Could I be ANY worse of a blogger! My computer is on the fritz and it makes me not even want to touch it! Thinking about buying and installing a new hard drive (which I have been told is what it needs) stresses...me...out!
I have SO much on my mind! Filing an extension on my taxes (could I have waited any more last minute), paperwork to fill out to bring Fredrik over and OH YEA! Getting married on Saturday!!!!! AH! It's really hitting me! It's just...amazing. I'm so happy and excited and nervous and all those things that are supposed to happen when you get married! I keep calling Fredrik my "almost husband". I can't wait to call him my husband. It's amazing to think about it.
But that isn't all I do around here! Think about weddings and act like a major stress case! I did have a great St. Patricks day! It was a lot of fun. Pictures to come...maybe. We might be uninterested in them by the time I actually do it! Because Sunday, the priority is to put wedding pictures up! Duh!
So I'm sorry I have been so boring lately...but here is your every day thing!
Now although this isn't everday to you, it's everyday to us here in Gothenburg! The ocean. Well, the part of the ocean that is really close to the city. This was taken a few weeks ago when the snow hadn't started to FINALLY melt away, but it's still really awesome to me to just...walk up to the ocean and look at it! There are huge cruise boats that sit in the harbor that go to Germany, Denmark and other places. It's just cool, ocean/marine life. Especially to a Kansan who is landlocked!
The Swedish word of the day is "hav" which means "ocean". It's pronoucned with a british sounding "a". So kind of like "hov" with a long "o". And "the ocean" is "havet". Swedish is a confusing language, but I am so surprised by how much I understand lately. Even when watching movies in a foreign language with Swedish subtitles, I can follow!
"Bröllop" means wedding. "Gift" means married. Fredrik and I are getting married March 27th at 3pm, for you Kansas readers, that is 8am.
I am...for lack of better words, estatic. I am beyond happy. I really feel like the luckiest woman on the face of the planet right now. I get to marry the love of my life, in a country I love. This is the first step to Fredrik and I starting our life together, and it could not be any better.
Wish us luck, and if you happen to be awake at 8am, on that Saturday, send some thoughts our way! We will be here, happy as ever!
Also, Happy St. Patrick's Day! Whether you are Irish or not, be gay and merry! I get to celebrate my non-Irishness with a bunch of Swedes! Can't wait!
The Swedish words of the day are "bröllop" and "gift". Bröllop is pronounced "bruhllop" with a long "o" sound. And gift is pronounced "yift". Sadly, in Swedish, this word can also mean "poison". Yikes.
I have now made over 100 cupcakes in less than 24 hours.
Right now: Waiting for the last batch to be done, so I can clean up my mess.
Next to me: A glass of vitamin C water and the book "The UnDutchables".
Waiting for: Friday night.
In my tummy: One of the homemade tortillas I made last night with butter, cinnamon and sugar. :)
Wearing: A big blue sweater and fuzzy turquoise socks my mom sent me. Caitlin is at home today, so I get to sit around in comfy clothes and bake.
Listening to: Caitlin sniffle and the ticking of the oven.
Wondering: Why Caitlin has such hard science and math homework!
Loving: Fredrik for forgiving me no matter what I do.
Happy about: The fact that I made all these cupcakes and muffins and some really cute Swedish kids are goin to enjoy them tonight!
I've really grown to enjoy the quiet. Spending time with a 10 and 12 year old can do that to you. So today, while Caitlin is "under the weather", it's nice to just sit and bake and she is quiet, for once. :)
This weekend we have plans to have dinner with some good friends and other than that, not much. I think Fredrik is really concerned about the fact that I've never seen The Lord of the Rings, so heck...we might rent 1 or 2 and be bums on Sunday. I wouldn't mind!
The Swedish thing of the day is a normal Saturday afternoon table. Includes remotes, necessary alcohlic beverages, newspaper, bowls filled with nuts and chips, the table cloth thing that every table in the house has, candles and half a cup of cold coffee from the morning. And of course, the camera!
The word of the day is "börd" which is "table" and pronoucned "buhrd" Kind of like bird, but kind of not. :)