Monday, May 30, 2011

Mother's Day!

Today (it's sunday evening writing this) it's Mother's Day in my country. I was calmly and sweetly celebrated by a father and a boy in bed. The Boy was excited - like speeded - jumping around fetching me the gift he had chosen. Bless his little heart.
The Boy thought it was a splendid Sunday and also wondering when it was Children's Day.

Newly out of bed, hugging my boy, feeling celebrated and pleased.

The Boy has a good memory: his father got star shaped toast 
on Father's Day and on Mother's Day the Boy wanted that!

The hedge is in bloom! This is probably our garden's finest hour.

Just a pic of the morning boy.

I've been commuting between anticipation and some kind of blue feeling this passed week. I don't know why at all and I'm guessing that it has something to do with my new ability to love the summer and hence also the fear of loosing summer again. I'm so in love with it!
BBQ, grass growing tall, kids running in and out the door, me walking out barefoot at any time of the day. I really feel I'd love to live that way all year around.

I'm pleased with my arrangement to keep the table cloth in place - they look good even without the cloth! And this pic I got barefoot, right before running easily out to the car, hitching a ride with hubby to work.

The week had its scary moments also...

My hairdresser is a lot more than a hairdresser. She dresses my soul also and my femininity.

Isn't it funny how different environments make you feel utterly different? 

Going to work in a shiny dress in turquoise made me stand out a bit, in the sense that I looked a little too dressed up. Even though I wore a blue cardigan over it.
Going into town, shopping for jeans for The Boy, I felt like a bum, too dressed down and totally out of fashion, compared to all those cute fashionistas in the city. 
Stepping into my "hairdresser/hairartist/style coach"'s little boutique I felt almost ugly. It's true! I can't believe it can vary like that.

Well, cutting to the chase: stepping out I felt glamorous, in a nice hair do, new nail polish and lipstick. And I was sparkling with joy too!!

I don't think that's superficial, I think I need that and that my visit to her every three months is necessary for me, in order to get that little piece of glamour. I'll try to hang on to the feeling this time and wear the red nail polish to work, even though my co-workers will remark on it.

This happy and balanced I was, afterwards.

I found the button for photographing myself (!) and of course had to try it. Even happier!
(I don't know if this dress is too dressed up or too dressed down, and out of fashion, and I don't care)

Funkie and I.

Dog attack
During our latest jogging lap my dog was attacked by two huge dogs, without any warning. We were minding our own business, jogging quietly, and all of a sudden those two came from the side, growling loudly. They attacked, my dog screamed and tried to get away but they wouldn't let go.
The owners first did nothing, then screamed "what shall we do?" and I shouted "remove them!".
I threw my iPhone on the ground, my tears were covering my face 'cuz it looked like they were going to kill him.
Eventually the man got the dogs away so I could hurry off with Funkie. We sat on the road (around the corner) and caught our breath.
I'm so happy my dog is alive but I can't understand how people can have such aggressive dogs loose.

We went to throw garbage away, that place is quite nice looking.

The Boy looks at one of the mighty wind turbines.

Walking around our little town is always a cheerful business.

This window display I LOVE. I feel like buying a hat now!

Brand new Hollywood-looking sunglasses. Inspired by my new glamorous style!

A regular visit to our regular coffee place. I like regular.

A not so regular sight in my town year 2011.

Neither is this, hmmm...

Back to Mother's Day!
It's cold and rainy here today and therefore a perfect day for staying inside, which I have. I've been on the couch and in a foam bath. I've had coffee twice with hubby and son. I've spoken to my mother on the phone.
It's a good Mother's Day.

And I love the hedge blooming.

And, and... I have two different shades of pink on hands and feet. So I think it'll be a splendid week!

I wish you all a good one!


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! I love seeing all your pictures, from a world so far away. Your hair and nails look fabulous, I think you deserve to go more often ;)

    Oh and are we on the same mood cycles (LOL) because I have been feeling the same this week as well.

    Off to run a bath, that looks amazing!

  2. Så mange flotte og inspirerende bilder du viser! Kjempelurt å bruke fine steiner til å holde ting på plass ute :)

  3. Shirley: thanks dear, for your comments and bless you for saying I could go more often ;-) My lovely hairdresser is quite expensive, so once every three months is what can be managed....!! And it is actually enough since she's darn good!

    So, we're on the same cycle, huh? Let's hope it changes asap!!!! :-D Hope you had a wonderful bath. LOL :-)
    (yes, I love it, too, getting a sneak peak across the world - it's always like being on a mini vacation!)

    New England Dream: tack, jag är rätt nöjd själv faktiskt!!! :-) Kul att du gillar stenarna.