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Bedclothes

Looking for sheets today and I just realized that the Swedish word for sheets/bedding is “sängkläder” or “ clothes for beds”, so that’s what I’m calling my sheets from now on.

“I need to wash the clothes for my bed.”

“I need to buy some clothes for my bed.”

Ding! Ding!

One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my husband about 3 years back was this hotel bell.

One of my husband’s biggest regrets in life was getting me this hotel bell.

He gave it to me because he thought it might come in handy any time I was sick and needed something in bed. And it has come in handy – for WAY MORE than that!

DING! Can you bring me a glass of water?

DING! Did you remember to make reservations at the Italian place?

DING! How come Netflix isn’t working?

Sure, I could get out of bed, but why do that when I have this nifty bell? I just want to make sure I use it a lot so my husband knows how much I enjoy his thoughtful gift.

DING! Thanks for the bell! By the way, can I get some tea?

Back to the grind

Today most Swedes go back to work from the holidays.  The subways and buses will be full of bleary-eyed people chugging coffee and wondering where all those mornings in bed have gone.  It’s easy to completely change your schedule with 2 weeks off.  Lately we’ve been up til midnight and waking up in the mornings around 9 or 9:30am. (Don’t laugh – that’s pretty late when you have small kids.) Today we eased our way back with 7:30am.  Tomorrow when the kids start school, it will be 6:30 am.  Oh the horror!  How do people do this?  After 2 weeks, I’ve completely forgotten how this works.  After 2 weeks I’ve also forgotten how to eat normal things for breakfast and not waffles and cookies!  After 2 weeks I’m going to have to wear actual clothes and not pajamas!

I hope Easter gets here quickly.

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