Friday, May 18, 2018

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May 16th

Happy Weekend!

The weekends have been so fun lately! We've been at the cabin a couple of times, bought a new charcoal grill, which I'm slowly getting the hang of, and the lilacs are in bloom. The temperatures have been like those we typically only get in July, so there's been a lot of ice cream eating going on, as well. Last weekend, we went to the mall to get some new shorts for The Swede, then played some spontaneous mini golf. We also wandered the streets and playgrounds and waterways of Norrtälje. On the agenda this weekend: THE ROYAL WEDDING, OBVIOUSLY. Also, my choir is having our annual spring concert on Sunday and it promises to be a good one. Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2018

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May 10th


The other day I came home from work to find my husband polishing his fishing rods. He's been sneaking new ones into his arsenal slowly over more than a year, presumably so I wouldn't realize how many he had accumulated. But there's no hiding this spectacle! I think he even surprised himself with the magnitude of his inventory. But, you know, you have to have different lengths, right? I had to take this picture from the second floor to get the longest one in the frame. It is taller than the lighthouse and it weighs, like, a pound.

You can have all the equipment in the world, though, and if the fish aren't biting, they aren't biting, as was the case at yesterday's Ascension -day competition in beautiful, historic Trosa. Not a single fish. But there was ice cream! And music! And period costumes! And if you're going to sit by the water with the sun shining on you, you may as well have one of your ten angling rods in your hand.  

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Just Us Girls

You know that place you would give anything to visit, but you know it's such a pipe dream, so far away in all ways, that you don't even dare dream about it? I've been to that place. And even better, I got to experience it with the two people in my life who shared the same unnamed dream.
You guys, last week I met up with my mom and sister on Prince Edward Island. Yeah, that Prince Edward Island. I mean, can you imagine?!?
We arrived the week before tourist season began, which had it's advantages and disadvantages. Everything was closed, including the inside of Green Gables, Avonlea Village, all businesses on the north shore, and many in Charlottetown, where we stayed, but it also felt like we had the island to ourselves.  
The sun was shining for the first time this year, the locals were quick to tell us, and we felt lucky to have such beautiful weather while we were there.
We booked a swanky apartment for our three nights in Charlottetown, and spent our evenings there drinking wine, doing face masks, and chatting up a storm.

My sister, Lukia, and I hadn't spent any time together, one-on-one, this millenium, so we took advantage of our children- and husband-free time to catch up while doing some exploring, shopping for souvenirs and art for Lukia's new home, eating oysters, and sipping cocktails.

We drove all over the island, ate as much seafood as we could find, and talked so much and so loudly that we exhausted even ourselves. It was the trip of a lifetime, indeed, and none of us will ever forget it. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

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