Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hair-raising experience

Different kinds of scissors and razor blades are working their way through my hair. I can see long pieces of hair falling to the floor and a slight panicky feeling comes over me. The stylist doesn’t notice that I am about to burst into tears. She keeps chopping away and babbling about how much hair I have.

When she is finally done she asks me what I think. I am speechless. I can see in the mirror that the smile I am trying to give her looks slightly hysterical. But at least it matches my new do. Silently, and 140.00 bucks poorer, I walk out of the saloon wondering if people are going to be able to tell the difference between me and Max. Max who is completely bold.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cold feet

Last night I fell asleep at 7.30 p.m. which was a big improvement compared to the night before. As many times as I have been going over the Atlantic you would think I should have gotten over the jet lag part, but apparently not..

Today I have a hair appointment at 2 p.m. and that's the biggest event of the day. It is so nice to be off work, my only complaint is the weather we have here right now. Cold and rainy! Do I have to tell you that my flowers died meanwhile I was gone. But I am over it! When we get back from California I am going to buy flowers and put in pots instead. Much easier that way. (I think)

Max has been a little bit of a handyman when I was on vacation. He has planted trees and built a stairs. I am so proud! Pictures will be uploaded to the blog later.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Jet Lag

I have been a very bad blogger lately. Sorry! Last night at 1.30 a.m. I got back from my vacation (only 26 hours from door to door) and as soon as I get rid of this terrible jet lag I am going to start blogging again. Later aligator!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

To my Max

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

by e e cummings

Hej så länge!

Packing is always something I do in the last minute and this time is no exception. The alarm will go off at 4 a.m. and I will be picked up by 5 a.m. by a girl at work who will take me to Denver. This time I'll have my layover in Chicago before I continue my travel to Stockholm.

I am excited but also sad to leave Max and the dogs at home. Wish they could come with me. I am bringing my camera and hoping to have time for some blogging from Sweden. Hej så länge!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


First item sold on eBay and $50.00 richer!!


Premier! I have put up a few items for sale on eBay. Now I'm just waiting for the buyers. Anyone out there with interest in Real Estate or Accounting textbooks?

Sunday, May 3, 2009


When you live in the middle of nowhere as I do it sucks when the weather is not as nice as you would like it to be. Especially when it is spring time and it is suppose to be warm and sunny. And especially when it is your first day of vacation. And especially when it has been like that for about two weeks.

Max didn't make it home until 3.30 a.m. so before he got up I took the dogs for a walk and then I transplanted some of my lupines to the outdoors. So now it can't be any more frost!

In the afternoon we went out and dug up a tiny little pine tree and brought it home and planted it in the yard. I doubt that it is going to make it but we thought it was worth a try. Now it is movie (siesta) time in front of the fire with the pups.

Rimini in front of our freshly planted little pine tree

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Saturday night

It is over. Summer has officially started. No more work for about two whole months. Feels absolutely wonderful. Half the crew went out celebrating last night including us so today I am not in my best shape. However it's worth it because it was so much fun!

Max has just left because he had to go and do prom night at the high school. I am going to stay here in bed and maybe watch a movie or I might just hit the light switch and fall asleep to the sound of the pouring rain outside.