It’s been 23 years since we got married with my husband. It’s been a long time but also it feels like just yesterday.
During these years we’ve built a house, raised a family and buried parents and one dearest cat. We’ve had our ups and downs and it’s not always been just sunshine and roses but that’s life. I wouldn’t change a day ❤
Tomorrow I’m going away for two weeks again, this time to our summer cottage in Central Finland. Actually it’s not ’our’ cottage but my late Mom’s and now my brother’s but he is kind and lets me and the boys and the cat stay there couple of weeks every summer.
I’ve almost always during my 48 years been at the cottage some days or weeks except when I was studying and had to be at work but then I spent some weekends there with my parents. These days it’s a kind of net-break too because the Net only works on one place on the grounds if you hold your phone in a Lionking pose and also on the lake side which is about 200 metres from the cottage.
Two summers ago we only stayed for a week with youngest one there since it was the most horrible and rainy summer and it rained all week and you really can’t do much when it rains, just sit in the cottage and hope it goes away. We were also both miserable because it was the first summer without my mom and eldest son was at the army and middlest son was in Lapland hiking.
Last summer was better, me and youngest went to cottage first with the cat and eldest son came later with middlest one and his girlfriend and it was nice until they left to grocery shop some days later and trying to avoid a truck eldest son took the car too far onto the shoulder and the car broke, it went really badly on the other side and the motor broke and so on. They were lucky to walk out of the car but it was a Volvo so they got off just with a scare. Luckily the old Volvo was so old we had already discussed about buying a new car (a Volvo) and so we had to. It was a bit of a puzzle to get us all back to city in time for the school but my hubby and my brother helped and it was all right.
I hope this time everything goes well and we’ll have a nice warm two weeks off line. Here are some pics for you. The buddha was my sister-in-law’s idea and I find it oddly comforting, my mom was first a bit taken aback but later agreed with me. On the second pic you can spot the cottage and then there is the sauna and finally the lake which I really love. We only have a small pier where you can go swimming and we have a rowing boat but it’s usually upside-down unless my eldest goes fishing with hook and line. I like to meditate there and watch the clouds and small fish.
We’ve got eldest son back home today as their flat’s pipe renovations are nearing. It feels weird to have him back and I think he feels the same. It’s just about three months so it’s quite all right. And even if it was permanent it’d be okay, don’t get me wrong. I just think that a young man wants to live with his friends more than with his parents and little brothers 🙂
Just to celebrate this day I’m giving you and old pic of my mom in her twenties at the French Riviera and another one of my boys at the grand Canyon some seven years ago.
These times I usually scroll through my memories in FB at some point of the day. Mostly I find some funny things and some sad things but today I found a true gem or gems should I say.
I doubt there’re many people who have accidentally had their eye cut with a newspaper edge but I’m one of them and the day was today six years ago. I can tell you it hurt like **** and I had to go to doctor to get a salve for it. The cut was in the eyeball’s surface so it was pretty uncomfortable.
As doctor’s orders I got the day off and was told to rest my eyes and how come that day was also the day The Hobbit AUJ EE came out on dvd and so I had the perfect sick day watching Fíli’s braidstaches and Majestic Thorin annoy the heck out of Bilbo.
On a side note I had written another entry there where I said that after the three-hour-movie youngest one got a yelling fit because there was not second part available yet 😛
On some days I’m this close to ending my relationship with FB but then again there’s good parts in it too not to mention how easy it is to contact friend living further away.