Friday, July 29, 2011

Some "just being"!

Nothing "just" about "just being"
So, "just being" is sought after by me and has proven hard to get. On short occasions I feel tremendously just beingly, sitting on the couch hearing some jolly uptempo music on TV, just unplanned and unexpected.

Unexpected was the comfort of the mattresses I carried down in order to let the whole family rest in the living room at the same time. I ended up lying there and soon both dog and son joined...

Darling cuties joining me sure was restful and heart warming.

I am here, somewhere way down!


Moving from calmness...

Indoor activity number one: trying out the surf board in the tub. 
What else to do when the beach is no object?!!

There has been quite some rain lately and loads of those pensive skies. We've been inventing all sorts of indoor activities. 
There has been memory playing, pearling, TV-gaming, dancing, baking and cleaning to music big brother liked, back in the nineties when he was The Boy's age.
I can guarantee that The Boy is darn cute, dancing to big bro's old CD:s...

Summer fun in water in the tub!

-Pig surfer, The Boy proclaimed!!
I guess a pig was never closer to a shark?

Those mattresses where left downstairs for hours. Much to the dog's delight.

He even fetched his snutting blanket - it was that cosy!

Yes, even the dog needs to have some fun during vacation...

Serious business.

That dog, he knows how to have fun!


Another way of having fun while kind of just being, is to meet relatives and loved ones you really don't get to see that often. 
When we moved south, we moved even further away from my beloved cousin Charlotte, than before. We used to see each other 3-4 times a year, now it's not even once a year. So far. 
Hopefully we'll get better at this new distance.

They passed our town and we managed to catch dinner at the best restaurant in town!

Warm, loving moment that for sure was invigorating for me.

Our dear, precious husbands. They make all the difference!

Their firstborn.

Their secondborn - our Goddaughter!

The second cousins having some fun.

Late night fun outside the restaurant!!

Healing just seeing them all, lighting up with happiness and laughter!

Their friends' boy got into it too.

Happy times
Happy times, I guess, like really genuine loving-for-real-being-yourself-kind-of happy, is every bit as refreshing as just being. 
I'm trying my hardest to make the as many moments as possible as happy as possible. That really ought to be the only meaning there is?

Have a terrific weekend, all of you precious and happy and wonderful people out there, that I really enjoy the company of. Via blogs or IRL doesn't matter - you all make me feel a little happier every week!
For that I thank you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Love and effort

Love, love, love
Nothing else, than love, seems important these days. 
I've also given up the idea of being totally off duty - being manager means that every emergancy, large or small, must go through me and so be it.
I'm a lot less on duty than usual and that will have to do.

Having stated that, I try to capture the days and moments even more.
Love, that is what I focus on now.

How cute can a little behind be?! I'm just askin'...

Small, big, everything
Sometimes big happenings make you "get a grip" and sometimes very small incidents, almost unnoticable but not totally, will do the same thing to you. I've had a big horrible reminder and a small subtle reminder these past days. 
My family is my universe and my husband is the core of my life and will be my companion the rest of my days.
I even had a grand idea, that you will get to know about in due time...!
Small and big may very well - and should - be varied when it comes to nurturing relationships. It goes for tones of voices aswell as for bigger life decisions.

Dessert, wine and foam bath = nice vacation combo!

These days we see a whole lot of rain and grey, toned down skies.

Yet another vow...
My life-vow is to have a favorite day every day and my vow for this autumn/winter is to make a bigger effort being a good wife! 
I hope I'm already doing an OK job but my biggest effort this passed year has been being an OK boss and a good mother, now the wife part needs tweaking.
I look forward to it, I like challenging myself to be "even better" in different parts of my life!

We took yet another guest to the ancient sight...

A husband to love.

Wouldn't want to be without him.

The Boy is very familiar at the ancient sight.

Do you see the sliver of pure strong sun light in the horizon?

Even the six year old finds this a place for contemplation.

"Nothing but love for you"

My friend loved the spot.

A large beautiful flower among all those other ones...

Home, sweet home!

The art museum in our town offered an interesting exhibition. And a lot of color.

Happy birds down by the marina.

We're getting quite a lot of weather!

It boils down to life, love and time.
What to do with your life, how and who to love and how to spend your time wisely. No easy tasks or questions.
It's a good thing one gets vacation every now and then, so one has time to think about these things!
I've reached some conclusions.

I hope the rest of your week runs smoothly!