Sunday, August 30, 2009

PMS in my arm

It is the first (and only) day off work after a hectic week "at the office". So the only task on the schedule today is resting and gather energy for another week.

Yesterday we went to a health fare. We were given the flu vaccine and got our blood tested. My arm is still aching from the shot but at least everything looked good! Once at work we received a phone call from a neighbor saying our precious princess had escaped and was hanging out at the nursery/burrito kiosk (yes, we have one of those in our town!). So I had to get into the car and drive all the way back to Oak Creek to get her. That little bugger!

The day ended nicely with a dinner party in this gorgeous log home not far from ours.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Today this lady walked into the cafeteria, asking for someone named Camilla. That's me! I said. She was Swedish and had heard about me being Swedish as well.

Then we talked for a bit which was a lot of fun! Mainly because she was saying every other word in English. I got confused and started to mix Swedish and English as well.

Then this kid came in and asked what was for lunch whereupon I answered "Köttfärslimpa!"

He said he'd never heard of it...

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I have a feeling this blog is going to be very monotonous for the next three months. I have dedicated myself to a place called Colorado Mountain College. And I will continue to do so. Until Thanksgiving do us part.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I knew it!

Yesterday they came. My clothes that is. They didn't fit. They were too big. I am not a size 6. I am a size 4. The sizing guide was incorrect. I had a minor breakdown. Afterward I stuffed it all back into the box and went to send it back again. Wasted some more money on postage. I also promised myself I'll never buy clothes online again. A promise I know I won't keep.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Positive thinking

Today is the last day on my 3½ month summer break. Tomorrow it starts. Six days a week until Thanksgiving. It is going to be alright.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Safe shooting

This morning's boredom in power outage at the house resulted in Max buying a BB gun from Walmart. It was my first time shooting on of those and I loved it. So much more fun compared to shooting regular guns! No kick backs, earaches, or risks of killing dear family members (especially father in laws).

4 out of 4 using the first four bullets in the gun. Pretty impressing if I can so myself! I am now known as the "Sniper-Wife" :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

In between summer and fall

Today I smelled it. The first scent of fall...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Meaningful (for me)

Normally I'm not a big fan of bumper stickers but I just had to buy these. For myself.

Sad brown doggy eyes break my heart

Yesterday we took our baby boy to the vet since he has been limping on one of his front legs a few days. We found out that he has arthritis in his elbows and were given anti inflammatory medicine. I also went online and ordered a bunch of glucosamine supplements that we are going to start giving both the dogs. The reviews on those are great so I have high hopes that my precious boy is going to be back to normal very soon again.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Today was the day we bought our 2009/10 ski passes. $700.00 poorer but very excited. Excited for those 15 days I'll get to spend on the mountain this winter.

I did it again!

I ordered clothes online that most likely not going to fit me right. Not if you consider the statistics. I have spent so much money on unnecessary postage because I ordered clothes that are either too small or too big. But what do you do when you live in the middle of nowhere, where your choices of clothing materials are either fleeze or gortex?

This time I studied the sizing guide and I measured carefully. According to their numbers I am a size 6. We'll see next week when the clothes get here. Cross your fingers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What a Wonderful World

I'm in the same mood as Louis today! Everything is wonderful,, starting to think that those mushrooms I ate for lunch today weren't just regular mushrooms :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Yep, now I have another week and a half of work. This has been an extremely exhausting summer!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Me in a nutshell

I am constantly trying new things! Today I tried how it felt to go into the grocery store, withdraw $20.00 at the self-checkout, and then forget to take the damn money. I left the store, happily as ever, and didn't realize what I'd done until many hours later. I get so tired of myself and my forgetfulness.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ugly Betty

Today I have done something I've never done before. I have purchased my first very own vehicle and I have developed negotiation skills I didn't think I had in me. It is definitely not a pretty car. But...

- It's a clean 2001 Ford Focus (which is a very fuel efficient car)
- It has gone less than 49.000 miles
- I got it for $4.500! (which means I won't have any car payments)
- The car insurance is only $39.00/month

Now I am only going to pray it won't break on me.
Ugly Betty from the front

Ugly Betty from the back

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mission Impossible?

I am shopping for a car. A clean, newer model, fast car with low mileage on it, good fuel economy and that won't break. Ever.

Oh, and did I mention it can't cost more then 10K?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sweet 28

Sick on my birthday! Fy fabian!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In case you wonder

Consuming 10 oranges within 6 hours does not help a severe hangover. Just FYI.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sweet memories

Today was the third and last morning when we had to wake up at 4.30 a.m. After work we went to the Steamboat Springs Wine Festival. It has become a yearly event that we go to and this year it was our third time.

But before the festivities started we decided to go check on our old apartment that is nearby and was ours for two years. Unfortunately we were forced to move out when the owner decided he was going to tear down the building. We loved that place and it was so strange to return to it. The building is still there but it is completely empty. We went inside through the back door and saw that all the doors inside were wide open including the door to our old apartment. So we went inside and it was very sad because everything was so familiar, even the trash that was in the bin was the last of our trash that we threw away before moving out. The carpet was full of Chania's and Rimini's hair and the wood that we left by the fire place was still there. I love our house, but I absolutely adored our old place. Ski in - ski out, close to bars and restaurants, but still very private.

Enough of this sentimentality; however, I miss it. I miss it a lot.