Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lazy days

Daffodils in our sittingroom, originally uploaded by DitteBB.

The last couple of days have been VERY lazy. Basically we've somehow flipped the day around, so we're awake at night and asleep during the day. Not all of the day naturally, but at least until noon.

Yesterday we dragged ourselves out for a walk though and it was quite lovely. A little cold still, but you can definitely feel the air warming up. We went to Råådalen, because J was all set to go find a couple of geocaches. We only found one, but I think he was okay with that. I brought my camera and snapped some pics. Had hoped that Spring would be more visible in nature, but it's still pretty brown, grey and not so green. Hopefully it'll pick up over the next couple of weeks so we can go out on more geocaching/photo-walks.

Tomorrow P is arriving! Can't wait to go pick her up in Helsingør. It'll be lovely to spend time with my favourite Banana. So far there aren't many plans. We'll make it up as we go. The only thing I have planned is that we'll watch New Moon together. It's been hidden by J somewhere in the flat, so I can't get my hands on it until P arrives. Looking forward to a lovely mini-break with my dear friend.

So far today I've only done one thing: sorted out my taxes. Since I live in Sweden, but work in Denmark my taxes are a little different. I had to check some numbers today and fill out an online form and the result was wonderful! I have a tax refund in store, which'll be paid out in April. It's going straight towards our October wedding, so will have to ask my banker to put it away for safe keeping. Otherwise I'll be found on a shopping spree by mid-April. Not good - not good at all.

So ... what do I do with the rest of this day? I'll tidy a bit, clean a bit, empty the fridge so it's ready for new groceries when P arrives and tonight it's Grey's Anatomy on Kanal 5. I bet I'll find a way to enjoy myself.

I leave you with the man, Barney Stinson:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Aulin is watching you!

Aulin is watching you!, originally uploaded by DitteBB.

For some reason, which I can't seem to figure out, J has planted a picture of his evil eye on my desk. I'm guessing he has a masterplan. Stay tuned for the exciting follow-up, right here on my blog.

Last night I decided to read through my blog. I started blogging back in November 2006 and have undeniably gone from a pretty decent blogger to a very lousy one. I used to write lots of stuff - even when there weren't things to blog about. Maybe I could learn something from myself. Maybe there doesn't really have to be some fantastic event to capture in words. I used to blog about anything and everything that sprung to mind and by golly I'm going to try and take it up again.

I think the thing that surprised me the most was how creative I used to be in my blogs. Writing is such a healthy way of dealing with worries, sorrows and frustration, but also a wonderful way to celebrate the good and fun times. I used to write to get things out of my head - not necessarily for anyone else to read. I still need to get things off my chest, so why not do it here?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

want, need, must have

Owning this would be the beginning of something wonderful.
Owning this would be the start of something magical.
Owning this would make me a very happy woman.
Owning this would spur creativity.
Owning this would spread happiness.
Owning this would take things to a new level.

Saving for this ... sheesh.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What a pleasant surprise!

My mum and I browsed through New Look's site last week and found this shrug - in white though, but I couldn't find a picture of it on their website anymore. We hurried up and ordered it as it wasn't only perfect for the kind of outfit I'm planning for my wedding, but it was also on sale for only £8! Unfortunately they sent my mum a mail saying that it was sold out, so they couldn't provide it. I was disappointed, but figured that something similar might pop up eventually and besides it was too good to be true. But guess what? My mum called earlier and said that the package from New Look had arrived this morning and guess what was in the box with the other goodies we ordered? Yes, the shrug! What a pleasant surprise.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter break

Time to crochet!, originally uploaded by DitteBB.

Finally I have some time off from work. It's much needed to be honest. Lately I've been feeling stressed and today I even had to stay home because I just wasn't feeling well. I'm pretty sure the Easter break will fix things though.

One thing I've been looking forward to is having time to crochet. I spent some time today crocheting a little Easter chick, which is decorating our witch hazel in the livingroom. I'll be making more Easter ornaments over the next week.

On Thursday P is arriving. Am so looking forward to having her here. We're going to have lots of fun as we always do.

Last week we visited my mum for her Birthday. It was one of those quick visits again, which I appriciate, but I wish I could stay longer with them than just for a weekend. Of course short visits are better than no visits, but I don't feel like I get to have enough time with them. And I would have loved to have had more time in Århus, so I could go see Marianne as well. Haven't seen her for ages and miss having time with her. I'll have to make sure to go over for a longer period in the summer.

While we were in Århus my mum and I also figured out the whole wedding dress issue. I've been looking at a few dresses online, but nothing's really struck me as the right dress for me. My mum had an awesome idea and we decided that we're going to make it ourselves! She had the perfect pattern lying around, which can be altered in any way I'd like, so when we go over in May for my 30th (!) Birthday, we're going to go out and look at fabrics and see what we can find. I also decided that I'm going to get married in the same shoes as my mum got married in. It's a shame I didn't take a picture of them - they're so cool! Things are beginning to fall into place, but I'm not too stressed about it anyways. We've rented the house for the party, we need to figure out the catering, send out invites, help people find accommodation and get all the paperwork filled out and sent in, but there's still lots of time. No need to stress about that.

Looking forward to a nice stress-free week at home and in good company. Who knows, I might even get to post a blog every now and then!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Giveaway by Magda!

Spring Giveaway!, originally uploaded by m_agda.

Magda has posted a Spring Give-away. Go check it out! She makes beautiful stuff and I'd definitely love to sport some of her gorgeous polymer clay goodies.