lördag 30 april 2016

Making no sense

Sometimes Snapchat makes no sense. To me. Or rather the filters doesn't. Like today (there are new ones introduced every day, for those of you not snapchatting). This one I didn't get at all?! Like a lace hood...for a horse head? Who would wear that, and when? Maybe I'm just too old?


It's not funny.


And it's not scary (well maybe a little bit actually...).


And it's not cute.

Do you get it? Is it just me who doesn't? Maybe I should let it go and except that not everything needs an explanation!

Mini-me's been feeling sick today, a slight cold and fever, so she missed her friend Sams birthday party in Stockholm. She had really been looking forward to it, so she was really disappointed this morning, but she asked me if we could stay home instead of going so I guess she really didn't feel good. That means she'll probably miss both her tennis lesson and swimming lesson tomorrow. We're having a photographer coming over on Wednesday to take pictures of our house for the sell. So us having more time tomorrow to style the house and garden is kind of in our favour! Mini-me can rest on the couch while I clean the inside of the house and my husband can fix the garden. We'll see what mini-me thinks about that arrangement! ;)

On Thursday I leave for London, Great Britain with my girlfriend C. We've been friends since we were seven years old. Love her to bits and so looking forward to our trip. Promise to keep you with me on our travels! Stay tuned! :)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss


fredag 29 april 2016

Dizzy

This will be a really short entry, sorry about that, but I'm feeling really dizzy. And my mind just doesn't feel like contributing to me writing you a long and meaningful (are they ever?!?) entry!

A happy and fun Friday to you all! I'm off to bed!


Yes, old photo (you've seen it before), I'm not usually this serene looking when feeling under the weather! Didn't want to scare you with the truth! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

torsdag 28 april 2016

Still caught up

I'm on chapter 10 in the 4th book of the Premonition series, Incendiary. Last one. So, to make this entry short yet informative, I'm surrounded by my favourite things while tucked under a blanket on our couch!


My Kindle, my favourite chocolate and a cup of hot water! I know, a caffè latte had been even better, but my tummy disagrees with my tastebuds when it comes to coffee!


So, there you have it! My happy place this evening! And a snapchat-moment to end the entry with! Always wanted green eyes when growing up, it felt more unique and special than my blue ones.

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

onsdag 27 april 2016

Lost in the world of celestial beings

I'm totalt lost in the world created by Amy A. Bartol, in "The Premonition Series". And I know, I shouldn't be reading at all! I should be writing! But I started reading the first book in the serie on Friday night, and then I was hooked. I'm now finishing of book three, "Indebted", and though loving Amy Bartols writing, this book is making me super mad over and over again! Even to the point of throwing the book in the garbage, but I hang in there and hope that the writer got her stuff togheter when writing so that the main character Evie (half human, half angel) doesn't continue on making stupid decisions! If not, I'm going to take back all the praise for this series! ;)


I love reading stories with angels and the combat between good and evil! And these books are filled with that! And magic! And love! And doubt! All kinds of emotions really! And power angels, fallen angels, archangels, reapers and other beings from near and far! ;)

So I'm ending this rainy Tuesday by finishing this book while tucked in bed! A perfect night! :)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

Reminders

When sitting at my desk missing mini-me terribly, I just have to lift my eyes from the screen and look at the drawings she left me when visiting my office last. <3


As you can see (!), it's a spider at the top, and me middle left, and then something, something at the bottom. Might be a map, but then again it can be something entirely different too! Only the artist can tell! ;)


And this would be a giant if I remember correctly! Painted on my white board. ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

tisdag 26 april 2016

A cats life

Today I had our youngest cat, Morris, neutered. Poor thing! But I do believe it's the best thing for her. She wasn't super happy when in heat just the other week, and she lost a lot of weight which she really didn't need as she was skinny to begin with.


I tried to follow the instructions when we got home, that is the vets instructions, like putting her in a dark room with as little sounds and other distractions as possible. So I put her in the guest room and pulled down the curtains so it would be dark and gave her a bowl with water. And she totally lost it when I closed the door! Screaming like crazy! So I took her out again and let her brother join her and she calmed down immediately! Cutie! <3


High as a house, but happy to be home. And the incision is really small and nicely stitched!

She also got a chip in her neck (identification) and a vaccination, so in a week or so both her and her brother will be able to go out on their own. Scary, but I guess they'll love it! And I will too, as long as they come back home again! <3

Now I have to put mini-me to bed. She's really concerned and worried about Morris, so she'll probably have a hard time saying good night to her today! Sweet thing!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

måndag 25 april 2016

Odd Molly designs

I just had to let you in on a competition I were introduced to today. I love the clothing line, Odd Molly (swedish brand), and entering this competition you stand a chance of winning swimwear from their 2016's collection! I found several favourites, so I just had to enter. You could do to, just click your way there, here!

You can find Odd Molly's collections and webshop here!

Now, Games of Thrones! Finally a new season!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

A Snapchat morning to you all

I'm at work, already busy preparing a day filled with both meetings and actual time to sit down and work! Yeay! But first I had to stop by to wish you all a snapchat morning!


Have a nice...


and happy day,


filled with wisdom...


humor...


and imaginative moments!


And leave the hard-headed you in the past!


Peace and love! <3

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

söndag 24 april 2016

Evening walk

Last night we took a walk before mini-me was off to bed. Well she biked, and we walked (and ran occasionally).


We walked passed the street, and house, where we lived prior to this house. It felt kind nice to see the house again, which we renovated totally! It was long due as the man from whom we bought it had done almost nothing to it since he bought it 1977. So we had original wallpaper and floors from 1977 in all the rooms! Orange, green and brown. Not my cup of tea! And a lot of plastic! I get that plastic was hot back then, even as building materials, but my God! Even the skirting (baseboards) and doorposts and window frames were plastics (dark brown)! And the door handles! We did all the renovating by our selves (with huge help from family and friends), and we don't really want to go through that again. It almost had us broken down! So this move, and the renovation of the apartment, will be handled by craftsmen and not us. Well minor things we can do, but not the major thingys, like changing the floors and kitchen.

Mini-me and her dad just left for the weekly tennis lesson, and I'm planning on doing nothing (besides preparing lunch). I'm taking her to the swimming lesson later this afternoon, and after that I plan on continue on doing nothing at all. Reading, most likely. I need to load the batteries with energy for next week! I have a busy week ahead!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

lördag 23 april 2016

The apartment

In about four months we're moving from our house. It's with really mixed emotions we're planning this move as we both love our house and the freedom a house brings, especially regarding mini-me and her getting outside to play by her own. In the city she'll not be allowed out by her self for a couple of years. But! This move is brought on by our familys joint need to have as much quality time together as possible. As my husband commute to Stockholm each day he/we loose at least two hours a day where he could be home with us instead of travelling on a bus to get to us. And, I'll also have a shorter drive to work and will surely gain up to 30-45 minutes of driving time a day by the move. But, on the other hand we'll loose the closeness to my sister with family (now like 200 meters from home), which kind of hurts, but we'll make sure to meet up with them on a regular basis! And mini-mes best friend, Emilia, and "boyfriend", Moltas! But we will keep in contact! And Moltas mother is also a really close friend of mine and I will never let the distance between us in miles keep us apart! <3

Anyway, the move will happen and it will work out just fine! For everyone!

This is the apartment we bought.


Built in 2008. The pictures from the prospects from the real estate agent, so the quality will not be good. Sorry about that.


With three bedrooms ("sovrum" in Swedish). The kitchen island ("köksö") is a no keep! Well, actually, almost everything is a no keep for this picky lady! ;)


The kitchen is goner! Don't like it, at all! And the door to the left is going to be change into a more beautiful one. And behind it we'll have a pantry. Todays owner uses it as a office/storage room, but we'll change that. And the parquet floors will be changed as well.


You really have to look passed the interiors of the previous owners when house hunting! I kind of have a problem with that, and maybe that is why this buy has taken so long!

Here are some inspiration pictures I've used to plan our renovations of the apartment. The kitchen cabinets will be light grey. The tile white. And the tap in brass. All pictures below are borrowed from Pinterest.


The bench will be in Carrara marble, just like this!


We'll have a few cupboards over the bench, but keep it mostly open like in this picture. With the pantry we won't need a lot of cupboard space.


Love these taps! Brass is so beautiful!


And the Carrara marble, just exquisite!


Can't wait to see the kitchen when done!


I'm not sure of what wood/colour to choose for the parquet yet. I'm thinking light grey or white.


So I have to think about them for a while. All I know is that it won't be oak, like we have today (not by my choice). I get that it's practical and suits most people, but I just find them boring.

All the walls will be white (they aren't today) and the bathrooms doesn't need much attention (thankfully), we'll just change the bathtub and that's it I think. So there you have it! I think it's going to be great, don't you!


But for now I'm going back to my Kindle! No writing yet today! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

fredag 22 april 2016

Promises, promises

My best friend reminded me today that I have promised you that I would turn the table around and write a whole lot this week whilst my hubby were in Prague. Well, I usually keep my promises, but this time I just might fail. Big time! But! There's still two days left of this week so if I make an effort either tonight (not happening I need sleep), or tomorrow or Sunday. Highly unlikely, I'll give you that, but I'll try my best! ;)

And speaking of promises, I think I might have promised you more details yesterday regarding us buying a new apartment. Well, we actually signed the contract for it early this evening. It's a three bedroom apartment, located in the city of Uppsala, about a five minute bike ride to the train station. It's on the second floor with two balconies and two bathrooms. We're going to do extensive renovations, like changing the floors, the wallpaper/repaint the walls/exchange tiles, change the doors, put in a new kitchen with new appliances and put in a tiled floor in the entrance hall. Well, we won't do any of it I guess, the hired craftsmen will. And if everything goes according to plan, we will move there in the beginning of September. I have a lot of ideas regarding the interior design, and I'll show you pictures of them in a later entry on the blog. Our first focus now though, is selling the house! :)


Well, truth be told, "first thing" is actually getting me some sleep! I'm exhausted! I guess reading all night does that to you! Four hours of sleep is clearly not enough for this girl! And obviously I've yet to realize I'm not twenty anymore! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

Giggly girl

I lay awake reading to almost three in the morning last night. I know how stupid that is, but when I read (and write for that matter) I get completely lost in the world created by the words written, and often lose track of time and everything else around me. Like tonight, and I'm paying for it right now! My head feels stuffed with cotton and my eyes stings.


I love snapchats filters, especially on days like this! ;)

But, the funny thing about being tired is that you also get kind of giggly! Things get kind of funnier to you, although others may fail to see the funny part! So, here I am, one hour left of work today, and 95 minutes left until I see my husband again after five days apart! And an hour or so after that we'll sign the contract for our new apartment! I'll try to stay awake during it all! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

torsdag 21 april 2016

Doing ones best

Today I felt like I could enter "the worst mum of the year"-competition and winn! Not a good feeling at all!

I forgot to tell the teachers at mini-me's kindergarten when I dropped her off (with a breaky-sandwich in her hand as she hadn't eaten anything at home), that I was going to be late picking her up. No more than 30 minutes, but they of course need a heads up! I remembered this about an hour before picking her up! So I phoned them and promised to be there no later than 16,30. My meeting was cut short so I left work in good time and was happy that I would be picking her up on time, or even a bit earlier, like 16,20. Then I got stuck in traffick! Stressed out I saw the minutes pass by like they were seconds, and finally I had to phone kindergarten just to let them know I might not make it after all. And realize that I've left my mobile phones (both my private and work phone) at my desk at work!

As I was expecting a phone call from a real estate agent regarding an object we've placed a bid on, and of course needing to get a hold on my husband I had to turn back to work to get the phones! I made it there in record time, but still driving according to the speed limits (almost), I left work for the second time this afternoon just as the clock turned 16,32. So, I immediately called kindergarten to tell them I were going to be late, and though I knew traffick was cramped, I hear myself say: "I'll be there in 15 minutes!" My God! How stupid is that? I've never driven home under 25 minutes, and now, with traffick being at its worst...

I picked mini-me up exactly 17,02, and let me tell you, I did not follow the speed limits when outside of the city! Sorry about that mr police officer! I'll do better next time! Be on time that is! And driving safely and accordingly!

You might think that this isn't enough of faults to qualify for the worst mum award, and maybe it isn't. But I felt awful when picking her up, as one of three remaining children on the entire kindergarten and the door locked (they were outside). The other mum arrived at the same time as me, so had I just been another minute late, mini-me would have been last to leave of all children today. We always pick her up no later than 16,00. So to me this was bad! And to add to the mess, I couldn't make mini-me eat dinner. She refused, being super hungry and tired, she wouldn't have anything besides a sandwich for dinner. Good work mummy! No breakfast (at home at least), being super late, and no dinner (a sandwich isn't dinner, more like a snack)! Yeah! :(


Picture from snapchat, before I left work and got totally stressed out!

But the good news is that we might have bought an apartment! We won the bidding, and if everything follow the plan we'll be signing the contract tomorrow evening when my husband gets home from his trip! It's not my dream apartment, but we'll make it work! I'll tell you more about it tomorrow!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

onsdag 20 april 2016

Rise and shine

A new day awaits and it's time to rise and shine! I'm just about to put down my feet on the cold floor (yikes) and jumpstart the day, I just wanted to wish you all a good morning before I go.


A big...


happy...


loving...


kind of unpleasant...


but with the kindest intent...dog kiss to you all! Hope you have a great day! <3

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

Meeting spring on my walk

I took mini-me on a walk after lunch today. She's feeling better and I thought that the fresh air would do her good. And me too. Being stuck inside for two days neither is, or sound, like a good idea, I can asure you that.

The sun was shining, but as always this time of year, you just can't trust that that will be enough to keep you warm. And it was freezing in the wind! So we took shelter in the woods across the street from where we live. And yes, it's more like a grove, but mini-me likes to call it woods, and I guess to her it is, being so small and the trees so big and abundant!


We were pleased to be met by spring on our little walk, although giving me chills to the bone. Like the beautiful blue anemones or hepatica (not sure of what you call them in english, we say "blåsippa" in swedish). So simple but stunningly beautiful! And not allowed to pick here in Sweden, as they're protected/sacred.


And the leaves are breaking free from their buds! Love, love, love that! Soon it'll be green all around us again!


Mini-me always look for higher ground, and the most difficult way to get there! Avoiding the path if she can! Looking for adventure and new ways to explore her surroundings. I hope that she'll continue on with that mindset when growing up! That would make her stronger than most and make her experience parts of our world, and life, that some probably misses out on just by keeping to the fated path.

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

The senses connected to memories

We all know that there's a close relation between our smell and memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. For me, it's a deep link between the two, because I'm actually able to think of smells that evoke particular memories. Like my grandmothers clean washing hanging out in the summer sun to dry, and her hanging them up while I sat in the grass watching her. Or the familiar sent of my grandfather and sitting in his lap listening to him reading to me as a child. Or the smell of Lilies of the valley that always makes me think of the forrest next to my school and how we rushed there when having a break from school. Do you have that ability as well?


I came to think about this just now, out of the blue, when I thought of the sent of my grandfather. Ruben. My beautiful granddaddy! In the picture above standing outside the house he was born in. Thinking of him is like being in a safe zone for me. A place of comfort, love and trust. Home. For as long as I can remember, the bare thought of him, and my grandmother, brought me to this safe zone. And in some parts of my life, historically and even in the present, I've really depended on it - well, almost like a rescue - to be a place where I would feel safe and free of the burdens and fears dwelling inside of me.

My grandparents were both filled with so much love. For their children and grandchildren. For me. Always straining themselves to give me/us the best of everything, whether it being safety, comfort, love, happiness, memories or simply the food we ate. I am so thankful for the years I had with them, and also for my mother who made it possible for me to have this relationship with my grandparents in the first place.

I feel truly blessed to have had them both in my life! And I will always cherish them, what they gave me and what they ment to me, and still do though they're not here anymore.

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

tisdag 19 april 2016

Wide awake

I've been trying to get mini-me to sleep for the last hour and a half, quite ineffectively I might add! I guess the "taking it easy" part of today is fighting me now! So, if she's up for it tomorrow I'll take her outside to get some fresh air and a chance to burn off some of the bottled up energy when taking a walk in the forrest.

And as I'm starting to feel a bit under the weather too, I'm going to bed early tonight (as soon as the little one has fallen asleep). I ought to be writing, as promised, but I'll have to save that to another day. I need rest!

I'll be missing out on a really important conference tomorrow at work, unfortunatelly, but that's just the way it is. You win some and loose some. And there will ofcourse be other great conferences to attend (but I had really looked forward to this one...)! Mini-me is more important and will always be my number one priority! <3

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

At home

I'm working from home today. At least as much as I can when tending to a poorly mini-me at the same time. For now she's content with looking at cartoons on Netflix, so I've managed to go through some documents and emails. I'll try to connect to a meeting via Skype later this afternoon if she's feeling up to it, and after that I'll give her my undivided attention.

I know I've said it before but I just can't understand how you single parents out there manage to cope with both work, family needs and issues, and the rest of your everyday life on your own! I'm super impressed to say the least! Applause and a bow to you all! You're true stars!

I feel terrible when feeling stressed out over the fact that mini-me's feeling poor and I have to stay home from work. It should be an easy choice, but I don't want to let anyone down so I try to satisfy all needs even if it means I'm just giving everyone my divided attention, making me feel inadequate!


But I'm also greatful to have a work that enables me to work from home! Although here in Sweden you're allowed sick leave to take care of your sick child (until they turn 12 years old) and still recieve about 80% of your salary while doing so. So technically I could be off work completely today to take care of mini-me, but I feel obligated to my work and colleges and therefor choose to both work and tend to mini-me.

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

måndag 18 april 2016

The truth about my everyday life

When thinking about it, I guess I tell you lies (unimportant and white ones, but yet lies) here on the blog, in the way I portray myself and my surroundings through the pictures of my everyday life.

Why you ask? Well, just because I actively choose and select the pictures that looks the best, hiding all that isn't perfect or shows you things I rather you did not see, like wrinkles, spots or other beauty faults (again, yes I'm kind of shallow that way too), untidy rooms or just a really messy kitchen or house in general! To be truthful, the untidy-thing rarely never happens as I'm kind of a pedantic and priggish person, but even the sun have spots, right! ;)

Anyway, today I thought I would give you a true picture of how it works in my world! No lies today! ;)


With no filters or cutting the image to remove imperfections! This is how it works when I try to take a selfie and show you my "after work and planning on a night in the sofa drinking tea"-wear! Mini-me wants my attention, Morris the cat is running around my legs to make me feed her and Charlie, and the vacuum cleaner awaits in the background!

So, there you have it! This is me, my home and my family - just as it is in real life - no filters!


I'm trying though, to be more truthful! Especially on Snapchat as I've yet to learn the freakin' app! ;)

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

söndag 17 april 2016

Love, love, loved

I got a new love in my life today! A pink one! Or rather rose gold! And yes, I'm shallow that way, I love beautiful things!


So, right now I'm writing you from my new iPhone! Mini-me was super happy with my choice of colour, but maybe more about the fact that she's now allowed to play games on, and take pictures with, my old one! It has a cracked screen, and the battery has seen better days, but it will suffice for her needs (she'll not be able to use it as a phone as it has no SIM card inside). Even I think being four years old is a bit to early to have your own phone!


I'm cutting this entry short as I want to spend the rest of the evening with my hubby. He's leaving for Prague tomorrow with his best friend, and won't be back until the end of the week. Talk to you soon!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Ocer and out
Pusspuss

lördag 16 april 2016

Failing

Good morning dear readers,
I hope you've had a nice sleep after a fun saturday night!

I failed miserably yesterday. I didn't even open up my computer again. The feeling of being a failure in my writing made me loose all the will and inspiration to write. So I set my hopes for tonight, when I've hopefully overcome all the negative thoughts and feelings!

Besides, next week my hubby's away, taking a trip abroad with his best friend, so I have five nights alone to spend writing (after mini-me's gone to bed). So I will, and that is a promise, write. And it will be good!


But now I'm leaving you for a tasty breaky with my little family and then we're off to mini-me's tennis- and swimming lessons and then meeting a real estate agent looking at a potential buy (demands restorations to fit our demands although being a newbuilt). Fingers crossed!

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss

Doing nothing at all

I opened my Word-file with my ongoing writing project and felt my heart almost instantly sink to my stomach. Not the feeling you want to have when starting to write... :(

I know I'm hard on my self, being my own worst critic, but that's kind of ridiculous! I love writing! And I'm not that bad at it... It should fuel me with energy, not drain me dry! I changed one word, skimed through the last chapter and then put away the computer feeling sad. :(

My mum has read what I've written so far and I know she liked it, so why do I doubt myself so much? Why can't I believe in myself, or in my writing? It makes me mad that the feeling I'm left with now is to throw away the text I have and start all over. Again! And we're talking about weeks and weeks of hard work! It would be totally crazy to throw it away! I'll just have to give it a new try this evening and try to start a new chapter, ignoring where I left of when writing last! Maybe that will work!


But first, putting mini-me to bed for the night and cozy up with my hubby in the sofa for a while.

Laters babes!
XOXO

Over and out
Pusspuss