jetlag has taken over my mind & my body. i can’t think straight. i should be sleeping, but i’m not. i’m exhausted, but still awake. there is so much in my head. everything feels cozy & safe. i am inspired. i feel creative. it has been a tiring, yet amazing day. and now, i just want to write & write & write. all night. all day. and let the words flow. what a magical, beautiful, ordinary night this is. wishing […]
well, here we are. halfway through november. already! it’s crazy, isn’t it? time is flying by and we are speeding towards the end of 2012. my brain can’t really comprehend that, so i’ll wait to reflect on that later on in december. but, for now, it is mid-november and holiday decorations are springing up everywhere little by lithe. it’s almost thanksgiving. almost the beginning of advent. and… it’s almost time to go to the states!!!! only one month left! but, […]
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tonight i’m feeling restless. bored. like i don’t know what to do, but don’t really want to do anything either. i think it’s the darkness. as i mentioned yesterday, daylight savings time ended last night. so, winter time is upon us. today, when i walked home after work at 2:45, i knew the sun was beginning its descent. it had already fallen below all of the buildings. by the time 4 came, all the lights needed to be turned on. […]
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finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day. you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ ralph waldo emerson goodnight, from my little corner of the world. peace.
why is it that yesterday, when i had nothing i had to do until lunch time, i woke up at 4:30 and struggled to fall asleep again; and today, i woke to my 6:30 alarm (because i am leaving at 8:00 for a meeting) and felt as if i could sleep for at least 4 more hours? why is it like that? is there some law of nature i don’t know about? oh well. no time to ponder these things… […]
last night (as every night) i slept under the stars that hang on my headboard. i woke early to the sun streaming in the room and hugged my family before i rolled out of bed to make some coffee. (instagram challenge: where i slept) one of the most lovely streets in norrköping. yes. it smells as good as it looks. today, like all other swedes everywhere, i bought strawberries for the midsummer celebration tomorrow. strawberries are a must during midsummer. […]
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7am: mostly cloudy. wispy, light, with a tiny bit of blue peeking through. i had hope for a sunny day. 1pm: cotton ball clouds & some blue sky. it still looked like it might clear up & warm up. holding on with hope. 8pm: cloudy. overcast. windy. chilly. and yes, it even rained. bye bye beautiful, early, swedish summer. the weatherman says it’s gonna be cloudy, chilly, rainy for some days. hmpf. time to snuggle down under a blanket & […]
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we have this routine in the mornings in our little home. not one that we decided on, but that has just happened over time. the cat loves to play early in the mornings… which we don’t really like, since she wants us to play with her and we’re still trying to squeeze in a little more bit sleep. so, we ignore (as best we can) her cries and her little paw pokes to our faces. we try to forget the […]
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hello, my dear friends. forgive me for not being overly cheerful, inspiring, or exciting tonight. i am not feeling like my usual self tonight…. how has your weekend been? are you ready for a new week to start? if i’m honest with myself, i am not really ready. i don’t feel 100% right now. yes, i’ve got some kind of cold or something which is wiping me out. i don’t feel like doing anything but laying around, but even that […]
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 […]
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