mÄndag 19 februari 2018

Feline stuff

I’ve had a great weekend with my family and friends, but unfortunately it all ended with a migraine. Or rather my week started with it. So I’m staying home today, in a dark and quiet room.

Mini me loves our cats, and especially our little black lady named Morris. And yes, we know it’s not a girly name, but it suits her just fine. “Morr” in Swedish is “growl” in English and she spent her first days with us growling and fighting her brother, and although being only 12 weeks old and he almost 6 months (at the time) she kicked his butt repeatedly those first few days (today she’s always the one loosing the battle. He’s just to big and heavy compared to her, and if she try to put up a fight he ends up sitting on her keeping her down). So I guess you could translate her name Morris to Growly or something close to that in English. 😆

Anyways, mini me played with Morris and dressed her in a pink and glittery tiara, and she wasn’t super happy about that. 

And neither was her brother Charlie. 

But he looked very cute though. 😂

I bought the cats a chair in cardboard for them to scratch their claws on, but they don’t. Morris prefers to use it as a bed. Her favourite spot to be at the moment. Well, at least it’s getting used. 

Now I’m going back to hiding under my covers again.

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 15 februari 2018

Feverish

Got a phone call from Kindergarten this afternoon telling me mini me had a fever. So I left my meeting and went to pick up a tired little girl. Its the second time with a fever for her in just a month and it seems a lot of her friends are sick with the flu right now too. Poor thing.

She’s sleeping with her head on my lap right now and hopefully she’ll be feeling better soon. No kindergarten for her tomorrow though, she’ll be home with my husband getting rid of the fever. ❤️

Fingers crossed that the flu stays away from me and my husband this time too! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 13 februari 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day

Good morning you,
Just popping in to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. ❤️
Let’s use this day to celebrate love, not by buying each other gifts (I have to admit that I have done that already, but the gifts are not what’s important), but by showing each other love, kindness, compassion and respect. 

Let’s fill this day with love and then let us just continue on doing that. Every day! The world would be a such more great place if we let love lead the way!

And for those of you wanting to indulge in revolutionary love I recommend you watch Valarie Kaur’s TEDtalk about “3 lessons about revolutionary love in a time of rage”! 

Now I’m off to the gym!

Laters babes! 

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 10 februari 2018

Oh. My. God.

I can hardly move. Or walk. Or sit. Or lay down. My legs are punishing me big time for yesterdays early morning session in the gym. Big. Time. And I kind of love it! Crazy, I know. đŸ€Ș

But...it’s a good thing I forget the pain in between workouts otherwise I would never workout again! 😆#youllfindmeonthecouchwhiningtoday #butilikeit

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 9 februari 2018

Beautiful day

It’s been a beautiful day here in Uppsala today. So beautiful in fact that I had to leave work early, around two in the afternoon. I just had this urge to feel the sun kissing my face, it’s been so long. It felt like I hadn’t seen the sun in weeks (which of course is a huge exaggeration). So I left. And took a slow walk in the sunshine. Wearing this happy smile on my face when listening to the snow melting and the birds singing. I didn’t even care that it’s a recording here at campus, the birds singing. A nice touch though. First time I heard it I stopped and looked around excitedly for the birds, trying to catch a glimpse of them, until I realised there weren’t any around. Correction, there’s always birds around campus, just not the once on the recording (at least not that I know of).

Still got my perfectly imperfect skin, but the glasses almost covers the mark after the biopsy.

I started off my day with an early morning workout at the gym. Such a great start to the day! And it was leg day so it was a good one too! I absolutely love leg day!

I’m not sure I made my legs happy though. I really, really made them work hard today and I just might have overdone it. I mean really overdone it! They’ve been acting like over cooked spaghetti all day and now they’re very sore. Like “icouldstartcryingwhentryingtositdownorleavingmycouch”-kind of sore. 😆

But I’m going swimming tomorrow morning, so hopefully I’ll make the pain/soreness go away. And on Sunday I’ve got an hour booked with my PT so I’m really hoping the swimming will do the trick. As it is I’m both looking and sounding like an old lady when trying to leave the couch. 😂

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Laters babes! 

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 7 februari 2018

Perfectly imperfect

Good morning you,
Started off my Tuesday morning with an appointment at the hospital checking out my perfectly imperfect skin. 


Late November I had a rash outbreak around my neck and shoulders which I’ve never had before. My doctor didn’t know the cause of it and referred me to a dermatologist at the hospital. The rash disappeared after about a month but I kept the appointment (in February, quite a long wait). The doctors at the hospital said my skin is still sensitive and needs extra care, but as the rash is gone, there’s really not much to do or say about it. But, I’ve been concerned about a spot in my face that I asked them to check out while being there. It’s probably a sunburn damage but just to be sure they did a biopsy.

So last night I took off the patch covering “the hole” they made with the biopsy, and today I woke up with an extra dark spot in my face as the wound is healing. I lay here in bed thinking I should cover it up before heading for work, but now I’m thinking I shouldn’t. My skin is perfectly imperfect and I should be proud of that. So no new patch today or make up covers. I’ll just be me. And yes, that is both scary and a challenge for me, but it’ll be fine. Everyone needs a good challenge now and then, right! 

Have a great and perfectly imperfect day my friend!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 2 februari 2018

Oldies but goldies

I played soccer for close to fifteen years, starting at the age of eight. Leaving the team and going forward with my life, also meant me leaving a bunch of amazing girls behind. There’s a lot of different reasons for me doing that, leaving, but none of those had anything to do with me wanting to let go of the girls. I just had to. 

Those of you that’s been following me here on the blog knows about me being abused by a “family” member growing up. I told you the story last year after finally being able to leave it in the past and deciding not to let it have the power to hurt me anymore. The thing is, only one of my girls from the soccer team knew about what I went through as it happened, and we were all going to be affected by it if I told the truth and let all the girls and all the adults know. And we were just kids. I didn’t have the courage or strength to do that, to tell. So as soon as I could, I left. It was a conscious decision. I know now, as an adult, that fleeing from your problems is not the answer or the solution. But the younger version of me didn’t know that, and leaving made me breath without pain and fear for the first time in ages. Finally I felt free, ignoring the fact that I deep down truly wasn’t. All the feelings about what I had gone through were hidden inside just as before. The only difference was that I left everything and everyone behind that could remind me about them. And the girls were a huge reminder even though they didn’t know they were.

This is a few of us goofy girls when going on a soccer tournament in the Netherlands in the early 1990’s.

My abuser was closely connected to us girls, and I both feared what they would think of me (and of course doubting they would even believe me) if they (and their parents) knew, and wanting to keep them away from being hurt themselves and destroying our team. 

Two weeks ago we got together again for the first time in close to twenty years, most of the girls from the team, and it was a fantastic night. So many memories, stories, laughs and love. I sat there looking at them all and feeling super happy and thankful for still being a part of this amazing group of strong, talented and beautiful women. So I told them. About my secret. I hadn’t intended to when going there, but I got a question that kind of made it impossible not to tell. And although being scared senseless I went through with it and it was such a relief. Finally the truth is out there for everyone to know. They believed me. And they made me feel safe and loved. They understood what I went through and the choices I made back then. And they didn’t judge me. 

Oldies but goldies, and even more beautiful than we were in the good old days.

Twenty years and still the best of friends, how fortunate am I? ❤️

I drove home with a happy heart and for the first time, since leaving my home town m, I felt I was missing out by not living there anymore. Still, not all of the girls live there anymore and it’s easy to get there (an hour by car), so I’ll be going back and make sure to stay in touch this time. 

I guess it’s hard to relate to the love I’m talking about when telling you about the girls. Maybe you need to have been a part of a team just like ours, I don’t know. I just know it’s a pure, happy and safe kind of love deriving from us knowing each other from the inside and out, and only wanting the best for each other, even after 20 years apart. Accepting our differences and weaknesses without judgment and having the highest of respect for each other. Celebrating each other’s strengths and successes, coming together supporting each other when in need/hurt. Just as we did back then.
Pure. Love. 
Pure. Happiness. 
Simply. The. Best. Of. Friends.

Laters babe!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

lördag 13 januari 2018

Feverish weekend mood

I had to pick up mini me early (around lunchtime) from kindergarten yesterday as she was feeling poorly and had a high fever. Poor thing, she was crying her heart out when I got there. But she was mostly upset about not being able to attend her friend’s birthday party on Sunday than anything else. It’s strange how kids can have so much energy although having a high fever. If it was me I would be knocked out on the bed for sure! 

So we had a slow rest of the day and evening, trying to make her drink as much fluids as we could, she wasn’t at all interested in eating. When I put her to bed the fever had reach 39,6 degrees and after giving her medicine and reading to her she calmly fell asleep. She woke me up in the middle of the night asking for water and she was burning up, the fever peaking (hopefully) at 40,2 degrees. I didn’t get much sleep after that, laying awake next to her listening to her breathing and her troubled dreams. She was tossing and turning, both crying and talking in her sleep, but the fever finally went down to around 39,8 (after I gave her some more medicine). Now that she’s had breakfast it’s at 38,8 and I’m feeling a bit calmer than I did last night. 

I’m resting next to her, super tired and still in bed even though it’s almost time for lunch. I’ve decided this will be a day of rest and sleeping. Eating and drinking when she needs to, tempting her with her favourite kinds of food and drinks. Fingers crossed she’ll be feeling better soon.

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 4 januari 2018

Putting things in order

We moved into our new apartment just before Christmas and finally I’m finding the right places for everything. I love interior design but even more than that I like order. I hate messes and I get stressed knowing things aren’t where they should be. I know, people get stressed being around people like me, always picking up things laying around and finding their special spot. Or just turning them or correcting them to look better. I just can’t help myself. 

Our new apartment is almost 100 years old, built around 1925-1926 and has lots of character which I love. I already feel more at home here than in our previous homes so I hope this is an apartment where we’ll be staying for a while. My husband and I have been together for 8 years and during that time we’ve moved/bought new homes 4 times. I guess partly because I love change but also because we haven’t found that special place yet. Maybe this will be it?

I’ll show you more pictures when I’m done with the interior. Not there yet though!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 24 december 2017

A very Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

Here in Sweden we celebrate Christmas on December 24th, so I’m going to bed feeling stuffed (with super tasty food and Christmas candy) and content. It’s been a calm, happy and joyful Christmas with the big family. And the celebrations continues tomorrow when we’re meeting up with my side of the family for yet another Christmas celebration. 

Tired but happy. I hope you all have an amazing Christmas with your loved ones, wherever or however you choose to spend it! đŸŽ…đŸ»đŸŽ„đŸŽ

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss