Plants vs. the way I feel at the moment

When the iPad came out, I didn’t understand the point of it.  It’s either a small computer or a huge phone.  I just didn’t get it.  But I have to say that being sick lately really reminds me of what a great invention this thing is.  I can play video games in bed.  Oh, what a wonderful world we live in.  It can also be easily hidden under the covers from children.

So here’s to you iPad!  I lift my 30 ml of NyQuil to you in a toast as I turn on Plants vs. Zombies and drift into a fever sleep.


What’s wrong with this picture?

I’m looking for outdoor Christmas lights.

I live in Stockholm.

In the month of November, Stockholm has had 5 hours total of “sunlight.”  That’s 5 hours in the entire month.  December will be even less.

Can you figure out what’s wrong with these Christmas lights?  Yeah.  Solar power doesn’t really work in Sweden in the winter.  Sorry.

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More free soup!

Lately, I’ve been working a job where I don’t start until around 10am.  While this always gives me a seat on the subway, I realize I’ve been missing out on all the free stuff you get in Stockholm in the early morning rush.  I think I’ve talked about this before.  They often hand out free items with the paper as you enter the subway in the morning – travel toothpaste, candy bar, whatever company is having a promotion.

Well today and tomorrow my husband needs me to drop off my son as he is at a work event so I get to experience the morning freebies!  Today I got tomato soup!  (Not in my hand, but in a nice, sealed container.) I have an awful cold so this is actually perfect.

I am also dropping my son off tomorrow.  If I could get one of those travel packs of tissues, that would be great too (just in case anyone at the transportation department is reading).

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Onion eyes

I have a cold today.  I blame switching over to the winter coat.  Once you give in to winter, the sickness just show up immediately.

My eyes are watering like I’m carrying around onions in my pockets.  Oh wait…. maybe that’s the strange smell coming from my coat.

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I give up

Fine.  3 c outside for the past week.  I give up.  I’m changing to a winter coat now – not to take it off again until around April.  You win again Sweden!  I couldn’t make it to December!


Christmas gift tip of the week

If I had the money, I would buy this for my husband

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Bad gifts for kids in Sweden

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Gifts for fathers

I’m having trouble finding Christmas presents for my husband.  I went on one website to find typical man gifts, husband gifts, father, etc.  I really feel sorry for men out there.  The recommended gifts were things like, “Rat trap, bucket, broom, and my favorite – one-time alcohol test.”  Again, this was listed under “Gift Ideas” meaning that you are supposed to get these as gifts, not for yourself.

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I’m not on a diet, I’m poor!

People at work looked at my pumpkin seeds and orange last week and asked, “Is that all you’re eating for lunch?”


Now comes the part where they discuss why I’m so thin behind my back, filled with thoughts of how much I must diet and starve myself.

I’m not trying to stay thin, I’m poor!  I can’t afford to spend 10-15 dollars on lunch, which is what it costs in this neighborhood.  But no one wants to hear that, so my response to whether is this is my whole lunch is simply, “yes.”

(by the way, I got that whole pumpkin for less than a dollar, so I’ll be eating pumpkin seeds for the next 2 weeks).


The perfect gift

I finally found the perfect gift for my husband.  Christmas shopping just got easy!

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