This past weekend we invited our family over in order to help out with fixing our lawn. We had bought 200 square meters of grass rolls and we figured it would be quicker to get it done if we had some help from our loved ones. A good thing with living so close to each other! 😊
My parents came earlier and helped Mathias get rid off the weeds. I had done a tiny bit on Friday. First off I totally dislike yard work, always have… and secondly my hip still didn’t enjoy too much moving around. I managed to get rid of the weeds in the front section where I didn’t have to bend my legs but the rest I left for others to take care off.
The rest of our family available to help out came around 10am and they started working. My chore of the day was to be the official photographer… 😉📸
It’s actually quite amazing to look out from the windows and see a green lawn. We’ve had rocks and dirt for two years now so this is a huge change!
Thanks to everyone who helped out, we truly appreciate it! ❤️
After almost four weeks being sick I’ve finally had an enjoyable weekend! Not only was it sunny and quite comfortable to be outside most of the time but I’ve also been able to be up and do things. Both yesterday and today I’ve taken a short walk, plus that we’ve managed to fix a few things around the house… Here are (parts of) our weekend in pictures:
I’ve also managed to do a little Spring/Easter decoration both outside and inside.
And last, but certainly not least we’ve enjoyed BBQ in the sunshine. Today we ate sausage with buns.
Tomorrow I’m going back to work again. Finally!! I’m pretty sure the first few days will be a little rough but I’m so happy to finally be doing something useful again.
Spring is finally here! Wood anemones, cherry blossoms, birch pollen and warmer weather! Some things I enjoy more than others! 😉
Today we’ve helping my parents with a little spring cleaning. Or, to be more exact, hubby has while I’ve been sitting by the water enjoying life and documenting progress. For lunch we enjoyed the obligatory grilled sausages.
When my (paternal) grandmother passed away a few years ago I kept one of her plants. It is an ivy but I’m not sure of the english name for this particular type of ivy. I nicknamed it “farmor” (grandmother in Swedish). It has been standing in our kitchen ever since and one of the branches grew pretty long but didn’t look too healthy so I decided it was time to replant it to give it more energy. The almost completely yellow branch was removed and the rest replanted in a new pot. Now it looks strong and healthy again.
At the bottom of the branch we removed was three healthy leaves so I decided I should try to get them growing and get more ivy plants. I do not have green fingers so I’m not sure how it will turn out but got to try it out.
Yesterday both of us woke up with a stomach bug which kept us resting, sleeping and/or watching TV all day. Today we woke up feeling much better but decided to spend the day at home taking it “easy”.
In the afternoon taking it easy turned into organizing the home office. I cleaned out all paperwork and sorted them into the correct binder. I did this both for our private paperwork as well as for our business. I also cleaned out the binders from paperwork we no longer need. The best part is that I emptied the binders of more paperwork than I put in! Now the fun part of paper goes into shredder is left.
I was very satisfied with myself but of course I didn’t stop there… I figured when at home because I’m not feeling 100% I might as well use that time to clean the closet in the home office as well instead of having to do it someday when I’m feeling fantastic and want to do more fun things.
Organizing the closet required help from hubby since several things in there is his too. He carried everything into the living room. Suddenly my nicely cleaned living room looked like a mess…
Everything got sorted, a lot thrown away and the rest put back into the closet again… I think we were more effective than usual because suddenly we have an empty shelf!
I love cleaning and organizing when it’s this effective!
During the first week of my vacation I met up with a sales person from the Swedish cleaning company called Hemfrid. My employer has a special price with them so I decided it was time to try them out.
A few weeks ago I got my windows cleaned and today it was time for the initial cleaning. From now on we’ll have a cleaning lady here biweekly (on Fridays).
They arrived at 8 am this morning and when I’d given them the key I left for work (first day after my 4 week vacation). When I got back home after work I opened the door and… what a wonderful fresh scent. It’s definitely something special with coming home to a clean apartment. You just don’t feel the same freshness in the air when you’ve cleaned yourself!
I’ve missed having a cleaning lady ever since we moved from the US so I’m exstatic about finally having it arranged here in Sweden as well!