Sunday, September 11, 2016
Sarianne's blog portal sponsored Cirkus Scott and she was kind enough to hook Jambo and I up with tickets to yesterday's show. And not just any tickets, but ringside seats!
Sarianne and Womsa!
website, but she and her friend Aja also have a podcast and now a test product box called Womsaboxen. I helped them design the logo for the box, but I wasn't really sure what kind of products they would have or how they would be able to manage such a huge project. They did it, though, and I'm totally impressed with the result. On Friday, they delivered my own Womsabox to me at work. It was unexpected and I was so excited before I even opened it. And I have to say they did a really great job getting together a diverse and, most importantly, useful collection of products for their first box. I have no bigger pet peeve than clutter, so the fact that this box only contains stuff I'll actually use is a big plus. There was green tea from Kung Markatta, which is perfect for my health kick. I've been trying to replace one cup of coffee per day with a cup of green tea and this citrus and aloe vera flavor should help motivate me. I'm going to trick Jamie into thinking that the Loka Crush is soda even though it's made with fruit juice and has much less sugar, and that the belVita breakfast biscuits are cookies. Heh. He'll never see it coming. Then, of course, there were beauty products, my passion. I got an argan oil from Rapunzel of Sweden that I can't wait to try and a massage brush that claims to reduce cellulite from Hanna Kaffe Panna and I'll tell you what, I'll take any help I can get. And finally, there were adorable party supplies from Linas Glädjeyra that I'm going to save for our annual Thanksgiving dinner party.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
The Night Manager right now, so I'm going to keep it short, but I wanted to pop in and say that The Swede returned on Friday from his bi-annual week-long fishing trip in Norway and Jamie and I are just thrilled to have him back. We've had lots of nice family time this weekend, including the first soccer training for the five-year-olds in our community (Jamie was not interested, but the three of us had a great time kicking the ball around) and a long walk in the forest. It was a really satisfying weekend and I couldn't have asked for more except to get the last two episodes of that amazing miniseries under our belts. Off to do just that!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Swede had a fishing-club-related event on Saturday morning, so Jambo and I lazed around on the couch for most of the morning, then rode our bikes to a nearby school. We played on the playground and built an airplane that he'd gotten for his birthday and flew it over the football field. When we got hungry, we biked home and I taught him how to use the stove and make
heat up packaged meatballs. Then The Swede got home and sent me to the mall for some Mara time. I got a gigantic Starbucks latte and walked around for hours but came home empty-handed, which is probably a good thing.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Pictures cannot do this place justice, people. Jamie was very accommodating, letting me take my time to take it all in, lump in my throat, lip a'quiverin'.
The Secret Life of Pets afterwards. Then we went home to be with The Swede and enjoy a lazy last weekend of summer break.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Today we took it easy all morning, then packed a picnic and rode our bikes to the nearby beach. It was nearly deserted and we had a super cozy time eating our little lunch and playing in the park and Jamie swam a bit. The Swede picked us up when he got off work and we went out to dinner. We have more fun planned for the rest of the week so I'll be off the blog for a few days, but I'll update you as soon as I can, dudes!