wondering what to do with this extra day? a day which just happens to be in the middle of lent = a journey which can, and does, lead to transformation… if we let it. how about we do this… happy wednesday, my dear readers. don’t give up. just keep on. this morning is a new beginning – a chance to love more, to live more, to be more. sending you thoughts of peace & love.
ok. a little break. i was thinking i’d be productive today, but it ain’t happenin’. i don’t know why. ugh. i always get so stressed out when i don’t accomplish what i planned on accomplishing. perhaps i am trying to repeat last tuesday – which was an amazing, inspiring, productive day which left me filling whole & content. today. not. so. much. well since i am being unproductive with my work, i figure i’ll play a little. so, here’s a […]
i set my alarm for 6:30 when i woke up at 4:30. i was feeling ambitious. then, i rolled back over to sleep the last 2 hours before my monday would begin. i slept hard. before i knew it, the alarm went off & i was scrambling & fumbling around trying to slide my finger across my phone to silence the music which sounded like it would wake the whole neighborhood. seriously, 6:30 already? with my alarmed turned off (not […]
Categories: spirituality, sweden, today's thoughts. • Tags: alarm clock, beautiful things., blue, dark, instagram, light, monday, oscars, pink, sleep, spring, sunrise, sunshine, today's thoughts., warm
hello! ok. maybe my weekend nights are not crazy in your eyes, but they are my nights just the same. and i like them. i’m not ashamed. judge me if you want… well, perhaps we just have different definitions of crazy. hehe. i’m kidding. they were definitely not wild & crazy nights, but they have been crazy in their own special way in my little part of the world. friday’s craziness involved working with about 6 teenagers… we played some […]
ok. i know you all are just dying to know. hehe. do you even remember the big swedish news from yesterday? the sweet new princess, one day heir to the swedish throne, now has a name! and i think it is beautiful. since my opinion matters. =) it’s not a traditional royal name, and none of the guessers out there were even close… princess estelle silvia ewa mary duchess of östergötland all royalty are given an area, a county, of […]
after some serious wind & rain during the night, when i woke up this morning, the sun was shining and the sky was blue! on top of that, i had a whole day in front of me… my day off! at first, i thought about staying home & having a repeat of tuesday’s day of candles, coffee, & writing all day (and what an awesome day it was!). but, during lunch with my love, she asked me what i was […]
Categories: global issues, spirituality, sweden • Tags: beautiful things., buildings, cafe, flag, home., hot chocolate, lent, loft apartment, norrköping, princess, river, southern usa, spring, spring fever, sunshine, sweden, walk
seeing as i am a resident of sweden and have now claimed the swedish royal family as my own royal family (since i’m from the states & we have no royalty), i have a duty to post this: what is it, you ask? it’s the official royal family’s announcement of the birth of a little princess to the crown princess victoria & prince daniel at 4:26 this morning!! all of sweden is a-buzz with chatter about the joy of this […]
hanging out with people at work. I just had to do it. This morning I emailed my friend in North Carolina because today is a day we always loved to share. I remember standing with him outside, crushing the old palm branches of last year, putting them in a little pot, and burning them. We sat & watched them burn, making black, thick ashes. Then we mixed them with a little bit of oil and waited for the evening to […]
i don’t know why, but i have a french music obsession today. i’m playing one soothing playlist after another. perhaps somewhere deep inside of me i’m tapping into my french-ness. i have no connection to france or anything french, except that i studied it for 2 years in high school. or perhaps i woke up feeling french-ish because today (in the states) fat tuesday is celebrated… mardi gras in french. there are little celebrations all over the country, in pubs and […]
Categories: spirituality, states, sweden, today's thoughts., tunes • Tags: bakery, bucket list, celebration, easter, fettisdagen, lent, mardis gras, new orleans, party, ponderings, semla, today's thoughts., tunes
got my bottomless cup of coffee. lovely french music (sandrine kiberlain) in the background. two candles lit. a snuggly blanket to take the chill off. and cozy clothes on. my workday has begun… a day of writing, planning, & reflecting. oh the comforts of working from home. i’m a lucky girl. happy tuesday, world. wishing you a day filled with inspiration & opportunities to tap into your soul. peace.