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Goodbye April

April. The Month of Moving. Time flew past and snailed by at the same time, in a haze of packing and boxes and excitement over the new house and eagerness to finally get out of the apartment in the neighborhood we’ve come to intensely dislike. So, about 95% of my pictures in my phone is moving related, unsurprisingly, but I managed to find some pictures for you that aren’t of boxes 😁

Tell me, how was your April?

Who else except me eagerly awaits the day we can finally go to the store without wearing a mask?

The Easter brunch. I decided that Isolation Easter called for Mimosas and the hubby agreed. So tea, Mimosas, fresh croissants, eggs (because Easter, duh!), raspberries, blueberries and apple. All that yumminess plus a nice playlist on the stereo and the best company (hubby) made this Easter a very relaxed affair. I approve.

Then one day, everything was packed and ready to go.

Question: what’s the last thing you pack when you move? Answer: the charging station, of course!! Because you have seen the updated version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, I hope? πŸ˜‚

On Friday the 16th, M Day was finally here. Moving day. The movers arrived in their huge truck bright and early and started carrying our stuff. What they finished in a few hours would have taken me and the hubby two weeks, lots of fighting, and threats of divorce, so that was money well spent πŸ˜‚

If the charging station is the last thing you pack, what’s the first thing you unpack? The tea of course!! Because how else will you find the energy to unpack five gazillion boxes?? πŸ˜‚

We were greeted in the new house by my favorite flower in the whole wide world, the wood anemone. They grow wild and abundant in Sweden, and it’s a sure sign spring is here. Going out picking wood anemones has always been one of my favorite things to do, and something I missed sorely while living in Malaysia, so my darling daughter and my friends always took pictures of them and sent them to me. And now they grow on my property. That makes me so happy. 😍

I unpacked every box marked “kitchen” on moving-in day. I wanted it set up immediately, so I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. When my energy started running out, my stubbornness took me the rest of the way, and the kitchen was organized when I went to bed that night. Yay me!

One week after we moved in, we received visitors: my darling daughter, her fiancΓ©, and my grandbaby. 😍 They stayed the weekend, and this is one of the reasons we’ve bought this big house; to be able to have our family visiting (our apartment was too small and we didn’t have a guest room). Now, we have so many rooms the grandbaby can have her own. And when they went back home, they left a bed and a high chair here for her. That makes me so happy.

And finally, I built a phone stand when I had several important meetings to attend. And since I was nervous and needed all the good luck I could get, I decided using my books and some notebooks to build it. And it seemed to have worked, because the important meetings were a job interview…and I got the job and start today! But don’t worry; that doesn’t mean I’ll stop writing. Nothing could come between me and my writing! 😊

And that’s hopefully the last you’ll ever have to see of moving boxes here on my blog; let’s hope for more interesting pictures in May πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Goodbye April”

  1. What a fun idea, a month in pictures. Good luck in your new home (and tea would be the first thing I’d unpack too. Plus, I love your tea canisters.)

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