woke up to a winter wonderland. I love snow. Hate to drive in it. But I got to the gym (and back). And today the Mr will return from Rome. Tomorrow it will probably all gone.
She’s so precious our little princess. Love her to death we do.
Sometimes it’s simple. Love. It’s just like this.
Silent night or morning in my case. As you know my favourite. Also on Christmas morning. The Mr just came home from working the nightshift, sleeping some hours to later get on a new one. I’ll let the boys sleep a little longer to later force them have breakfast with their mother and joining me…
When things don’t turn out
Sometimes things don’t turn out as you think. But then you can bake. With your son. When done you enjoy your fika.
What’s a life?
I found a draft from 2019 with this heading “What’s a life”. Today I’d say it is what I have right now. Breakfast outside, sun shining (I had to block it with a parasol), training done and no plans what so ever. My life right now makes me extremely thankful. I take a minute to…
The delusion of control
A couple of years back I had an assignment at a customer who was in the process of implementing “a self managing organisation”. I don’t know if this post has anything to do with the fact that the company was exploring self management and going through a transformation, but one epiphany during this time was…
It’s a dog’s life
When growing up, me and my family didn’t have dogs. We had a cat and a number of horses. The Mr did. Both Miniature (I think) Schnauzers and Newfoundland. The Mr and I decided around the turn of the century (God how fun and old that sounds) to get a dog. I know he wanted…
If people knew how much they say about themselves by talking… it would be so much more quite in the world and more things would get done (as they hopefully would work when they didn’t talk).
How stupid would I be
If I didn’t cherish every single day. People might think I’m naive for thinking like that. I know I’m not. Reposting an old picture on my Facebook profile with our small dudes. So small. Even if I can’r recollect those times, I know I appreciated them. Because I do it every day. Every single day I…
Up like a sun down as pancake
Classic Swedish saying. A day that started good (excluding the cold with sore throat and a light fever) just plunged back to the basement. The code word is teenager…
…when the teenager comes home after practice for a late supper and BY HIM SELF puts the leftovers in a container and place them in the fridge. There can be peace on earth one day too.
Slowly but surely
We are in the end of July. Summer has been present, at least during the last days. Slowly but surely does reality start kicking in. The Mr started to work again beginning July and I’m taking the possibility sporadic days and half days off. Kids has about three more weeks of summerbreak. But this week…
Happiness could also be…
… when you sleep in late after party with friends and get greated by this Bacon and pancake breakfast provided by your youngest. Whoever he partner’s up with will be a very happy camper. Love him to the moon and back ❤️
Sometimes happiness shows up when you least expect it. Like coming home from AW and dinner with great friends and your children have had a great day. (It could’ve been better if the husband hadn’t been working, but on the other hand having a job can also bring happiness). I almost felt like Tom:
Out and about
How I love nature. To be out walking and talking and, at times, taking pictures. We have been quite good at it over the years – thanks to being a dog owners.
A day in the sun
If the summer would getting grades, it would fail miserably this year. Until today (or two days prior if we are to be precize). We, however, haven’t gotten the chance to enjoy it, until today. The was spent with friends. First at the local pool and the kids were more in the pool than out…
What to do
Somtimes I just want to hug my children and tell them that everything is going to be all right. So that is exactly what I do. #theonlywayicanbeaparent
I’m a planner
I get happy when I plan stuff. Probably makes me a person of control. I get really excited and happy when I plan stuff around food. Not because I love it so much, more the opposite. I hate cooking and have realized that with some good planning the process goes so much smoother. So, now I have…
As always when I write a lot at work I write less privately. So let’s keep it short and rejoice that spring and Easter are here and we celebrate it with friends, family, outdoor activities, wine and ridicolous amounts of candy. Happy Easter all!
It is Monday and I am happy. It is as simple as that. The resons for my happiness are multiple. I have received positive feedback (which you know that I am sucker for), gotten the possibility to write some more (pro bono of course) and getting to know new people. I also got a hug and…
It is Monday and it has a morning
Nothing more to be said.
Walking and talking
Today I meet one of my highschool friends. We set out for a walk. A two hour walk. Up a ridge (and down). Gotta strech some more. A good walk with some good talk.
A tornado in a trailer park
I know I am not all good. For sure I am quite demanding. I do not see well on mistakes, at least not the second time they appear. But I would also give myself cred. I see myself as a quite fun wife. Who after 22 (June 2015) years can both surprise her Mr into silence…
OK, I admit, parts of me would like to qualify as Victoria’s Secret model, or at least as a 150% sister of one. Even if my logic me understands that it will never happen (as I got my mother’s DNA and not my father’s) there is something else about exercise that I have forgotten during my one…
So, it was time again to decorate the annual Christmas tree. The two boys and myself did it. Found us a tree (no, not chopping one in the woods, more buying one at the lot outside our supermarket), got it home and decorated it proudly! This year we went for the white and silver combination….
It all ended well
Many people misunderstand my strive for happiness as me needing to be happy all the time – H.E.L.L N.O. I am probably the best (meaning highest) combo of all feelings. Sad, angry, happy, etc. etc. Today we (OK I) took a turn to the angry zone. Me and Sam had the worst quarrel since… I…
To spell happiness
Happiness can be spelled in so many ways. Like : “Finding your product-id for your Office software after you needed to reinstall your computer”. (And here was supposed to be a video from the 90’s of a song with the words “Hapappapy …ppy.. Feel when wee’re together..” But now I spent 30 minutes looking for it…
A paradise on earth
I think there are as many paradises on God’s green earth as there are people. We visited one of our’s today – Hallands väderö. Visit Sweden in the summer (a good summer) and visit Hallands väderö. Crab fishing beats any computer game any day.
Once upon a time
Once upon a time there was this boy. A hearty, intelligent, creative and happy boy. He was very keen on following rules and making right, always putting excellence as his goal. One of the last days of the semester of his fourth school year he went to school as usual but forgot one very important thing….
Something is totally wrong here. Totally messed up. Week-end over?! WTF. It was so much better to be employed working part time – NOT! Let’s sing it!
Just some pics
Took the dog to the beach for a walk the other day. It was a great spring day.
Doing wrong, making right
I think that people sometimes have too high expectations on each other. Or I should say I have. I dislike doing wrong and I dislike being done wrong to. But after all we are only humans. And it is not really any problems in doing wrong. It is all about how you handle it. I…
To be mean
I can never really fully understand it. That there are people in this galaxy who want to be mean. No, I am not talking about children, I am talking about grown-ups who in social media and IRL (but much less often, because that is too scarry) say things just to hurt others. There is nothing…
This calls for Irene
So the first time (well, almost) since October I have been running. It was OK, I will be sore tomorrow, but right now it feels darn good. My running coach keeps telling me to remember this feeling, I never do and complain every time I am about to go out. But, afterwards, it is a…
There are advantages by living in the northern parts of the northern hemisphere. You get really good at appreciate light. After (about) midsummer (end June) and until mid/end December we are getting less of it. And yes, in the really far north there is no light at all for a short time (but that is…
Right here, right now
Sitting in my favourite armchair. A new book (well for me…), a cup of coffee, the afternoon sun sipping through the window and the rest of the family up to theirs. I am complete. There is nothing more I need. Happy happiness.
Based on some discussions on Facebook
Today I want to celebrate the discussion. Or the people who know how to discuss and to let their voices be heard in a, even if emotional, respectful way. People who share their way of thinking and why they think that way. And who let me share mine, but also who question also my view….
Today we have not done much. Had birthday party for both our boys at Laser dome. Great fun and 14 sweaty boys, and two tired parents (and we didn’t do much). Good fun. Tomorrow new week and much to do.
I can’t believe the week-end is over, it has passed SOOOOO fast. The Mr has been working all week except Friday, but that was when I did my live here and now and when hardcore shopping with a friend of mine. Before that I started with a cup of coffee with combined with a loooooooooooooooong…
For some reason it felt like the last day of summer today. The weekend has been really hot, really, really hot. And we have enjoyed it. Today we went to Kattvik and further to the nature reserve Hovs Hallar. And if it was, it was a good one. With only one dog it is easier…
Before and after
Did some cleaning for the little ones birthday celebration. It looked like this in the livingroom. Then the Mr came home from work, and all of a sudden the livingroom table looked like this.