torsdag 25 augusti 2016

Ending a long day early

I've been stuck in meetings all day at work today! I barely had time to squeeze in lunch! And after picking up mini-me and meeting up with hubby, we went shopping for some paint to our room and mini-mes. She wanted her walls to be painted in pink, gold and blue. I wanted her walls painted in white. So we compromised! She got one wall to paint in pink, and I chose the colour! So she got a soft pink, which I think will satisfy us both - meaning hubby/daddy doesn't have to repaint the wall in a few months! 😜
 
In Swedish it's called "puderrosa" and translated that means powder pink. 

In our bedroom I chose a much bolder colour, but I'm hoping it's going to look great!
 
Number two from the top down, called "1973 antikgrĂ„", translated to antique gray. I wanted an even darker shade, like the third, or fourth down, but I lost my courage and went with the slightly lighter one. I'm really more of a white-wall-kind-of-girl so this is a huge step for me! Scary! But I really think it's going to look great! Fingers crossed... 😁

Today I sold off two armchairs that I couldn't find any room for in the apartment, so now we've gotten rid of (sold) all the furniture that we won't bring with us in the move! Feels great, and all the buyers have been super nice and congenial! I hope they'll be happy with their new furniture! And I'm happy that we got a contribution to our new kitchen table that we still haven't bought! Need to make that happen! 
 
Now I'm turning off my phone for the night! A quick shower and brushing my teeth, then I'm jumping in to bed! Thank you for stopping by!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 24 augusti 2016

Summers back

What a great day we've had here in Uppsala today! I couldn't help but to feel that summer has returned! Of course I had no time to enjoy it other than through the windows as I worked all day. But it helps just knowing it's warm and sunny outside, don't you think?!
 
I've been working from home today and as mini-me had no fever and was feeling better, I could work almost without any disturbance at all. She was happy playing with her Lego Friends and iPad, only asking me questions and wanting my attention when I were out of meetings! đŸ‘đŸ»
 
I've spent most of the evening packing in the kitchen together with mini-me. Now I'm out of moving boxes so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to continue on with the packing. It's not that much left to pack, so I can see light in the tunnel of boxes! 😜

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss

tisdag 23 augusti 2016

Sell, sold, sold

So hubby sold our kitchen table today, so now we have neither chairs nor table in the house! Guess we'll be eating from the floor until Saturday then! 😂
 
No, I'm just kidding! We still have the couches and table left in the living room so we'll eat in there. Feels good though, to get rid off the old furniture so easily! And that means less for us to carry on Saturday as well! 

Mini-me was stung by a wasp just as I got home from work today, poor thing! Still feverish and excited to see me she accidentally stepped on a tired wasp on the floor. She cried for about an hour and I tried everything thinkable to ease her pain. I know how much it hurts (I've had my fair share of close encounters with wasps through the years) so I suffered with her as her little toe got more and more swollen. But now she resting in bed, and the toe has almost resumed its usual size. I hope both her cold and toe are better tomorrow! I'll be keeping her company here at home, although working as much as possible at the same time. I have a meeting between 10-16 so I hope she's feeling better and can play next to me while attend it. We'll see! 

Now I'm off packing some boxes before turning in for the night! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 22 augusti 2016

Hot baby girl

And I mean hot! Mini-me still has a high fever and a bad cough, so my husband will be home with her tomorrow as well. Poor thing! ❤️
 She's laying on the couch looking at "Macha and the bear" on the TV right now. I've just given her some medicine to take the fever down and will read to her before putting her to bed. 

Today my husband sold our old kitchen chairs and a large commode, and apparently someone wants to buy our old bookshelves too. Good thing that the furnitures get reused instead of just thrown away, don't you think! We sold off the old kitchen in the apartment too instead of throwing it out. And another great advantage by selling all this is that we don't have to drive it all to the recycling station! Here in Sweden you don't have to pay for throwing your old stuff/garbage out. You just take it to the recycling station and sort it into the right containers - like for example: plastic, corrugated cardboard, garden waste, steal/metal, paper, electrical appliances, hazardous waste and so on. A great service that makes it easier for everyone to make an effort for our environment! 
 
Now I have to put mini-me to bed. I bought her a new book today that I'm going to read to her in bed. It's about a horse so I'm sure she's going to like it! 🐮🩄❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss

söndag 21 augusti 2016

Two days of fun

Well, I don't know if "fun" is the right word to use, but we've spent the last two days packing and moving things into our apartment. And buying new things (like a desk to mini-me, doors and chairs) and getting rid of the old (mostly the doors but also a lot of packing materials)! So I've had little time to write here on the blog, but I'll make sure to give you a before and after picture later on so you can see the change! It's going to be beautiful! 
These are the doors that came with the apartment, really boring and plain.
 
 So we bought these instead. And yes, we will paint the mouldings framing the door as they look yellow next to the new door.
 
And we bought new chairs. Finally! I've been going on about chairs like forever, but every time I were about to place an order I hesitated! And maybe this is why! This chair! Which I found on IKEA! Love them! We now have four of these, and...
 
...two of these! Also IKEA. They'll go well togheter! The only problem being I've still not found a table I like!!! So we have the chairs, but no table to put our plates and glasses on! 😜

Still a lot to be done, furniture to move and walls to be painted, and we got a week to do it on! Tomorrow I'm back at work, but my hubby is going to stay home with mini-me who has caught a cold and went to bed with fever, a snotty nose and a cough. Poor thing! ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss

fredag 19 augusti 2016

Boxes everywhere

There are boxes everywhere! In the house, and in the apartment! And we're going to have to live with that for another week as we've decided to move next weekend. Why? Beacause we didn't get our appliances delivered for the kitchen today as we thought we would. So no fridge/freezer, no oven, no microwave and no stove. And that would be a problem as we need to store food, cook it and eat it, at least twice a day. So, we're going to continue on moving over as much as possible this weekend between the two of us, and get the wardrobes built in our and mini-mes room. Hopefully will just have to move the big furniture (beds, sofas, dining table and chairs) next weekend!

Now I'm off to bed. It's been a long day! 

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss

torsdag 18 augusti 2016

Wide awake

Can't seem to fall asleep tonight! Ended up playing with the filters on Snapchat! Funny thing that app! Although being just a tiny bit to old (I think?) to be using it as it should, I still can't help loving it! 😜

Anyways, just thought I should wish you a good nights sleep! Thank you for stopping by! 💜
 
Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss

One step forward

Today have been a better day! Mini-me have found new friends at kindergarten and we're really hoppingivande for it to be a lastning friendship! ❤️ Tomorrow she'll be without us at kindergarten the whole day, and thanks to her newly found friendships she seems to be fine with it! So fingers crossed!!!
 
Although I've been able to do some work from the bench I've been sitting on the last two days, in the corridor outside mini-mes kindergarten class, it's going to be nice to work in my office again next week! My neck and back is telling me that the bench was a bad choice of workplace for me! 

Tomorrow I'm off from work so that we can start moving out of the house! So I've been packing like crazy the last two hours! I didn't have much more time as I had to work the hours I missed when staying with mini-me at kindergarten. So tomorrow will be all about packing! And lifting. And moving! I'm sure my neck and back won't be happy about that either! 😜

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss

onsdag 17 augusti 2016

Issues of the heart

Sometimes it's really hard to be a parent. Heartbreakingly hard. And we've had to experience one of those times now when mini-me is changing kindergartens. It might sound small and insignificant to some, but to me and my husband these are trying times! You see, this process of changing kindergarten isn't as smooth and simple as we might have wished for. 

Mini-me has always loved kindergarten, ever since she started attending it at the age of 19 months. And she's attended the same one until today, aged 4,5 years. She had a lot of friends at her old one (besides her BFF whom she got to know there as well), and to get you to understand the love - the children could come running, calling out her name and giving her a group hug! And she would do the same to greet one of her friends! ❤️
She always said we picked her up to early in the day, that she wasn't done playing with her friends, and she loved her teachers!!!

She's now attended two whole days at her new kindergarten, both days accompanied by her father until lunch when I would take over. And it's hard to see her withdrawn and shy, trying her best to engage other children in play - and being refused. Yesterday she met a girl whom she seemed to hit it off with, but today the interest in mini-me had cooled off. She clung to my husband, and even started to cry when he tried to go to the bathroom. When I came she seemed a bit more calm and engaged in playing with one of the teachers, so I sat down outside in the corridor to give her space. But my heart broke when she again and again walked out to me and being sad, saying that none of the other children wanted to play with her. And in the car, on the way home, she cried and said she had no more friends. Begging me to take her back to her old kindergarten because she misses her friends so much! 💔

I've spent a lot of time this evening trying to boost her self confidence and urging her to go talk to the both the other children and the teachers whenever she feels left out or alone! And of course both my husband and I have talked, and will continue on talking, to the teachers so that they can help mini-me to make new friends! 

It's so hard to see your child so lost and alone. And knowing you are the reason for it! She was so happy before, and now, with the move and all the changes that brings, well...I can't help but to feel like a bad mum making her go through all this! I know that it'll change! We won't accept anything else! She will have new friends and she will be happy attending kindergarten, somehow/eventually! We'll see to it!!! But after today, I kind of feel a little lost my self. Lost in the matters of the heart! I wish with all my heart that tomorrow will bring change, in a good way! Her starting to get new friends and being happy at kindergarten again! ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss


tisdag 16 augusti 2016

Packing

So the packing of all our stuff has begun! Mini-me and I just spent two hours going through everything in her room. Every single toy, game or crayon that she owns. Me trying to give away some of her things that she has outgrown, and she refusing my every try. So we ended up packing just about everything (I managed to hide away some of the things she definitely won't miss). Her clothes and stuffed animals remains to be packed, but I'll do that just before leaving.
 
It doesn't look like much like this, six moving boxes, but it's a start at least! 😁

Now I'm getting mini-me ready for bed. She spent her first day at her new kindergarten today (her father and I split the day between us and were with her the entire time). It went very well, but understandably she really tired. It was a lot to handle for her, getting to know new teachers, children, routines and building/outside yard. But she did good and we're really proud of her! ❤️
 
She found new friends! ❤️ 
 
And I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight! I had a long day as I had to work when coming home from kindergarten with mini-me, and then finishing off with all that packing! And, that's how this entire week will look like for me! Leaving work at lunch to go be with mini-me at kindergarten. Coming home and fixing her dinner, working three hours while she play and then doing a few hours of packing after putting her in bed and then crushing in my bed just before midnight! Sounds funny, right! 😜

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss