onsdag 28 oktober 2009

Mess and colour - stök och färg

Over at A common place life you can read a post about sharing the real - real life. I think I always have, some of you remember the messy mirrors, unmade beds and other unwomanly sights I've shared with you.
But, I have to confess I never post a picture of myself that I find unkind and unflattering... That's ok by me. And I bet those of you posing to post do the same!?
But in order to stay true to myself I've found it helpful to stay within the range of probability- or running in to other bloggers would be embarrassing (you know I found out that Jeanette at Handmade lives across the park from me).

So here it comes:

Late October is grey and dark. I do my best to bring colour to people I meet. I turned it up a notch - behold the Tizian red! (Yes, I make as much fuss about my hair as ever before - I just spare you the details.)

Speaking of colours, this is my closet. The mess below is real too. The little man is away with his father for a few days and since I don't have to rush in to his room when he has a nightmare I don't worry about the lego on the floor. The pain of stepping on a piece of lego with sleepy feet is close to that of a biliary colic (that's my new word for today = gallstensanfall!)

måndag 26 oktober 2009

No, I was all wrong in my last post. It wasn't glamour I needed, it was a good old night in with different projects going on and lots of tea and cookies. I got it and now I'm human again.

tisdag 20 oktober 2009

tisdag - tristdag

Some days just don't lift. They stay at ankle height and just work their way down. Today was like that to me. No clementines left, one week to pay day, dog hair everywhere, dishes and brain killing drama for teenagers on TV. But do I complain? Yes. Bring me some glamour. Quick.

En del dagar lyfter inte. De håller sig i ankelhöjd och jobbar sig nedåt. Så var det för mig idag. Inga clementiner kvar, en vecka till lön, hundhår överallt, disk och hjärndöd tonårsdrama på TV. Men klagar jag? Japp. Ge mig lite glamour. Snabbt.

måndag 19 oktober 2009

Tabi socks and tea

I bought a pair of Japanese Nike sneakers. That was in July so I had plenty of time to finish the tabi-socks in alpacca. Now I'm warm and cosy, bring on the autumn storms! I'm also armed with incredibly delicious saffron tea so there's no stopping me now.

fredag 16 oktober 2009


If you're paying attention you can hear the cranes passing over the city, hovering high up in the air. I consider them my birds but this time every year I realize they belong somewhere else too. beautiful birds. The japanese think so too.

Since it's been a while I'm updating my personal info through the help of Alexis.

The thing is to answer in one word - just one.

1. Where is your mobile phone? Bra

2. Your hair? Short

3.Your mother? Intense

4. Your father? Dead

5. Your favourite food? Müsli

6. Your dream last night? Forgot

7. Your favourite drink? Gin&tonic

8. Your dream/goal? Peace

9. What room are you in? Office (!)

10. Your hobby? Living

11. Your fear?Loss

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? San Fransisco

13. Where were you last night? Choir rehearsal

14. Something that you aren’t? Quiet

15. Muffins? Blueberry

16. Wish item? Sewing machine

17. Where did you grow up? Vänersborg

18. Last thing you did? Staffmeeting

19. What are you wearing? Sneakers

20. Your TV? Ignored

21. Your pet? Kids

22. Friends? Few

23. Your life? Rewarding

24. Your mood? Relaxed

25. Missing someone? Grandma

26. Vehicle? Minivan

27. Something you’re not wearing? Ladylike

28. Your favorite store? Myrorna

29. Your favorite color? Green

30. When was the last time you laughed? Today

31. Last time you cried? Forgotten

32. Your best friend? Husband

33. One place that I go to over and over? Österlen

34. One person who emails me regularly? Boss

35. Favorite place to eat? Home

And I'd like to add:
36. Tattoo? Lizard

37. Work disciplin? Mostly

38. Why do you blog? Share
39. Skill you wish you had? Cartwheeling

40. Favorite trait in others? Tolerance
Play along, if you like!

torsdag 15 oktober 2009

Höst och återkomst - Autumn and return

Kära, kära vänner.

Jag har egentligen inte haft något särskilt för mig sedan sist, jag har bara levt livet, vardagslivet utan större åthävor. Ibland är det tillräckligt. Det finns några djupsinnigheter jag tänkt ut som jag nog delger er så småningom. Just nu är jag bara tacksam om någon av er är kvar där ute.
Dear, dear friends.
I haven't really been up to anything special since my last post. I've just been living my life, an ordinary life without any fuss. Sometimes that's enough. I have some profound thoughts I'll probably share with you ecentually. For now, I'm just gratful if anyone is still out there.