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Jag vill inte städa själv

Läste en artikel idag om en robot cleaner. Och det var en maskin som rengör stora maskiner inom industrin. Men i min fantasi omvandlades den snabbt till den roboten Mathilda i Dr Snuggles. En drömmaskin för en sådan som mig. Kan ingen uppfinna en för hemmabruk också. Jag skulle verkligen vilja slippa städa och att ha en robot som gjorde det åt mig skulle inte alls sitta fel. Men nu gör det ju inte det så jag ska sluta sitta här och skriva på datorn och masa mig till städskåpet och plocka ut dammsugaren. 

late to bed

The beginning of the school year has its effects. The boys are very tired when they arrive home and it shows. Last night we let them watch their favorite tv show, but it was until quite late. The last two months that was not a problem, since they had vacations and did not have to get up early. Well, now it's different. This morning already getting up was pretty difficult for them. Today was also a heavy day for them as they had both swedish and dutch school. It showed when they got home: after dinner they had a bath ...

Enjoy the sun.

I have to write so much the last few days that I have some painful joints in my hands. So I think it is time to go out and enjoy this beautiful weather as long as it last. I am alone at home all day long because the children have lessons till 6 pm and than they have to go to their sports and scouting. My husband is at the marina because the sailing oat will go into the water. At 8 pm everybody will be home again and till that time I can do whatever i want. Although there ...

run away

Yesterday one of my sons was gone. Just a few minutes before I noticed het asked me if he could go a certain place with his bike and with the neighbor boy. I said no and normally that is enough. But later on I was thinking that is was rather quiet and he called my son but he did not answer. Immediately I thought that he was gone to that certain place in the forest. My other son was still at home and he did not know where he brother was. But I knew; he probably did not listen and ...

Work till I drop.

This morning we had to wake up at 3.30 am. The time our visitors had to catch the buss to the airport. My husband brought them to the bus stop and within a half an hour he came back to his bed again for a few hour sleep. But waking up in the middle of the night makes you tired for the rest of the day. I feel that in my body. My joint are not the flexible joints which they supposed to be this morning. They are stiff and I have the feeling that it is better to go ...

Murphy's Law

It's funny how Murphy's Law applies to many things. On the way to the city centre there is a part of the highway where there are no emergency lanes and the lanes are also smaller than usual as they are on bridges over the river. Now that's exactly the place where cars tend to break down! It's a track of only a few kilometers and every where else there is plenty of space, so a broken car would just be moved to the side of the road and not delay the other traffic. But no, the last few days cars ...

a nice ice hockey taining

The first two steps on the ice were shaky but then my son skated away like he does it every day. I was lucky to see that he was not the only one who was shaky after a long summer without skating on ice. His team is a group of 20 boys and some girls. It was busy on the ice and all the kids were skating mixed up. At the time the teachers arrived that had their feeling with skating on ice back and the training began. It is nice to see that the entire trainers are so nice ...

Lunch talk

Today I met Pierre. He’s a French guy who’s trying to sell computer equipment to institutions all over Europe. He has two children and travels a lot for his work, which he doesn’t really like. However, he is also hesitating to bring his children and wife, as he’s a bit afraid to travel with them. Together with another friend we had a good lunch at a restaurant and discussed the nice and not so nice things of having children and particularly of having two. It was very nice to hear how other people think about these things.

busy

I am looking forward to this weekend. Not because of the plans or dates we have because we don’t have such but just to relax a little bit. I am so tired. I think that is because of the combination that we had guests, I started working after 7 years of doing nothing and I joined the direction of the Dutch school. All together in one week might be too much for me. Though I made it this week so far and I enjoyed it so much being more useful for myself. I am still wondering how I combine this ...

swimming

There is one hour left before I have to pick up the children. It is such a sunny day that they probably want to swim. Because the water was turning green I added a lot of harmless chemicals and I can see those chemicals are doing their job. Within a few hours the water looks bright again. I tested the water quality and it is still good. Unfortunately because of the low temperatures in the night it is not as warm as it was a few weeks ago. But as tuff as my children are, they are not afraid of ...