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Grilled chicken rubbed with barbeque sauce, grilled onions, tiny baby broccoli florets, rice mixed with white and yellow corn, topped with butter. *drool* That was Friday night's dinner.

The sun has been peeking out at intervals today, sticking a toe in and then wrapping clouds around itself while going brrrr

I slept in, or rather, dozed on and off this morning, after being awake until 2:22 a.m. last night, the last point I looked at the clock. Anders played hockey at 9 and just got back from the building store with a big ol bag of cement. I've got laundry folded and dishes dealt with, but not much else. Karin is at a birthday party until 3. Martin is entertaining himself in the playroom and singing his own little soundtrack at the same time. He puts music to his own life without even realizing he's doing it. Right now he's squeaking in a high-pitched voice. :D

Soccer Mom Moment: Decked out in her new elbow pads, kneepads, wristguards, shin guards, soccer socks and cleats, Karin says to me, Go ahead, mama, try and break my legs!

I have a concert tonight at the Malmö City Hall, and dinner is being served to the choir by the chef afterwards. :) It's a 5-star restaurant, so it ought to be good. The only thing is that we're not singing until 9:30 P.M. and dinner isn't until afterwards.

My brother calls me all the time nowadays just to chat. This makes me very happy. We had a nice long discussion about the post I made remembering my grandmother's house, because I wondered why none of my family had commented on it. He has nearly no memories of that house and is amazed I could remember so much. I'm only 5 years older than he is, but it apparently made a big difference. I think moving around as much as we did was detrimental to our long-term memories, though. He says each time he moves (and I think he's got my 29 times beat) he immediately starts deleting memory files to make room for new stuff. I have a hard time remembering details, and dialogue? Forget it, it's gone. But he's got no memory of places, people, things that happened. I suppose you have to train your memory, like anything else, to get good at it. That's what I use this journal for sometimes.

I wrote a poem yesterday, one I'm (nearly) happy with, and the first real poem I've written in years. It will be in the upcoming Mosaic Minds. The kickstart took awhile, but it seems to be working!
mood: amused
music: Belle & Sebastian—Expectations


Martin is singing Belle and Sebastian?! (my favourite right now!) - I have my kids singing "Judy and her Dream of Horses". Nothing like a little brainwashing.

LOL! No, he just makes up his own music and sings it, interspersed with the voices of the characters he's playing with, sound effects, narrative, etc. But I brainwash, too with music. :)

Ah, I see. It was the "squeaking in a high pitched voice" that threw me off - that is how my husband describes Belle and Sebastian. :)


Ahhh...but I LOVE my tv, O shining Lizardy One. I do. I can't help it. Not as much as I love my dawg, but quite a bit. TV is my friend. (Okay...I just creeped myself out with that last bit.)

Oh wee, I know, it's a tough one to break. Just think of all the things you could accomplish without it hanging on your leg in that 4-limb monkey clamp. :)

Memory Cells

I think I'm up to 40+ moves now, and it's true that there are a lot of details that go by the boards. Traveling does the same thing. This is one reason why we keep journals and do tape recorded notes. Anne LaMott keeps 3x5 cards in her pockets. Just take notes. Later-- like when you're old and gray-- you can go back and all sorts of stuff comes back to you.

try and break my legs

I love your kids! Truly I do. Can I have one? I'll take Karin when she's getting on your nerves. Trust me, she will be treated well (read: spoiled rotten)! :)

You can't have them but you could borrow them :) She made me cry with laughter: Mama! Försok o ta sonder mina ben! hahahaa!

She says the funniest stuff!! It kills me!

Love the soccer mom comment!
Good to hear you talking to your brother more. My mom over the years has grown closer to her siblings. She was an oops baby (12 years between her and nearest sibling).

Since we became adults, we're all really close and it's wonderful :)

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