October 13th, 2003



Anders and I woke up abruptly at 7:30 a.m. this morning, realizing that the alarms had never gone off (neither one!) and that we were WAY late. 7:30 is usually when I'm dropping the kids off. So we raced around like maniacs, getting showered, the kids up, dressed, fed, out the door. Upon closer inspection, my clock said 19.40!! So, yesterday when we were cleaning, Märta apparently unplugged it and when she plugged it back in she set it completely out of sync. :( I got to work at 8:45 a.m.

Another gorgeous sunny fall day in Skåne. This week is a crazy one, but hey, that's nothing new, right? :) Today I am picking up the kids after stopping at the store for milk and fruit, and going to the library. Anders is at a work dinner this evening. Tomorrow Karin has a dentist appointment. Wednesday is choir. Thursday is Social Circle. Friday is Sushi Night. Thank god I have sushi to look forward to, to get me through the week! :)

The grass seed is sown. Keeping fingers crossed and thumbs held that we have daytime temps of 10C+ all week to give it a chance.

Something that struck me as I was doing database maintenance at work: Why does the United States have the number 1 as their telephone country code? I supposed SOMEONE had to have it, but I wonder if it's symbolic (as in "we're #1!") or just coincidence. Or maybe the U.S. invented the system of country codes so they felt entitled.
  • Current Music
    Savage Garden—To the Moon & Back


I'm so boring. At least tonight. It's nearly 10 and I haven't done much at all since getting home. I have at least managed the following, just to bore you some more:
pick up milk and apples
take the kids to the library to return books and get new ones
make dinner
run the dishwasher
edit and upload pictures to the AWC staging server

There was a package waiting for Martin & Karin when we got home, with some more clothes for Karin from her cousin Rachel (yay, sis! thanks!) and books and 2 little crafty things. The crafty things were 2 tiny little books with attached inch-square ink pads and marker pens, with flip pages and instructions on how to do thumbprint drawings. Instant hit! Martin LOVED them. He did every one of the suggested pictures. When I said he could do his own on a bigger piece of paper and that the ones in the book were just ideas, he said, "But, I want to do the ideas!" :)

I can remember doing thumbprint drawings myself as a kid, with my dad's old black inkpad (which I still have!). I think my grandma has the one I made of a giraffe still hanging in her bathroom.

Jesus. I just saw the replay of Kenny Bräck's crash last night at the Indy racing in Texas. :( I can't believe he's still alive. I saw a headline on Expressen that his mother saw the crash on TV last night. Can you imagine?!

1st highlight of the week is coming up tomorrow morning: MASSAGE! only half an hour and it's at work, but still. :) I haven't had a real massage in ages. Anders has to be begged to give me one and even then it's usually only a few minutes. His hands are always aching from hockey or working in the yard. :( You can tell the honeymoon is long over, LOL!
  • Current Music
    The Connell's—Hey Wow