How are you doing? How is your week? I always look forward to the coffee share, both writing my own post and reading all of yours. I think it’s fun to experiment with, learn, and practice different types of writing. At work I am in the midst of writing educational plans for projects we are doing with the children. So even though I only post once or twice here on the blog each week, I feel like I write a lot. I enjoy it.
On Tuesday it was a special day. Special holidays in Sweden usually have their own pastries, and this day, Fettisdagen, is no exception. The name of this particular pastry is semla. It’s a bun made out of the same type of dough you use for cinnamon rolls, but it doesn’t have cinnamon in it, it has an almond paste, and whipped cream. The kid version of the pastry have vanilla cream inside of it and whipped cream on top. I like having one semla, but it’s a good thing they are only around once a year. They are very rich. On that day, Fettisdagen, Swedes eat 6 million semlor. The population of Sweden is just over 10 million. Another name for Fettisdagen is Semmeldagen. Would you like to try one to go with your coffee?
My daughter is on a school break. In Sweden we have two spring breaks, each is a week long, one typically used for sports (this first one,) and later a break for Easter celebration. I worked Mon-Wed and was lucky to be able to take Thursday and Friday off to spend more time with my daughter.
We don’t have any snow, but the weather is cold and sunny. I believe yesterday was the coldest day this winter -15 C/5F. My daughter’s winter shoes broke on Monday, and we had to find her new ones in a hurry on Monday night when I got home from work. I’m grateful we found some good ones since it has been so cold.
We moved into our house this January, and I believe I wrote about how we made some enlargement of landscape photos we’ve taken during our adventures (Death Valley National Park, The Grand Canyon, Mojave National Preserve, Mt Charleston, and Red Rock Canyon,) and how we hung those on our walls? I wanted to try this printing company by ordering these landscape photos first, to see how well they turned out. I was very happy with the result, and ordered some family photos from that same place the other day. These are the photos I ordered, they are for my daughter’s room.
I’m doing an experiment this month. Until now I’ve been getting groceries weekly, and then supplemented with fresh fruit when needed. We’ve taken a bus to a big super market once every weekend. This month I ordered food for the whole month online (from the same supermarket,) and had it delivered yesterday. We sat down together two nights this week planning our meals, prior to ordering the food. I am sure I will need to supplement with some things during the month, but for the most part we have everything we are going to need. If this works I think it would be a great system for us. Neither my daughter nor I enjoy shopping, and would rather spend our weekends doing something else. I’m curious to see how this will work. Do you cook most meals at home? Do you have a system for getting your groceries?
Thank you for having coffee with me today, feel free to take a refill before you leave 🙂 Have a great weekend!