books, Movies / TV / Netflix, religion, Uncategorized

That Got The Writer In Me Thinking

I'm supposed to be doing homework, and housework, and hey - writing! But instead I am sitting watching too many episodes of That 70s Show on Netflix. I've had this blog post open to edit for a couple of hours, but only just started... Geez I'm lazy today. I'll blame it on the heat, as… Continue reading That Got The Writer In Me Thinking

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Husband, kids, Movies / TV / Netflix, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized

Danish Hygge Vs Swedish Mysa

It’s become popular in the English-speaking world to reference the Danish word “Hygge,” a somewhat untranslatable word as far as we English speakers go – a word that does not have a direct single word translation in our language. A mystery, perhaps, why we never thought to have our own word for such an activity,… Continue reading Danish Hygge Vs Swedish Mysa

Husband, Uncategorized

“Where’s Waldo?” Or, Emma has a lot of… Thingamajigs

I am pretty sure when I moved to Wisconsin on January 1st, I promised I'd show you - my faithful readers - around my house. I keep putting it off because my house is in general too much of a mess... But it is in decent shape currently... sooo... About time I'd say. Only took… Continue reading “Where’s Waldo?” Or, Emma has a lot of… Thingamajigs

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

books, Dane, Husband, travel

Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

The thing about ridiculously long road trips - which I suppose are not really all that ridiculous, but increasingly feel ridiculous as the trip wears on - is that the driver inevitably needs something to divert her attention just enough as to not cause insanity to set in while at the same time not so… Continue reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

teenage years, Uncategorized

Omnilinguism Goals

A year and a half ago I submitted my answers for our St John Cadets end of year yearbook - the "fun" question that year was what superpower I'd want to have... I answered I'd want to be Omnilinguistic - otherwise the power to know all languages. One of my teen boys decided he liked… Continue reading Omnilinguism Goals

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

Fiction, Uncategorized

Rhyan’s Rainbow

One of my most amazing professors at Uni - Beth Beverly - had her middle child Rhyan born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Not only did Beth inspire me to continue to pursue the sciences (she was my Anatomy and Physiology 1, Anatomy and Physiology 2, and my Medical Microbiology Professor) she even gave me… Continue reading Rhyan’s Rainbow

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Musty old books

I talked my husband into taking me to the used book stores today - much to his chagrin. I waxed nostalgic a little bit when I saw the stacks of Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High... and Sweet Valley Twins... I also saw several copies of Ayn Rand's Anthem - D'oh! How did I forget… Continue reading Musty old books

nostalgia, Uncategorized

Books to read; books to inspire

  I don't know if I can point to many particular authors to narrow down the list as opposed to listing actual book titles. I also don't know if I can say that any particular book or author specifically inspired me to write like Mr Bailey was able to do, so I am going to… Continue reading Books to read; books to inspire

Uncategorized

My Style

The other day I saw a blog post where the blogger showed off her apartment decorating style... (see her post here) I thought her stuff was pretty awesome and realized how much I enjoy checking out people's decor.... So I thought I would take some pictures myself and share some of my fave things around… Continue reading My Style

Maja, Uncategorized

Pippi o Bamse; Teaching my Children Swedish

Ok, it's time to get serious. I have always said I would teach my children Swedish from a young age. At least passable elementary Swedish and then when they get older they would hopefully decide to continue their studies in it. I have not taken it very seriously - by that I mean I have… Continue reading Pippi o Bamse; Teaching my Children Swedish

depression, Excerise, Uncategorized

The memory lingers on

I was walking through Target, minding my own business and noting that they had changed the organization of the store. AGAIN. Thinking to myself that they seem to do that more often than necessary and wondering if perhaps the manager just enjoys confusing his patrons. I passed by where the books used to be -… Continue reading The memory lingers on