23 September 2007

Busy weeks

It has been a busy couple of weeks.
Tons of stuff to do at work and a lot at home as well. I nearly forgot a lecture I was giving at work and had to prepare at the last minute, I was in Stockholm with work and back home again everything had just piled up. An endless amount of meetings…. My husband was away on a business trip so I had to manage the whole “household thing” on my own. My car was due for its annual check up and one of the cats is constantly throwing up all over the house. Yuck! Just as the eldest daughter was well and back to school the youngest fell and broke her arm. The right arm this time. She broke the left one last summer! She took it very well though. Just cheerfully asked the doctor whether she could have a pink cast since that was what she had last time……As I said a busy couple of weeks but I managed to squeeze in a crayfish party ay my sisters (Swedish tradition),


visit to dear friends in Stockholm and a “dinnerdate” with a friend and her lovely eight week old daughter. For a minute or two I was thinking of having a third child my self but soon thought better of it. Diapers and sleepless nights all over again? Nope not me! But she is such a cutie!
Have you been wondering what’s happening with the renovation?
Well, not so very much at the moment. We had to slow down the renovation pace when our vacation was over and are mostly doing little things around the house. And we always have time for lunch out in the sun

and afternoon tea in the living room sitting silently together looking out over the fields.
We wanted to start laying the board for the second floor but had to order the board especially because the ones we wanted wasn’t standard size. That slowed us down a bit but last weekend they were delivered and carried inside with the help of family and friends.


Other than that our major task has been to figure out what kind of fire place we want. The winter is soon to be here and it’s already colder inside than outside so a fireplace is what we need to survive the winter….


My husband has done an awful lot of measuring and thinking and I have been looking through tons of catalogues. I want it to be modern so it will be a nice contrast to the old interior.
I am still infatuated with my house. When I drive down the driveway my heart leaps with joy and when the weekend is over I don`t want to go back to the city. I love the fact that we live so close to the nature. The leaves are turning red and soon the landscape will explode with colors.


As I mentioned before the house is close to a wildlife protection area with rare frogs like the tree frog, different hawks and golden eagles. I try to visit the protection area with my camera as often as I can and I have wanted to see a tree frog from day 1 but have never had any luck. Today I was walking trough the woods minding my own business when suddenly I felt like someone was watching. I turned around and stood face to face with a gigantic bull. He looked like a Belgian Blue!
Jeez I almost wet my pants! And believe me I didn’t linger to find out if he was a friendly sort of bull or not! I took a quick photo and ran….

When I got back and parked the car in the front yard my husband suddenly shouted for me to come and see. Wow! We had tree frogs right in our own front yard!!!! Oh joy! I wanted to get a closer look so I captured one of them and put him in a glass jar. Poor bugger! He looked like he was screaming – “Let me out”!


Naturally my heart bled and I had to let him go.


He jumped so fast and I was crawling after him with my camera trying to get a good picture. I must have looked so silly!


Yep I did! ( My husband took a photo with his cell phone)
Creative? Not me!
I haven’t been too creative these last weeks. Not for lack of wanting but for lack of time.. ..
I made a felt for my dear friend in Stockholm


and I finished a felt for my youngest daughter that I started making in July for her birthday. Sigh!


I also wanted to finish another inchie but managed to drop everything on the floor and now I can’t get it back together again. I was so angry I had to put it aside. Maybe another day....
But sometimes it’s good to be out of time! At least it works that way for me.Longing for some creative moments on your own but having to be satisfied with just thinking about creating instead. Then my head gets full of ideas and I just can’t wait to get started! I hope to be able to show you some of it soon.
Until then take care!
Jeanette


7 comments:

Gerda-Thyra said...

Himmel och pannkaka, så du har haft det sista tiden... inte konstigt att du inte har hunnit lägga in något nytt i bloggen... eller hälsa på inne hos mig... jag har allt undrat var du har tagit vägen! Man kan vara saknad i bloggvärlden också, ska du bara veta...!
Vilka jättefina tovade alster du har gjort! Ha det så jättebra!

M said...

Vilket kaos! Hoppas du får det lugnare ett tag nu :)

M said...

Såg precis att min gamla bloggerprofil användes och att den är avaktiverad. Du hittar mig annars på blog.zaffron.se

//Malin

Annica said...

Du verkar ha fullt upp!:-)
De tovade grejerna är jättefina!

Homeleightigger said...

Well, that post must have taken you 'forever'. I love all the 'wildlife' pix. specially the frog. Your felted pieces are just beautiful, and I hope your daughter's arm is now on the mend. You did make me laugh, and I feel quite exhausted! Val

Angela Louise said...

Hi Jeanette, what a busy time you have been having. Your little felted pieces are so nice...I really like how indivdual they all are. I'm pleased to hear that you haven't been filling all your time with renovating and that you are stopping to enjoy everything your new place has to offer and the quiet times with your husband...these are the golden moments. I think it will be quite some time before you can drive toward your house without getting excited. I think it's living in the country that does that...it has so much more to offer...not just a house but everything around it. The feeling of space and quietness....lovely! We've lived here for thirteen years and it still feels so special to be "in the bush" with the wildlife and views. Do you know, I think I'm more scared of bulls than snakes and we have in Australia nine of the top ten deadliest snakes...how about that? I think it's because it's really hard to read a bull and you know that they do often chase people.I'm glad you didn't stick around! Cute froggy...fancy having them right under your nose all along and not knowing!
I hope your daughter's arm mends fast and well. Hugs and good wishes to you all,
Angela.

Plain Jane said...

lovely pics. Love the frog! love the felt. love the house. So many topics to comment on in just one post!