What’s happines May 2021

Easy, a vintage (TM) display cabinet. We (read I) have searched for five years after the perfect cabinet to place here. Got it. Full credit for helping us out (making it happen at all) to Malmnäs Möbler & Interiör, who found it and delivered it.

Wanting & needing

This year, on the last day of June, it will be 5 years since we moved into our new house. A house somewhat original but still very common. Already when we moved in, I had decided to build a new one as soon as the kids are out. Why? Because I want more from a…

Limits

Sometimes I notice how limiting others (especially grown-ups) are towards other people. It’s especially upsetting when they are it towards children (and naturally my own). Do not limit the brains of a youngster! Let them believe they can accomplish anything and everything. Hopefully, with my awareness, I’m not. On the other hand I know that…

Next step

For a good 1.5 to two years I have been living  the “easy life”, meaning no new goals or challenges (yes, since I am one of those who just loves a good challenge…). I’ve been very content where I am and where my life is. I have had (and still have) a good assignment, good clients,…

From thinking to doing

I have, for some time, had the idea of making a a7 giftcard with the family on it. A personal way to accompany a (maybe) not so personal gift. I thought I would put my photographical skills to it, but it seems like I have had a hard time to get myself into that picture. So…

Old memories and cinnamon rolls

Looking at post on Facebook and realize that EVERYBODY are away on vaca. EVERYBODY. Except us. It might be that we just built a filfy expensive house and need to save some money. But parts of me HATE it. Me too want to go away. Never the less I sat down to look at some old…

Epiphanies

Is it even possible? As a non believer or/and practitioner of any of the major (or minor for that matter) religious groups to be part of an epiphany? Of course it is, I just had one, a major one.  Epiphanies of my own beliefs and new possible ways to look and improve myself. Listening to…

Kickus maximus in gluteus maximus

That is what I received today. A big ass ass kick. To get going, to dare to break barriers and old habits. It is so hard and I do question if I need to, while I in parallell know that if I don’t, I just use fears and laziness to become scapegoats to what I really want from…

Mornings

After the rather loathed “waking up” part, which is a long and tiresome part in my life, I love mornings. Love the speed (i.e. no speed) the breakfast, morning news and the coffee. Wish all my days could be mornings.

Nostalgia 

As my parents have sold our childhood home we are “forced” to clean out. And for some reason we have saved a lot. Like old schoolbooks. And I love it. I have a long walk down memory lane showing our kids how great I was at math and what a terrible speller I was (am)….

Trying to convince myself

I know that the best thing I can do is to just go with it, there is not much/anything I can do. And that is killing me right now. To know what I want, to have it at an arms length, but still way out of reach and foremost out of my control. Trying to…

Remember the dimensions

Positive feedback is great. It does wonder for the soul. Starting as a freelance/consultant was the best thing I have ever done when it comes to feedback. I personally claim that my work keeps the same quality as before, but I receive far more positive feedback then I can remember I have ever received before….

Proud

If you generalize, Swede’s are very poor at being proud over them selves. We are usually not the ones who will climb up a mountain and scream out our joy for being ourselves, just because we are soooo good. Or, maybe that is exactly where we would do it, as nobody would hear us on the…

A little wish

While I was dying of my minor ebola case last Friday night. I heard both the Mr and our oldest feeling for me. I woke up every 30 minutes to rejoin the bathroom. And all Saturday I tried to catch up the lost sleep of the night before and getting my body back to status…

Dreams

To reach your dreams you constantly need to go outside your comfort zone. Constantly. I know when I need to. I get a gut feeling. This gut feeling is very similar to my bad conscience gut, but I have learnt to tell them apart. The gut feeling that tells me that I am taking the…

Two birds with one stone

A lot of people applaud me for being brave when I quite my permanent job to go for my own business. I tell them that it had nothing to do with bravery. It had nothing to do with bravery for the simple reason that I was not afraid. But today I have done two brave…

Younger peeps

There are few things I see as more interesting and giving than to have the respect and confidence of a teen. To be handed the possibility to be a sounding board to a teenager’s honest thoughts and feelings must be absolutely brilliant. One must feel like Yoda. Like a bottomless well of wisdom. The tricky…

Started

In a previous post I mentioned that I/we need to get started to get going to where we want to be. So today I did. With extreme fast and unexpected results. Exciting – yes. Scary – definitely. But at least we are on our way.

Rush hour Skottorp

Once in while the freeway traffic between Sweden’s second and third largest cities gets re-directed via our village. This morning is such a day. Most probably caused by an accident or snowdrifts making the freeway too insecure to drive on. It’s days like this, when it becomes imperative to me that I need something more…

Me, Louise

I am so happy that I, for the time being, have figured out who I am, where I want to go and started walking. It has required me to be honest and tough towards myself, a lot of work at least for my mind. It has also meant that I needed to let go of…

One life

As I wrote in my last post, I have taken the “brave” step to quit my employment and rely on my husband… until my own business is thriving. To celebrate this act let’s listen to a fab song from the even more fab tv-series “Never dry tears with-out gloves”. Celebrating life and the fact the…

What if?

What if more teenagers, or people in general wanted more. I do not mean more money or stuff for themselves. Watched a TV-show with the girl Malala from Pakistan, who was shot by talibans for standing up for her and all other girls’ right for education and freedom. I got so inspired by her and…

Long time no see, a short description of my current life

I can’t believe the week is over. It went so fast. There is a LOT going on at the moment, both professionally and personally. Schools is on its third week. Fabian who has been looking forward to starting first grade all summer, and bigger parts of the spring, suddenly got cold feet the day before…

The need

Each night I remember. I need new pillows. Badly.

We all wish

Yes, we all want the best for our children (although I lately have brutally awakened to the fact that some parents that doesn’t give a rat’s ass about theirs, but I choose to believe that they a minority). Anyway, my hope is that my children are happy. That they dare to do the things that…

What to do and what’s being done

So, what is happening in my life at the moment? According to this blog – nothing, or so damn much I do not have the time to write… I guess a little bit of both. Still dwelling about what to do with my life and the bad thing is that I do not progress. Should…

An extra kiss

By now u know that I am one of those who thinks that just a little self inflicted pain is good for you. It keeps you on your toes. One way of providing myself a good level of pain, and thereby a decent amount of reality check, is watching documentaries where people, especially kids, is…

It is a promise

At 09.30 am CET March 4 I solemnly swore that, one year from now, my conversations with a friend would not contain the same conent as today. I am actually prepared to say that it will apply alteady 6 months from now. And just, for the record, she swore the same…

Death by stoning

I am not a practicing Christian, but sometimes I find things in the Bible worth noticing and mentioning. This in particular or something similar I believe is found in most faiths: “Do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12) So simple. Simple words, simple meaning. But apparently so hard for  some…

Tomorrow

Tomorrow I am back at the office. Not as much anxiety as usually. Maybe it is me being stuck in that development step that stops me. I know I am stuck where ever I am. Or maybe it is the fact that I have wonderful colleagues and a new project. Who knows. Instead of dwelling…

Practice makes perfect

Words can probably not describe the Mr’s happiness that at least one of his offsprings have taken football to his heart (at least for now). Ever so often they go into the garden to practice. Fabians shots has become better, both stronger and more precision. I see the dream in the Mr’s eyes. One day…

Concentration

Today it is hard. Hard to concentrate on the things I need to do. I have loads of pic to deliver (and I will) and another bunch to edit (which I will do) but parts of me wants (!?!?!) to clean as we are having people over for dinner tomorrow. And the strongest part of…

Wanting

Is it not wiered? When I finally got something I’ve wanted for long I start longing for somethinh else… Why not just be satisfied?

Time

It is not long now. Not long at all!

Stuck

I am so stuck at the moment. Stuck in my mind and so not know how to come forward. And yes, I need to. Sure,  I have been talking steps at the moment. Pretty large ones to, but I need to keep on going and I am soooooo tired. I don’t now where to go….

Being part of

I and a friend/business partner of mine just got the news that we have been an active part of helping someone reach her dream. That feels amazing!

Remember

Before you start complaining or blaming your parents or society in general, rememember that YOU always have a choice. It is really just how much you dare to stand up for yourself and your opinions.

19 hrs friends

The heading could trick you in to think that I am about to talk about short encounters, not going as expected. But it is really quite the opposite. Apparently this post covers all (most) my topics. And that is what happens when you bring old friends together. Meeting them, even if it was 15 years…

Dream job

“Watching” Champion’s league with the Mr. (Much more tatooes nowadays on the very fit players, wouldn’t you say?) Anyhow, I think I know what my dream job is: team doctor/physio for any of the top soccer teams. That would do for me.

Mad men

No, I am not referring to the men around me (professional or privately). When will the next season be aired? Will it be aired? I have a need for Don Draper. After a fast browse, apparently/hopefully it will air on Swedish TV this spring. Yeah!

Revelation

If you know me, you know that I am an honest person. Sometimes just a little bit naive and too honest for my own good. I strongly dislike lies and especially liars. I have become better over the years. Not better in telling lies, but better in choosing what truths to tell. However, today I…

Happy 2012

Happy 2012! I wish you everything good and remember it is all up to you. I have some new projects going on, tell you all about them some day.

God jul

Just want to wish all of you a really Merry Christmas. Think about what Christmas is all about and remind your children about it, if they forget it when their gift is not what they expected…

I wish

That all people would take (at least) half a year to get to know one self. So people could make their choices and stand comfortably by them without asking for someoneelses (my) confirmation. If you have done something for reasons that you believed was the right thing to do  – then it WAS the right…

Longing

Oh what I am looking forward to next weekend. Yes, my birthday is coming up but it is not that. I am just longing to spend some more time with my family. My favourite time spent! Lucky me.

Good? No freaking fabulous.

I constantly tell myself that I do not need other peoples confirmation to know I am a good  photographer. But it sure doesn’t kill me. I posted a while back that a friend of mine said that I am quite good (at photography, among things). I value her view points since she is a good Art…

We are back

Back home after a fantastic weekend in our capital, Stockholm. The whole week-end turned out more than fabulous (well, except the incident with the garage door then, but we will leave it as vague a memory). Thanks to a friend we stayed in a really, REALLY nice hotel, Elite Marina Tower. We visited some other friends (or…

Favour

OK, folks. I really hate sales people, or the certain type of sales people who impose stuff. But on the other hand I realize that I won’t be able expand my business if I sit down quitely. So, therefore I would like you to, if you read this and have Facebook account: like (by pressing…