Just a FYI for starters: I’m not going to comment on the Russian and Ukrainian war here since I’m trying to avoid it as much as possible.
I’ve had this week off work as it’s the local Winter holiday and school’s are on holiday. I thought I’d need this week off and boy was I right.
Last Friday DH went to the hospital with the expectation that he’d stay for the night as the tube was taken out and the kidney stones removed. In the end he was there four nights as the kidney had a massive vessel bleeding and he was being monitored every second. On Tuesday he finally came home.
He said that the reason he had had constant pain ever since Boxing Day when the doctors put the tube in was that it had started bleeding then. Two surgeons had told him that there had been some tests lacking and also a screening and he should make a malpractice notice. It was a very close shave that he came home at all (as I had gathered already since I’ve watched my fair share of ER and other hospital series).
So I’m just glad he’s home and everything is getting better. I’ve been mostly sleeping, reading, watching tv and doing a jigsaw puzzle (been years since my last one).
I was going to go to movies but haven’t had the energy and so I’ve been watching the Marvel movies with youngest one on the timeline order instead of the release order. I’ve also got us HBO now and so far I’ve watched Station eleven and White lotus. I was a bit worried they’d ruin Station Eleven as the book is one of my fave dystopian novels but it’s surprisingly good which I’m glad of.
I guess this was the news from my corner for now. I’m going back to the couch now with Sirius.
DH is back home and getting better. I’ll add an TMI warning further below in case you don’t like to hear about people’s innards.
First I’ll just give you some pics from my walk yesterday. We had -15C degrees and I thought to try on my new snow pants I bought last Feb when we had very cold weather and of course as I bought them the weather changed so I didn’t get to use them at all. I dressed myself warmly and went to forest and I was so hot that back home I felt like I had done a sweaty aerobic class. Anyways it was nice to be warm and in the fresh air enjoying sunny day.
This week we’ve finally got a proper winter here in Southern Finland. We got about 50 cm snow in two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) here in Helsinki met area and on Friday we got freezing temps as they dropped to -22C degrees. It’s been interesting to say the least. On Tuesday the traffic was jammed because of the snow, luckily a lot of people were teleworking but still.. I had to go to my dentist after work as the braces needed to be tightened and I walked the three kilometers because I couldn’t rely on trams working in schedule. It was good excercise I can tell you. When I got home finally hubby said he had cleared the yard of snow three times. In this article you can see some pics of the snow storm.
On Friday I was teleworking as it was such cold day and I had a meeting starting at 8.30 am so it was easier this way. Me and hubby had lunch at a Nepalese restaurant in a nearby shopping mall, it was very good. Youngest was supposed to have cross-country skiing at school but it was changed to walking which didn’t please him as he loves cross-country skiing. He would have had ice skating at school on Thursday but he dislikes it so much that he refused to take part on the class and I had to message with the teacher about it. I hope he’ll get to cross-country skiing some time this winter.
Youngest one had school doctor’s appointment on Monday so I’m now officially shortest person in our family as he passed me by two and a half centimetres.
We also have a Schrödinger’s cat living here. Sirius doesn’t know if she wants to go out or be indoors and so mostly we are not sure if she’s indoors or outdoors. Luckily she knows to drum on hubby’s window to get in.
The first three pics are a view from our library to one of the most important roads to the city centre. I couldn’t find a pic I saw in the newspaper on Tuesday where there was a traffic jam just outside as several trams couldn’t get through the intersection due to snow and the rails freezing. In the third pic you can see the beginnings of a two-year-long tram rail and pipe renovations, it’ll be awesome (not).
Rest of the pics are from yesterday and today, on the first pic with Sirius you can see how much we got snow.
I thought to share with you a picture thing which was going on in FB. It was for celebration of grannies so here you can see me with my grannies.
In the first one I’m with my maternal grandmother Eine, she has some pond-lilies on her hand and I guess we are coming home from a nearby farm where we used to buy milk at our old cottage. Usually Eine had a sock knitting on hand, she also taught me to play cards.
On the second pic I’m sitting with my paternal grandma Augusta, she was a seamstress and has made both of our outfits. This is from my confirmation day which was a big thing. She also made the best pancakes and meatballs.
On summer time I used to be at the cottage after school year ended first with Augusta in June and then when my parents had their summer holiday we took Augusta back to Iisalmi, her home, and then as my parents had to go back to work at the end of July Eine would come with me to the cottage. Eine was born on 1901 and Augusta on 1904, they had both lived through the civil war and it was never discussed in our household (which is kind of a loss imo), they both lived to 90.