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Aren't you glad for weekends? I am. It's so necessary to have a couple of days of downtime, where I can do what I need to do, whether that is relaxing and being a total slug or getting all kinds of things done and being a busy bee or some sort of mixture of the two. That is often the case, actually.

Today was beautiful, sunny and blue, but very cold. I was productive all weekend; the last load of laundry is in the dryer, the house is clean, the advent lights are down and put away, the plants are watered, and I called both my mom and sister to get some of the summer planning logistics started. We know our approximate departure and arrival dates and the date of the "big" party, assuming that my brother confirms our plans.

We can't actually buy our plane tickets until mid-March earliest due to the fact that we have to wait for Martin's new US passport...which we have an appointment for at the Embassy in Copenhagen in mid-February. It then gets sent to Sweden and then to the US to be processed. Their website says 4-5 weeks but I'm hoping for 4 since I don't want to wait much longer than that to get our tickets, especially since I think we're pushing it as is. Ticket prices go up so much in the summer. Plus we are considering flying into one city and out from another, which always jacks the price up as well. Urgh.


I just had to interrupt this post because Martin called to ask if I could come pick him and his friend up in Södra Sandby as they were arriving on the bus in 15 minutes and her father, who was supposed to pick them up, had gone too early, gotten mad that he had to wait and gone home without them. It's MINUS 11 DEGREES out. WTH? I am a little boggled by that. -11C is 12F for those of you reading along at home. REALLY cold. I almost never turn the butt-heat on in the car because it always makes me feel like I peed myself, but I was glad of it tonight. What I would have been gladder for was a heated steering wheel. Brrrr!!! Freezy hands!


There are so many things to look forward to, coming up soon! This week I have bookworms, and next week I have something EVERY day and night including WW, our first choir session, the first AWC meeting of 2016, a Creative Day seminar, our corporate marketing kick-off, the jewelry swap/shop and a night at the opera (Turandot)! Whew!
mood: busy
music: David Bowie—Day In Day Out


Just to say, I was a slug this weekend and being busy would have been better! Minus 11 - I had heard there were very low temps over yonder. That is no weather to be left waiting for a lift. What a nightmare!

I know, right? Parenting fail.


Why do you need to go to the embassy in Denmark??

I have a heated steering wheel in my car and my god has it saved my frozen hands. My hands are always cold, so imagine them in this cold weather in the car. The heated steering wheel is like heaven!

Marie (Mia)

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We have to go to Copenhagen because of the criteria requiring his presence in person and because it's right over the bridge. Going to Stockholm is much more expensive and time-consuming!

Yikes, the father went home without them... I can see not wanting to wait in the cold, but stranding them in the cold?
Good thing Martin has you.

I too have been vacillating between slug and busy bee. There seems to be no in between sometimes.

Nope, there is never an inbetween! haha!

From Megsie

Who would leave children in the cold? Geez. People are weird. Sounds like you did well with your bee impersonation last weekend. We had a hockey tournament, so everything was wonky. Last one for the year. You have had a busy week since you posted, I hope your new choir went well. I know you were looking forward to it!

Re: From Megsie

Tournaments always wonk things up! My busy week is next week, I know I won't be able to post I'll do it NOW!

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