Sunday, February 27, 2011
Zelda is hiding in the laundry-basket as it is very warm there next to the radiator in the bathroom. But she is now allowed to be there, and Daniel is splashing water at her so that she should know that, and get away. She is not happy, and can't wait for us to fall asleep so she can crawl back down.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I was looking for a way to make smaller cupcakes, the ordinary ones tend to get a little too big. After searching the Internet I found a supplier of mini-cupcake forms, and decided to put in an order. Today it arrived, and I tried it out right away.
These are a red velvet recipe, but I had no red color, so they turned out a little pale. I don't think my work mates will mind the color when they are served these little cuties at afternoon coffee tomorrow, though.. =)
Saturday with Daniels mother, Linus grandmother, in Åtvidaberg. We had a nice walk with the dogs, dinner and then we watched the Swedish "Melodifestivalen", where the Swedish song for the European Song Contest will be chosen.
As an entree at dinner we got crayfish. Normally we only eat them in the fall, and newly cooked. These had been frozen, and were a wonderful reminder of warmer seasons.
Here's the dessert, white chocolate mousse with strawberries.
Emma, the oldest dog of Daniel's mothers.
And our Ebba, staring at the red dot the flash uses to measure the light with. =)
Friday, February 18, 2011
Picture from the walk I took with Ebba tonight. Daniel and Linus stayed indoors to prepare dinner. It was a little cold outside, and some snowflakes fell down on us, but it was a nice walk.
Foto från promenaden jag tog med Ebba ikväll. Daniel och Linus stannade inne för att laga kvällsmaten. Det var lite kyligt, och några snöflingor föll ner på oss, men det var en skön promenad.
Ebba (dog) and Zelda (cat) in the sofa. Zelda were there first, sitting next to Daniel. Ebba also wanted to join in, so she carefully placed herself there too.
Ebba och Zelda i soffan. Zelda var där först, ihopkurad bredvid Daniel. Ebba ville också vara med, så hon makade försiktigt ner sig.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It was two years since Daniel and I got engaged, on the beach in Mexico. February 14th was a very strategic date, as it is very easy to remember. =) Tonight we celebrated with champagne, lobster soup and scallops.
I had baked cupcakes for dessert, and after I had decorated them with frosting, Ebba helped me to clean up the tools.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thanks for your sweet comments about me stressing over the workload. Last day of the week was busy too, but now it looks as next week will be back to normal again.
We made Thai-style fishcakes for dinner. The little bowl holds a sauce made of water, sugar and distilled vinegar. It may sound strange, but it is very good to dip the fishcakes in.
Almost all snow has melted away, until today when it started snowing again. The whole day huge amounts of snow fell down, and it continued into the night.
We were to meet with some friends at a pub downtown, so we walked there while dropping off Ebba at the dog-sitter. It is kind of exciting to be out in the falling snow, all noises are silenced and it feels so quiet.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The pressure at work is still high, and I had to work from home again. I needed something to cheer me up a little when I was done, and were happy to find a frozen chocolate cake in the freezer. With a little colored frosting it became a cute cupcake. Mmm, yummy!
It was quite nice weather today, and we took a long walk with Ebba after work. It is amazing how it is still daylight at 4:30PM now. It wasn't long ago that it was almost dark when we left work at 4PM.
It doesn't matter if there are still snow and cold, the returning light is the best sign of spring on its way, and catkin confirms it. Lovely!
Monday, February 7, 2011
The work-week started busy right away, and I had to continue work a little more after I got home and we had walked Ebba. Here is my work-laptop next to my regular computer at home. Business e-mail on one and Facebook on the other. You got to keep connected. =)
After three years in the apartment we have finally got a bathtub! We ordered it a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday it was delivered. Today Daniel and a friend moved it into the bathroom and attached it to the water supply. Wonderful, I have longed for this since we moved in! =D