Friday, January 30, 2009

For no special reason

Today my sweet husband brought me flowers. For no special reason!

I wonder if he felt bad about something?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today's tip

When you have been blowing your nose constantly for two weeks, so the skin has started to chip away, then it is not a good idea to use one of those super strong astringents on your face. Just FYI...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

True love

I absolutely love this story!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Young in heart

Today my love turns 36 years old. 36!! I am married to a 36-year-old... A very childish 36-year-old. But I love him - just the way he is. Happy birthday sweetie!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happiness vs. Unhappiness

Happiness is when the brand new H&M spring catalog arrives. Unhappiness is when you are not allowed to buy anything.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Do not open before x-mas

Last night I forced myself to say farewell to the Christmas tree. Our own, very first tree that believe it or not still was green. Even the top. I also noticed some buds in it. The decorations got tucked into a box until next time. Probably until next year, if we don't go to Thailand then ;) (Right baby?!)

The storing of the decorations is to me nothing like putting the bike in the shed until the snow melts. It is way more emotional! Traditions have been made. In fifty years we are going to sit there telling the grandkids that those wooden ornaments have been in the tree every single year since grandma and grandpa celebrated their first Christmas together. Ahhhhh,,, and they lived happily ever after...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"We must pick ourselves up"

Today I'm home sick. I am lying in bed and listening to Obama’s inauguration. I think this will be good. I am hopeful. I will pick myself up tomorrow for sure. Tomorrow I will dust myself off. But right now I am just going to take some more of that NyQuil and go back to bed.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Adios Steamboat! (at least for a week...)

Yesterday we decided that we needed a break from the Steamboat climat so we booked a trip down to Playa del Carmen for spring break. Seven whole days in the sun on the beach, can't wait! Max, who doesn't have the same week off as me, is able to take three days off work (plus the weekend) so we will get a well needed mini-vacation together. Suddenly this monday got so much brighter.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Forgetful Lucy

My worst characteristic might be my forgetfulness. I forget everything all the time. This morning I managed to lock Max's work keys, my cell phone, my gloves and both the dogs into Max's office. The janitor was out ice-fishing but came to my rescue after two and a half hours. If my head was not attached to my body I am sure I would forget it someplace too.

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Farmor, pappa är på TV"

Does McDonald's let children eat for free? As far as I know they don't even allow you to charge a meal. Not even in an emergency. At least Steamboat Springs School District allows parents to charge two lunches. Also worth to mention is that parents that qualify can sign up for free or reduced lunches.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Just another day at work

It is the first day back from x-mas break at the college and the dining hall is packed with new, and potentially new, students. The very important (and extremely humorless) Campus Dean is in the middle of his educational welcome speech. Everybody has to be really quiet. Schhhhh...

But what is that? Hmmm, someone in a white chef coat (which by the way is embroidered "Executive Chef") is storming in, waiving, and he has a slight hysterical smile on his face. Confusion. Who is he waiving to? The Dean is no longer talking. No one is. That's why the voice that suddenly breaks the uncomfortably silence seems so loud. "Hi Everybody!!! Why aren't you up on the Mountain??!!" LAUGHTER! More confusion. The Dean, who no longer sounds so focused, continues talking to a slightly less concentrated (but also less nervous group).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I am done with the Nutritional Services webpage. Check it out!

Monday, January 5, 2009

No more spending

I have just decided that this camera bag will be my last purchase for a while. I will not buy anything else (not anything essential that is) until at least Spring Break that starts the 9th of March.



To brighten myself up a little I decided to watch all of the ”Sällskapsresan” movies. Snowroller and S.O.S. are in my opinion the best ones. Number one and four are also good but man did they mess up the last movie ”Hälsoresan” or what?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Homesick at Home

Not everybody has the ability to feel homesick in their own house. I do. Today more than ever. Because I have two homes. Very far from one another...

Welcome Global Warming

Sitting here on top of our new sheepskin in front of the fire. Today my sister left and she got to experience the ever changing temperatures that we have here in Colorado. When we were in Denver it was 66°F (19°C); however, this morning it is a little bit chillier; -26°F (-32°C). Can someone remind me again why we live here?

Saturday, January 3, 2009