August 13th, 2013



I cannot WAIT until the kids go back to school. Back to regular routine. Back to real life.

We have had a super summer and I am kind of sad, despite that first sentence, that it is drawing to a close. The fields are bare, or full of hay bales and the clouds have started rolling in. The temperature dropped drastically recently (coooool) and we've had thunderstorms and sudden downpours. After this summer of nearly perfect weather, it's quite the dramatic change.

It's been on my mind to sit down and write a post WEEKS. Eeek. It wasn't intentional, I swear. Things just kept rolling along and I was either too busy or too lazy or not here.

We had my cousin Beth's daughter, Jordon, here all last week, and Sweden showed off all its best sides for her. We took her to Copenhagen and Tivoli, to Ales Stenar (where she and Karin got to paraglide!), a family dinner with mutual cousin Cate, to Malmö and Lund and Flyinge Kungsgård as well as a real Swedish crayfish party. She was in Valencia, Spain, since the middle of May studying Spanish and then tooling around Europe. She just went home on Monday after nearly THREE months away from home. THREE months. I don't know how I'll stand it when it's my turn to be the parent left at home trying to keep tabs on my traveling kids.

This is the middle of my NINTH week soda-free. Except I had Coke for my birthday on Saturday because hello! NINE WEEKS. And you know what? That was the BEST DAMN COKE I have ever had. Back to water and juice and I'm fine. I think that was perfect. I think having that to look forward to made it just enough easier to get through...I shall look forward to my Christmas Coke now! haha!

I really really want another computer because I'm so tired of fighting with the kids when I want to sit down and check email or write a post. Stupid PC games. Stupid World of Warcraft. I think we need to reinstate Computer Time. I don't know why we never got around to putting it on this computer when we got it. More soon, I swear.