söndag 25 juni 2017

Ordinary stuff

Today I've been doing kind of boring ordinary stuff. Like cleaning the house, washing and drying, grocery shopping and then baking a cake and cooking dinner. But! I had a great day! And we had special dinner guests so that kind of made it more fun. The cleaning part that is. The dinner was super fun! Mini me's best friend with parents (and siblings) joined us for dinner and they're absolutely great. Kind of funny how it turns out, us parents becoming great friends because our daughters are bffs. ❤️

I made chocolate cake with strawberries and whipped cream for dessert, and I found this strange looking strawberry 🍓 when preparing them. 
 
It's like two in one! Or a perfect strawberry butt! 😆
 
Now I'm off dating my Kindle. I'm reading a great series now that I have trouble separating from. The characters stay with me even after I've closed my book. Love, love, love that! I'll tell you more about it in another blog entry! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 24 juni 2017

Discovering new places

I've told you before here on the blog that I'm not really good at playing with mini me. We do regular stuff, like paint, and glue stuff together (what is it with kids and glue? She would glue everything if I let her!), we play games, we read books and today she pretended to be my hairdresser while I sat reading - but I'm not good at playing with her stuffed animals or dolls. And I'm not at all good at pretending to be someone else and acting like a princess or a witch or whatever. I've stopped trying because I know I suck at it! And I guess she's happy enough with my crafty skills because she's seems to be content with that and rarely ask me to do any of the stuff I'm not good at. 😆
 
Well, today we went on a long walk after the raining stopped and went to this beautiful playground that is built after a children's book character called "Pelle Tailless" (Pelle Svanslös" in Swedish). He's a cat without a tail, and he lives in Uppsala. Mini me loves the books about Pelle and his friends, and so did I growing up, so this playground is a popular one!
 
You find more information about the playground here! And most of the pictures are borrowed from that site.
It's so cute, just like stepping into the world of Pelle with friends! 
Pelle is the cat with the green ribbon around his neck and "Maja" is his girlfriend. ❤️
 
Mini me enjoys the small houses, here the bakery!
 
Every little detail seems to be thought through, making it a great place for kids!
 
Super fun! 
 
So, if you're planning a visit to Uppsala and if you have kids, don't forget to go visit Pelle and Maja! Your kids will love it, and probably you too! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 23 juni 2017

Midsummer Eve

Midsummer Eve is slowly coming to an end. I'm the only one still up, my loved ones sleeping since hours back. I've had a great day, spending time with my family at my brothers and dads farm just outside the city where I grew up. My parents divorced when I was 6, but they still get together as friends when we celebrate whatever holidays together as a family. I think that is truly admirable, and it has meant everything to us kids as we grew up! Seeing mum and dad get together for us, to be able to be a whole family although the love between them withered and ended. So thank you guys! We love you for doing that for us! ❤️

I usually take a lot of pictures all day long, and I had planned to take pictures from our get together today, but for some reason I didn't. Kind of strange really. But maybe it was a good thing, keeping me in the moment and not hiding behind the camera. Anyhow, for that reason I can't show you any pictures from our Midsummer celebrations. But, I can tell you we didn't dance around any pole covered in flowers, and we didn't get drunk after drinking snaps all day! We did however eat pickled herring, and we absolutely ate strawberries with cream for dessert. Wouldn't have been Midsummer if we hadn't! 🍓🍓🍓

I drove home late afternoon and spent the rest of the day with my little family, having the best of times. Quiet (no alcohol and partying for me), but fun and very nice. ❤️

It's past midnight and it's raining outside. I've heard sirens from police cars and ambulances passing, the last two hours and I can't help thinking maybe more people should have considered a more quiet celebration today. And probably wished they had when waking up tomorrow. Midsummer is one of the messiest holidays of the year, alcohol truly brings out the worst in people, so I'm not surprised when listening to the sirens. But it still gets me a bit sad. We learn to have fun again, without drinking too much!
 
Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 22 juni 2017

All done

All done with work, and ready to take on some lazy days and happy, sunny days! Five weeks of vacation is next!
 
Summer, I'm ready for you! Let's have some fun! ☀️🏖❤️ First up; Midsummer Eve celebrations! Meeting up with my parents and siblings with families tomorrow for some festivities! 🎉

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 21 juni 2017

Almost there

Yeay, almost there! Only one more day of work left before going on vacation! 👌🏻
But, I'm not mentally there just yet. I think it will be more noticeable on Monday when I don't have to set the alarm and wake up at 6 in the morning as I usually do. 😆
 
I'm trying my best to adapt to the summer vacation mode, wearing summer dresses 👗 every day. Or at least the sunny days! And when I get back home I swiftly jump out of them and put my pjs on to get into that relaxing mode!
 
I have no plans for my first week off from work, other than having a fun time with mini me! But the week after that we're flying to Spain, and we'll be staying there for three weeks before flying back home again. 
How are you spending your vacation?

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 20 juni 2017

Closing in

Today the number on the wall is...2
2 more workdays before vacation starts! Yeay! I told a friend yesterday that I feel calm and that I've actively decided not to be stressed out over the fact that I still have a ton of work to get through, and that anything left on Thursday afternoon, just have to wait until August! Well, today I'm not so calm anymore and I feel a bit stressed! 😜 But! I'll still have that goal in sight; no stress (or at least as little as possible) and some issues just have to lay dormant until I'm back! If it's not emergencies because those issues I'm handling although being on vacation! 
 
Mini me is attending her last day at kindergarten tomorrow before going on her summer break, and she's super exited. 7 weeks off! I'm not sure she'll be that exited on Monday though when she realises she won't be playing with all her friends all day long as she does at kindergarten. But I'm planning play dates already so I hope she'll have fun either way! ❤️

How are you spending your summer?

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

måndag 19 juni 2017

Magic number

You know the rule of three? "All good things come in three". Or in Latin; "omne trium perfectum" - everything that comes in three is perfect. I live by it! I could never just pick two pieces of chocolate, I always pick three. It's like this thing where I know picking three of something is going to make it so much better, whatever it is! Wiping my hands when leaving the bathroom at work, I always pick three paper towels! It's almost like an OCD thing, come to think about it! 😆 It's like my lucky number, but not. Choosing just one number I always pick 6, but the 3 would be my second choice! And the strangest thing is, when something good happens in your life it's almost always a three thing! You might not know it at once, but in the end you could almost always count up to three great things happening! And the other way around, unfortunately. Even bad things comes in threes. 
 
Anyhow, the reason for me going on about this is the fact that I know have 3 more workdays left before vacation starts! And the 3 made me think! Have I had three great things happening today? Well yes! It's small things, but nevertheless! 1. Great day at work, finishing off old and time consuming issues, and getting great feedback! 2. Had a long, great and heartfelt talk with mini me ending my heart nearly bursting with joy, love and pride. She's such an amazing and smart little girl. 3. I finally found this great project that might be super interesting for us to join in on! More about that another day! So, you see, threes perfect! Even in the smallest of ways! ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 18 juni 2017

Taste of summer

There are nothing as tasty as Swedish strawberries in summertime. It's truly like tasting summer! Like all the joys of summer is put together into these gorgeously red and juicy berries! Pure bliss! 🍓🍓🍓
I've eaten strawberries in many different countries, but none of those strawberries can even come close to the Swedish ones in taste! 👌🏻
 
I had my first ones for this season today. And they were absolutely perfect! 

Other than enjoying a plate of strawberries and cream, I've spent the day on a beach (different one from yesterday) with my little family and my sister and one of her daughters. Again, I did not swim. The water temperature was only +19 C, so it was unthinkable for me to stick my toe into it. But the kids enjoyed it, for a bit at least. 😆

Tomorrow is Monday and my countdown to vacation begins for real! Just 4 more workdays... It'll be my mantra tomorrow; just 4 more days! So looking forward to some lazy days with my little girl and hubby! ❤️🙏🏻❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 17 juni 2017

Summer's here

What a great day I've had. Clear blue skies, sunshine and fun family time. We went to a lake just outside the city, Länna lake, and enjoyed a few hours of swimming (not me, I don't go into the water if it's under + 25-26 C) and sunbathing! 
 
It's so pretty there! And it was surprisingly few people there! Usually it's packed with people wanting to enjoy the water! 
 
I love spending time on the beach! And yes, I wear sunscreens, the highest possible (which means 50)!
 
Mini me loves flowers no matter how small! And it's like a calling, she has to pick them too! And give them to mum! 😍
 
And she loves feeding the ducks in Fyrisån. And the view of the Uppsala cathedral in the background is just amazing! This is one of my favourite spots in Uppsala. And I admit, I like feeding the ducks too! 

Now I'm about to start enjoying a movie night with hubby! Mini me is sleeping (or at least soon I hope) and we're cuddling up on the couch!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 16 juni 2017

Friday workout

It's Friday night and I have 4 workdays left before a 5 week vacation begins. Yeay! And a week from now, next Friday, we celebrate one of the biggest holidays in Sweden, Midsummer eve. That means we're off from work on Thursday already. I do love my job, but a vacation is a vacation! And being away from work makes me appreciate it more!👌🏻
 
I started off this morning with an early morning workout session at the gym. Today was arms, shoulders and back day (which is all my weak areas) so my arms have been super shaky ever since, making it hard even to lift a glass of water to my mouth! 😆
 
Well, as you know, Fridays are also spent in the stables, where mini me has her riding lessons. So no matter how tired (noticeable in the picture above, which was taken on the way to the stables) I am after a week of working, going to the stables is always a positive thing, giving loads of positive energy back to us. And I love being there together with mini me, having the love of horses and riding in common. ❤️
 
Today she rode this little black beauty, Zeus. It's the third time this term that she gets to ride this little guy, and he's such a sport! He's friendly (except for when you thighten the saddle strap), responsive and he enjoys a good run, trotting happily and eagerly, which my daughter loves. Now we're taking a break from riding until august, when the lessons starts up again. We'll be missing our cuties, but they need a vacation as well as us!

How are you spending your summer?

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss