As long as there's no ice outside, we're calling it summer. That's what we've decided at my day job. And it fits, too, in a strange logical way. Although September is coming up fast, in Sweden the summer feels wonderfully long because of the amount of time everyone gets to enjoy it. Many who live … Continue reading The Long Swedish Summer
"Sunshine isn't good for your health. You know what you should do? Take it easy. Move to Sweden. Relax and enjoy the freezing weather and the crushing darkness that wants to eat your soul." Said no doctor ever. In February, Sweden is usually wet and still dark, though she's starting to get more sunshine. Definitely … Continue reading February, VABruary, Same Same
I'm going to veer away from writing discussions today and focus on something that's affecting my life in a huge way, and that's the realization that one of my children has autism. We're still going through the diagnosis process, but last week the school doctor confirmed what we sort of already knew, that my daughter … Continue reading What do you feel when you realize your child has Autism?
What a week! We've had doctor's visits, school meetings, planning new meetings to meet our children's needs, a lot of early mornings and late nights for my husband as his company continues with a crazy renovation project, coordinating schedules and rushing around, a few epic meltdowns, an intense battle between a dragon and a ninja … Continue reading A Good Day
If you're visiting for the first time, you might notice my tagline says 'Awesome Author of Imaginary Tales'. It says it on my business cards, too. Today, I want to talk about that word, 'awesome'. No, I'm not entitled--at least I don't think I am. Well, okay maybe, just a little. I believe if you … Continue reading Awesome is the New Judgment
My son loves building things. Come back tomorrow and there's a 90% chance I'll begin my post with 'My son loves destroying things.' And it's true, my son loves building AND destroying things. I think destroying wins, hands down. There are broken bits all over the place. Lego hands keep popping up in the cereal box. … Continue reading Motorcycle Construction 101
A series of doctor's appointments and a spring cold have taken their toll on my work schedule. What I had hoped to finalize last week, sits untouched on my laptop. The deadlines I had constructed in my mind have been pushed further back. In the wake of these setbacks, I spent at least one day fretting … Continue reading Tomato Soup Days
Every year, Sweden holds Melodifestivalen, a highly televised song contest, to determine that year's participant in the Eurovision Song Contest, also a highly televised song contest where different countries across Europe showcase their musical talent . . . sort of. It's turned into a major event around our household. Every Friday during the months of February and … Continue reading Busy Doin’ Nothin’