April 16, 2007

I just saw my web stats, and Helloooooo to my Swede reader! In your honor here is my Swedish Top Ten:

The Swedish Chef
August Strindberg
Swedish Fish
Ikea including the diner Swedish meatballs served with lingonberries, cream sauce and potatoes
Lotta Jansdotter
Popular Music by Vittula by Mikael Niemi

Pearl is one tough lady

Pearl means business!
Sometimes when I see my fish hanging out near the top of his bowl, I get the feeling he's debating whether or not to hurl himself onto the desk.

April 14, 2007

Oh how, how, how, how, how did I forget the agonizing pain of breaking in a new pair of flip-flops?

April 11, 2007

Anything is possible

This morning I officially completed burning all of my cds to my laptop. It's taken me months and months of squeezing a handful in here and there, but it's done. Now I have a security blanket to take with me to Florence.

April 04, 2007

April 01, 2007

I spent this weekend at The Crucible taking an introduction to neon class. It was perfectly timed too because it was a lesson in patience and going with the flow. I kept trying to control and bend the glass by force before it was hot enough; ready. I was thinking too far along in the process before really getting the basics down, which obviously are the fundamentals for getting to the finished product, despite seeming over simplified.

With the big move on my mind my main concern at the moment is financing it. I feel like I need to have all the money I'm going to need for the next twelve months in the bank before I go. This mind set has been the cause of a few private mini-meltdowns and one big public one. Thank goodness I have supportive and understanding co-workers! And while I do have tuition deadlines in the next eight to ten weeks, and I need to be prepared for not being able to work legally while I'm in school, I need to take a step back and allow things to fall into place naturally. I'm going to swallow my pride and ask to borrow money, I'm going to sell as much useless household stuff as I can, and make myself open to abundance.