It’s with mixed feelings that I am looking back at 2013. This year has been wonderful in som many ways but I have also experienced some of the saddest moments in my life during the past 12 months. It is hard to come back when sadness grabs hold of you, like a black hole that is impossible to climb out of, and when you think you are back up then something happens and it pulls you down again.
I am making my way back now, sleeping, resting, getting some exercise and some time for me. Yesterday I had a massage and afterwards I headed for the gym, spent 30 min in the sauna and in the afternoon I went skating with Pixie. Last night we made pizza and having had our fill I passed out on the bed and slept for at least 2 hours. It was fantastic!
I am so thankful for my husband, my daughter and my family! I am blessed with a beautiful home, good friends and job that I love.
At this moment so many people across the world are making resolutions for the new year, to become fitter, healthier and kinder people.
This year I am not making any resolutions, I am going to live my life with outboundaries and promises that are are hard to keep.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Stressing down has been the theme for me this holiday and with two weeks off (one week to go) I am really beginning to wind down. I can’t remember the last time I slept so much, I am sleeping in until at least 9.00-9.30 each morning and I have been able to drift off for a snooze nearly every evening. True, we go to bed quite late in the evening but spending time on the sofa watching a soppy movie isn’t really draining.
This year we have decided to stay at home, like last year and the year before that. Since moving back to Sweden I have made sure we don’t have to travel at Christmas. I spent 15 years travelling every Christmas, living out of a suitcase and not being able to completely relax. To me the best thing in the world is staying at home for Christmas. Having breakfast in our jammies and happy family dinners with my husband and daughter.
Unfortunately we haven’t had much snow this year and we haven’t been spending much time indoors, but lately we’ve headed in to our old stomping ground in Vasastan to go ice skating.
I am beginning to ask myself if my blogging has come to an end, weeks pass between each blog post and I am not feeling the same need to share anymore. Well, well… BUT I couldn’t help sharing this!
We got our Christmas tree yesterday! YAY!
This truly is one of the highlights of the entire Christmas Season… the process of buying it (Mark always tries to haggle with the unassuming slightly chocked Swede, ”but the price is 340 kronor!”), carrying it home, getting it in the door and in its stand is just wonderful. I have collected ornaments since I was just a little girl and I have passed on the tradition to my daughter. Each year Pixie receives a Christmas Tree ornament in her Christmas Stocking.