Woke up at 8am today, the longest sleep-in I had in a while. It’s been a long week at work, and things constantly felt like it were going against me. So I was very much happy to close up on Saturday and start my weekend.
After work I went home and changed into something nicer, and we drove to a friend’s place for dinner. They served us with lamb cutlets, roast potato’s and tzatziki and cheese and mango ice cream for dessert. Around 12am I was so tired and we drove back home. Yet I wasn’t asleep until probably 2am with a mind still being awake even though the body was exhausted.
Lazy Sunday morning started with coffee and watching the morning TV in the couch. Later on we went to Ikea to spend our 60$ voucher that was about to expire and eat lunch (you can see how much we Swedish people like our sauce) . Really just got rather unexciting things like a new frying pan and lunch boxes..
For dinner we made bibimbap, I had marinated tofu with mine and Alex cooked up a scotch fillet. It was so yummy. Such a simple dinner but completely satisfying. Now it’s 9.21 and I will make my move to the bed as the tired nut I am.
Oh dear, where did the time go? It’s been a while since I checked in here. But life has been a little bit of a roller-coaster lately and so much has happened. I got a new job. Summer is here. It’s almost Christmas. The year is almost over. But I’m excited. I feel like life is getting better. Like I’m moving forward.
I feel excited. For a new year. For what life has in front of me. It’s a nice feeling. The feeling of going in the right direction.
Today I’m having a day off. I have been to the gym. Picked up the weeks groceries (and they even added chocolate for my pick-up order, it made me so happy. It’s like they know me from what I usually order and gave me the healthier option) and now I’m laying in the couch going through stuff for work. Yesterday we put up the few Christmas decorations we have. I said “if we don’t even try to celebrate Christmas here, we will never get used to it”. It’s weird to celebrate Christmas in the middle of summer, but we just need to change our mindset.
It was just us. And the mountains. And the silence. It was wonderful. Almost a bit uncomfortable at first. There were no sound of traffic, not a single sound of stress. You could hear the breeze. The nature breathing. I realised I haven’t felt this calm in ages.
So we were standing there, in the kitchen. Almost a bit lost. Just us. This is where we’re gonna spend the weekend. Sounds a bit exaggerated, but without the pump from the city around us I felt, different. Almost like something was missing. After a few bottles of a average priced bottle of red and a not very expensive bottle of prosecco, we talked. We talked; what felt like we haven’t talked in ages. Unloaded our hearts. The pressure from what’s going on in the world. The pressure of being a prisoner in your apartment to keep us safe so we talked. A lot. And shared. And had another sip of wine in between. And planned (is it OK to plan your future in the middle of an pandemic?) but we did. Our future.
And it was exactly what we needed to go into our 6 year wedding anniversary. Leaving the city and just be. No reception, no wifi. Just us. You and me.