Monday, 30 August 2010

quote of the day

When difficulties come
we need to remember
that these are not about you.
In war, when a soldier is shot at,
the soldier doesn't ask,
'What did I do or say to deserve that?'

In spiritual warfare
being on the firing line
comes with the territory.

Anthony Kent - Ministry Magazine

Sunday, 22 August 2010

my new hairstyle

I realised I never posted pictures of my hair. It was expensive but she was so good.
Right after it was done I had to hurry since we were leaving for Falkenberg right after, so I didn't have time to take a picture until we had a stop on the road. So here it is, me in a bathroom on a gas station along the E4:

Unfortunately I slept and ran through rain so the styling isn't what it was, but you can see the colour.

Now I need to dive back into my books. It is now less than 2 weeks until the Project is due, and I really need to hurry up!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

He's back!

It's strange how important touch, relationships and closeness is to me. I almost feel like a different person today. I'm so happy that he is back - all giddy.

He had a little souvenir with him for me, a dalahäst that I saw last time we were at the airport and wanted to get just to have a little reminder of what we are trying to work towards: We are hoping to move back to Sweden in 2-3 years.

I can't wait to get home and see him again.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

: )

Making a pizza...

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

a bit lonely

It is a bit sad to come home to an (almost) empty house. (I do have Misse).
Especially when you are coming home to homework. I usually don't mind being lonely, but that is when I can spend my time on what I want to do. Now I feel almost paralysed by constant feelings of guilt; "shoulds" if I can call it that... I should write my project!

So I sit here with my laptop in my knee and try to focus, try to make a plan that sounds reasonable and doable, and I realise more and more that perhaps I have jumped into the deep end. Both in regards to my choice of topic but also in regards to my optimistic time management - or more correctly put lack of time management. I have no idea how I am supposed to finish this in 3 weeks. Especially because I'm still waiting for my subjects/survey participants to answer.

But panicking won't help, if anything I should have learnt that over these past 5 years of studying. And if everything else fails, I will still pass my Masters even with a 0% on my project. So I'll just keep going, and look forward to Andreas coming home to me.

I miss you baby.


"The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”

Audrey Hepburn


The blog will be on vacation now for the next month. I have my project that needs to be finished in the next 3 weeks and then we are off yo Tunisia. I promise to keep you more updated after that.

To summarise I've had some hectic but wonderful days in Sweden. We visited Linköping, Göteborg, Örebro, Stockholm, Falkenberg and Andreas even made it to Rimbo and Norrtälje. So nice to see some old faces and a new one as well (Isac).

I already miss Sweden a lot, but now it's back to work and studies.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Shutter Island and Inception

Recommend them both if you like mental games with a twist. A lot of psychological and philosophical ideas mixed in makes you reconsider your ideas about sanity, time, consciousness and so on. Very fascinating.

1 year together

We drove to all the significant places of our wedding day: the church, our venue, the place where we had our photo shoot with Karin, and we even got 2 pieces of our wedding cake from the same bakery. A day saturated by the strong emotions we experienced on our wedding day.

I love you Andreas!