There is a slight dust of snow covering the ground outside my window. There’s been an unusually mild January for this area. For the most part we haven’t had any snow at all. Today we have some, and it is a little colder (not much.) The coffee is hot. What can I offer you to drink today?
Lucky for you this is a virtual coffee date, since I was sick as a dog last night. I felt great when I went to bed, but woke up shivering, and sweating at the same time around midnight. Around 3am I had to get up and take a warm shower. I fell back asleep, but when the alarm went off I had a high fever. I rarely get sick and it didn’t feel good to call in sick, but I did. It’s not strange at all that I got sick, because I’ve been around sick kids all week, but still..The fever lasted for about 12 hours, and then it disappeared as fast as it came. My body still aches, and I’m tired, but besides that I feel OK. It’s the weekend, so I’ll have plenty of time to rest 🙂
I’ve taken a break from the blogging world this first month of the year. I’ve missed all of you! I purposely haven’t installed internet at our new house yet (I will.) I had the idea of helping my daughter conquer the new things in her world without the distraction of online gaming for a month. It worked out great. She is making progress with her Swedish, she learned to swim, and she developed a love for books this past month. She’s been a great reader for a long time, but she never seemed to enjoy reading. This first month of the year we’ve been to the library twice a week, and we’ve spent two hours a day reading together. I’ve always loved books, and now she finally found that magic as well. I couldn’t be happier.
I like routines, and I feel that we finally gotten into some good routines in our brand new life back home in Sweden. The weekdays mostly consists of work, school, dinner, laundry and reading. We have long days, but there is no stress about them. We always take the time to smell the roses on the way.
How are you doing? How has this first month of 2020 treated you?