life in sweden

Well, hello! It’s me again 🙉

I know, I’m a terrible blogger. As soon as life gets in the way, ZAP! The blog just goes right to the bottom of the to-do list. Eh, oh well. I always come back, don’t I??

Anyway, as you probably put gathered from the lack of activity here, life has been INSANE. I know I always say that, but this time I really, really mean it. Between work, travel, a husband in Africa, parents moving to Myanmar, my brother moving into my place for the summer, my sister moving to Beijing, and about a hundred more different things, I have barely had time to do anything except the essentials (shower, walk dogs, eat, commute to and from work, pass out on the couch, repeat).

Today, however, I decided it was time to pop back in and say hello. Not too much has changed siince last time, except that Conrad is here! He got in this week, and will be here until August 1st. Then he’s going back to Colorado for a three weeks to wrap stuff up school-wise, and then he’s moving here FOR GOOD!

I’m going to be honest – this separation has been really hard on us. It has made me soooo incredibly sympathetic to other long distance couples I know (my parents included). Not having your partner nearby, especially during major life changes, just plain SUCKS. I created a mental list about 10 miles long of things I’d noted to tell Conrad while we were apart, yet when I picked him up from the airport I didn’t even know where to start because it had been so long since we last saw each other! That’s why I am taking next week off and we are driving to my summer house on the West coast for a week of doing NOTHING except swim in the lake, hike in the forest, read on the porch, and eat my weight in strawberries (jk they are waaaay too expensive here!).

I’ll try to take a bunch of photos to share later on, but for now, enjoy a smörgåsbord (Swedish word!) of photos collected from the last four months (not including photos from my Italy and UK trip! Also coming soon!).

Speak soon, dear friends!

Puss och kram,

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