Torsdag 23 februari 2012

Torsdag 23 februari 2012

It is my fourth full day in Sweden, my second as a “housewife”. There is so much to write it’s intimidating. Where do I even start? When I left off I was still at our home in Virginia, Matt was over here in Linköping already. The entire month of January we spent apart – he … Continue reading

Musings

Musings

I’ve put in my 2 week notice at work, and am in the middle of the end, so to speak. I ride the chartered commuter bus to work every day, and every day is not without reminders of why I am so happy to stop doing this work/commute song and dance. For instance, take today’s … Continue reading

Housing Acquired

Housing Acquired

Oh my gosh, y’all. We’re moving to Sweden! Have I mentioned that yet? Well, obviously not for like…a month. But neither here nor there, the updates are coming, the pictures are coming, and very shortly…this girl is going across the pond and up to her home near the arctic circle. My dear, sweet, wonderful husband … Continue reading

Preparations.

Preparations.

My Mom generously set us up with some books to get us started. I supplemented the collection with currently popular Swedish literature. I am admittedly way late on the Stieg Larsson train… Also, that beer is there because it (or alcohol rather) is rumored to ‘increase our capacity to learn’. Unless, of course, you ask … Continue reading

We’re Going to Sweden!

After some serious concern at the 11th hour (literally, only 3 days ago) that Matt wouldn’t be able to go to Sweden, everyone was able to work it out and he will be on his way in the beginning of January! You see, one of his bosses didn’t want him to go, either because he … Continue reading

Painting Trim.

We bought our house in Virginia in August 2010. It was a short sale and a 6 month battle with the banks, previous homeowners, and realtors, but we managed to actually buy it and move in. The previous homeowners left us a very dirty house that also hasn’t been updated since 1981 – when it … Continue reading

Waiting.

Waiting.

November 10, 2011. Wait, let me back up. June 2011. Matt sends me an email with the subject, “OPEN OUR FUTURE”, and it was a press release discussing how Sweden bought a bunch of helicopters from Sikorsky. Blackhawks. The first European country to acquire Blackhawks. The helicopter Matt knows everything about. Sweden – my “motherland”. … Continue reading