Ha en trevlig VALBORGMÄSSOAFTON... Hoppas Ni har kul att träffa familjer och kompisar och mingla. Det är lite kallt och lite blåsigt även om det är +11 grader där ute.

Själva är vi hemma. Ingen av familjemedlemmar är sugna att mingla efter intensiv vecka (för min del). Myser hemma med en lätt middag, en egen brasa i trädgårdn (medan jag bakar) en härlig chokladkaka med en underbar glasyr som jag komponerar. Hoppas det blir lyckad och god, då?

Snart, ska jag till sängs... imorgon har jag en lång dag. Först, ska träffa MIO's inredare och sen förberedder lite mat till en familjemingle.

GH hade gjort vårt lilla brasan i trädgården/GH made his own bonfire...
Vårt lilla stugan i bakgrunden, NAJS!/Poormans house in background, Dramatic


Just updating my status. AM ALIVE, to those who wonders. I really have a hectic week as my GH worked in LUXEMBOURG. It's good for him & bad for me, in some ways. But, we survived!
It doesn't meant that my & daughter's world will collapse. It only means that when am alone with a teen at home with her activities, Geee... my world spin. Remember I am a fulltime career woman, too?

Anyways, I am much alive! I been peeping your blogs to see what you been up to, dear ladies?
Natti nite... have to go to bed. Me & GH will meet MIO interior designers to plan the make over of our lounge. Then, I have to prepare some palatable Philly food to bring with us for an early Spring family gatherings.


Reminder to ALL on my SS#14

OMG! What happened to the week? Isn't it too quick to an end?

Maybe or maybe NOT... b4 I proceed to my SS post this w/end, I want to share a lil reminder to us All, who's been working a bit too hard. Stop, Look & Ponder... awhile, it won't harm to read. This might open our hearts, would'nt you?

A lady came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old daughter waiting for her at the door.
Daughter: "Mummy, may I ask you a question?"
Mum: "Yeah sure, what it is?" replied the lady. Daughter: "Mummy, how much do you make an hour?" Mum: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the lady said angrily.
Daughter: "I just want to know.. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"

Mum: "If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour."

: "Oh," the little girl replied, with her head down.

Daughter: "Mummy, may I please borrow $10.00 ?"
The mother was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behaviour." The little girl quietly went to her room and shut the door. The lady sat down and started to get even angrier about the little girl''s questions. How dare she ask such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the lady had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something she really needed to buy with that $10.00 and she really didn't ask for money very often. The lady went to the door of the little girl's 's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep, kiddo?" She asked. "No mum, I'm awake," replied the girl. "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier" said the mother. "It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $10.00 you asked for." The little girl sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you mummy!" She yelled. Then, reaching under her pillow she pulled out some crumpled up bills. The lady saw that the girl already had money, started to get angry again. The little girl slowly counted out her money, and then looked up at his mother. "Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the mother grumbled. "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little girl replied. "Mummy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you." The mother was crushed. She put her arms around her little daughter, and she begged for her forgiveness. It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $20.00 worth of your time with someone you love. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.
Yes, this was Friday p.m.! Am looking out thru my office window... gray day!
Unlike the above, when I went out to take a fresh air, just a cpl of hrs, this awaits me
This catches my eyes! Sun's going behind the clouds or a cloud of black smoke?
Who don't love bridges? Strong & solid foundation, like GH of mine §;-)
When I came home, GH car & my table & chair said "Welcome back home"
My cubby house at the backyard awaits me & joined the fun time too!
Arrrgghh... my mismatch stupsy-turvy room! Trying to be a wonder woman.
Finish the chores together---
Can't U see that I'm loving skies & reflection, too...he he...
Don't forget to drop by at Tracy & say "hi" from me...

A real coffee break for TWO in my front porch on TT #14

That's right! Another week & day come & time for fun...

I had a quite p.m. today, as lil daughter was in her dance classes until 8pm. Means calm and quite. However, it's a bit too quite and sort of dready feelings though.

When hubby came home, he rushed to changed his working clothes, ready to finish his project. I am not sure if I dare to share this without his permission, so keep on looking next time!

Yeah, as we're alone home and GH started to get busy, I was just thinking to have a cosy coffe break for 2 after a hard days work.

The biggest glass I have at home, purchased a couple of yrs ago
I put the Boda Nova crystal plate as a side servingplate
As you may see, I am a bit romantic, so a breadlinen basket is a must here
A close up pic! Can you see the hand embroidered cross? This is very special
bread/cookies basket purchased a year ago in Valetta, Malta

Symbol for St. John's cross
Guardian Swan's will be my centerpiece, sort of?
My territory. I am a layer lover... so to speak?
Another angle... a glimpse beyond is GH territory
Ice cream bowl from Luminarc, purchased in Paris & spoon by Terence Conran
Sideplate is stonegoods from Höganäs, famous Swedish product
Shot glass from Estonia & drinking glass another Luminarc
Viewing every piece of my simple collections...
Added some spices decor to make this more appealing...
Statue of St. Mary is watching us & giving us all blessings
Now, wishing you all the best of everything in our TT
Hope all blessings shower into our tables this week!
Hey, good Pepz... don't forget to head over Susan to see all her player's.
Hope YOU enjoy comingb in my simple abode... don't 4get keep on looking for my next post. SURPRISE..SURPRISE!

SPRING or NOT on my SS # 13

Hello my dearie Bloggie Friends!!!

Yes, another week has come to an end again & of course SS is in my VIP list to do this week-end as I didn't cope up last week-end. I was really so busy coz it was my daughter's 18th birthday. With a 25 young teens coming last Saturday wasn't easy for me. Baking, cleaning & preparing all the things they need, whooo hooo---

Anyways, this is another week-end and I have some shots to share with you today---

B4 I went to dooze off early last night...
Blow off all the candles, pls? GH reckoned--- NA--NITE---, then early this morning,
We had a sunny morning ...my candle holders say "howdy Frau?"
My cookie/cupcake stand wants to join the fun too! In my kitchen bench
My homemade bench awaits me early in the morning...
A glimpse of the plump tree & my candle lanterns hanging

This is a sign of a Springtime... bikes around...
Of course, sweeping & cleaning the street is one good sign too...Having a sand-free streets is very spring-y sign, isn't it? Shadow? just subtle underneath
Ha ha... most of all, when I see GH being so busy with his chores. It's SPRING TIME
Greetings to ALL, A HAPPY SPRING WEEK-END, says my snowdrops!

B4 you browse somewhere, head over to our dear Tracy at:
Thanks a million Tracy for giving us an enjoyment & look forward on week-end...
HAPPY 100TH POST DEAR TRACY, ON YOUR SSS. I have 13? well, for this year, k?

Spring Is In The Air On My TT#13

Isn't it amazing? Another mid-week has come!

It means another TT for us all who's participating Susan's meme every Thursday, however I need to post an evening earlier so can I hang & join on with all my co-players on time. Well, although 8 hrs difference. That's a lot to cope up, isn't it?

Anyways, Sweden is on the way of Spring mood. Sunny days, though we still have a below 0 degrees centigrade night time. A very usual April nights weather. Beside all my hectic schedules both work and home as a full time bank employee and a full wife and mum to a young teen, I managed to play my simple collections that I have around & about.


A newly bare garden furniture waiting to be pimp UP
A glimpse of the simple porch. As the weather isn't warm yet, I decided not to put tablecloth
Down cushions were purchased at MIO Furniture shop, loving them...
A close-up of my newly purchased 100% dupion silk pillow case
Then, stuffs fall one by one in place...
We will see what's the outcome of this setting, might be...???
Then, I think, "I need a lil more romantique touch"
The family guardian fairies watching the blessed table
The dinner for tonight is my homemade lasagne, napkins are gift from Vietnam
Hand embroidered table napkins & my daily use utensils
Crystal glasses are of course, purchased at Orrefors factory
Hmmm... am I done here? Guess, there's still missing...
That's right! I almost forget my wine carafe
And... my salt & pepper cloche. Antique teaspoons from my inlaws
Just adding more touch
A view from the lounge early afternoon...
A shot from above, well, for me am just Ms. Shorty §;-)
Then---comes the cold evening breeze. Candles must be lit on
View during night time from the lounge with flash on

Hope you enjoy coming to my TT this week and don't forget to head over to Susan

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