Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oh no she didn't!



Oh yes she did! We started our day a little late today. We slept until 10.30am and then got up and cooked Sunday brunch. We had American pancakes, crispy bacon and orange juice. Was so yummy. Not the healthiest alternative, no - but oh so good!


After brunch we went to a couple of flea markets in Ekeby. It's always fun to go and have a look and see if you can find a real bargain. I found a couple of things for the house. I'm in love with both the serving platter and the little vase. And naturally I can't say "no thanks" to a crochet hook.







The rest of the day is going to be all about lazing about and doing as little as possible. I'm going to bake us a pizza a little later and then I think we'll watch some TV. Lazy Sunday, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ramblings of a fool



It truly is the little things that make me happy! Today we went to Höganäs to get some things for my mum and while we were there I found these cute Moomin postcards. Those who know me know that I collect all things Moomin and so these had to go home with me. I'm planning on framing them at some point.


Next week is going to be one of those weeks, where I hope I'll be able to remember my own name by the time we get to Friday. Monday to Thursday I have 4 meetings and 17 parent-teacher conferences. The conferences are 20 minutes each and the meetings are everything from 30 minutes to two hours. On top of that, I also have my normal teaching schedule. So it's going to be busy, busy, busy. Luckily this past week hasn't been so busy, so hopefully I've saved up some energy for the long days. I usually get to work around 7.30am and my days will probably end around 7pm-8pm. So I bet I'll be pretty tired and not up to much apart from work. This is the typical scenario in Spring where we start getting ready for the next school year that starts in August. But things are a little different this year though, which was what I was on about in one of my previous blogs.

This week we also settled another thing that's been hanging over our heads: the catering for our wedding. I know we still have LOTS of time before the wedding, but it's still nice to have "the big things" sorted out in time. Our wedding is going to be very small, but since a big part of our guests are from Denmark and need to be accomodated there's one more thing to take into account. When you're trying to make ends meet with a very tight budget, it's awesome to have people who help out. My in-laws pulled a favour and helped us get a really nice deal on catering, so we're getting things the way we want them. A lot of things about the wedding have fallen into place and generally we've succeeded in getting it the way we want. I get butterflies everytime I think about October 21st and how lovely it's going to be. A friend of my family recently commented on my Facebook status that it would be nice if we could invite more guests and I guess in a way it would be, but I think people understand that we can't. I bet lots of people who were planning their wedding had the "Oh, I hope they won't be upset if we don't invite them"-moment and trust me, we've had many, many of those moments. I've felt guilty for having to select guests, but that's just the way it has to be when we're on the kind of budget we are. And besides our dream wedding is small, simple and private. So a long guest list was never even in the cards for us.

On another note I also have another party coming up. A 30th Birthday party. Guest of honour? Yours truly. Can you believe I'm turning 30 next month? I can't. I appriciate people saying that it isn't so bad and that 40 feels much worse, but I'm just going to say, once and for all: to me it feels absolutely horrible. My sweet mother is hosting a Birthday party for me though, which serves as a bit of a band-aid on the wound. Looking forward to celebrating with good friends and family.

I've rambled tonight, and those who are still with me deserve a medal. Thanks for reading - may you be blessed with sunshine.

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's love!



He sings, he dances, he rules. It's love - oh yes.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cover it in pink


  • Currently reading: The Awakening (book one of The Vampire Diaries) by L. J. Smith
  • Currently listening to on iPod: "This is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Currently longing for: someone cutting me some slack
There are good days for blogging and there are bad days for blogging. I find that the days where I'm sad or blue are the days where I feel the most like blogging, but probably not the best days for it from a reader's point of view. No one wants to only read complaints and annoyances, so just know that I always try to keep that in mind. Not that I'm censuring myself, because I don't think that's right either, but I'm not always telling it as I see it. Sometimes it can be because I'm not interested in conflict, other times it can be because my work is in public and I just can't talk about things that happen to me when I'm at work since I'm not allowed.

Why am I writing this you wonder? Well, it's basically because I want to apologise in advance if there's elements of whining and moaning and possibly once again some blog neglect over the next month. Something's going on in my professional life, which isn't exactly easy. There's a lot of change, a lot of 'what now?' and general uncertainty. In my line of work you often end up stepping into other people's private sphere. And just as well as it isn't nice to have your life flipped around by others, it isn't nice being the one flipping other people's lives around. Dealing with the consequences of what is going on might hit me hard. I just hope I can cope and that I won't hit a wall.

So I've decided to try and cover all the bad feelings in pink. Even if it doesn't change my situation, at least it makes me feel better. And afterall, it's the little things that count when your sad, isn't it?
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

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Honest to God I'll break your heart
Tear you to pieces and rip you apart

"Night Of The Hunter" - 30 Seconds to Mars