It has finally come! My much anticipated vacation. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks! And for once I had a slow last week which means I’m already wound down. Lovely!
This weekend I’ve not done much but exercising, playing games and watched movies. I’ve started with the last expansion for Witcher 3, called Blood and Wine. It is gorgeous really. The environments are out of this world. It’s exactly what you’d picture a fantasy world to be like. And honestly, I wouldn’t mind walking around those environments in real world either. Italy next year?! 🙂
I also watched this old movie called Waterworld that I never saw when I was a little kid. It had some funny moments, haha. I can’t say it was terribly bad but it wasn’t that good either. To think that it was the most expensive movie filmed back in 1995 is odd. The premise was quite exciting and it feels like they could have done so much more with it.
Tonight Elin comes over and we are going to watch Interstellar. Should’ve seen that a looooong time ago as well. Not sure why I haven’t. Then again there are a number of movies that I haven’t seen. People are always like… Waaaaaaah, you haven’t seen that?! Or that!? But yeah. There are always things you don’t get time for.
This week I’m having Adina’s cats over. She’s out of town for a couple of days so they’re staying here while she’s gone. Tom is hiding under a blanket as I write this, and Narcissa cuddles next to me. So cosy!
Anyway, I better get some clothes on because we’re meeting down at Ica in ten minutes or so. Optimistic about time as usual! Haha.
You take care guys! Moaaaaaah~
PS. I’ve bought swimming pants for our trip to Majorca in two months. Weeeeeeeeho! Now I just gotta get my passport fixed.
What a lovely weekend! I always think that a sure sign that you’ve had a good time is that you think to yourself, “What?! Already?!”. Feel properly blessed right now since just being feels really good. I think the fact that I’ve had a really tough work week as well helps that. It’s like I really deserved two days off and then I made them count. Without really trying too hard. But I’ve had exceptional help.
Friday I spent with my family eating tacos and catching up. Sis has gotten a job over at IKEA this summer. Truly happy for her! Means she can say goodbye to the local cheese warehouse. After that I hung out with my best buddy and watched the last two episodes of The Fall (plus had a couple of nice beers of course!). A series I can thoroughly recommend. Very exciting! Apparently there is a third season coming out later this year. Ended up staying up real late on Friday night, felt good.
On Saturday I slept in a bit and then got a call from an old colleague who I haven’t seen in a month or so. We went out for a longer run and her daughter went biking alongside. Missed them both so it was fun to see them. After that they invited me to stay for lunch and her husband spoiled us with fillet of elk. It was leftovers from the day before but it was so tender. Best meat I’ve had in a while.
After that I went home and rested a bit before taking the bike out to Sonja and Lars on Ängsö. Before that I had a run in with my landlord’s son too. Turns out he had a downhill bike which looked, well, PROPER! Really cool. But anyway, took my Trek out and went to the island on the outskirts of Ulricehamn. My friends have their summer house there. Honestly, such a nice place and now they’ve built a guest house as well. Hung out and cuddled with the kids, talked, ate good food, drank beer and wine. Precious people. Precious precious. If you’re reading this, love you guys!
Today we just say on the beach and enjoyed the sun and the gentle breeze. The kids played by the lake and in the sand. Actually got a light tan. Oh and I slept in the guest house and had some really weird dreams, haha. Remember that Sonja came and woke me up in the middle of the night (in the dream that is) and had some weird group of people with her. They told me that I had to come with them, otherwise all hell would break lose. And it sure did since I was like.. to hell with you, I want to sleep. Get out. Then war broke out on the island and yeah. Haha. So weird. Anyway, after a few hours I went home since it was lunch time.
Also got to ride my Trek on some mountain bike roads for the first time this year. My legs weren’t what they used to be. I felt tired, but it was fun! It will be fun to ride the bike more this year at some cool places. In just a month or so I’ll be taking part in my second ever bike race, Göteborgsgirot 140km. Getting a bit nervous thinking about it. Many people will be taking part.
This evening I’ve just been relaxing. Taking a bath. Texting with Hannah. Chatting with a couple of friends. Not doing anything in particular. It’s almost midnight but I wanna watch something before going to bed. Perhaps have a beer and some popcorn. Don’t mind not getting too much sleep tonight. I won’t be breaking much of a sweat tomorrow. At work or at home.
That’s my weekend. Quite perfect if you ask me. Love my family. Love my friends. Love the kids. What more can you ask for?
Hope you guys also had a good weekend. Love~
Swan by the lake
More goodies ^_^;;;
Friend’s daughter Milla <3
Biking on the old railroad segment
The kids’ hangout
Me and Sonja <3
Lil’ Erik fell asleep on my lap
Another view from Ängsö
Sonja had built the kids a tree house
The kids <3
After a couple of hectic days.. 🙂
It’s Monday folks. Hope you’ve had a good ‘un! Mine was actually really good and I got a whole lot done. Though right now the clock actually turned 00:00. So I didn’t quite manage to squeeze in the blog post but almost. Recently came home from a lecture on bike maintenance that me and Lennart went to. Interesting! Being able to do some of the things yourself on the bike saves some money which is always nice. Plus it’s nice to know how things work and what you can do to fix them, if only temporarily, while you are out riding.
Had a blast of a weekend, and end to the week in general. It was a pretty tough week the last one to be honest. Lots of deadline to meet at work and aside from that there’s a lot going on that I have to carry out in my spare time. There were some frustration at work where we had some arguments about stupid stuff and I felt a bit bad about it but luckily we all ended on good terms. Got the best of hugs from one of the persons I had been arguing with and she was genuinely happy that we had pulled ourselves together and made something really good. Made me happy since our friendship is very dear to me~
Spent most of my weekend in Limmared with my good friends Sonja&Lars and their lovely kids. I had promised to help them out with some web stuff so we decided to make something fun out of it and hang out the day before, eat lots of goodies and watch a movie. Watched Self/less which was actually pretty good. Got to goof around with the kids too which is always very heartwarming. Picturing myself as a dad doesn’t feel all that remote and weird any longer. Maybe one day…
Got to talk to two beloved friends as well, Hannah and Eva. Me and the former are getting together later this week to plan a summer trip. Stoked about that! We’ve had some small talks about maybe going hiking and I’d really like to see the beautiful landscapes of Norway. Now that’d be something for the camera. I’d have to get a selfie stick for the GoPro as well, haha.
Watched the last episode from the second season of Penny Dreadful today. God that ended on a sad note. I can literally feel all of the characters’ pain. Excruciating. While at the same time being good of course. It’s so dark. And there are shimmers of hope in there as well which makes it all such a beautiful contrast. I can really recommend this show to anyone, as long as you’re not scared of watching something that can be a little haunting and gritty.
What else? Well I signed up for Halvvättern for this summer. So now I have 4-5 races to take part in. Göteborgsgirot. Halvvättern. Cykelvasan. UT-milen. Västgötaloppet. Might sign up for Kretsloppet as well but we will see. Don’t know how well my body will hold up yet. Excited anyway!
Now I’m gonna head to bed since it’ll be a long day tomorrow. Going to visit one of our clients for instance, High Chaparral. That’s always an adventure 🙂
Sweet dreams to all of you~
Writing this I realize that yet another week has passed by and it’s crazy really. I remember writing here almost every day, at least every other day. And now it’s almost a week between the posts. Guessing that’s a good thing though as it means I’m occupied and also that I don’t have too many issues to write home about. Well apart from the fact that the weekends are far too short. As usual.
Been having a good week, both at work and at home. Talking to friends. Hanging out with friends. Working with an exciting project. Learning new stuff. ‘Tis nice. Weekend has been filled with friends and also work. Was invited to Lennart&Henriette Friday evening. They’re both very kind and I love their kids as well. Got to see his impressive new bike as well. Can’t wait for spring to come so we can ride our bikes again. Saturday me and Erik went to Borås to help a friend out with moving mail servers. Not the most stimulating of jobs but it’s nice to help out and hopefully it pays well in the end.
Today I ran again for the first time in almost a month. The foot held up nicely but I have an odd sensation in it now so better be careful with running for the next week or so. Also had a head on collision with a big dog. Thankfully it went well for both of us. Spent the afternoon with Aigul just talking and having lunch. Was real nice. One of those persons I can talk lots with and I like how honest she is. We haven’t been running for a while so it was nice to catch up.
Now I’m going to head for bed. Or at least soon enough. Might watch something before doing so. I also want to share a thought before leaving. I thought about it the other day, been thinking about it for a while and also discussed it with some friends.
Don’t you think it’s funny that while it’s so natural for us to recognize a face, some faces get so dear to us that it feels like we can look at them for hours? You instantly know it’s the person when you see them, yet you can see photos of them and you see new features all the time. And you can secretly stare at them and find new things, new lines and new features to admire every single time. It’s like you never fully get to know what the look like.
While thinking about it I particularly remembered that my ex sometimes looked at me, not in my eyes but more like at my facial features, and then several seconds later just looked me in the eyes and smiled, so genuinely and so content. Like she’d seen something she really liked. Yet we knew each other really well obviously and it’s not like she saw my face for the first time. I don’t want to indulge in self flattery but it’s more like it goes to show that I’m not the only one thinking this way probably. It’s like… when you really like someone you can spend hours just looking at them. You never tire of their appearance. I think this is one of those things in life that you really want to experience, and to experience that mutually. I’ve had a feeling slightly like that recently and while it’s not mutual it’s kind of cool to experience. Makes you feel alive. Hope you get to experience that as well sometime, or maybe you already have.
Now. Good night~~~