Blog challenge 

Yesterday I wrote my first post in the New blog, I like WordPress as a community but I’m not a fan of the limits a free account has so I got a domain and hosting of my own. It’s  very much under construction still designwise but I have as a goal to be done with it this month. But I figured I might aswell start using the blog so I will be found at www.nattahs.com 

To help me plan and stay on track I started a bullet journal, it took a lot longer than I thought it would and it’s not very fancy looking but I had extremely fun creating the layouts for the first few pages. I think that babysitting a kitten might have been one of the reasons it took a lot of time but that little booger is so cute that it’s okay.

Trip to hospital

Last week was absolute chaos, monday was spent packing for the trip but I ended up forgetting half of my stuff anyways. As it turns out being all organized is of no use if you forget to put things in your suitcase.

On Tuesday I took a 16-17 hour trip to Sweden to visit my parents. Travelling for so long probably is even less fun than it sounds considering I was travelling by train. I’ve seen the sight out of that train window so many times now that even that scenic view couldn’t keep me busy.wp-1490346673086.jpgFortunately I had music to keep out the noise of everybody else and free wi-fi on the train so that I could listen to anything I wanted. I most likely gave the other passengers something to do since I quite often caught people staring at me and I get it. I’m pretty noise sensitive so I prefer a calm environment s o whenever possible I like to travel in first-class or business and I guess I don’t exactly look like a person that would travel in either.wp-1490346687286.jpg

Then on Thursday I was in Jönköping meeting a friend wich I already wrote about. On Friday I visited my grandparents and when I got home I started feeling extremely sick and once again vomited so much that I lost enough fluids to land myself in an overnight stay in the hospital… so I guess I was wrong when I said that I could finally stop worrying. I got home from the hospital yesterday and I’m going back tomorrow for some more fluids and nutrition since I still can’t eat even though I’ve stopped throwing up. It’s extremely annoying to travel this far to visit friends and family and then be too sick to do anything but lay in bed. I’m also extremely tried all the time so I’ll stop complaining and go back to bed and just hope that I feel better when I wake up.

Trip to Jönköping

Today I finally got myself together and left the house. im still really sore after Tuesdays trip but I figured that I couldn’t stay in bed forever. Therefore I decided to meet up with a friend in Jönköping wich is the closest town to where I am right now. He wanted ice cream and I wanted sushi so I hopped on the first train to te city.

when I got to the city I had 20 minutes to kill before he arrived so I went to the closest clothes store to see if I could find a dress or a skirt to have as a change of clothes since im really tired of only wearing jeans and I didn’t pack anything else than jeans and pants, unfortunately it wasnt yet season for it so I gave up.

When my friend showed up I realised that I  was way to hungry to go all the way to the sushi restaurant so we ended up eating a sandwich at subway instead and we couldn’t find anywhere that sold the ice cream he wanted so we’re not really all to good at doing what we said we’d do.

Something unexpected we did do was to walk pretty much around the lake in the city and I managed to snap some photos when we stopped for a rest.DSC00695.pngI found a sign that said to beware of otters crossing the street, but this duck was the only animal I saw. Next time I might get lucky. We sat on a bench enjoying the spring weather so long that the sun begin to setDSC00696(2).pngIt was a beautiful sunset but as soon as the sun disappeared I was harshly reminded that its only days since the snow disappeared. It’s funny really, as soon as the snow melts and the sun begins to feel the slightest bit warm all the swedes are swarming at cafes sitting outside with sunglasses and celebrates that spring has arrived even if it’s still winter jacket temperatures. I wonder if it’s a swedish thing or if it happens in more places.

Unexpected failure 

I totally missed to update yesterday. I went to the hospital for a checkup and everything was looking really good this time so I can start to worry less wich feels amazing.I will definitely talk about what I did at the hospital sometime later but right now I’m not yet comfortable writing about it.

After the hospital we went to the shopping center where I didn’t manage to find any of the things I was looking for, the “fabric store” was a store that sold curtains and pillows but no actual fabric. I didn’t find any pants that looked good either so no pants was bought. They are renovating the walkways so it’s a bit of a walk to get to the other house so I skipped crafting supplies (can buy them online instead).

But we did spend probably 2 hours at the supermarket trying to find the food items on the shoppinglist so atleast we left with enough food to have a well stocked pantry.

On our way back home we stopped at his mother’s house for a visit before we continued home. We left home at 10.50 and got back home around 20.00 so I’d call that a full day.

This is pretty much how I woke up today except my boyfriend was cuddled down on my other shoulder, I’m really gonna miss this when I’m away. But hopefully I have enough planned for me to not have time to be homesick. 

Today has been a lazy day. Stayed in bed way too long and have been exhausted from yesterday so I have done nothing useful. I have however been knitting a little bit and gotten a suitcase from the attic so I can start packing tomorrow since I’m leaving on Tuesday. Now I’m going to go to bed and get a good night’s sleep and I hope you all will sleep well too when it’s bedtime! Nighty!

When in doubt eat curry

Right now I feel like I’m pretty much a nervous wreck. There is just so much that needs to be done on Friday and I have absolutely no clue of how to find the time and energy to do everything. I also have to decide today if I still want to go on the trip I had planned even though I can’t bring my cat. I’m so used to having my fluffy ball of fur around all the time and sleeping next to me in bed that I get a bit anxious when he’s not around and I have trouble sleeping when he’s not in bed so I’m not sure how easy it would be to sleep when he’s in another country. 

On a more positive note I got a book called “Vegan in 21 days” on Monday and so far the recipies has been delicious 

On Monday I made a chocolate peanut butter smoothie wich was really good. And yesterday I made a cauliflower curry that did not look very fancy but tasted heavenly. 

Unfortunately where we live it’s not easy to find all of the ingredients so I will have to go shopping for it on Friday when we are in a bigger city. If I still would have lived in sweden all ingredients would be things that already easily found in all stores. But my objective is to show my boyfriend that veggies isn’t boring but delicious and he’s here so the food has to be here too.

Melodifestivalen

So this weekend was the final of the swedish Eurovision song contest Melodifestivalen and I usually don’t watch any of the semifinals or the others but I usually try to watch at least the finals since its tradition and im a little curious to wich song we will be sending to Eurovision. Since I no longer live in Sweden I have to watch it through web tv but that’s actually much better since its then portable. Another tradition is “Mellomys” it’s when the entire family sits down in front of Melodifestivalen, eats something good and votes. I can’t get my boyfriend to join me for watching Melodifestivalen but at least he joins in on the snacking… This year I tried a new recipe, chocolate muffins, peanut fudge/sauce and topped with a layer of melted chocolate. unfortunately i failed on melting the chocolate and ended up spreading it like weird butter wich doesn’t look all too fancy but they ended up so delicious that i decided to share a picture anyways20170311_204312(2).jpg

The rest of the weekend has been spent cleaning the house and fixing things like putting up blinds in the livingroom to be able to see whats on the computer screen now that the sun has returned. Theres still a lot of snow outside so spring cleaning will have to wait a bit longer.

And incase anyone is curious THIS is the song I thing should have won Melodifestivalen based on my personal preference but no such luck.

A waterfall of snow ain’t stopping me

Yesterday I woke up and realised that i could no longer put off going to the store to buy food since the fridge and freezer was empty. Yes it’s completely irresponsible to not have food in the house but when the weather is how it is you have a good reason.20170309_133419Might not show so well in that picture but there is a lot of snow falling and the cat did not want to leave the area that has a roof. But by the time my boyfriend got home it had stopped snowing so we decided to go to the store and the cat decided to go outside. 20170309_162012While I put my shoes and jacket on they decided to play in the snow, I wasn’t there to see who started it but I have a suspect. Boys will be boys i guess.

I really don’t regret going to the store because I got lucky and the store was for once well stocked with delicious ingredients wich landed me an amazing dinner… It took a while to make but it was worth it.20170310_012049My poor kitty cat had to be outside because even though my sushi is vegan it still smells like seafood and he went crazy. I had cucumber, avocado, carrots and mango as a filling in my rolls. It was delicious and the best part is that i only used half a mango so i had the other half for breakfast! 20170310_094019There is no better way to have breakfast than in your pjs with some nice company. Or actually the only thing that could make this better is if it stopped snowing like a frozen waterfall outside. I can’t see the mountains at all today.