memoir, memories, nostalgia, Posts With Off Site Links, teenage years, Uncategorized

From our ancestors come our names…

Karl Olov Englund was a large man with a full beard who worked in an iron factory during the week and was a Lutheran priest on the weekend. Olov was married to a lady named Emma Augusta and they had ten children, five of these children emigrated to the USA - one of which, Helga,… Continue reading From our ancestors come our names…

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memories, Movies / TV / Netflix, nostalgia, Posts With Off Site Links, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Throwback Thursday: Remembering the ’90s

So I came across this post by The Emma Edit today... and I thought "Hey, it's a Thursday... and, MAN, do I love the '90s..." SO, here I am to answer the same questions from her part one and two on this topic. I know you're excited. You're hiding it well... but I can tell.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Remembering the ’90s

Fiction, Harry Potter, Medical, memories, nostalgia, support

My Little Ravenclaw Heart

Today I'm just going to muse on writing/blogging and general whatever-comes-to-mind topics... so if you have enough of that already on your feed... then... well... Move on if you must. I'll at least vaguely attempt to make it interesting haha. Last week was CNA appreciation week and as such there was a display put up… Continue reading My Little Ravenclaw Heart

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Recording for Posterity

Radio silence ended it seems... at least for a moment. Emma is back bitches! Woo! Haha. I don't have any particular topic to write on or story to tell at the moment, but since it's been 10 days since I last wrote here I figured I was due to write an update. On Monday I… Continue reading Recording for Posterity

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Where on Earth has all the time gone?

My Grandpa is not doing well, as Finding Reverie's post the other day indicated. My Grandma had an accident at the hospital today as well... And while she was cleared of any major injury (though she is apparently looking pretty beat up), all these events plus my having started to work with Geriatrics have started… Continue reading Where on Earth has all the time gone?

memoir, memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized

I Never Even Saw it Coming

So many blog post ideas... so little motivation.... Hi, y'all. It's me... finally with my work training schedule slowing down... I have one more day this week to work before having a six day break before my rotating part time schedule starts. So I am hoping I can get myself on here more often and… Continue reading I Never Even Saw it Coming

Best Friends, Best of, Maja, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: Maja Memory #1

Post # 8 from my recycled series - This one is from May 2015, new pictures added 🙂 Booop Booop Booop – that’s my poor rendition of the skype ring tone – …Booop. Oh My God, Maja’s calling! “Hush up!” I say to the kids. Maja and I had been playing Skype tag for almost… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Maja Memory #1

Best of, memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: A Vision in Aquamarine

Post #5 for my recycled posts series. This one is from March 2015. It’s funny what memories suddenly come back to you when you spend some time thinking about old friends and places. Today I suddenly remembered a particular memory – a fleeting incident that happened when I was about 17. No real significance is… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: A Vision in Aquamarine

Best Friends, Best of, memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: Anneke and Heather

Post #4 of my flashback/recycled posts - this one is from February 2015 - one of the very first memories I posted. “It’s your turn to sit in the back, Emma.” “Only if you put the top up!” I said as I climbed into the back of Heather’s convertible. It was the middle of Swedish… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Anneke and Heather

Adventures in Dating, Andre, memories, nostalgia, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Melodic Memories

The kid was adorable, if I must admit. I call him a kid because he was a year and a half plus a day younger than I  and as teenagers that gap felt enormous. As if that whole extra year and a day really made a difference - I had dated Andre earlier in the… Continue reading Melodic Memories

nostalgia, Uncategorized

Let Me Entertain You

Last time I mentioned once again my dream part (Rizzo in Grease) and alluded to my love of Broadway again as well. As such I decided today I will talk about some other favorite parts of mine I would love to have done or maybe... One day do... Really I'll be talking about specific musical… Continue reading Let Me Entertain You

Adventures in Dating, Best of, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

There Are Worse Things I Could Do

In the car today, I introduced my children to some of my fave Broadway songs - which included a handful from both Grease and Grease 2. I told my 5 year old son that Grease Lightning is about a car, which peaked his interest naturally... and when they sang "The chicks'll cream for Grease Lightning,"… Continue reading There Are Worse Things I Could Do

Best Friends, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized

Cycle of abuse and Maraschino Cherries

In keeping with the themes this week, I told a friend that I planned to write about another friend I lost touch with and hoped one day to find again just like Vlad. This girl; however, was much closer to me - a Best Friend. Before I sat to write this, I decided to do… Continue reading Cycle of abuse and Maraschino Cherries

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Othello has an Iron Jaw; or I kicked him in his Face

As I said: Vladimir was Iago, and John was Othello. I was so irritated with John because he had only shown up for one rehearsal. I was dreading the show because I was so sure he’d end up fucking it up because I thought he didn’t care. At the last dress rehearsal he was not… Continue reading Othello has an Iron Jaw; or I kicked him in his Face

Best Friends, Dane, Justin, Maja, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized, youth

The Grand Scheme of Things

In a few weeks I turn 34. Logically I know that is not all that old.... But maybe it's Karma because I called Justin "old" when he turned 34 yesterday - same as Dane when he turned 34 in October. But now... Siiiiggghhh... I'm starting to feel old myself. Really, it's not so much a… Continue reading The Grand Scheme of Things

Justin, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

Scary eyes

Now - back to some more regular programming. LOL as in - not just a whole bunch of pictures. Back to old themes and old memories - or in this case memories forgotten. In my first Treasures post, I mentioned a journal entry in one of the journals I shared with Anneke. It was a… Continue reading Scary eyes

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Treasures #2 – Family etc

Like Mother like Daughter... Let's start this trip down memory lane with pictures of how dang CA-UTE I was as a small child... Haha! In Paris...'85ish I think? I just love how I'm holding my own leash like... I'll take my own damn self for a walk HAHA I don't think I've ever not had… Continue reading Treasures #2 – Family etc

Best Friends, memories, nostalgia, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Treasures; or a second Christmas

I received my storage delivery yesterday as you will have noticed from my gleeful outburst last night. I have taken mondo amounts of pictures to share with you all so I think I'm going to have to break it into at least two posts. Today I will start with stuff to do with friends/me as… Continue reading Treasures; or a second Christmas

Best Friends, memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized

OMG OMG OMG!!!

Holy shit you guys!!!!!! I found two of me and Anneke's notebooks from Gymnasium! It's not all I had, but I thought I had lost them all completely! Maybe I'm remembering wrong and she actually did send me a couple of hers.... edit: nope it clearly states on page one of kitty journal that I… Continue reading OMG OMG OMG!!!

nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

I know I can make it through

Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through - I'd wager at least anyone much older than me probably won't get that reference. Hell half of you my age will likely not know it, unless you have teenage kids. Perhaps you'd recall the old school version: There's a way, if I look then… Continue reading I know I can make it through