Posts With Off Site Links, Scandinavia, Uncategorized

Saucy Swede

Before school starts again this week... pending a gnarly snow storm that is headed our way... I thought I'd tell you about how my sister and her husband came to visit me! Woo! They were here for a week, and just left this Tuesday - just in time to have caught a stomach virus from… Continue reading Saucy Swede

Husband, Scandinavia, Uncategorized

I’m Baaaaaaaaack! :D

Hey y'all, I'm back from the most awesome vacay (in Scandinavia) I ever had! Woo! I will be back with you presently... well, sometime within this week to picture dump, err, post some blog posts all about my trip. I'm not sure yet if I want to go all out travel blog for a bit… Continue reading I’m Baaaaaaaaack! 😀

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Obligatory New Year’s Post

Oh geez, it's past 11 PM on New Year's day and I still haven't written my obligatory New Year's post... How are you all supposed to know what my resolutions are, or how great or terrible 2017 was, or what my sights for 2018 are if I don't write a blog post about it?! First… Continue reading Obligatory New Year’s Post

Best Friends, books, Fiction, memoir, memories, Movies / TV / Netflix, nostalgia, Posts With Off Site Links, svea, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Merry Christmas Karl-Bertil

Ever wonder about who or what may have influenced your point of view/ideologies without you realizing it? Ever come across a piece of music or a video clip as an adult that you used to listen to/watch as a child - the themes likely going over your head at the time, but now, as an… Continue reading Merry Christmas Karl-Bertil

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

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…

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, kids, Sansa Stark, travel, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Ren Faire – 20 years later!

Finally, FINALLY! I got to go back to a Ren Faire! As I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I made last minute plans to travel to a Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI this weekend after my weekend suddenly cleared up. We went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire first thing today after traveling down yesterday and… Continue reading Ren Faire – 20 years later!

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

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

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Knickerbocker Glory

RIGHT ABOUT NOW; The Funk Soul Brother. Check it out now; The Funk Soul Brother. Right about now... Imagine if you will, a gorgeous but chubby raven haired white girl driving home hopped up on a toasted coconut latte, dancing behind the wheel... So graceful is she as she rocks her shoulders back and forth… Continue reading Knickerbocker Glory

Best Friends, Best of, svea, teenage years, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: Svea’s Summer House in Sandhamn

Post #7 for my recycled posts series - this one is from March 2015. All new pictures added 🙂 Summertime in Sweden meant that the sun wouldn’t set, the weather would warm just enough to warrant swimming and apparel of tube tops and shorts… but rarely did it get too hot. Summertime also meant that… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Svea’s Summer House in Sandhamn

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

Best of, Husband, memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: I’m a Mean Wife

Post #3 in my flashback/recycling series - this one was also made private awhile back and was a continuation of the first post I posted in this series (An Evil Woman.) Originally posted in December 2015. A few months ago I was laying in bed reading or writing or some such literary activity when my… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: I’m a Mean Wife

Best Friends, Best of, Maja, memories, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: Word F**kery

Post #2 for my recycling of my content series. This one is from June 2015... It contains some additional content. I don’t know if it’s the insomnia I’ve had over the past few days, or simply the fact that I’ve been looking at and listening to other languages a lot this weekend. I have been… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Word F**kery

Best of, Husband, memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: An Evil Woman

Post number one for my recycling of old posts series, this one is originally from December 2015- this one was actually made private awhile back when my husband expressed displeasure at being talked about on my blog. He has now; however, eased on that front. So here you go: re-sharing an incident that I still… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: An Evil Woman

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

David, depression, Husband, Leroy, Uncategorized

No Longer Woefully Tattooless

I've been wanting a tattoo since I was 17. I've told you all this before. I was never the type to jump in for such a permanent addition to my body without being absolutely sure I would love it forever... So I gave myself time limits to think on ideas and if I had any… Continue reading No Longer Woefully Tattooless