tisdag 28 februari 2017

Editing

I'm spending my evening editing. My latest book project. I think it's number four (that's still alive), and I'm still amazed over how much more errors/mistakes or just new thoughts/ideas you find when editing your writing on paper rather than on your computer screen. I must google that someday when I'm not preoccupied with editing! 😜
 
I'm also amazed by how your feelings for a text can change just over a couple of months, from being super happy with what you've got, til wanting to throw it away! But, I won't! I'll stick to it and make sure to rewrite it after my new findings when editing. Then I'll ask my mum and sister to read it and then I'll know for sure if it's good enough or not! They're my best critics!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 27 februari 2017

Needless to say

I'm having one of those days. Not on top, not on the bottom. Somewhere in between. Smiling through it, but weakly. Almost like a faint wind brushing by, making itself known but leaving too fast to be memorable. That kind of a smile! 
I've been reading up about the Oscars yesterday, and needless to say, I feel sorry for everyone effected by that little mishap that unfortunately made some people hurt and disappointed. Awkward yes, but! It was just a mistake! No need to hang anyone for it! No one died or got physically hurt. At that specific time and place; they were not at war and there was no natural disaster threatening. They were not starving (well maybe some ladies were to get into their dresses 🙊). They were all there to have a great time and to celebrate the wonderful crafts of movies and acting! It was just a little slip up with the envelopes. Unfortunate, yes, but not the end of the world! Let's move on please!

 There are a lot worse stuff going on in the world that needs our attention, like climate change and global warming! Or the war in Syria and the refugees desperately needing aid! Or all the crazy things happening in the US after the election, mostly deriving from the newly elected president who's whole agenda seems to be about separating/alienating/excluding people. And destroying the world!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

söndag 26 februari 2017

Reloaded batteries

It's Sunday and the end of a fun week and even more fun weekend. The batteries are reloaded and I'm ready for next week! 
 
It's been a long day driving today, as my in laws lives quite far from us, and the weather was not the best! But, it went ok and mini me was great, she almost didn't complain at all! 😜


I ended this week by sending of one of my writing projects to a book editor to get her feedback and hopefully thoughts of how I can improve as a writer. Can't wait to hear from her, but I have to admit I'm a bit nervous (scared) too. But, I'll stay positive and hope for the best, that this is a big step forward to reaching my dream!

How was your weekend?

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 25 februari 2017

The long drive

This morning we left Örebro to drive further south, the destination being my in laws mountain house. I've told you before about this mesa (or "table" if you prefer) mountain and the beautiful surroundings in which they live, my in laws. This time of year though, everything being freezing cold and grayish outside, the beauty of this mountain is not as easily detected as in spring or summertime. Nevertheless, here we are, enjoying our stay at my amazing in laws. Mini me has been here since yesterday and she loves coming here. Her grandparents has given her a sheep 🐑 that she named Charlie when she was a little lamb less than two years ago. She's still super friendly and loves to cuddle although being a big girl/sheep now. So mini me spent some time today with her, feeding her and cuddling with her. Me on the other hand, enjoyed quiet time on the couch under a blanket, reading. 
Tomorrow we're leaving to go back home, a four hour drive. But, as it's been snowing all evening maybe the drive home will take us longer than usual tomorrow. The traffic could be bad if the snow falls continues on all through the night. We'll see. Now I'm off to bed, reading until I fall asleep.

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 24 februari 2017

Weekend trip

I got a weekend trip, without child, as a Valentine's Day gift from my husband. So here I am, in Örebro, like 200 km from Uppsala. We're staying at a very nice hotel, Elite Stora Hotellet, Örebro, and got our room upgraded to a suite on arrival. đŸ™ŒđŸ»
And we're enjoying our night off from "family" life. I even had a strawberry mojito before dinner! Crazy, right! 😂

After dinner we went to the movies and saw "The Great Wall" with Matt Damon. In parts it was really grandeur, but then in other parts it was just not. Would I recommend you to see it? Well, yes, but not without telling you to focus on enjoying the grandeur enough that you can see past the other, not so grand, parts! 

Now I'm off to bed. No staying up late for this old lady! 😆

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 23 februari 2017

Pampering myself

I've been spending my early evening at my hairdressers, pampering myself. I love going to my hairdresser, she's the best! Always cheerful and making my hair look beautiful as I leave! And she's the best at giving scalp massages! Amazing! I would be willing to pay her just to get her massage! 😜

It takes about 2-3 hours to get my hair done and I enjoy every minute of it. My hairdresser is also the best listener and she tells the best stories, making the visit worth while just for the chatt! If you need a hairdresser in Uppsala, leave a comment and I'll give you her contact info! đŸ‘đŸ»
 
But I look like a clown while at it! 😂

Now I'm curled up in bed, and ready for some reading. And Snapchat obviously! 😆
 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

onsdag 22 februari 2017

In thoughts

I'm spending my evening, my alone time, lost in thoughts. I love silence and I love spending time all alone. Turning of everything but my thoughts, and I let them run wild. Listening to nothing. And hopefully hearing it all. 

Some fear silence and being alone, and I can't help to feel sorry for them. My most important decision and at times even life altering discoveries (about myself, others or the world), are all made in that perfect place! When I'm all alone, vulnerable and open and susceptible for whatever coming my way!
 
Tonight has been such a night and I finally listened to that voice inside of me that's been trying really hard to get my attention for a long, long time. Sometimes it's just easier and less hurtful not to listen. But I did listen. Tonight. I pondered the alternatives, weighing the positives against the negatives and tried to reason with myself. I'm not completely sure yet that I'm doing the right thing, but the future will tell. And before everyone (read; mummy 😉) starts to worry after reading this blog entry, let me say this! Although the text might imply that this is a huge decision with great impact on my life, it is not. This is a small, insignificant decision that only effects me! Me, myself and I. Nothing to worry over, like at all!

Now I'm off to bed, early but the sleep is well needed!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

tisdag 21 februari 2017

Release

Yesterday I got a new colleague at work! And this is super great because of at least three reasons (probably a lot more, but for now I'll just point out these ones)!
1, It's an old colleague and friend of mine from way back when who's decided to apply to a position as manager for our department of business support. Always fun to get reconnected with great people at work! 
2, It's a great addition to our management team!
3, It's a huge relief regarding my workload as I've been stepping in and handling both my department and the department that she's now taking over. 
 
So tonight I feel like I've lost like a ton of weight of my shoulders, and finally I'll have more time handling ongoing issues in my on department without having to divide my time with another! And don't get me wrong! I've really loved to help out and manage the other department! The employees are great and super fun to work with! Ive just had too much to do, and it had started to take its toll. I've been feeling stressed and super tired the last week as my workdays has been way too long ever since I got back from my vacation in the beginning of January.

So today I'm smiling and feeling lighter then I've done in a long time! I feel more then ready to go back to my regular workload and responsibilities without any distractions! And I'll be sure to spend some time this week to document all the important lessons I've learned during these two months! It's been fun! Hard, but fun! I'm proud that I made it through and all along felt like I gave it my best! 

Now I'm off to bed! Tomorrow is a new day full of possibilities and I'll meet them all with a smile! 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 20 februari 2017

Consistency

Tired. Nothing to write. Nothing to say. I'll get back to you all tomorrow instead! Might disappoint one or two, but I'll make it up to you. Promise! 
 
Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 19 februari 2017

Attention seekers

I don't mind being in the centre of ones attention, in fact I might just crave it at times. We all see people having different outlets for this craving, and I've been trying to find my own. Or maybe just being able to identify why and when the need of attention is the strongest. I'm not sure I've found it just yet, but I do have different outlets identified. Like this blog, or all my social media accounts really. 
 
I grew up in a family of strong people but I also spent ten of those years surrounded by a man constantly telling me I wasn't good enough, that I would never achieve anything in life, that I was fat and even being told I wasn't smart enough but rather stupid. Making me feel excluded from all those strong individuals in my family. Few people know of this, and I've been hiding it for a long, long time. Fighting to be all those things he told me I would never be or just proving him wrong. It has been a struggle and the crave for attention is probably all based on a need for the highs of feeling good enough or even great about whom I've become. In spite of him. If only for a second or two. Or an eternity. Those highs are like my own personal favourite choice of drug. 

As much as I crave attention I do like to give away my own. I like acknowledging those in need of it, just as I do myself. Telling them whatever they need to hear, making them feel what they need to feel, or just showing them I appreciate them. And I do it because I care, because I want to and because I know how important it is for your inner peace and happiness. Because I know the highs they're seeking! To me it's not a bad thing, needing it or giving it! It is, however, a truly bad thing when you give and give, without receiving it back. At least to me. It's like a scale constantly needing to be levelled! If it falters, so do I. It completely drains me. And it bores me. But most of all, it makes me feel less important.

I'm not high maintenance, and I do not demand people to act in a special or specific way around me. I do not expect attention from everyone at any time. That is not how I work, or how my needs for attention works. I'm just as everyone else, an ordinary and quite simple woman (I think, not knowing all women). I'm talking about specific times and specific people and I know they know who they are. So this blog entry is not to be regarded as a way of making people feel they need to act differently towards me, this is just me trying to explain why I'm active on social media and why I seek attention! And why I like it. 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 18 februari 2017

No surprises

I've been working on the editing part of my latest writing project tonight, just as I did yesterday, and I'm so tired. Not because of the editing part, but because I slept awfully bad last night (fell asleep on the couch). And now I'm fighting to stay awake for the second day in a row.!
 
I guess going to bed would solve that problem though!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

fredag 17 februari 2017

Work work worked

From one work to another! 
 
Left the office to go home and work with the editing of my project. Yup, that'll be my Friday night fun! And believe me, it is! 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

torsdag 16 februari 2017

More to life

This week has passed by so quickly I'm not even sure where it went! I do know though that I'm super tired! I've been working late nights and after a rather short nights sleep I've been up again and on my way back to work in early mornings. So tonight I lay down in a hot bubble bath to try to relax although I still had some work to finish! I'll just save that for tomorrow!
 
I'm sure life's supposed to be more than work, eat and sleep! Right!? I'll see to it that, starting next week, I'll be spending less time working nights! 

Now I'm going to bed, dating my Kindle until I fall asleep! 

Laters babes!

onsdag 15 februari 2017

Preparations and proactivity

 
Sometimes a Snapchat filter makes you realise what you need to buy for the summer parties coming up in a few months! I so want these heart shaped sunglasses! 😆

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

tisdag 14 februari 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Today we celebrate love! All around the globe! So let your love show! Be compassionate! Embrace love! 
 
From my heart to yours, Happy Valentines Day! ❤

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 13 februari 2017

Matters of the heart

Tomorrow's Valentine's Day and I'm spending some time to think about that tonight. I love the idea of celebrating love and your loved ones, but I'm not really fond of the commercial part of it all because that is what Valentine's Day is turning out to be! I saw apples in the store today in which they'd (somehow) texted "I love you" in the peel of the apple (using chemicals?). And of course they were much more expensive than ordinary apples! A way for us all to spend more money! And we do, don't we! I'm the first to admit that I spend money on surprising my husband and daughter with gifts just because it's Valentine's Day. But I refuse to buy those apples!!!

I don't know, but I just want this Valentine's Day to be more about love and compassion than buying stupid apples in the store! There's so much hate in our world and I can't think of a better day to eradicate that hate, replacing it with love! Let's do that together! Let's share and give love to those who might expect it the least but need it the most! One simple act of love and compassion! By giving your valuable time to someone who needs your attention. Hold the hand of an old and alone man or woman at the retirement home while reading them a story. Open up your heart! Listen to those who won't speak or to those speaking too much. Let them know that you hear every word they say! Do the unexpected! Change patterns and smile at a stranger and give aid to the beggars outside the supermarket entrance. Buy them a cup of coffee and ask if they can tell them their story. Or just pick up someone else's trash on the street to aid the environment! Plant a tree or give money to causes working with preservation of endangered species! Love the planet! I don't know, just do something else than buying that stupid "I love you"-apple!
 
Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 12 februari 2017

Company

My cats doesn't like cuddling up in my knee to be petted. Like at all! Charlie the cat, who turns two in May hasn't been laying in my lap since he was a kitten, and back then I think it might have happened one or maybe two times! Tops! So, it's with a surprised smile I write this blog entry because he's now sleeping in my lap for the second time today! ❤
 
My "big" little sweetheart! He left to get some food and then came back again meowing before laying down again and falling right back asleep. 

So I guess I'm sleeping on the couch tonight, how could I ever move and disturb him when I finally get to feel him this close! 😍

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 11 februari 2017

Longing

It's Saturday night and I'm all cuddled up on the couch under a blanket with a cup of tea. It's freezing outside and just a few degrees too cold inside for my liking. I hate to feel cold, which is ironic as I live in Sweden! 😆
So this is where I'll be spending my night. And, as you've probably guessed, I'll be dating my Kindle while doing so! It's like a perfect night (if it wasn't for the freezing part)! It almost takes away my longing for summer, and hot summer nights! I'm sooo not a winter person! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 10 februari 2017

TGIF

No words needed other than - TGIF!
 
I'll get back to you tomorrow! đŸ‘đŸ»

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 8 februari 2017

Finding your way

When I was young I was terrified of everything. I can still remember lying awake at night opening up my mind to all the existential and burdening questions about the essence of me and life as we know it. Like; Where was I before being me, the person in this body? Where will I go when I die? Heavy stuff! Especially when being a frightened soul like I was back then. Some nights I was sure I was loosing my mind.
 
I still let my mind wander at times, and I never did find the answer to all those questions, but I've learned not to fear them and to accept that there will be a lot of unanswered questions floating around. And I'm ok with that now. I don't need to know everything and I can finally see the fun in learning as I go. I guess that comes to you with age (at least in my case)... 😝

I still have fears, trying to ignore them to convince myself that I'm not afraid, not really. But of course I am. Most of us are. If I'm not afraid for my own part, I fear for others. And I don't think I've ever been so afraid as I've been since my daughter was born. But you learn to live with it, accept it or just force yourself not be hindered by it. And you get stronger because of it! 

I will not let fears stop me. I will let them give me reasons to learn, to grow, to change - but I will not let them make me close my eyes and hide. And you shouldn't either!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 


tisdag 7 februari 2017

Fifty shades darker

I'm a book nerd. I love reading books. I love seeing the "movie" of the book I'm reading play out its scenes inside my mind as I read. And I love the different layers you get by reading a story, layers that is often forgotten about or purposely left out when filming it. And tonight I felt that clearly when watching the sneak peak premiere of Fifty shades darker at the movies. I expected more, of everything! The story felt like it had been cut into pieces and then put back together again with huge parts missing or cut smaller so they didn't fit as well any more. The actors didn't really do a bad job, it's the story that doesn't do it for me. And the audience didn't help when some of them screamed excitedly or started clapping their hands in scenes they liked. I hate that about going to the movies! I wish they could keep their emotions a bit less audible and/or visual! 

Anyways, I'm sure a lot of people are going to love the film although I'm giving it quite a bad review! I would suggest reading the book instead! 
Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 6 februari 2017

Lost in translation

I read all my books in English and I write you all my blog entries in English too, although Swedish is my first language. I started reading in English because I needed the challenge, and now I often find the Swedish language a bit dull in comparison. And me writing you in English is simply because more than 70 % of you following my blog is living in other countries than Sweden. đŸ‘đŸ»

I once had a friend from the States tell me that we, Scandinavians - or even Europeans - are so fortunate and good at learning/speaking more than one or two languages. And maybe we are come to think about it. In school, here in Sweden, we learn English from the age of 9-10 (when I was young - IT might be even earlier now). Norwegian and Danish is also thaught from early on, but not as specific as the English language. When I turned 12-13 years old German was added, and at 16 I chose to add a third language (not counting the Scandinavian ones) and that was French because I thought it sounded so amazing (still do). But, unfortunately, I don't remember much of my German and French language skills. I still understand quite a bit when reading a text or listening to a conversation, but I've forgotten so much that I wouldn't know how to have a real conversation with someone in either languages. 

As some of you might remember I'm leaving for Hannover, Germany, in the end of March and could really need to refresh my German language skills for that. But, it would take too much time that I don't really have. So I'll just stick to English, it's safer! 😆
 
And why am I telling you all this? Well, as English isn't my first language, I'm aware of me sometimes getting lost in translation! I just don't have all the words I ought to. Yet! So please be patient with me, I'm still learning and hopefully I'll get better at it! 😉

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 5 februari 2017

To catch a cold

When you have children at kindergarten it's almost a given that you'll catch most germs and viruses going around. So, no surprise, both mini me and I are now feeling a bit poorly, having caught the latest cold viruses going around! But it's not that bad (knock on wood), I'm hoarse, snotty, sneezing and coughing. No fever. Nevertheless we've spent most of our weekend indoors doing next to nothing. Watching movies and series on tv, read books, played games and drawing. Stuff not needing that much energy. Mini me will still be home tomorrow, but I'll be going in to my work. It's the first day in our new offices so it's going to be great fun!
 
I'll tell you more about the move tomorrow! 

Now I'm off to continue on my Kindle date! Started a new book serie yesterday, soon finished book two and it's starting to grow on me! "The gender game". I'll tell you more about that too another time! 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

lördag 4 februari 2017

Safe love

Love passes through our lives in various forms and lengths as time goes by. Some stays forever, never fading or losing it's hold. Some are instant, overwhelming and intense. Others are steady, safe and calming. In whatever form they touch our hearts, imprinting it's very essence in the core of us. ❤

I've been fortunate to have had known many different kinds of loves in my life, and I treasure them all as they've all contributed in forming me into who I am today. Some were mistakes, I admit that. Actually some weren't even love, I understood that too late, but either way I'm thankful for having felt them.
 
One of the most meaningful, trusting  and important loves in my life is that to my sister, my twin. A safe love. It will never break, it will always matter and it will always fill my heart with happiness. This picture of us might have been taken over 35 years ago, and we're still just as goofy and crazy! Love u sis, to the moon and back! ❤

Today we got together and went to the movies, her and I. We both love movies so it's the perfect activity to venture away on when meeting up down town. Tonight we watched "Passengers" with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. A good one. About love! ❤
And on Tuesday we're off to the movies again for the sneak peak premiere of "50 shades darker"! More love! Getting the theme? ❤😉

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

fredag 3 februari 2017

Boring

For some I guess my evenings this week are just plain boring, but I'm as happy as you can be, dating my Kindle and drinking tea. I love reading, as you know by now, and this is a perfect ending to my day. Winding down after a hectic day, lighting some candles, enjoying the silence and resting under a blanket with my Kindle in my lap and drinking a hot cup of tea! Heavenly! đŸ™đŸ»
 
And most of the time I'm accompanied by my little boy Charlie.
 
But he likes his distance. He's not a "lap cat"! But I'm fine with that, I enjoy his presence either way.
 
Now I'm off to do some more reading before bed. I hope you all have time to visit your own happy places, wherever that might be!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

torsdag 2 februari 2017

Reruns

Long day at work today, just as yesterday.
Lazy day on the couch all night, just as yesterday.
Nothing of importance to communicate today on the blog, just as yesterday!
Going to bed, just as yesterday!
 
Remembering and wishing I could get back there, just as every day since I got back home!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 1 februari 2017

Silence

Silence is golden, as you know. So I think I'll stay silent today. Have nothing of interest to write (maybe that's an everyday thing... 😜) so I think I'll just give you all a breather! 

See you tomorrow! Hopefully!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss