August 10th, 2003



Ugh, another year older. The numbers on these birthdays are nothing to celebrate, says me.

That said, Anders did a lovely job of coming through on the sparkly side. I got woken up this a.m. by two way too bouncy children, and was given a gorgeous fuchsia-pink potted begonia (from Martin & Karin) and, from Anders, a beautiful bracelet from Viking Kristall made of peridot beads with a larger oval pearl in the very center. :) Happy Happy!

Yet another bee-oo-ti-ful day and we're headed to the beach, even though the beach is not my #1 choice for birthday destinations. Later we'll be in Oxie for a joint b-day celebration as Anders' dad's birthday is on Tuesday.

Mom called me yesterday since she was going to be gone today, and had mailed me several things I've been needing and asked for. :) Best Mom! There are still a few too many things that I can't find here and have to import from the States. Not so much food items, as those I can usually either find or there is a substitute for them, but toiletries are harder, and when you're happy with your brands, it's nearly impossible to switch.
  • Current Music
    Martin's Leapfrog Electronic Learning Toy


Tired, a little grumpy, hot, mostly. It's been a long day and too much of it was spent sitting in the car (forgot the damn cake and had to go back for it, long traffic jams to/from beach) and in the sun at the beach which is always exhausting, for some reason. 2 friends left messages to say happy birthday, otherwise haven't heard from anyone. :( Don't know why that bothers me a bit, since I don't consider this a fun birthday, but it does.

Stuffed ourselves silly on chinese food at the in-laws, which was really good. I always eat too much there. And my cake was a hit with the adults at least. The kids didn't like it much "because it was brown" but I thought it was great. Of course, I made it, so I would think that. :) It was my favorite: spice cake and I made homemade creamcheese vanilla frosting. Then I dumped an entire little jar of "kola kulor" and put grated white chocolate on top. Yum!

Martin is officially done with daycare as of tomorrow, and starts "fritids" which is daycare for bigger kids. :) Tonight at the table, we overhead this sentence from him while he was explaining something to his cousin, "Jag kunde inte riktigt figure ut den."
  • Current Music
    the whir of the fan at top speed