torsdag 31 mars 2016

The ones closest to my heart

I promised you yesterday to tell you about my summers at my grandparents. As they were the most important people to me (next to my parents ofcourse) the loss of them stil put me in tears when thinking about them.

As I grew up, me and my siblings always spent our summers at our grandparents. We lived in a large city and my parents wanted us to be out in the countryside in the summers. My grandparents lived on a beautiful farm where they rented a small house. They were not farmers, just renting a house. The farm is actually part of a huge estate, Tullgarn, with a beautiful castle owned by our royal highness, the king of Sweden.
And no! We have absolutely no royal blood in our veins, and in all the years staying at my grandparents house I only saw the king once! I believe he uses the lands surrounding the estate as his hunting ground in the autumn, and the one time I saw him he was about to go out hunting. The picture below is of the castle (borrowed from www.trosa.com where you can find out more of these beautiful surroundings).


Anyway, the house was beautifuly settled on a small hill with views of both lush farmland and the archipelago where we learned how to swim! The stables for the horses and cows was just a hundred meters away from the house and here and there stood large oak trees that was several hundred years. Some of them hollow and serving as hiding places for us or just as a playground.


My beautiful grandma, Ingeborg, and my granddad, Ruben. How I miss them! <3

My grandparents neighbours was the farmers and keepers of the land. They owned all the cows and hourses and their daughter was the same age as me and my twinsister. We had so much fun togheter! Taking care of and riding their shetland ponys (on occasions), playing in the hay in the loft (although not allowed) and sneaking in to the bull pines and trying to touch their horns without being knocked of our feet. I know, a lethal game, and had my granddad known he would have been furios and grounded us for life! We did so many things that would have made my grandparents sick with worry if they knew. Like climbing on top of the milk truck, opening the hatch and competing in who could reach the milk inside. Had we fallen in...well, we would ofcourse had drowned as there where no way up from there. We also liked climbing on the tractors, and going inside the cow pens throwing rocks in their poo-poo! ;)


This is me, my twinsister and our grandfather, and I'm guessing we're about 3-4 years old at that time. My granddad always played with us if we asked him! If we wanted to go swimming he took us to the beach and sat watching us like a hawk hour after hour. When we whined about having nothing to do (like when raining) he made us go outside to find as many different blade of grass that we could find, and when getting back with a bunch he sat down with us and searched after their names in flora book. Sometimes we went to the forest next to the house he was born in. He knew exactly where to find the largest chanterelles, the best blueberries and the tastiest wild raspberries. And he told us fascinating storys from his childhood when walking through the woods. Teaching us about the forest witch, gnomes, fairies, trolls, elves and every other creatures you can think of. And how we loved it! He said: "They only exists if we believe in them, so never stop believing!" And I haven't!


This is me and my siblings with granddad. And this is how I remember my summers, always happy and content. In the evenings he read to us. Books like The Chronicles of Narnia. And as he was a poet we always got to listen to grandma reading his new poems and we all gave him feedback on his writing. My grandma was a queen in the kitchen, and I know my granddad was so proud of her! Her cooking and baking skills were well known near and far, and she was always busy in the kitchen baking to some friends or acquaintances. She loved us to bits. Always hugging us and telling us about how good and kind we were, and how proud she was of us. She died of cancer in 1993, and my granddad lived alone for the rest of his life. Almost 20 years. He died 4 years ago in May, the day after his 94th birthday.


This is the last time I met my granddad, he died two days after this picture was taken. He had fallen in his apartment and had been taken to the hospital. He had lost so much weight since I saw him last, and I could tell he wasn't quite himself, although as loving and caring as always. He got to hold mini-me (just four months old by then) one last time and he laughed hearing her giggle of joy. I didn't know that I would never see him again when leaving, but as I always left him with an "I love you", I feel happy that he knew how strong my love for him was!

We wrote to eachother from the day I was able to write and I've kept all the letters he wrote me. He told me secrets, and things about his childhood, his life with grandma and the years he spent as a soldier during the second world war and how that affected him and ordinary life. I asked him questions about his feelings for the one closest to his heart and mine, about his writing (he wrote both poems and books) and I truly felt a deep connection with him that I will always cherish! He was my rock, always there for me when I needed him. Always showering me with love and comfort. Or just saying the words I needed to hear at a specific moment or time. I will always hang on to the sound of his voice when greeting me on the phone or when visiting: "Hur är det med dig då lilla gumman?" (How are you, little sweetie) It didn't matter that I was old (in my late thirties), I was always "little sweetie" to him.

We all miss him and grandma! So much! They gave us some of the happiest days of my life, and I will always be thankfull for that!


I wouldn't be me without them!

Laters babes
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss



onsdag 30 mars 2016

Unexpected visitor

Our neighbours has two cats, just as we do. With the difference that their cats are allowed out by them selves. Ours stay indoors for the most part, and only follow us out when on a leash. Why? Because they're still very young (not even a year yet), and the youngest of the two, Morris, isn't neuter just yet. As we don't want kittens, she just has to wait a bit longer to gain her freedom. But truthfully, as we're now talking about moving in to the city, I'm not totally convinced it's a good idea to let them out as they're not gonna be able to be outside in the city. But still, maybe the limited time in freedom (even if short) is better than none at all? I'm not sure how to reason about this. Suggestions anyone?


Well, one of our neighbours cats is stopping by almost every day to have a talk with our cat Charlie. As you can see, he jumps up on the window-ledge and sits there for up to 10-15 minutes and looks at our Charlie who is purring. None of them show any signs of aggression, no bristles, no growls and no hissing what so ever. They just sit there, watching eachother and I can tell just by watching Charlie that he gets really exited and happy when he sees his friend.

I think a lot about this behaviour. Is their reaction subdued by the fact that there is a window between them? Or would it be the same if I now, after almost eight months of more or less daily visits, just opened the door and let them meet face to face?

I remember growing up and spending my summers on a farm where my grandparents lived. My grandparents cat fought with other cats visiting the farm and I could here their screams from my bed in the early mornings. The sound is awfully like that of a child screaming in distress and sometimes my grandfather had to reasure me that it was just the cats fighting. I remember these fights as really hateful and aggressive. Giving the cats torn ears and bleading cuts in their faces and bodys. My grandparents cat, Tusse, was really big and strong, so he seemed to always be the one winning. The other cats, usually strays that my grandmother feed out of pity, avoided Tusse as much as they could and they never became friends although living close by.

So I'm curious about the turnout if I let Charlie out. Will they hate eachother? Or have they gotten to know eachother by now?
Mini-me thinks we should invite the neighbouring cat in to play, and being an open minded and open hearted person, I actually thought about it for one second before the big "NO WAY" came over my lips. ;)

Writing about my grandparents made me realize I should tell you about my summers with them! They were amazing! And they lived in a really beautiful part of Sweden. So, maybe I'll do that tomorrow! But now I'm putting mini-me to bed and reading her a goodnight-story!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

tisdag 29 mars 2016

Difficult

It is hard to write a new blog entry after the one I wrote last. The theme of that one, terrorism, is a hard one to follow up on! An ordinary entry of my day to day life feels less important and seems to even ridicule the importance of the message I tried to send when writing about the bombings.

But I'm still me. The fact is that through all of this, I'm just an ordinary woman living an ordinary life here in Sweden, and maybe that is a comfort too, to someone out there. I hope so!


But, although living that ordinary life, with little to none real contact with the vicious and evil acts spoken of, I will not let it pass me by without acting in the ways possible for me. I will continue on living my life as I always have, or maybe trying to improve it bit by bit. ;) True! But I will never not act against the terror! If writing a blog entry that will enlighten, change or empower someone other than myself to support those truly affected by the terror, or to take a stand against terrorism, then that is what I'll do. That is my contribution to the cause. The cause of eradicating terrorism from our planet. A strong and powerful statement, I know! But how can we set the goal lower than that?

I'm not that stupid or as naive to even begin to believe that it's going to happen during my lifetime here on earth. But I will never stop trying, and neither should you! Hatred begets hatred! We know this! So let us start by acknowledging that! We can not change what we don't believe! So let it be known. I understand the hatred being passed down, generation after generation, but some of us needs to be brave enough to say "Stop. The hatred stops here. It ends with me."

I want to live in peace. Don't you? I want to live in a world where we love (or atleast like, or don't mind) eachother, not hate! Where we want to understand eachother, and where we are willing to give up our own ideas and beliefs in favor of those that makes us evolve, grow or change into something better! Where we listen to eachother, not fight or kill to prove a point!

We are different. We humans. All of us. We are not the same! No one is the same. We will always be different from eachother because no mind is alike. Whether you look on the inside or the outside of us! And that is a good thing! That makes us strong, if (when) we come togheter as one! Embrace it! Accept it! Learn from it, and from eachother!

We know better! We should know better! There are no winners in a war or in killing of eachother, only losers.

Over and out
Pusspuss



måndag 28 mars 2016

Terror

I know they do this to frighten us! The terrorists. They do it to try to make us change our lives. To fear them enough that we see no other alternative than to adapt to the fear and to live our lives limited by it and them. That gives them power. Power over us and the ways of the world.


Atleast 72 people, mostly women and children, was killed in a suicide bombing in a park in Lahore, Pakistan, during Easter celebrations. Over 200 injured. My heart breaks, out of fear and despair, when I think of this awful and villainous act of violence. Innocent children. Families. Civilians. Killed. Disrupted. Hurt. Broken. It makes me want to scream! How is it possible that we, humans, can do this to eachother? How is it possible that some of us are able to kill children to prove their cause or to make us feel and live in fear? I will never understand it, and I will never accept it! I will not acknowledge them or their attempts to frighten us!

I will believe in the power of love! In the power of understanding and the acceptance of differences. In humanity and peace. In listening to eachother and being able to forgive although our hearts may be darkened with loss and hurt. To believe that light can rest in the dark. You just got to give it time or help to flare up again!

In all this, I also feel dismayed that this act of terror in Lahore, gets so little attention in the press here in Sweden. We're still shaken by the bombings in Brussels, true, but this act is in some ways so much worse as it targeted children. And the numbers of deaths were dubbled that of the bombings in Brussel. I understand that Brussels seems closer to us, both in distance and everyday life, but we need to react on the awful bombings in Lahore in exactly the same way we did Brussels, if not more!

I get that giving the acts of terror room in the press is sort of pouring fuel to the fire of terror. They want their acts to be shown in all its brutality and viciousness! They want us to tremble out of fear when seeing the unthinkable visualising in front of us! But we can not shut them out either. Those in suffer and those subject to the terror needs to know that we are aware! That we know! That we see! That we will act! That they are not isolated in this, they are not alone.

We can not let these acts of terror continue! We must come togheter and act against them! We must show them that love conquers all! Hate has no place here!

Over and out
Pusspuss




söndag 27 mars 2016

Lazy day

Mini-me and I are taking it slow today. Post-Easter-lazyness! She woke early, as usual, but has been feeling hot and tired all day so far. I think she might have a light fever as her eyes are really shiny and she's been sneezy and snotty since yesterday. So, we're laying in the sofa togheter, me reading and her watching the Backyardigans on the teve.


I put my training pants on, hoping that that would make me go out on a power walk the minute my hubby gets home from work. It's really windy outside but the sky is clear blue and without a cloud in sight. It looks fantastic from inside of here. It would be really nice to go out on a walk, but mini-me isn't up for it, so I'll just have to wait.
Besides, it's kind of wonderful just to sit here next to her as well!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

lördag 26 mars 2016

Happy Easter

I'm laying on the sofa, tired but happy, and talking to my mother while going through the most used apps on my phone (FB, Insta, Twitter). My sister with family has just left, after a long and beautiful day togheter!

As I told you yesterday we kept the food simplier than we usually do at Easter Eve. For starter we had canapés. The first one with smoked salmon with horseradish, créme fraiche and lemon slices, served on crisp rye bread (or "knäckebröd" as we say in swedish). All my canapés was served on a delicious glutenfree crisp bread!


The second one, on the same crisp bread, soused herring, apples, dill and sour cream.


And ofcourse egg halves with mayonnaise, shrimps and caviar. Yummy!


Here are the ones on my plate, with the supertasty glutenfree crisp bread (with oatflour, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds).


And then the main course, grilled meat (sirloin and tenderloin), potatoes and sallad (baby spinach, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, pomegranate and rockets). The others had bearnaise sauce, but I just added some greek yoghurt to my plate as I think the bearnaise is to fat (tasty yes, but too fat).


And when we thought we couldn't eat anything else without bursting, we had dessert! :)
Spanish strawberries! I usually don't like buying strawberries of season in Sweden because they usually doesn't taste much, but these! Wow! It was like eating summer! Soooo tasty!


And with the whipped cream, pavlova cake, mango and passion fruit...heavenly!!!


And then we played some cards! Super fun! I didn't win, but I'm not a sore looser so I had no problems with losing! :)


Hope you all had a great Easter with your loved ones, I know I did!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

fredag 25 mars 2016

Celebrating Easter

Now we've decorated the house for Easter. And as I told you yesterday, I don't go overboard with the decors, rather the opposite in fact.


In the kitchen I added a white chicken in the flower on the table.


And placed the Easter tree (or twigs) in the livingroom. The feathers in brown, grey, black and white. Usually they are yellow, gren, pink or blue, but as I'm not that fond of colours I keep it simple and more grounded. :)


And the eggs both in the twigs and on the bench are colourless too (if you don't count silver as a colour)!


Love these feathers!


The only thing with a touch of colour is this fat rooster that mini-me insist on having placed on the kitchen table. And ofcourse I humour her!


Mini-me dressed out as an Easter wich today and got some candy from her aunt! And yes, I got an ok from both her and her father to publish this picture on the blog. I usually don't do that, as you know.

And that's about it! Concerning the interior. Mini-me is happy that Easter is upon us and we're all looking forward to tomorrows Easter Eve dinner with our loved ones.

Usually we serve a smorgasbord filled with ham, sausages, liver paté, boiled eggs (on wich shells we draw with colour before eating them), egg halves with shrimps, mayonnaise, dill and caviar. Salmon (both smoked and swedish gravlax wich is marinated salmon), spareribs, different kinds of pickled herring, lamb, vegetables, boiled potatoes and bread/butter. I probably forgot somethings, but you get the picture. The food is abundant on Easter Eve, clearly. But! Tomorrow we'll keep it simple! We're having the eggs and pickled herrings (kind of isn't Easter if we didn't) as a starter, and then barbeque for the main course. And I'll make a Pavlova cake for dessert with whipped cream and fresh fruits and berries. :)

All the talk about food is making me hungry! Need to make us some dinner!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

torsdag 24 mars 2016

The real witch

I couldn't resist the temptation! Let me introduce to you, the real Easter witch! The mean one, that rarely remembers to buy candy to the little ones! ;)


Happy Easter to all of you my fantastic readers! I hope you have a great holiday where ever you are!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, and this is the day when children in Sweden dress out as Easter witches and then goes from house to house, giving them drawings with Easter motifs and wishing everyone a Happy Easter - and expecting candy for their trouble.

I have a history of tragically fail at this event every year! And by that I mean I ALWAYS forget to buy candy to give to the visiting Easter witches. Last year I tried to give them fruits and coins (I tried to bribe them, yes, but with like 2 swedish kronas per child wich isn't even a dollar!). They looked at me as if I was stupid when handing them the fruit. And the money, well that didn't go well either. I know, I suck at this! Big time! Mini-me has little interest so far in dressing up and going door to door (thank God!), so I get no reminder from her either. And my hubby is just as bad as I am at remembering to buy candy for this event!


But! Surprise, surprise! Today I finally remembered the candy! And I have to admit I felt relieved when doing so! It's not a good feeling, to disappoint children! Especially on a day like Maundy Thursday, wich is equivalent to Christmas (although getting candy instead of toys) for the children.


And this is what you might recieve from one of the Easter witches. A selfmade drawing and a wish for a happy easter (="Glad Påsk" in swedish).

Tomorrow I'll show you my interior decorations for the Easter holidays, but be warned! I do not go all in as some might do, and I don't like colours in my interiors and as you know Easter IS all about colour, I kind of have my own version of how to decorate for the celebrations. ;)

But now I'll have me some delicious chocolates and a hot cup of the whilst watching yet another episode of Daredevil (season 2) on Netflix!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

onsdag 23 mars 2016

Big, bigger, biggest

I got an easter egg at work today, and the child in me couldn't help to feel greedily happy! You might remember the feeling, the bigger the better! And as we fill these with candy here in Sweden you could easily, as a child, understand "the bigger the better" in this case! ;)


But, to tell the truth, this egg was actually empty when I got it! It was initially filled with candy (about 8 kilos!!!) and was gifted to all of us at work as an easter present from a consulting company and partner to us. And now, as all the candy has been eaten (there were 2 eggs...18 kilos in two days, so I'm quite impressed by the time we managed to finish them both off), I got to keep the egg.

Mini-me isn't very fond of candy, she only likes chocolates and a few pieces at best, so I'm going to buy here a toy instead and put it inside the egg as an easter gift. We're having my mother, my youngest brother and my sister with family over for easter dinner on saturday. So I'll need to buy a lot of candy and food tomorrow after work. Looking forward to the dinner! And I'll tell you more about how we celebrate easter by then.

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

tisdag 22 mars 2016

Humanity and love

I feel deeply affected by the bombings in Brussels today. I guess few people can say that events like these pass them by without impacting them much. This is a threat - directed straight to you and me, to the freedom, peace and love in this world!

I feel hurt, and I know that might sound strange, but I really do! Hurt that people - no, let us say it as it is: TERRORISTS - over and over again try to change my belief and trust in humankind! And I'm sad that it's getting harder and harder to believe in the good in people! I don't want to misstrust everyone around me, to always expect the worst to happen, to feel afraid and under constant threats!

Why can we not live in peace and harmony? In a world where we can rely in eachother, where we talk to eachother to resolve issues - instead of starting wars! A world that comes togheter to help those in need and where we respect eachothers different points of views. Where we celebrate differences, what ever they are, and learn from eachothers experiences and by best practices. Where we feel proud of charing and growing by following examples of others! I refuse to believe that my vision of the world is an utopia! And I for one will not let the acts of terrorists make me think any different! I will make the effort, for my child and every other child in this world, to be able to see them grow up in a world in peace!

We most come togheter as one! We must stand united against the threats of terrorism! We are humans! We should know better! We should DO better!

We do not answer violence with vengeance and hate! We show that love, compassion, understanding, respect, forgiveness and humanity is the way of man!


With love and compassion!
Yours truly,

K

Over and out
Pusspuss

måndag 21 mars 2016

Swimming

Our little family has been to mini-me's first swimming lesson tonight.


She was superexited and ran ahead to the entrance. The pool was quite small, and there was only one in the entire house, but there were only 7 children in the group so we all fit. ;)
Parents are supposed to participate in the lessons (in the water), doing all the exercises with their child.

To be honest, this was really out of my comfort zone. Being half naked, with no make up on (not allowed), amongst strangers in a small pool. But I focused on mini-me, and as she's kind of afraid of water (she doesn't like it on her face or in her ears) I found my self spending all my time making her feel calm and enjoy the 30 minutes we were in the water. The goal with these lessons is for the child to swim two meters without any kind of aids, or help from the parents. Today was just about getting comfortable in the water, or "making the water our friend" as the teacher said. ;)

And I'll just have to get over the fact that I can't have my make up on, even though it makes me feel insecure and vulnerable. The important thing is mini-me learning to swim, nothing else! But you'll get few (or rather none) pictures of me in the water! We'll make it camera/mobilphone-free time! ;)

As easter is approaching I'll tell you how we celebrate easter here in Sweden in my next blog entry. And maybe show you how I decorate the interior to welcome the festivities! :)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

söndag 20 mars 2016

Lessons

A short report on our sunday so far (and if you don't feel like getting bored - stop reading here!). Mini-me had her tennis lesson earlier today. They learned how to hit both forehand- and backhand volley today, and mini-me didn't miss a single ball, very impressive (she usually hits one or two)! But, like in all the other lessons so far, what she really loves to do, is to play before and after they practice hiting the ball. Like running a obstacle course (really simple one), or games like "under the wings of the hawk" (do you know that one?). And I think that is great! To combine sports with play! They're to young to be serious anyway! :)


We went back home for some lunch and then we walked to my sister to have us some "fika". That is the swedish word for "having some coffee and cake whilst chatting about this and that". She had made delicious glutenfree chocolate cupcakes filled with strawberry puré and nougats. Forget to take a picture though.


Now we're back home and sitting infront of the teve. Mini-me is watching Dora the Explorer while my husband and I are talking about pro and cons about moving. I'll let you know what comes out of this discussions! :)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

lördag 19 mars 2016

Sweets for my sweet

We made it! Both pies and cinnamon buns were made today, and got very appreciated by our guests! And both my husband and mini-me are now happily content when the freezer's filled with buns to last for weeks and weeks (Yeah right! They'll be gone before you know it)!


The apple crumble pie. Someone (hubby dearest) couldn't wait for me to take the picture before getting a bite!


I made a small pie for myself, raspberry crumble pie. I follow the FOD-MAP diet and therefor don't eat apples. :)


With vanilla cream it tasted delicious!


And here is my cinnamon buns in the making. I spread a mix of almond icing, sugar, vanilla sugar and butter on top of the dough.


And then sprinkle on a layer of cinnamon powder.


Before folding the dough over, slicing it and then make the buns.


I let them rise for about 60 minutes under a baking cloth, before brushing them with whipped eggs and sprinkle pearl sugar on top.


Than this is what you get!


Super delicious, non-healthy (lots of sugars and butter), but home maid and mouth-watering cinnamon buns! Preferably served slightly warm with a big glas of cold milk. :)

Let me know if you want the recipe! :)

And no! This is not a cooking- and baking blog! This was just a one time-thingy to show you my skills! ;)

Know it's five minutes left until Earth Hour so I'll better finish and turn all the lights of!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

Not my brightest hour

Me and mini-me is off for some grocery shopping! Like last-minute-thingy! You could say the baking got hold off by the lack of ingredients, well played mummy! Hold your thumbs we'll get ready in time for the guests to arrive! Or maybe we'll just make them do the buns if we're not ready in time! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO


Over and out
Pusspuss

fredag 18 mars 2016

TGIF

Mini-me is in bed, singing, not sleeping, although she ought to. This usually means that it'll take an hour or so before she falls a sleep. The singing, chattering and laughing. I guess she just needs the time to calm down after a day with her friends at kindergarten. I love to listen to her while she does this. She makes me smile and laugh although I can't see her. Our gorgeous little girl. I've just promised her that we'll bake tomorrow so now she's making plans on what to bake. So far she's decided to make cinnamon buns and apple crumble pie. So I guess that's what we'll do.

I love to bake, but I don't do it quite as much as I used to. Mainly because I don't eat gluten since early fall, and I find it rather difficult to bake glutenfree breads and buns. Pies and cakes are farely simple, but buns...I could probably kill someone if I threw one of my glutenfree buns in their head. Hard as a rock! And as they are easy to buy, and taste really good aswell, I just don't try to do it my self. So the cinnamon buns we'll be making tomorrow are ordinary buns, baked on wheat flour, and are to be eaten by my husband and mini-me. I'll stick to the glutenfree ones - obviously not home maid! But the pie I'll make gluten free for sure. :)


But for now I'll stay up a few hours and read through the brochures from the real estate agent selling the appartments where my husband wants to move. I'm not totally sold to the idea just yet, but I'll atleast read through it before casting my vote. Who knows, maybe it'll make me warm up to the idea and make me change my mind. Never say never...


Cross my fingers and hope that I get to sleep in tomorrow! Though I guess that is just wishful thinking as mini-me will surely be up just after seven as she mostly are in the weekends! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

torsdag 17 mars 2016

Strange

I'm actually surprised that you wonderfull readers find your way back to my blog, over and over again. From all over the world. It feels strange, especially when I go back and read my own blog entrys. My gooosh! I'm just sooo darn boring! And so is my writing! Utterly, utterly boring! So sorry about that! I wish I was a new Amy Shumer, so that I was sure to amuse and entertain you big time. But, clearly, I'm not even close!

Well, what do I know? Maybe you're already laughing your heads of by my writing, without me knowing (misspellings are known to make people cry out of laughter, and I sure give you a lot of that). Thinking I'm just a crazy Swede, charing my ordinary life and strange thoughts with the entire world. ;)

The number of your visits are almost constant, which I guess is a sign of some of you coming back every day (and I know mum and some of my girlfriends are to be counted as some of the returning few). Actually, the only thing changing from day to day are the solitary visits from new countries. Like last week, when I had visitors from China, Russia, the Philippines and Irland. And just yesterday, someone visited from Italy for the first time.

The constant readers are joining me from the US, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Romania, the Ukraine, France and Poland. It doesn't make sence, but I'm very greatfull that you do find your way here, and sometimes even return! So, thank you! And although you historically, next to never, leave me with a message, I really wish you would this time! I would love to know who you are and what makes you come back! :)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

Working from home

Hello dear readers,
Today I've been working from home. Mini-me had a doctors appointment planned, to check her hearing, which is mandatory for 4-year olds in Sweden. And to minimize travelling to and from the hospital in town and kindergarten out here in our little village I chose to work from home. It's a 30 minutes drive one way from home, so I wasn't superexited to:
1. Drive to work (30 min)
2. Drive back home to get mini-me at kindergarten (30 min)
3. Drive back to town, visit the doctor (1 hour with finding the parking spot).
4. Drive back to kindergarten, leave mini-me (30 min).
5. Drive back to work (30 min), do my hours.
6. Drive back home to pick up mini-me and go home (30 min).

As we live like three minutes from kindergarten by car, I kind of saved myself a couple of hours to use working instead of driving. A win-win situation for everyone, even the enviroment! :)

The doctors appointment went very well, and I think it took us longer time to actually find a parking spot than the visit and the test in it self. But, I'm superhappy anyhow as mini-me heard every little beep she was supposed to. And we got some sun on our faces as we had to walk quite a bit from the parking spot to reach the doctor, so it was all good. Lovely weather here the last two days, but I've had little time and opportunitys to enjoy it though.

So! How was your day? Great I hope! If not, tomorrow is a new day!


Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss


onsdag 16 mars 2016

Great day

What a great day we had today, me and my coworkers and colleges! I can honestly say that all my expactations for today was exceeded bigtime! As I told you this morning, the theme was to inspire, and I think we did just that! I felt full of energy and really empowered when I got home from work, and really happy and proud to be a part of it all!

So tomorrow I'll bring that energy with me back to work! And as we had two great lectures by guests from outside of our organization, I will use some time to think about their reflections on our work and how I can use that to improve our efficiency and capacity, but maybe foremost how it could help us to do/prioritise the right things!


But that is to be done tomorrow! Today I'll just work on the pain in my back and head by doing some yoga exercises before going to bed early! I'm super tired and hope to have a good nights sleep, with as little backpains as possible. Not feeling the yoga helping much the last couple of days, but I'll keep on doing them and hope that it's just a temporary let down!

Hope you all had a great day (or still having in your part of the world)!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

tisdag 15 mars 2016

Determined

Although waking up with a headache and pain in my back, I'm determined to make this a really good day! And I'm relying on the power of positive thinking!


I'm looking forward to a conference day with all my coworkers and colleges. The theme of the day is to inspire! Applied in different contexts, like how and where, or me/we/them and so on. I have high expactations and hope to tell you later on today that it was even better than I hoped for! But first breaky and some pills to make the headache disappear - positive thinking can only do that much! And ofcourse putting my make up on before leaving the house! Wouldn't dare leave without my game face on! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

Easter approaching




Easter is approaching and I were reminded of the fact by finding an easter egg filled with my favourite candy on my desk at work this morning! How great is that! I have fantastic coworkers indeed! Love my job!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

söndag 13 mars 2016

The first

The first day of a new week. Monday. I'm waking up to the cats running around in the house and as every other monday I fight to stay awake. It's funny how hard it is for me to leave bed on monday mornings. I would pay millions (well, maybe not millions) to be able to stay in bed and enjoy another day of weekend. So can we please make monday the third day off, and thereby only work four days a week? ;)


I know, I know! How in the world am I going to be able to finish of each weeks workload in less time than today? It's not happening! I'll just keep on dreaming of that three day weekend!

But now I really have to jump out of bed! Writing this blog entry will potentially make me late if I don't hurry off!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss


Anger

The feeling after having written a long blog entry and the text somehow vanishes when you try to publish it! Pure anger. :(

So, here is a short entry instead, with absolutely no substance (except from a touch of anger and frustration)! I don't have the energy to try and rewrite the entry. Sorry about that!

Have had a splendid sunday though! No sunshine, but important quality time with my loved ones! Hope you had too! :)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

lördag 12 mars 2016

Freedom

The weather up here in the north has been marvelous today, absolutely amazing actually, making me feel like spring is just around the corner! Loved it!

Mini-me and I took Charlie the cat out on a walk-about outside in a leash while the little kitten Morris had to stay indoor. She wasn't to happy about being left behind, but she has no id-chip yet and need to get vaccinated before I dare take her outside.


Charlie and mini-me strolled around on our lawn.


Exploring snow for the first time (for Charlie), and realizing it was kind of cold, wet and scary (still Charlie).


And then thanking mini-me for the walk with a big kiss! <3

I'm not really keen on letting the cats go outside on their own as we're planning on moving into the city. They wont be able to go outside there (other than in a leash), and I don't want to give them the freedom just to take it away again.

For now atleast Charlie is satisfied with going out in the leash, so we'll just have to wait and see what Morris thinks.

Hope you all had a marvelous day aswell!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss