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Both Martin and Karin complained of sore and ticklish throats this week and Karin went through an entire bag and a half of orange and cherry-flavored cough drops...guess who's got it now? *cough* So, it's no wonder I was dragging today, pulling myself one step at a time through work towards quitting time and the Tylenol cold medicine calling me from the bathroom cabinet at home.

One of the interns at work graduated today and she cooked lunch for a bunch of us. It was one of the most interesting taste-combination meals I've ever had, in a good way: salmon fillets baked with green olives, chunks of avocado, parsley, cilantro and orange slices. And as accompaniment, a whole-wheat pasta salad with green onions, pine nuts, hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts in a honey-and-something-I-couldn't-identify vinaigrette. The only thing that put me off was the cilantro, which I just don't like; it gets up my nose with a weird sensation I can't figure out how to describe. And then, since the kids were going to an evening disco birthday party tonight, I picked up sushi for Anders and I to eat for dinner. Salmon for lunch and salmon for dinner! Win-win.

I popped 2 Tylenol when I got home and after we ate, I subsided slowly onto the couch with a book. The sun was baking in through the big plate-glass windows and the couch was totally in the line of fire. First I shook off my shoes, then I got progressively more horizontal and then my book fell on the floor. Zzzzz.

Hanging out with the Elvis impersonators at Malmö Festival a few weeks ago

It rained every day of August 2006. On this particular day, it POURED. The kids ran splashing up and down the little ditch in front of the house which had overflowed with water.

Karin and Martin learned to somersault on the trampoline recently. The grimaces that the camera captures are priceless!

Martin flips out

Karin gets in your face

Obviously, the Elvis impersonators rubbed off on someone!

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Karin is looking so grown up in the last picture! I have the same problem with cilantro and am at the same loss for words to describe why.

Glad I'm not alone in the cilantro-weirds-me-out-club.


Good lord, those children are gorgeous.

And I always think cilantro smells like body odor. Do you know what I mean?


Meg xoxox

Yes! kind of, anyway. I can't abide the stuff, it ruins any dish it's in.

What you can't see in that last photo is that Anders spraypainted the word DISCO in green around the back of Karin's head. :D


I want to know how old the birthday child is having the disco birthday and if your kids had oodles of fun!

It was their friend Timothy and he turned 9. They came home and said they had fun, but they didn't say much about the party otherwise. No candy bags, either!

A boy? Interesting. Funny they didn't say much about the party.

I love cilantro. The smell, the taste. IMHO it enhances any dish it's in. I hope you don't throw me off your friend's list. I promise I will never serve you any cilantro (*rubs hands together thinking 'more for me* *smirk*)

You can have it! :P

Elvis is alive and living in... Malmo?

The kids look a little scared of the Elvises.


Re: Elvis is alive and living in... Malmo?

We were ALL a little scared of the Elvises.

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Too bad his shirt is so wrinkled! :D I have an unnatural abhorrence of irons.


I was so sure it was going to be Karin that the impersonaters rubbed off on- after the look on Martin's face in the first photo. Obviously, he paid attention! :)Love, Lizardmom

I love these photos--thanks for sharing!

Forward somersaults or backwards? What's the Swedish word for somersault? :)

vålt is the word in Swedish. It's pronounced vohlt. :)

Funny, it has never struck me (after 31 years of living) how to spell that word. I only hear it when they broadcast diving or perhaps gymnastics on TV, and never had to write about someone who makes a somersault. However the verb is spelled "volta", so I just had to look it up and indeed; the noun is volt. Sorry for nit-picking. :)

Lexin suggests kullerbytta as the primary translation of somersault, and mentions vurpa (as in drive your car off the road) as another possible meaning. It gotta be a spectacular car accident if you make a full somersault, even more so if you survive without major injuries.

haha! that'll teach me to ask my 8-year-old instead of looking it up!

Good word!


What is Tylenol? (former assistant nurse Mia curious. :) )


Basic Tylenol is like Alvedon, but Tylenol also comes in a bunch of variations that are much stronger and cover many more symptoms than Alvedon does. There is also Tylenol Allergy/Sinus which has an antihistimine as well.


That last picture - absolutely priceless! I agree, Karin is looking heartbreakingly GROWN UP. And Martin is so cute I could pinch him.

Sushi will definitely, surely cure what ails you.


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