Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blessed be daycare!

And so it was that the family routine chance drastically. Last Wednesday the girls started daycare. We were blessed with the transfer to one that is much nearer and has a much better reputation.
The first day we were there with them and it went quite good, the wander came when it was time to leave them alone (well, obviously they were with the teachers and a bunch of other kids) and they just waved bye bye and went on playing.
They simply love it! Olivia's teachers can't stop saying how amazing it is that Olivia speaks so much at her age... No wonder she talks, she's MY daughter. I talk to her all the time since she was born, and she's got a talkative sister as well. She is so much fun, I love the way she tells stories and tries to explain reality her own way, but sometimes I get caught in time, it was not so long ago that I had to beg someone else (that would be my niece) to please stop talking beacuse I really, really needed to think.
It's not so much time left until I start university, I am excited and got in a hurry to finish everything that I wanted to do in the summer. No way to finish in a week but we'll do what we can (and by we I mean I)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rain and boredom

There hasn't benn much going on lately. To my amusement one more friend who I haven't seen or talked to in a long time jumped back into my life. We had a great time talking with Olga and since she is the only friend I get to have some mates with, it's always nice to share some time. I just wish I could somehow show her how wonderful she is! I have a lot of blessings I never thought of, one of them is having friends. For so long I have been recluted in the silence of my home, lonely and too overwhelmed by life as to go out and live. Anyway, it is nice to see old friends again and to find a little bit of myself.
The girls have been really bored lately, the more fun they've had was riding the bicycles with mom and dad and going to the playground. I try to find some indoor activities to keep them busy and stimulated but it's not that easy. Now the rain is coming, which means that it will rain almost everyday for the next months, until de snow comes for a month or two, and then more rain until the summmer is back to stay for one or two months at the most. One has to be so creative!
Emily is in that age when she wants to hide in her own small secret place. First I made her a tent with some blankets, but apparently that wasn't good enough. Emily was thrilled, but dad kept on saying that she "couldn't play inside a blanket tent", I didn't quite understand why but that's one more prove of how different our chilhoods have been. If it wasn't "the real thing" he couldn't play, me, on the other hand had to learn to use my skills and imagination to creat what I wanted because money was not enough. I had the cheap version of the popular toys and played mostly imagination games, which I loved!. Anyway... the girls got a tent, not anyone, one that is shaped as a castle and is purple and pink... Lovely. Yesterday morning Emily came to me and asked "mom, can you build me my blanket tent?" I love her sooo much!
Besides that I found out that the 31st of August I will have to go on a long trip to the unknown: University! I have to be there at 8 in the morning and that gives me one option only, to get up at 4, take a bus to Malmö, a train to Kristianstad and a bus to the campus... To be honest, I can't wait until I am sitting on those buses and train all by myself, with all that time to think and to be able to hear my thoughts! I think it can be a little sad to say that I am longing for such a long trip to get some self time, but it is the truth since I really, honestly have only 40 minutes during Olivia's nap and an hour or two after they fall asleep and by then I am exhausted myself.
Guess that's all so far, told you nothing had happened.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I waited and waited a long, long time and finally I got the news that I got in the University! I am all ready to start... that's sort of speak because I have no clue when the first lesson is, where I have to go, what I have to follow online, what books I have to buy or anything else... I just know that I am going to be having Basic Course in Medical Science, Introduction to Nursing and Preclinical course. LOVE IT!
Besides the great news...
We went to Ystadsdjurpark yersterday. It was actually Grandma's idea and I am so glad she came up with the plan. We orginized a pick-nick basquet and left.
It was lovely weather since it wasn't too warm (you might be thinking that it never gets too warm in Sweden but this year we've had almost tropical heat... And that's what we are doing to the planet) and it was sunny. We saw all the animals, the girls peted the goats, although Olivia was a little reluctant at the begining because "de är smutsiga", which means "they are dirty". I wonder where on earth she got that repulsion over dirtyness... (blame my OCD)
After a while the ponny came and Emily got to ride. The round was almost a joke, it didn't take more than 5 minutes but to see her so happy and proud of herself, so confident and feeling all grown up was woth both the waiting and the money.
They have a barn and in there they had put together some jumping stuff so kids would land on the hay, that was a lot of fun for mommy, too.
Once we had our pick-nick and got our bellies happy we drove to a huge store where they sell absolutely everything. The girls went crazy when they saw The Little Mermaid's dolls and came out as happy as on X-mas morning with their dolls and their princess' backpacks and umbrellas for daycare.
It was a very nice day and I just whish we would have a lot like that one. Call me a fanatic but I just can't have enough family time.