Weekend Coffee Share – Volunteering as a host

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Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? 

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Eclectic Alli our usual host to this wonderful weekend link-up is working towards her 2 (!) Master’s degree (along with many exciting projects,) and does understandably have a lot on her plate right now. We are going to help her host our weekend coffee chat for a while. There were several people interested when she announced this, but we never made a schedule of hosts, so I decided to go ahead and be the first host. We can’t let this pleasant gathering of friends die out, right? Please drop me a comment if you want to be the host for a week, and I’ll edit this post, adding a weekly list of hosts so there are no misunderstandings. Sounds good?

As you might be able to tell from the photo at the top, I am in Sweden now. The text on the coffee cup Min Favorit Dryck means My Favorite Beverage and that is what I am offering you! Your favorite beverage that is. What would you like? A cup of coffee? Tea? Hot cocoa? 

The trip to Sweden went well. It was long, but all is good. I wrote about the trip here. It has been an intense, and productive first few days. It was wonderful seeing family again, and to be surrounded by people speaking my native language feels rejuvenating. If you are always around people that talk like you you might not understand how comforting that is. 

I really enjoy the cold weather, and breathing the fresh air. It’s amazing compared to Las Vegas, where the air is very polluted and it’s often dangerous to exercise outdoors. My daughter and I have been enjoying long walks every day. I feel fantastic…and the tap water tastes so good! There’s no foul smell of chlorine hitting your face as you grab a glass of water, or take a shower. Speaking of the water, my hair and skin is already a lot softer. In Las Vegas there is a lot of minerals in the water, it builds up fast, both on any surface in contact with water in your home, and it builds up in your hair. None of that now. 

My daughter is super excited about being here, and looks at every thing with huge eyes. I spoke Swedish almost exclusively with her for her first 3 years, but after that she have not been very interested, until a couple months ago. No she is eager to learn. At the moment she is mostly speaking English, but I am hoping that the Swedish from her first years are going to resurface. I am sure that it is there somewhere. She does not seem concerned at all about the language barrier, on the other hand, not much troubles her. Everyone in Sweden speaks English to some degree, so that helps of course.

I’m not going to make this post a mile long, I’ll write more posts later as we go instead. Before leaving you with a fresh cup of coffee in your hand I’ll have to tell you that I went on a job interview on Wednesday, for a teaching job. It felt great in every way. They called me back yesterday (Thursday) offering me the job. I am super excited about that! I’m going to work with 4 and 5 year old children at a school that has a ski profile. It’s going to be so much fun! At the moment my daughter and I are staying at a house that my brother owns, in the town next to the town I am going to work in. My focus now is to find housing closer to my new job. Can I get you a refill on your coffee? How is your week? Any fun plans for the weekend? Please remember to tell me if you wish to host the coffee share for a week, and I’ll add you to the list of hosts.

Love,

Maria

35 Comments on “Weekend Coffee Share – Volunteering as a host

  1. So very happy you’ve a fun job and a place to stay while you’re settling in, Maria! I hope that the less toxic environment will continue to soothe any damage to your lungs and skin. Looking forward to stay in contact as you make yourself a new home.

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  2. I’m glad all is going well for you two, Maria! It makes perfect sense to me that you feel better hearing and speaking your native language. Good to hear from you! ❤️😎

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  3. WOW! Mving to Sweden, settling you and child in a new place and country, a new job, and you got around to a coffee share. WOW! I too have volunteered to host. I think Alli is OK with the more the merrier approach. Good luck this week.

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  4. So happy to hear your prayers were answered and in such a huge way! Congrats on the new job! Will continue to pray for closer housing. I can hear in the tone of your words that you are in a better place. 🙂 ❤ Take some pics for those us who've never been to Sweden! So very happy for you. I don't have the inet suave to handle hosting, sorry. I'll try to get out as much as possible weather/pain/computer depending.

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  5. Grattis, Congratulations on getting the job, no chlorinated water I am so jealous. I am so glad things are falling into place for you & your treasure & your health continues improve. Have a awesome day.

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  6. What great news!! I’m so happy about your new job, so exciting. I hope you’re able to find closer housing. Thank you for hosting this weekend’s coffee share, I’ll have to get busy and share. I’ll pass on hosting as I barely can understand the linking up and don’t want to mess things up, and to be honest, too much pressure. But I’m so appreciative for those of you who are able to host. Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️

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