Saturday, January 27, 2007

January 27th 2007

Searching through old photos I found this picture of Johan and me. It's from June 2006 and as you can see we have sunshine on our faces.. well expect for Johan who has... well hair in his face. Haha! It's the emo-look - we love it. Admit it, so do you.
Anyways, it's now January 2007 and if we were to sit outside and take a photo like that one, we'd not only freeze our butts off, but would quite possibly also look a little less healthy and more blue-ish. Man it's cold these days. It snowed again last night, just after we had agreed that hopefully the snow that had thawed was the last we'd see this year. Well talk about jinxing ourselves. Jeez. Luckily there isn't that much - and there won't be anymore. Because I say so. Basta! Snow is definitely not my kind of thing. I wish I was the type who could run around outside for hours enjoying a good snowball fight, but unfortunately I am incapable of staying on my feet when it's slippery and so I'd spent most of a snowball fight on my bum. Which would give my opponents too much of an advantage and that's no fun. Is someone ever going to invent boots that are both fashionable, but also secures your feet to the ground?
Today we went out and did a bit of shopping. I needed some scrapbooking supplies, but unfortunately the shop we wanted to go to wasn't open until February second. So we got what we could in other stores and then had lunch. Johan gave me a red leather calendar, a Filofax, the kind I have always wanted, but have never been able to afford. It was on sale and he decided that now that I have graduated and am a teacher I should have a real teacher's calendar. So sweet of him! And I love it. It's gorgeous and so fitting for me.
Apart from a lovely day in Lund City, we're just going to do some washing and watch TV. Johan's MacGyver DVDs need a bit of attention.
Birthday wishes go to Leila, our dear friend from Stockholm and to Pia, Johan's mother. We hope you'll both have a wonderful day.
That's it for me today. Rock on rockers. D.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

January 25th 2007

I'm terrible at this. Just have to write a little bit each day and whoops, suddenly half a month has passed by. Oh well, we'll catch up soon enough.
As most of you probably know I passed my BA-exam on the 16th of January and am now a teacher - or a Bachelor of Education as they so fancily call it on my diploma. Call it whatever they want, I'm just so relieved to have it over and done with. After 4 years of college it's finally over and I can now get on with my life. If I get a job that is. So far I haven't been lucky with getting interviews. But I guess it should all come in due time as long as I keep applying for all the jobs that suit me. No need to stress out over it already, it'll all fall into place eventually.
So what do I do as an unemployed teacher? Well... I make foodplans for Johan and me, read books, talk to friends online and... well... what do I actually do? My latest project is a scrapbook for Johan and me that I have had plans to make since last summer, but just never got around to. Have at least ordered copies of photos now and am just waiting for them to arrive. So that's a new hobby... or a way to get time to pass until someone hires me.
Only a bit over a week until Johan's birthday now. Next Saturday to be specific. As always I am having trouble finding him a present, but that's because the silly man doesn't want anything. And I guess it's a no-no to buy him things I want myself, right? Haha! I will find something, I always do. I'm just somehow lacking creativity to come up with something awesome.
Had a great chat to Malene, a friend of mine from college, today. Malene is going to be a mum within the next month or so, so there's loads of excitement in their little house. I am so happy for her! Can't wait to see photos of the little one. Meanwhile I will just daydream on about getting my own little one. But all in due time, as they say.
I've thought a lot about friendship lately. Things have changed so much over the last couple of years. I used to be extremely dependent on my friends, but as I met Johan I somehow grew very independent of them. I love my friends and I have the best bunch of people in my life. I couldn't see a world without them, and I appriciate them more than anything. I don't know if any of them ever feel like I forget them or ignore them, but I never-ever mean to. So come talk to me if you feel like I'm not around enough. My head is just one big mess these days, so I can't really read minds. Hihi.
Okay, I better stop for now. Have a good one and rock on rockers. D.

Friday, January 12, 2007

January 12th 2007

I can't believe it. Time just flies by. Tomorrow I'm off to Århus again and in just a couple of days I'm doing my BA-exam. Quite scary I must admit, but I just can't wait to get it over with. I know my paper by now, I've studied a bit extra on young language learners and I should know just about enough to at least pass. And by now that is all that counts. I wouldn't hate getting a good result, but to be honest I would just like to hear them say "Congratulations, you are now a teacher". That must be the highlight of my last 4 years at college. Haha, it should be anyways it's what I was there for afterall.
I sent out a bunch of jobapplications earlier this week and so now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed and really hoping that someone will want to invite me to an interview and in the end hire me. Would be awesome anyways. Both Johan and I could do without the 'being broke'-phase. It's no fun at all and it frustrates me. Especially since I am so far from home and I'd like to know that I'd always be able to afford to go home if *knocks on wood* something should happen at home. But with a little luck I won't have to worry about these things at all.
So, not much going on here really. We've basically just been studying and playing San Andreas. I'm happy I'm not a real life psycho, man I shoot a lot of innocent people playing stuff like that. Haha! Oh well, let's hope the game won't rot my mind ;)
Rock on rockers! D.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

January 4th 2007

Happy New Year to you all! Johan and me just returned to Lund today after spending some time in Århus with my family. I was there a total of 15 days and I very quickly get very used to having the pets around me. I mean.. Look at that little fluffy face to your left! How can he not make you feel all fuzzy and happy inside? I love that little bundle of fluff with all my heart and I miss him so much it hurts. It's lovely to get to be with my family and I love spending time with them and Johan. It becomes more and more obvious how well he fits in our family. And even if I knew all along how right he is for me, it's just nice to see how relaxed and comfortable he is with the people who mean the world to me.
The day of my BA-exam is catching up with me, so after the weekend I'll start preparing for the exam. At the same time I have some jobs to apply for. I really want to get a job as soon as possible before I get bored and more broke than I already am. I want to move into a bigger flat and have the life Johan and me are looking so much forward to. So I better work my bum off for it. And I will... in babysteps so I won't stress out. I think step number one should be to pass the damn exam. Will get me a good bit further anyways. So as always, fingers crossed for me.
It's so odd to think about how another year has passed. A lot has happened in that year and some of those things are definitely major to me and have brought on times of tears and times of laughter. But I think that our engagement is actually the most significant episode in 2006 for me. My amazing boyfriend asked me to marry him and be with him for the rest of our lives. There is no better guarantee for a happy, fulfilled, secure, passionate and amazing life than knowing that he wants to be with me forever - and a bit longer as well.
So another year starts and so far my resolutions are complete. I promised myself not to make any resolutions, so I didn't. Let's take life for what it is and not force annoyance upon ourselves. No need for it, there are plenty of other things around to annoy.
Rock on rockers! D.