Great weekend coming up

Tomorrow’s my birthday! I love birthdays. Hopefully it will be better than the one three years ago… Besides the birthday, which will be calm. I have one movie visit “Mrs Harris goes to Paris”, one football game and a visit to the not so local real Italian pizzeria with real Napolitalian pizza. No, I don’t…

Life reminding itself

You need them. Once in a while you need that inexorably punch in your stomach. A punch that shakes you to your core. A blow that makes an average Friday night important and reminds you that all your days are the most important you have. Because they are your life. I was aimlessly scrolling my…

The Friendship Inn

Last week it was Gothia Cup, the largest football youth cup. Fabbe’s team was there. His first time. As the mother I am, and can be. I took my work computer and camera and logged in at The Friendship Inn. Once again my childhood friend opened her doors for me and lend me a bed….

Paris report – Day#3

We are our way to the airport- hopefully they – the French – wait until tomorrow to go out on strike. Our last day was just as good a the two previous. With 16000 steps and with a lot of help from the metro we manage to cover the both parts of Paris we already…

Paris report – Day #2

Today we went in the opposite direction – towards Champs-Élysées. The mission was the same. Find a good deal. If the findings were, I’m not the one to tell. But I understood that the PSG jersey was. Even-though it is last season’s model (and most possibly therefore it was a bargain). I feel unbelievable blessed…

Paris report – Day #1

I must say Fabian is somewhat modest when his uses the word “good” in his review of the day. At one time he was saying that his mind was spinning of the huge supply especially as it’s combined with a sale to up to 50%! We stated our day at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. From there…

We ❤️ Paris

Late yesterday evening, with the help of an ex football pro who played with Kevin De Bruyne in Genk we arrived to the wonderful hotel Belleval. Today we are excitingly scouting for all the bargains on our way to Mona Lisa.

Mamma Mia

What a week we have had. The Mr and I who on Tuesday last week took a well deserved “post graduation”break and went to Skiathos, Greece for a week. I will tell you more in another post. But of my three trips to Greece, this was the best. Maybe it was the company, the food…

And the little one ❤️

Last day in junior high for this lad. I just can’t believe what time has done. I know I sound like a broken record but I just don’t. I’m so proud of both my boys.

Graduation

So, it’s done. Graduation. We got to have a wonderful day for our Sam. Thanks to all our friends and family. Now high schools over and now he only needs to study if he wants to. Monday – work starts – an assistant nurse ready to care for you. His mum’s going to rest her…

Plan B

Accompanied with a cold, I’m sitting on the train home after fab days with friends from the past. From the beginning we planned to spend Thursday-Saturday at a 19’s century cabin in Linköping. On the Wednesday evening we were met of the news that the organizer was down with a cold. As the rest of…

Check ✅

An immense milestone was reach yesterday for our first born. Driving license. Oh they joy. It has been a somewhat struggle, but he kept the spirit, with strong support from his partens (primarily his mother I’d say). For me as a parent it’s paradox feeling. Happy for his success but also worried for the fact…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Sit down in the boat

Sometimes the only thing one needs to do, is nothing and things will just solve themselves. Yesterday I had my first day back in (home) office. Wednesday I spent in bed. With a sore throat and generally feeling blah. While doing so, Christmas danced out as we spoke about the other day. Apparently my tinsel…

Dreams

I admire the people who dare to go after their dreams. Like Lilly here. She’s a great performer, who not only loves writing and singing music, she does it. And she does it well.

One of my paths to happiness

Ending the year with some reflections. I often don’t recognize myself in others. One thing that was brought to my attention the other day was my ability to take and be content with my decisions. I believe that my ability to master the balance between sense and sensibility, is one of the reasons to why…

Friendship annus 1990

I met this lovely woman back in 1990, when the future held dreams about mansions, top positions as LA law firms and hunky pool boys in Beverly Hills. At age 16, I found my squire. She's mine, as I am hers. We stood by each other through heart aces and gutter vomits. She was never…

Another barrel of gratefulness 

Yesterday I heard about a family tragedy that (naturally) made my heart stop. This time it wasn’t a clickbaite in my Facebook feed, it was close and it was real. I thank my ability to alight daily gratitude. My daily acknowledgement of our good health and our very, very privileged life. But also to see and…

Vacay – no 2

After returning from Österlen, but before celebrating F’s 11 birthday, I stoped by at home, re packed and went off to a short overnight trip with “the women”. A constellation of women where I feel very welcomed but also a little as the least sharpest tool in the shed. I know that this feeling is…

Fridays

It is the best day of the week. After a session with my PT I am now enjoying a cup of coffee and BREAD (best cardamom muffin from the local bakery). And all before I have to start work. Brilliant. Welcome weekend!

Ignorance is bliss 

I’m aware that I don’t know everything (just say “IT integrations” or “IT migration” and I start hyperventilate). There are so many things I don’t know anything of, that life has spared me. This still makes it ok for me to have opinions about things, but before I do, I do need to acknowledge this…

Non stick for negativity or just plain smart

My youtube clip in my last post, doesn’t do much to help balance our time’s biggest disease – aggregated stress. Aggregated stress is when you take each individual sanitized post in your social media feed and add it on top of each other, making you believe that your life has to have all of these (individual)…

Why me so happy?

Because I chose to be. Yes, it might sound harsh, not especially humble and too simplified, but I really truly believe it is the truth. Happy as in how I approach life. Not happy as I go around everyday laughing (but I do laugh at least once a day. With my husband, my kids, they are…

What a way to start your day

This morning I was love bombed. What a best way to start your day. Two friends, independently of one another, “Instagramed” and Facedbooked the nicest things about me. And just because I am who I am. One can’t have a bad day after that. Thanks to them for sharing and thanks to me for being me. View…

Memories & good choices

This little fellow showed up in my Facebook memories. 5 years ago. Oh, I cherish the fact that I worked 80% and gave a full Friday for 5 years or so to my princes. Fabian and I had a tradition of a weekly fika at a café of our choice. A 30 min or so only for…

Happiness

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:

Happiness in different forms and shapes

Like in the form of a spherical object. Just ask the man I met 20 some years ago (and joined, if not in holy, matrimony three years ago). I know he loves me and our offsprings more than anything. No questions asked. But there is one thing that at times, brings him more happiness, than the…

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…

Soul food

Laying next to someone, reading a book (or a Donald Duck magazine), sharing some thoughts, stroking  someone’s head, telling how important that person is, reminding them that you will always be around – if only a phone call away. That is what life is about. That is all I need to feel complete. 

Coming home

I went to a CSR meeting yesterday. CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility. It was like I found a word for what I, as a communicator always have been about. Transparency and balance. But what hasn’t been the focus of the corporate forces. For me it was like coming home.

Another feeling of happiness

Women my age (ok, I) have the bad habit of waking up around the same time also on weekends. With no interest to go back to sleep. But that is alright! Sometimes when the Mr is away  the kids take his place in bed. So here I lay. Listening to breaths belonging to two blond…

The feeling of happiness

Do you know how your happiness feels like? I do. Today was one of those days when I knew I was at the right place doing the right thing. All bubbly inside. I hope for a prosperous future.

Win-win

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…

What did I just say?

Earlier today I was in contact with an old colleague. We had a short chat about life. I remember mentioning something about children are not the end of ones life, they merrily adds on a dimension to life. Dimensions that I, right now, gladly, would skip for the dimensions brought by a Martini from a sky…

Nothing to complain about

Watched the re-run of public service’s new TV-show “Straight through the heart” a documentary about different children who have a need to be cared for at the cardiovascular department at Lund’s hospital. I cry at saved kittens so for me to emphasize with this kind of show is no surprise, but when the Mr bursts out “We…

Thoughts

For many people it is action that is the missing factor. They know exactly what they should do, “if only”. One could describe them in a negative manner like people not having the balls to get their shit together and do something about their lives. I would probably describe them as “scared”. It is hard to…

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…

Happiness on a Friday morning

What is the better moment than now, to feel happiness and gratitude? When I woke up my boys this morning I felt nothing but gratitude for the fact that they are in my life. Great feeling to acknowledge  

Music is good for the soul

For me, music is liberating, it goes diectly into my soul and I cry and laugh to it. It doesn’t matter what kind it is, as long as it makes you feel good, it is good. This song makes me feel good, makes me happy: Com’ on peeps, sing out loud and dance!

Following your heart

It is cool when you can witness someone else’s happiness in real time. Like yesterday when Sam was on his Taekwondo green belt grading. He didn’t pass, his selfdefense needed some more practice. But if you could see the pure joy in his eyes when they were to sparr with a “red-belt guy”. Gee, he really…

Signs

Today, I have seen many signs that I am on the right track to my happiness. A while back a young girl got kidnapped, raped, partly cut in her face and lower abdomen, beaten half to death and left on a field to die by an ex boyfriend. She got her future ripped in pieces. Her dream and…

This happy stuff

Currently I am failing miserably at this “happy” thing. I do have short highs, but something brings me down all too fast. This is nothing new. This is how life (mine) is and one gotta continue to live. Personally I need to find some new truths and adjust my world to something that it clearly…

Compliment

It is so little that does it for me. Just a few, polite words from a stranger. Who not only like my way of writing (from reading this chronicle, only in Swedish I am afraid) but who also respected me and complimented me on my way of living (and this guy knew what he was…

To change or not

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”  ― Charles Darwin I read his quote on a restroom wall in Lisbon, Portugal once and since then it really stuck to me. In my strive for personal happiness I live by it (even if I, at times, am…