This was my breakfast yesterday morning. Actually, it included small chocolate, licquorice passion fruit cakes as well but they didn’t last long enough for the picture.
I might also want to mention that I decided to take an online nutrition class this week where you have to chart your food. That’s why I added the mango. Always get your recommended fruit intake.
Today is my birthday. I’m 39 years old. I have one more year to check off the boxes on forms that say 30-39.
Goals for age 39:
1. Get carded at least 3 times at the liquor store. C’mon… I can still get away with it, right?
2. Continue to ignore getting a cholesterol test so I may continue eating nachos throughout the year.
3. Add more video games and movies to my daily routine.
I’m offline now. Time to drink champagne, eat chocolates and be completely irresponsible.
Today is Mardi Gras! In Sweden, that means you have to eat one of these – a semla. Believe me, it’s totally equal to partying in New Orleans in terms of how full and exhausted you feel after finishing one. But it’s so worth it.
From visitsweden.com – “Semla is a doughy ball of sin, oozing a slathericious almond and cardamom paste with lashings and lashings of vanilla-whipped cream atop.”
I’ll trade that for plastic beads and hurricane drinks any day.
Well I went to a club this weekend to watch my husband perform. Apparently, THIS is what goes on while I’m normally asleep on a Friday night. So this is how the kids dance these days? -
Tonight I’m going to a club called “Under the Bridge” to watch my very talented husband perform. Of course, when he first told me he was performing “under the bridge,” I tried to assure him that we weren’t having bad money problems and I’m sure he could find something better to do than sing under a bridge in the freezing cold. Fortunately I misunderstood and it’s simply the name of a club located, of course, under a bridge.
I’m looking forward to tonight, but the performance doesn’t start until after midnight. This is not easy for older parents of 2. I’m not sure I even want to know what this town looks like after midnight on a Friday payday weekend. I’m taking the car and a thermos full of coffee. We will see how I do fitting in with the 20-something year old club kids. Hmm…. maybe the blue wig will do the trick.
I’m going to Ikea today, as every good Swede is required to do at least 4 times a year. I need to buy a bedside table, but I also need napkins and ziploc bags. Yep, I take the car out to giant Ikea to stock up on napkins and ziploc bags.
Why not buy them at the grocery store, you say? Well, if I can find ziploc bags at the grocery store, they cost around $8, whereas at Ikea they cost around $3. Same goes for napkins. So yes, we stock up every season on napkins and ziplocs at Ikea.
The Ikea I’m going to tomorrow is the largest Ikea in the world (I looked it up on Wikipedia). The store is designed with about 4 floors in circles. It’s the most confusing place I’ve ever been. I say it’s 4 floors, but I’m honestly not sure. I’m so dizzy by the time I get to the bottom that I have no idea how big it is. Who designed this place? It’s like being in a video game where you can’t get off your level unless you buy something to reveal the hidden escalator to the next level.
I have 3 items to buy today. I fully expect this to take an hour an a half. Has anyone ever gotten out of Ikea in less time than that? I don’t think so. It’s impossible. Wow! Carpets for 5 dollars?! I could use another carpet! Oh! Now these bowls are yellow. Never can have too many bowls! ……
If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, I never made it out.