L.❤️.V.E

Sometimes it’s simple. Love. It’s just like this.

Unreasonable pleasure

Photography and editing thereof provides me with, what I would say, unreasonable pleasure. And I don’t do it often enough. I stared my self employed career as a photographer: Quite cheeky many would say, as I had only a couple of private trainings, no college or higher education. But people loved my work and it…

Our little runaway

She did it again. The second time she escapes. We are almost 100% sure that she doesn’t jump the fences, she crawls underneath (even-though we have put an extra fence to make it (almost) impossible). If she jumps we’re screwed. Well, now she’s grounded. Can’t leave the house.

Will not!

Yesterday I heard Fabian coughing… again. He later complained about a soar throat. And then some more coughing. Last week the whole family was well after four weeks of cold from one to another and now we are back at it. I almost panicked when I heard the coughing. I will not WILL NOT be…

Free unsolicited advise

If you have a returning cost, say a burglar alarm, which possibly has risen in cost annually. Don’t be afraid to call the company and ask what they can do about it. Because they can. And they probably will. We now lowered our quarterly cost with 6 bottles of fine wine. I try not tho…

They call her flibbertigibbet

The kids second cousin is a costume designer currently working as costume assistant in several Swedish productions. For a couple of months she had an exhibition at one of our local galleries, showing some of her work but especially some of her sketches. The sketches were also for sale and naturally I wanted one. I…

Good at

I’m very good at many things (almost everything), but there is one thing that I would say there is one thing I’m a liiiiiiiiitle better at than many of you (not that it’s a competition), and that is. to treat myself. To treat my self a going to the theater watching plays, music, musicals and…

Friday tulips

Almost every Friday I purchase a bouquet flowers, usually tulips. Nowadays it doesn’t only bright my day up, flowers makes you happy, but I also think of my friend Monika. She also likes tulips and always purchase white ones. I can’t limit myself I need have colours and different ones every time. Happy Friday all,…

It bothers me

It bothers me that Fabian is off to Denmark for his first abroad game and I sit here at home. It bothers me that the sun is shining and we probably will have a yearly high in temperature. This great weather which we have had the full weekend, including my Friday off, has invited to…

Unbelievable

I will just say that what’s happening right now is unbelievable. Unbelievable and wrong. (I will ignore the fact that the site went down twice writing this).

Fantastic parents

Sam wasn’t selected to make the military service. Due to lactose intolerance… We were all kind of surprised about this, especially that it wasn’t sorted before the physical visit. We were thinking that he might get removed by his hearing, but he never came that far. But no sad faces on any of us. And…

Short feeback

The message to our little miss T seems to have worked. Last night she didn’t bother come into our bedroom. On the other hand her big brother did. So if anyone has a minute over, please inform him, that no dogs should be co-sleeping in our bed going forward. Thank you,

Could someone please inform her

Every night/morning between 2-5 am she comes. She flings the bedroom door open with her nose and stands by the bed. I, no one else, must leave the bed, ask her to jump up with her front legs on the bed, and thereafter have me (no one else) elevate her by her hind ones. She…

What if?

I just went back to sleep? Like right now. My thick, not sore, throat woke me up 1.5 hrs ago. Been doing all sorts of things except sleeping. Now I will give it a go. Wish me luck.

20 minutes at the mall

If that’s (header) what I get I sure take them. I’m not like my old teenage me, who L.O.V.E.D to shop. Loved it! Now I think shopping is both boring a bad for the the environment. But as you know, I love to be around my children. So after yesterday’s game, Fabian and I went…

Them – again

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a nostalgic sucker, because I’m getting old, because my family is my universe, because I am me or a combination of all above. But them kids. Gee, what is happening and I can I cope? This is nothing you think about getting pregnant or after delivering your baby….

Malik hitting Båstad

During the night the storm Malik was passing Båstad and Sweden. It peaked during the night, but still roams around. This morning many curious people (including ourselves) went down to the ocean and the harbor to see what Malik had been up to.

Love them so much

I have had dogs now for 20 years. But I’m still fascinated by them and the fact how much I love them. They are amazing. Especially ours. ❤️

A good week

Yes, the week has been extremely good, I guess it started already last Friday. Sam had his theoretical exam for his driver’s license. You must pass the theoretical one before the practical exam can done and the license is officially yours. Last time, for his moped license, he had some issues. Absolutely not for being…

What’s right?

I read something in an Instagram post or somewhat and again it struck me how anxious we (humans) are to do wrong, or to not do right. That in combination of the illusion of control, makes life, in my opinion, very unnecessary hard and complex. I remember going to a coach at a time when…

Have faith

Yesterday there was a party for our young adult. 15 friends showed up (they were invited). Young adults, mainly of the male gender. What a great bunch! When the party was over the last ones standing both initiated and handed the cleaning – the house was almost in a better shape after than when they…

Sam our man ❤️

He had us waiting. Not for long, but we first had some else cooking for May 2003, but “thankfully” that unborn was lost. But then he came. He was planned for 2 January 2004, but thanks to being a breech baby, we got a planned c-section and then – to meet my wish of not…

Friends

Today we had a play date with one of my high school friends and family. With we I mean the dogs. Buddy haven’t had so many play dates due to his parents. I’m devastated over this fact, when I see how good he is. Buddy, Tesla and Sansa had a great time – and so…

Time

As the year is coming to an end, some reflections are in order. Last year I promised to blog more. So, so I did. I managed to have at least one post each month. There is room for improvement. But 2021 as a whole was an huge improvement compared to 2020. Sam will be 18…

Growing

Our Tesla is growing. Getting to know a new character is exciting. So far we noticed that Tesla is bright (fast learner as some would say and that includes not so positive things), independent, lover of balls, extremely fond of all strangers as well as family members. When she sees someone, not only her tail…

The best

Sam bought the family the best Christmas gift ever – a chess game. Chess?! The closest I’ve come to understanding chess is watching all episodes of The Queens Gambit. Chess has always frighten me. The pieces are many, have funny names and can go in different directions – all in different ones. It’s all just…

Christmas thankfulness

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…

What life should feel like

Got this memory on Facebook today (yes, I know, I shouldn’t be there, or, I don’t want to be there, but I am, not especially often, but as you see I am). It’s from today 2011. I’d caption the picture: ”What life should feel like”. I’m so wise. Because that’s so true. The week that…

My life – groundhog day

You know the movie! With Andie MacDowell and Bill Murray. That’s exactly what I feel my life is right now. I wake up (way too early according to my standards, at least my younger me standards) . And every morning starts with me tidying the kitchen. Remove stuff that weren’t (by myself or other family…

Alea iacta est

It’s truly uncomfortable when you start doubting yourself and your perception of things. Am I overthinking, am I delusional, when you start wonder who you can trust. That’s scary shit. But now it’s done.

Celebrate

Not 100% secure yet. But with that knowledge we still decided to celebrate. Better to celebrate one time too many. Let you in when we know for sure.

Play

I think I’ve mentioned that my biggest anxiety getting Tesla was how Buddy would react and adapt. The first days he really didn’t want to see her. But step by step he has accepted her. He’s the boss but at the same time has the patience of… I don’t know what.

They made it

Fabian’s football team had qualifying games for a national league (which of course is not one, but several). Anyhow, there were three teams qualifying and… Do you know what?! The boys did it. So next season they will meet fierce competition, making them better players. Fabian chose to get ill after the first game and…

Progress

Tomorrow we return to work – yikes! How will I, who work from home, manage… What is working is the relationship between Tesla and Buddy Boy. This is probably what I’ve worried most about. Also in general everything is progressing. Tonight we slept from 11.00 pm till 5.40. No nightly calls for the bathroom.

Tesla in da house

So the day had come. To pick up Tesla. I‘ve been sooo nervous. I can’t believe that we actually have had three dogs prior and not to forget two children. I guess I’ve gotten old. Changes is just not for me. But Tesla is ❤️. One of the things I’ve been nervous about is how…

Proud, prouder, proudest

We barely made it home from our lunch date when our soccer app provided us with the news that Fabbe scored in his first ever game with youth aged 19. He was substituted in the 85th minute and scored in the 90th. I screamed (as I usually do when it comes to soccer) and was…

Windy walk

There are better ways to start a Sunday than driving your youngest to the soccer gathering at 06.20. But of course it’s worth it when you feel the energy through the loud music playing in the car. But there are not many better ways to spend Sunday lunch than with the Mr and friends at…

What’s a job really?

This week I have once again see that how people’s views on things can be really different. Which of course is ok. I guess what is important is that we all respect that our own view doesn’t fit all. Wether its age and wisdom or just something else that made me realize that a job…

I’m one of them

Not in, say… a million years. I thought I’d be one. One of them. I actually used to loath them somewhat. Those people. The people who are done with their exercise before 7.00 am . But now I am. One of those who are standing “ready to go” (here I’m slightly exaggerating) at 5.50 am….

Sittning here

Here I am, sitting and feeling ridiculously blessed. Blessed for all the birthday wishes sent to me. Especially of the friends taking 5 (!) minutes of their time and giving me a phone call ❤️. But especially for my precious PRECIOUS family. The wonderful husband and two equally magical sons. Picking out personal gifts hitting…

Tired of people

I woke up at 2 a.m thinking of a “problem” connected to my assignment. And as we all know, it’s stupid, stupid, stupid of people to start thinking of any problem (professional or personal) at this hour. It’s stupid out of two reasons: 1. You’re not getting paid for it (especially not if it’s a…

4.5 weeks

Meaning that in 3.5 weeks she will be home and then crazy will live here for a while. We were asked to pick two, the breeder will then decide. Mine and Fabian’s favourite was light blue. While Sam’s was yellow. The Mr loved them all.

Joy

When you see the joy. You know it is all worth it.

New beginnings

Fabian changed football clubs during the summer. I will now eternalize his development on the pitch with him wearing yellow or blue jerseys.

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.

Did I mention?

Shortly after Amsterdam, I and the lads went to Greece for a week. In the middle of the forrest fires (no we were 400 km from them) we had a very safe Coivd-19 vacay. I summarized it all in a video. And according to unknown sources there is a special edition under the working name…

One of these is ours

We have since early this year, been contemplating about the “substitute”. Buddy turned 10 earlier this spring, and the saying is “anything over 10 is a bonus” when it comes to the life expectancy for bigger dogs, as been in our conscience quite a long time. In combination with (just as As Covid showed us,…

My beloved Fridays

Yes, I am so aware of all my privileges. All. But still I’m wise enough to enjoy them. One thing I love just a liiiiitle bit more are my free Fridays. Where I have no, ok one, musts. The one must I have is my PT session (yes, yes, also privilege) and then nothing. Not…

Anything but grey

We’ve known each-other for 29 (!!!!!!) years. Crazy shit! And as we both have an everyday life with work, families and hobbies (she loves to winter bade – craaaaazy woman), we don’t meet that often. But we meet, once in a blue moon. Today we met half-way-ish in a grey, grey Bjärred, but our friendship…