Wednesday, March 16, 2011

no more snow!

Now, since I wrote this, it's definitely going to snow tomorrow. ;) But finally our snow has almost completely melted! It's SO great! Spring is definitely in the air (sometimes) and I can't get enough of it! It's already day light by 6am and getting dark at 7pm. We spring forward the last Saturday\Sunday night this week, and then we will get a lot of light at night. I can't wait for the Swedish summer and sun.

Not A LOT has been going on. Had our house warming party on Saturday and that was fun. Thank god for Fredrik. I had a terrible fever and sore throat on Friday night, and he helped me so much on Saturday to get everything done. But the sore throat ended up in a terrible cold\ear infection. I stayed home from work today and am definitely feeling better.

Although staying home from work because of illness isn't the best thing, I did get to spend some much needed time with Freddie boy. He worked late last week and is working late this week. When we don't see each other at night I feel really sad and disconnected. I miss him! So we got to lounge around all morning untill he went to work, and that is something I really needed.

Now it's onto getting into this baby shower. I have a lot going on with it. Sent the invites out and everybody RSVP'd, 17 people! In our little apartment! Haha! I have the decorations all thought out, the gifts for the mom's to be, the menu, the games. Now It's time to go shopping and getting going on all it! Whew!

The Swedish word of the day is 'kalas' which means 'party'. This is more of a birthday party or a baby shower. The word for a regular party would be 'fest'.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I have been the worst blogger ever. I wonder how many times I've said that on my blog. Without my own computer though, and always using my iPhone, I forget so easily to update! I'm sorry all!

Things are just things here. Working, making food, getting paid, spending money. :) The job is going well still, can be difficult at times, But I'm a grown up, so I'm working through them.

Our apartment is still wonderful and slowly being filled up with things I love! It's so exciting how it's all coming together! We take lots of trips to IKEA!

Right now I have 2 visitors from Kansas. It's fantastic! They have only been here about 20 hours, but I never want them to leave! Or at least when they leave some more visitors come! It's so fun to be informative about a place that is so new and exciting! Makes me feel kind of....well, cool! ;)

Last night we ate 'halv special' with them and my American friend Ellen and her fiance Anders. It was a blast! Halv special is hot dogs with mashed potatoes on top with some fried onions and grill spice. YUM! It's not really even a Swedish thing, it a Göteborg thing! Tonight we are all gonna eat at a Swedish restaurant called Karlsson's Garage. I've heard great things about it!

Speaking of Ellen. I met her at my work place about a week and a half ago and now we have become inseparable! She is from Georgia and met a Swede while she was living in Hungary about 3 years ago. She moved to Sweden, they are engaged, and in 4 weeks, unfortunately, they are both moving to the US. It's just so cool to meet other Americans who are doing cool things with their life and have a lot in common with. I think Ellen is one of the most interesting people I have met, and it's so cool because she thinks that about me! :) I really do not want her to go!

Well I better start attempting to make some Swedish pancakes for my visitors! Yikes!

The Swedish word of the day is 'gäst' which means 'guest' and is pronounced 'ge-ehst'. 'gäster' is 'guests'.