It’s only thursday but I want to do a throwback to summer 2013. It was a great one! Between work I got to spend time with my favourite people. These two pictures take me back to the exact place and feelings I had at that moment.
Waking up early!
Before Christmas and my vacation I was doing really good. I was at work before 7AM pretty much every morning. Since I’ve been back I’ve gotten into work around 8.30 and 9.00. Not good!!! I’m gonna get better though, I promise. I have so many plans for this year and little trips I’m gonna take here and there that I need to work long days so I don’t miss anything. It’s easy, as soon as I get back into my routine of doing things!
This weekend I went back home for a birthday party. It was my old friends 30th birthday. By old I don’t mean she’s old because she’s 30 but because I’ve known her since I was 9, almost 20 years. We’ve been through a lot together but being there for the big moments means a lot. I was there for her 18th birthday. The day she got married, her babyshower. Yeah, all the big milestones in her life. And this weekend was no exception. Of course I was gonna be there. Almost died getting there but in the end it was all worth it. This weekend a huge storm hit and driving there and back wasn’t the easiest thing to do but I was super careful and after all, I’ve driven on Swedish roads for 10 years, I know how it is. All in all, a great weekend with family and friends, old and new!!!
I spent the weekend with a lot of my favourite people.
Friday around 3PM I left work and drove about two hours to meet up with my sister, her BF and a friend. We started off with a little bit of shopping and then dinner. Sushi! You guys know I love sushi. After dinner we had about two hours until the movie so we went to a cafe and got some hot chocolate. All of a sudden, out of nowhere B and G, two friends I haven’t seen in a really long time showed up and sat down with us. Catching up was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see them again. After that we went and saw Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I absolutely loved it. I liked the first movie, but loved the second one…soooo good. By the time I walked in to my mom and dads house it was almost midnight.
Saturday started very early. I woke up at 7AM and med up with Ada at 7.30. We took a short walk together before she had to head to work. Very nice catching up with her as well. I went back home and sat with mom and dad for a while, while they had coffee. Then I went to the car wash and got my baby clean. Picked up my sister och went to mom and dad’s again for breakfast. Got ready and then went shopping. Picked up a few things I might show you in a haul. After shopping we headed to Oskarshamn, a town of the east coast of Sweden. It was my aunts 60th birthday. We arrived there around 3PM I think. First coffee and then a late lunch before a ton of chill and playing with the kids. Did my little cousins make up for a performance she was doing that evening. She’s 10 so it was very little and light, with a white eyeshadow. Sister did her hair. We went to the venue around 7pm. All of us but my dad and uncle. Old men, you know. LOL
There was a party after and we ended up staying after 11PM, lots of dancing and fun with the family. We requested a few songs for my aunt and the band, who were really good, shouted her out. She was embarrassed and wanted to go home but also said it was a great and memorable birthday! I’m happy she had fun.
Sunday we woke up pretty early around 8.30, the kids had football practice and left around 9.15. My cousin, her husband and I just sat around the table and talked. Around 11 the rest of the family showed up and we had some coffee and dessert before we headed back home. Stopped by a small shopping mall on out way back and did some shopping. Dropped my parents and sister off and drove home. Got in around 6PM. Unpacked, took a shower, watched a movie and went to bed around 9.30.
Great but short weekend. Wish I could have spent a little more time with my family because I don’t get to see them often. They live almost 4 hours away!
So, it was a ‘gather as much of the stuff you’re bringing to Sarajevo’ yesterday. Considering I won’t really have that much time to pack before I leave I’ve started with the packing super early. I usually only pack the night before but this time it was really seven days before. But, I’m leaving my house Wednesday morning and going to a conference for two days before I leave for Sarajevo. So, I have to pack a lot more stuff than ususal. I’m also going to a conference as soon as I land, so yeah…I think you get it. I also managed to do 2 loads of laundy and go grocery shopping before I sat down and watched a movie before bed. I saw The Frozen Groud with Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack and Nicolas Cage.
‘An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.’
Woke up 6.25 AM this morning. I actually se my alarm for 6.45 but oh well…
Yesterday was a busy day, work 7AM-5.10PM and then home to do some more work. And I stopped by at a store on my way home from work. Didn’t get anything though. At home I started putting stuff in my suitcase. Clothes and jewelry I need to pack, because I’m leaving in 7 days…to Sarajevo!!! And until then I’m gonna be super busy. I only really have tonight, Sunday and Tuesday nights free to pack and do all that… Tomorrow my dad gets here and we’re gonna have a real daddy/daughter weekend. He leaves sunday and monday I’m meeting a new friend for dinner. Busy Busy Busy…
Enjoy your Thursday everyone!!!
What are you doing this Friday night?!? Oh, what am I doing?! Just packing for another weekend away working with BHUF. Once again I’m gonna be close to home but too far to make the drive back and go there in the morning again! So it’s another hotel weekend for me. Don’t get me wrong it’s nice and all but damn I’m tired of packing and I’m one of those girls who can’t pack light. I always bring a lot of stuff but that’s because I like being comfortable wherever I am. And I like my own stuff around me!
Earlier today I met up with Ami, had a bite to eat and then walked around the mall for a bit. It’s the shopping festival weekend and we got our VIP bracelets for 20% off in every store…
This is what the sky looked like tonight during sunset
So, I’m probably going to Sarajevo for a few days in about four weeks and I’m super excited! It’s gonna be a very busy weekend but I also think it’s gonna be a great one! I’m looking forward to it…Can’t wait!!!
Also, check out my post about Sarajevo on The World Spa here and read about my favourite places to visit while I’m there!!!
Yupp…great day to come back to the blog, don’t you think!??
Well anyway, I’m back and I won’t even go into why I’ve been missing! Hoping this comeback is gonna last…but you never know, like I said, life gets in the way. The remaining weeks of September and all of October is gonna be super busy for me…I’ll take you along with me and then I wanna hear some people say I’m busy, when in reality all they do is sit at home!!!