And generally that’s a bad thing … but not this Monday. This Monday represents the beginning of a new week of pure vacation. I’m so happy I could literally cry.
This weekend there has been a lot of driving involved. Philip has been in Malmö both Saturday and Sunday. This because of the fact that he’s been on a weekend-education and is now, as we speak, a forklift-driver. So I’ve been driving him there this weekend at 7.45 am both mornings. So today it felt really nice to sleep in and not get up until around 10 am.
After I drove him there on Saturaday I went to our big shoppingcenter, Väla, to go sale-shopping at Zara :) I love their stuff and I wasn’t alone….I’ve never seen that many people in there!! But anyhow…I found some great stuff that got to follow me home :)
On Sunday (a.k.a yesterday) I picked up my mom after returning from Malmö and then we went to a nearby town for some coffeedrinking and shopping. So much fun!! And som many pretty things that I got to take home with me! *Happyface*
So in other words this weekend has been really good :)
Today we’re not going to do anything! I need a day like that. So coffee, some reading, some sitting-by-the-computer, and just relaxing is what’s on the shceduele today! Yay!
I went to work at 2 pm. Closed the store at 7 pm and then quickly re-dressed, put some more makeup on and then walked over to Håkanssons (the other shoe-store that we sort of work together with) and met up with my friend and colleague; Tove.
Together we walked down by the sea to a very nice restaurant where all of our other colleagues were sitting and drinking some wine, awaiting our arrival. We had some great food, good drinks and lovely company with plenty of fun storys told and laughters shared.
So now I’m back home after what really turned out to be a great evening!
Aaaand on top of everything…; I start my vacation today! Ten days of relaxation…can’t wait!
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I actually, and for real, have had four days off in a row. I haven’t been working for four days. This is big for me. It never happens! (Which of course is a good thing since otherwhise I wouldn’t make enough money, but still it feels nice to have these many days off in a row). I have been in some sort of vacay-mode…. I can’t think of anything special that I’ve actually accomplished during these past four days…. But that’s kind of a good thing, right? It must mean that I’ve really been relaxing lately.
I don’t know why (or how for that matter) that I get so stressed up by working. I mean I work like 20h/week. So 50% instead of 100% which most people do.
Yet, I still somehow get myself all worked up over everything. So in other words these days felt lifesaving for the time being.
On friday and sunday I have two short work-days and then it’s just three more days the week after this one before I get to go on my real 10 day-vacation. Can’t wait!!
Or well…it’s actually been in motion for quite some time now….I just somehow forgot to tell you, my bad.
Anyhow! Me, Philip and Rocki got a new apartment that we’ve signed the contract for some weeks ago! It’s pretty much bigger than the small one that we live in right now and I’m over the top excited. We get to move in September 1st so it’s quite some time left it feels like….but it’ll probobly swish by very fast once the summer-weather (hopefully) decides to stop by here in Sweden…but meanwhile it feels like forever until it’s finally the first day of September.
The thing that gets me most excited about the whole moving-thing is that I will get to decorate an all new place! And on top of that we get it fully renovated!! Everything from bathroom to kitchen will be brand new once we set our foot in there! Feels awesome!
I havn’t started to look very much for new interior items and so on ….but today I couldn’t help myself. So I bought this wall-art thingy to put up on one of the walls in the kitchen!
So goodlooking and so very true!
Oh,yes — we were there!
Since both me and Philip are crazy car-enthusiasts we, of course, didn’t let the big start of Gumball 300o just slip through our fingers. So we borrowed a car and on saturday morning we set the GPS to track down Stockholm and started the around 5 1/2 hour long drive to our capital. A few hours in we made our first stop at a gas-station to fill up the tank and to get something to eat.
We stayed there for almost a half hour so that I could stretch my legs properly. You see, Philip is in the middle of his driving practice….so I had to drive both ways on my own. It was a lot of fun even though it was quite exhausting at times. But I completed what is now my longest drive in a row *cheering*.
We made one more short stop on the way before we finally reached Stockholm. We were both totally wiped and just wanted to sit down in our little hotelroom, that we booked a few nights bwfore take-off, and relax and catch our breath before heading out to start taking photos of all the lovely cars. The one and only thing that we were confidient wouldn’t happen this day wasa that we would get trouble with the hotelroom. What do you think happened..? Oh, yes major hotel-room-trouble. The very very bad kind.
To make this story, that easily could have lasted throughout this entire post, a little bit shorter we were sent to a different hotel in the area since we weren’t able to stay in the one that we originally booked. We went around in our car in the middle of Stockholm, trying desperatly not to screem at the GPS that kept leading us around through a millon different roads. This because half of the city was under some sort of road-constuction….of course it had to be when we were there…..
After at least 30 minutes we ended up finding the new hotel where we were basically promised a new room for two. Do you think that we got one once we arrived…???? NO!
No room for two were available. THANKS A LOT SCANDIC HOTELS FOR HAVING EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL.
The woman working at this hotel ended up telling us to go back out on the street and visit other hotels nearby in hopes of finding a room. Everything was just chaos to keep my expressions mild. So there we stood in the middle of a huge car-crossing, with hundreds of people rushing past us, with heavy bags ans absolutely no idea of where we were supposed to go looking for a place to sleep.
After many minutes of slightly panicing we managed to find ourselves a room!! Can you believe it :) And it was a really great one to! It was situated in the middle of the city (I’m talking as close to the action as we could get) on a great boat-hotel. We both loved it!
After just sitting in our room for a little while, calming down, we got re-dressed and headed out again. This time we walked straight to the car-lineup of Gumball 3000!
To be continued….