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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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

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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!

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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

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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

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My own house

My grandpa has but months to live - they finally gave an actual prognosis to him yesterday. I'm skeptical that he'll take that long (4-6 months) though I did tell my mother last week my opinion was that if he decided he had the fortitude and will to live I could see him making it… Continue reading My own house

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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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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

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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

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Lonely Hearts Club

I spoke to Klutzy today and discussed how difficult it is to find really good friends - people you really connect with - when you are like us and tend to move around every few years. It really sucks and it tends to be that we'll find someone to be close with only within the… Continue reading Lonely Hearts Club

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In Technicolor: “A McDonalds, Y’all!”

As a follow up to yesterday's post - I stopped by the Hungry Jacks for coffee this AM and suddenly decided to take some pictures to illustrate my town for you all... keep in mind that today is unusually cloudy and cold for our desert town... 90% of the year it is very sunny out.… Continue reading In Technicolor: “A McDonalds, Y’all!”

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Sad but Hopeful Days

I just wanted to hop on here really quick and update everyone - I may be off of wordpress for a little while - or at least be posting more inconsistently. I'm having a bit of an upheaval in my life at the moment. Overall, this year has been an awesome one... My husband had… Continue reading Sad but Hopeful Days

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Darwin trip – part 2

Okay, so here's the summary of what else Dan and I got up to in Darwin. In no particular order: we saw two more movies - Spectre and Mockingjay part 2... I made him go to the opening midnight showing of that 😉 I learned how to drive an ambulance and then the next day… Continue reading Darwin trip – part 2