Sunday, 22 July 2007

Last Post - Possibly?!

This might be my last post for a while, my family arrives tonight and while they probably stay tomorrow, I don't know if I get a change to write anything.
If I don't get a chance later on, I'd like to wish you all a Happy Summer (again) and I hope you are enjoying yourselves!

I haven't been up to much except for preparing for the arrival of my family. I hope we can do something funny tomorrow as well, an outing or something like that.

Sorry about the shortness of the entry, but I feel rather stressed as I need to fix a lot of things until they arrive.


My Life At The Moment!
Currently reading: Ont Blod, by Arne Dahl
Currently watching: The X-Files Season 2
Currently listening to: ---
My Plans for tomorrow: Spending time with my family!

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Mixed Emotions ...

Generally speaking I have very mixed feelings about the days I've had down here on my own (my Dad and his family come back from their vacation late tomorrow night, so I guess that's why I'm summarizing a bit now). I was really looking forward to getting time on my own, in my own home, with my own things, and I have to say that it has been wonderful in that aspect. I have truly enjoyed being able to do what I want, when I want, and also having access to TV, dvds, computer, internet etc.
However, a part of me feels that I've wasted the time I got down here. After all, it hasn't been that many days, and I haven't done that much ... I think what mostly disturbs me is that I didn't get out to meet my friends yesterday actually ... I know it's too late to worry about it now, I can't change it now, but I still feel a bit upset about it. I did have a great time with them on Thursday night, but I wish it would have worked out yesterday as well.
I tried taking a trip to a near-by mall today, to at least feel like I was doing something - but it didn't work out very well despite my good intentions. I didn't buy anything, everything I wanted to buy was far too expensive, and transport home was absolutely terrible and took forever ...

I know I can't change what's happened these last few days, but I still wish I would have taken advantage of the fact that I got these days to myself a bit more than I have ... I know I will come back here in a few weeks "for good", so I guess I have that to look forward to ...

Finishing off with some more cute pictures, of Zorro this time! Enjoy!

My Life At The Moment!
Currently reading: Ont Blod, by Arne Dahl
Currently watching: The X-Files Season 2
Currently listening to: At the Barricade (Upon These Stones) - Les Misérables, London 2005
My Plans for tomorrow: Cleaning, generally preparing for the arrival of my Dad and his family.

Cute Pictures!

Continuing my picture-blogging here - this time with photos of my adorable sisters! :)
The oldest one just turned three and the younger is about 6 months old. Are they cute or what?? (Yes, I know I'm bragging, deal with it! *lol*)

Friday, 20 July 2007

Nature Pictures!

Yes, now it's time for my Nature-Picture-Mania!

First and foremost I have to "warn" you that I am not a skilled photographer! I enjoy taking photos, and I would like to hope that I'm learning to take better and better pictures, but please bare in mind that I am an amateur! ;)

First out will be two rain-photos (feels like it's been raining most of the summer so far!), and then we're moving on to the other photos.
I'd also like to mention that all pictures published in this entry are taken in my summerhouse, on the land that we actually own (it's not that big, although rather big for a summerhouse, I suppose, it's about 7,000 square-meters), which I think is kinda cool! :)

Here we go, first out: the rain pics:

And here are the others! (Comments are appreciated as usual!)

My Life At The Moment!
Currently reading: ---
Currently watching: The X-Files Season 2
Currently listening to: One Man's Rain - Anthony Stewart Head
My Plans for tomorrow: (see below)

The Familiar Emotional Rollercoaster!

My life feels confusing to say the least at the moment. Emotions are running wild, and I'm not always sure how I'm going to handle them! This is why I haven't written as much here as I had intended. Hopefully I'll be able to sort things out and make a few posts before I head up north again.

Yesterday was the best of days!! I had made plans to meet Sara, her boyfriend Martin and our friend Johanna for dinner, along with a friend of theirs called Helene, whom I've never met. I'm usually very nervous about these kinds of things, and have high levels of anxiety, but yesterday was completely new. More or less all I was feeling was joy and happyness and high expectations. I hardly ever feel that way, so it was really a magical experience!
I found out however that Helene had to work during the night so she would be able to have dinner with us. She'd try to drop by after work though!
The dinner was a HUGE success!!! I had so much fun, I don't think I have laughed as much since we had our picnic after the last exam in June! Lovely company, yummy drinks and wonderful food - what more can you ask for?!
I truly enjoyed myself, but had to leave right before midnight to be able to catch my bus home.

We had planned to meet tonight as well, for an outdoor barbeque, but for some unknown reason I have felt awful today (yes, I was a bit hungover, but that's not what I'm talking about). I've had a severe headache all day - dispite a number of headache pills - and I have felt very down and sad and tired. I can't for the life of me understand why, because yesterday was absolutely perfect!! Unfortunately, all this led to me not being able to join my friends tonight, and that feels really sad ... It doesn't look like I'll be able to meet them anymore before I go back to the summerhouse either ... I guess we'll find the time to hang out when I get back here "for good", but I'm still feeling sad and upset about the way things turned out today... especially since I don't know why in the world I've been feeling so low .... *confusing*

Anyway, I'll have to get over this as well, and try to make some good of the time I have here. Even though I might not be able to meet these friends, at least I can enjoy being in my own home and doing exactly what I want!

Some more pictures from yesterday. I will try to edit some more digital photos and come back with more blog entries soon! :)

My Life At The Moment!
Currently reading: "Strangers" by Dean R Koontz
Currently watching: The X-Files Season 2
Currently listening to: "Stjärnorna" ("Stars") Swedish Les Misérables
My Plans for tomorrow: Working on digital pictures, possible a trip to the closest mall.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Home Sweet Home!

Hi guys - I'm back!!

Temporarily anyway ... I'm "visiting" home for a few days now. My Dad and his family took a vacation and at the same time they gave me and Zorro a lift home, so we're staying here while they're on vacation, and when they come back, we go back to the summerhouse for a while, before we're back for good.

Anyway, I've missed blogging a lot, so I'll try to write as much as possible during the time I have here!
The summer so far has had its ups and downs, which I guess is hardly surprising, more a fact of life, right?! :) It's been wonderful seeing my families again, and I totally adore my young sisters!! I find it a little bit difficult to get used to the intensity of them though, especially when we've all been living together in the summerhouse. I feel the after-effects of a very hard semester, and I have sometimes found it difficult to always put the children first. I know that's the way it has to be, and I'm not complaining about it, but I am used to only having to worry about myself, and it's quite a change to suddenly always have to think before you say or do anything; is this working out for the children? will the children feel up to this? can we solve this issue without disrupting the children's habits? etc.
But overall, it's wonderful to see them of course ... I have some great pictures, which I will share with you in future posts (haven't transferred them from the camera to the computer yet)!

The weather has NOT been good though. It's been raining more or less every single day for the better part of 3-4 weeks and that's not very funny. Especially when you're stuck in the summerhouse, where the only thing to do indoors is study or watch TV (only 3 channels) ... and the TV is about to break down ...
I'm definately hoping for better weather in the future, that's for sure!

I haven't done anything that special this summer - not like last year when me and my friend Annika went to London ... soooo much fun!! - the only thing apart from trying to get work down in the summerhouse between the rain has been a trip to an animal park called "Nordens Ark" - a real treat for my oldest sister (who turns three this summer), and also a day-trip to the West Coast with my Mum ... luckily we picked good days for the outings; it was sunny all day we were at Nordens Ark (amazing!!!) and my Mum and I managed to get around the rain; every time we drove somewhere it rained, but as soon as we got out of the car, the rain stopped! Perfect!!

As soon as I have started fixing the pictures from the summer, I will start posting here! Apart from cute child-photos I have tried my hand at nature photography! I'm definately not good at it, and my camera is not very sophisticated, but I find it very interesting and I would like to learn more about it. (I'm actually hoping my families will get together and contribute to me buying a more sophisticated and advanced camera for my 30th birthday in January) I will try to post some of those photos as well - comments are always appreciated of course!

Well, that's it for now, I will definately be back soon with more posts! Enjoy - and see you soon! :)
My Life At The Moment!
Currently reading: Strangers, by Dean R Koontz
Currently watching: The X-Files Season 1
Currently listening to: ---
My Plans for tomorrow: General fixing around the house, then dinner/barbeque with friends!