P.S. How can this ^^^ be the same person as this:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Swede has been sick since Saturday night and I caught his bug earlier this week so we've both been at home for the past few days. Thankfully, we're both on the upswing and Jamie hasn't gotten sick yet, but we are experiencing a bit of boredom. Try to imagine my excitement, then, when I was channel surfing and discovered, in the same moment, that we get TCM and they were airing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, one of my all-time favorite musicals! I swear, my sister and I watched that film at least once a week my senior year of high school. So cool was I in the year 2001. The Swede is less tolerant than my sister, however, so it wasn't quite as enjoyable as back in the day when singing along was practically mandatory. Nevertheless, talk about sick day pick-me-up! Bless your beautiful hide, TCM!
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Amadeus before heading to bed. Surely that counts as some sort of rehearsal too, right?
Monday, January 18, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
but failed to report) last year. But there were more fun things to be done, so we left the rink quickly and headed to a good sledding hill instead. We went up and down a bunch of times, played on a snowy playground, and ate some fresh snow when we got thirsty. And I wondered, how much are you supposed to love your kid? Because I totally think I'm going over the limit.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Sometimes I feel like I do, or at least have done, all the typical Swedish traditions so when I get a chance to try something new, I get pretty pumped. Especially if that something new includes Swedes dressed up in folk costumes and singing and dancing around some vertical object. The Julgransplundring Jamie and some of our neighbors and I attended today was really just an indoor variation on Midsommar where we danced around a Christmas tree instead of a maypole, but it was super fun nevertheless. Mostly because of the costumes, I'm not gonna lie. I'm officially OBSESSED and making plans to make one a reality in my life. Stay tuned. And if I don't follow through, give me hell because I NEED to be wearing this at Midsommar, agreed?
Monday, January 4, 2016
This was one of the first things I saw this morning. It was accompanied by a not guilty plea, which I managed to mold into a remorseful confession with my awesome legal skillz (thanks for the tips, Manitowoc County criminal investigators). The day got better when The Swede came home and we all headed outside to take a walk in the woods and do a little ice-fishing. Then my fingertips got frostnipped for sure (thanks for putting that idea into my head Everest: Beyond the Limit). Then I went out to get some groceries and drove over a berm and punctured a tire beyond repair. Then the repair shop reminded me that there's a bank holiday on Wednesday so I won't be getting a new tire until Friday at the earliest. Then I sliced off the tip of my finger while peeling carrots. Good thing it was still numb from the frostnip. The day is not over. Wish me luck.