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It's Caturday

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This one is too good not to share.  Thanks Florida Man.  'Nuff said.

Gratitude

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Hej!  So much has happened since we steered our course back to The States 5 years ago. Three years ago we bought a new house (which we are still working on) and it's our Casa Lagom. L., our oldest is 14 and in highschool, and Little Bit is in 6th grade!  How time flies...

After much perseverance I got a job teaching, which was my goal and I am so happy for it!  Also I'm doing more art which was my dream.  I love art as a personal expression but I never really showed it before. Now I am sharing it with others in the hopes that they like it and want it so that I can make more! Painting is fun.  Here is a photo of a wall of paintings donated to a local art school for their fundraiser. I am not telling you which one is mine except that it is called "Joe's Playland" .  See black framed artwork second from bottom on the right.

The photo of flowers are from a kind mother sent to me with a nice note.  Her son loves school and I am so glad. I love all my students, they are…

The Bridge in Malmö

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OK, so this was an extremely lame post, sorry.  Mainly I thought it was really interesting that someone in our neck of the woods actually went to see all the place where the Swedish-Danish series "Bron" (otherwise known as "The Bridge" in its American version) were filmed.  Bron can be watched in the original Swedish on svt play.  The American version is available on FX. http://www.thelocal.se/20161111/thebridge-bron-we-visited-10-murder-spots-in-malmo-malmostad-tlccu
Take a look in particular at  Oresunds Bridge (see above) and Ribbersborg Kallbadhus if you want to see a touch of old-time Sweden.  Malmö is an interesting city with many fine sites but it is kind of considered the roughest of the Swedish cities, perfect for a crime thriller like Bron!

Interesting blog

Here is a cool upscale blog that does what I would have liked to if I had the time, training or capabilities. 😉 http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/
But I guess it takes a lot out of you.  Here's what the writer says, see below.  This is quoted from the New York Times blog and puts it all into perspective:Brittany Watson Jepsen writes The House That Lars Built, a blog with a clean Scandinavian aesthetic. Her life hasn’t been nearly as streamlined lately. “Right now, our home is a disaster of props because we had four photo shoots this week,” said Ms. Jepsen, 32, who shares an apartment with her husband, Paul Jepsen, in Provo, Utah. “Tuesday night I just sat there and I couldn’t move. This is the week of burnout.”And when Ms. Jepsen posts one of her craft projects, like making a custom coverlet for a camp chair, she said, it may take her days to shop for the materials and create, style and photograph it. Then she has to figure out a way to translate it to her readers in six easy step…