6 months...

...booked with my new Personal trainer - Lise;=)

We start tomorrow at 11!

Sleep well now!

And...

...todays music, which is soft, hot and sexy;=)

Joss Stone- great voice and great music!



Miami

Some photos of Miami;=)












PT

Just finished my morning exercise which consisted of 30 swings with my big kettlebell (12 kilos). Then I did crossfit exercises which consisted of doing push-ups, sit-ups on my pilates ball and squats with weights. Did this 30-20-10 which means I first do the 3 exercises 30 times each, then directly 20 each and then 10 each. I use my stop watch and it took me 7.36 min to complete.

Today I have a meeting with a personal trainer, Lise, who I hope can fit me and my needs for transforming my body and get it stronger in the upper body and leaner.

Will let you know after our meeting!

Misc photos from USA no 1


Hi all!
Hope you have slept well and feel rested;=) We are getting more and more into swedish time but still not totally there. Fell asleep at 3 this night so yeah, my body still hasnt figured it all out;=)

Here´s some photos I took in USA. These were taken our first day over in LA when we visited the walk of fame. The guy in the photos with Mimmi and Goofy is just a random guy who took his photo with them;=)
And I found Ingrid Bergmans star;=)

The other photos are from our first day of rehearsals.

Enjoy!








After Obsession: REVIEW

***FINAL RATING: 2.85 STARS***


DISCLAIMER: I kind of am a bit hard on Ms. Jones in this review. I don't really mean to be; I love Carrie, really I do. I think her blog entries are hilarious, and I think she has some really great ideas for her books. It's just that this is her seventh-ish book, the fourth that I've read, and I was kind of hoping for some different kind of writing from her. I'm honestly not bashing her personally--I was just so disappointed in this book and the writing in it that I may have been a bit harsher than I meant to be. 

CATCHALL
My interest in this book had been waning for some time when I received it as a Christmas present. Not about to let it go to waste, I read it. While it wasn't awful, it wasn't really what I'd been hoping for at all. I felt disappointed and kind of annoyed upon finishing. And my rating is definitely generous. I do, however, want to make on thing clear: I liked this book! It just wasn't my absolute favorite. It is true that in this review I focus more on the negatives than the positives, but I genuinely enjoy reading this book and would recommend it (though not to everyone). 

THE HEROINE
AIMEE
Truth to be told, Aimee was kind of annoying. She has these ridiculous prejudices that make no sense. She's also kind of a hypocrite. I thought at first that she might be a strong heroine, but she seemed to get progressively weaker as the story went on, to no real avail. I didn't hate her, really--I simply don't have strong feelings about her at all. She was vapid and irritating--but harmless. Kind of like baby cousins. And, as aforementioned, I hated her stupid prejudices.

EXAMPLE OF DIALOGUE (Please note that these are not exact quotes (although they are similar) and reflect only my interpretation of the text, not necessarily the author's intentions):

BLAKE (Aimee's boyfriend at the beginning of the novel): That Indian boy beat me at racing today.
AIMEE: (to self) Ohmigod. My boyfriend is obviously a closet racist. So he obviously cannot be my boyfriend anymore.

Seriously, people, when is the last time you've heard someone identify someone else by their race and automatically assumed they're a closet racist? (This is actually what she does. I couldn't even make this up if I tried.) Probably never. Especially someone whom you've known for a long time and has always been a good person. More likely you assume they're just trying to make identifying someone easier.

THE HERO
ALAN
And here's the character I liked even less. For one thing, I couldn't even picture him as even vaguely handsome, no matter how hard I tried. I thought he was really self-centered. He also kind of sounds like an idiot. At one point in the novel he thinks of Aimee: "Her mouth is sexy when she chews." Okay, a few things wrong here. 1) No one thinks that. 2) When is the last time you've found someone's chewing mouth sexy? (Also, this is totally in direct contrast with something she Jones writes in Need about it being awkward to watch someone you like chew. I mean, come on, you cannot have it both ways. Make up your mind.) Just…no. I thought he was one of the most boring characters I've ever come across. I've since rethought that--he might just be the most boring character.

THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS
BLAKE
He was probably the only character I felt any sort of connection to. Still, he wasn't exactly extremely likable or anything. Still, I cared what happened to him more than anyone else in the entire book. I consider this sad. He was kind of too stereotypical nice-guy-goes-bad-then-good-again--but that kind of thing I can deal with. It's an unversed plot line, but it wasn't used terribly in this novel.
COURTNEY
Stereotypical high school girl much? I mean, come on, Carrie Jones! In the Need series you've already kind of annoyed me with your completely insane collection of high schoolers, but this is totally pushing it. I am still in high school, and I can guarantee you that, believe it or not (you may want to sit down), there are actually normal people in high school.

I know, I know, I've totally shocked you. I'm sorry. Just take some deep, deep breaths and everything will be okay.

Moving on! I don't really give a damn about the other secondary characters enough to write about them, and none of them are important enough that I feel the actual need to.

THE PLOT



Excuse me. That was me forgetting what the plot was because it was so freaking boring.

AIMEE: Let's save Courtney! She is my OMGBFF4EVA! If we don't save her, she'll die! And since I have visions and all, that will obviously help a ton!

ALAN: You have visions? Awesome.

AIMEE: You're not freaked out like all the other kids?!?

ALAN: Nope. Because I am totally completely in love with you since you have red hair and obviously I am meant to fall in love with a girl with red hair.

AIMEE: *squeal* Okay! I love you too! Let's make out, and then save Courtney if there's time!

Um, yeah, guys, that's pretty much all I have to say about the plot. It was way, way, way too predictable. I could guess everyone long before it happened and I could tell from the beginning how it was going to end.

THE ROMANCE
I have some major problems here.

First off, Aimee's breakup with Blake was completely unbelievable and had no base whatsoever. I felt like it was done simply because Aimee had to get with Alan somehow and Blake was in the way. It didn't ring true to me at all, and it was one of the reasons this book annoyed me from the beginning.

Later…

POLICE: Yo, Alan, Blake is missing. You know anything about that?

ALAN: No, why?

POLICE: Because you got in a fight with him earlier, dude. You've got reason to want him gone.

ALAN: Well, he is my girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, but…

It took me a full two minutes to realize the girlfriend Alan is referring to is Aimee. Why? BECAUSE HE NEVER FREAKING ASKS HER OUT. I don't know about you, but I don't care how much I like a guy--if he wants me to be his girlfriend, he damn well better ask me out officially. This part annoyed me immensely. It seems stupid of him to point out that this missing guy, who he's been in a fight with, is his "girlfriend's" ex-boyfriend. I mean, how stupid can you get?

And since I'm not an instalove fan, I don't like Aimee and Alan's romance. I didn't feel anything at all. I doesn't ring true with me and I cannot fathom their relationship.

THE WRITING
I'm not a huge fan of Jones' writing in her Need series, but I was hoping to see a different style here. Unfortunately, I didn't really see that. There is another author listed, but I could barely see his writing obviously, if at all. I assumed at first that Jones wrote Aimee's POV and Wedel wrote Alan's--I questioned this as I read, but when I came to Aimee's chewing jaw being sexy, I knew that there was no way. I'm fairly certain Jones wrote most of this, or at least edited it heavily. Her writing is still largely immature--not even really high school lever. Just kind of ridiculous.


(NOTE: I was corrected on this. Wedel did indeed write Alan's chapters, and then the two authors collaborated on the editing. I apologize for my mistake, but I shall leave my original review intact, as that was my honest impression. I do apologize for any confusion this may have caused.)

Another problem with Jones' writing is that she has all these ideas she tries far too hard to get across. In Need, she really pushes Amnesty International and Greenpeace--which, okay, I try to deal with because it's not really that obnoxious. But in After Obsession, she majorly tries to push these racism issues, which completely detracts from the already questionable plot and writing, making the book, unfortunately, even worse. I thought this was such a shame. If Jones could step back from all this peace-pushing stuff she tries to do, I would probably enjoy her books much more.

THE ENDING
It was stupid. I hate saying something so negative, but it was. It didn't make a whole lot of sense and too many strings were left untied. (But, my God, please do not let there be a sequel.) I wish that some things had been made clearer--I was left confused and had to go back to clarify a few too many things that should, if the book was better-written, been obvious.

WRAPUP
Since I'm already so invested in Jones' Need series, I will be reading Endure, the last book of that series. Unfortunately, since I found this book to be such a disappointment, it will probably have to blow me away to convince me to spend money on another one of her books. So, whether or not I read Jones' future books remains to be seen. As for Wedel's books, I might give one a try, since even after reading this book I feel I do not know his writing style at all.

FINE.

Home sweet home;=)

Hi all!

We came home yesterday after one day of travelling, puih;=(

And tonight we slept 13-15 hours, even Nemo;=) We were sooo dead tired cause havent been much sleep in the boat. And hey, I really do not like boats. This was the last time I go on one;=)

Will be back maybe tomorrow if I feel more like a human being then, but today I am just still a zombie...

Enjoy your sunday!

Miami

Hi all! We arrived to wonderful Miami yesterday and wow, the weather is perfect! 28 degrees and sun and my pale Scandinavian face sure need it:-) LA was just wonderful and I need to write about all the things we did when I get back home but THANKS to everyone who came to Gibson, to Key club and our signing session. My heart is just filled with gratitude and love to you all cause without you we couldnt have done our gigs in LA with such joy as we did:-) I dropped some tears standing in Gibson in mother and father and it was pure awe seeing all of you before me. Thanks so much:-) Now time to head off for our Metal cruise which will be great and I already met the Kamelot guys at the airport and they are the nicest ones. Oh, and Nemo enjoys US a lot:-) Enjoy your day! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunny days

I love LA! I think we will move here in the winter time from now on:-) checking swedish weather and seeing snow there, then looking out through our window here and the sky is totally cloud free, blue and 19 degrees... No complaints here:-) Yesterday we went shopping in Beverly center and I found the most wonderful shoes I am gonna have on stage. High heels I actually can walk in.. Thanks to YSL, my new favourite shoes:-) Now time to head out in the sun and later on Troy is going to give me hypnosis against my stage fright. I hope it works:-) Enjoy your day now! Soon saturday and Gibson gig! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

# 27 at the Billboard charts:-)

My dear blog readers and all our Nightwish fans: This morning we got the best of news:-) Imaginaerum enters as # 27 here in the US and its just so amazing that all I can say is: Thanks, thanks thanks to all our US fans for giving us this wonderful gift! See some of you in Gibson on saturday and maybe also some of you on friday in our signing session. Enjoy this beautiful day now! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Aaaargh!;=)

Ok, sounded really dramatic;=)

But what I mean with my angry headline is that I HATE packing!!!! And even more when I go from winter to a bit warmer weather but still not super hot. All my summer clothes are stuffed in the storage so I dont have anything to bring more than jeans, t-shirts and tops. Well, I guess a small problem since I know LA offers really good shopping;=)

So what I need to get directly is a bathing suit or bikini for the cruise cause I have none of these. If someone knows a great place to get this and preferably cooler stuff, let me know!

Then the packing for Nemo is always a hassle. I dont want to forget those important things I cant get over there but most of the stuff is available when we arrive so if I have f-cked up totally and forgotten diapers (God forbid me;=) I can get it when we arrive.

We fly at noon tomorrow and will arrive in LA in the evening so our mission for Nemo during the flight is to keep him up as much as possible. Hehe! Let´s see how that goes, cause he always loves to sleep in the airplane;=)

Oh - I got my new stage dress for next saturday today and I love it!

Lots of hugs and take care until we meet when we are in the city of Angels - Los Angeles

Here but not here

Hi all! First day I feel its going in the right direction even if I still have a slight fever and cant eat. But as long as I am better on saturday for the flights to LA I'll be happy. Nemo is well now so thats really good:-) Oh yeah, I always take the flu shot every single year but always get a bit ill from it still. And my loved one who were in the hospital came home yesterday:-) Enjoy your day now! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Stolen Away: REVIEW

***FINAL RATING: 3.30 STARS***

CATCHALL
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't love it as much as I did Haunting Violet, but I still found it extremely enjoyable. It was a fun, quick read. The reason that my rating is relatively low even though I loved it so much will be explained. For one, the cover wasn't great. It was okay. For not as pretty as I'd hoped.

THE HEROINES
No, that's not a typo. This book is actually told from two different girls' P.O.V., thus making them both heroines in tis lovely story.
ELOISE
I didn't care too much for her. I liked her well enough, but she's not one of my favorite characters. She was kind of, um, I hate to say it, but boring. She was too serious for my taste. I prefer my heroines fun. Deep down, she was more emotional, but on the outside she was too stiff. Still, she was actually a pretty intricate character, but definitely had room for improvement.
JO
I loved Jo! She was such a flirt! She was exciting and emotional. While on the outside she appeared flighty, inside she was more vulnerable. She had a nice, solid background. I enjoyed her part of the story immensely. Jo was, in my opinion, a better character than Eloise. I really, really liked her. Honesly, I'd like a sequel just so I read my of her story. She's fresh and exciting and moreover, alive. But, uh, she was a bit too British for an American.

THE LOVE INTERESTS
ELDRIC
Mmmm. What can I say? I totally fell in love with Eldric. I mean, DAMN. He was hot. And totally sweet. And, um, I have a thing for bad boys :) Sometimes. He's tall. And dark. And handsome. Who doesn't love the gorgeous stranger? He was one of my favorite characters, hands down. He seemed genuinely caring but also passionate. And perfectly mysterious!
LUCAS
Hmm. I was okay with him. I thought he seemed pretty cute, but overall I just wasn't feeling it. He was from a different world, sure, but, um, overall I think Harvey overdid this point. He acted really weird at some points and it was just kind of not realistic or believable. Sure, he had his good points, and I love him for it, but as a general rule…not so much.

THE OTHER SECONDARY CHARACTERS
DEVIN
Devin was sweet and I really liked how he stayed a part of the story! A fun, layered character who I really enjoyed reading about. Not only that, but I really liked how Devin stayed a part of the story.
JASMINE
Eloise's mother was peppy and upbeat. I liked her a lot. She was a fun addition to the story. i didn't expect to like her so much, but there you have it. Jasmine was one of those minor characters who just draws you in.

THE PLOT
To be honest, there's not a whole lot going for the plot. It's predictable and small, not going over a wide range of events but focusing on a climax. Still, it was nicely thought out. There wasn't too much extraneous stuff going on that detracted attention from the main focus. Honestly, it was really good. I only wish there had been a bit more depth and length to it.

THE ROMANCE
I am not going to give away who ends up with who! You can read other reviews or probably even guess, but I won't be the one to tell you, because that's part of the fun!
ELOISE'S ROMANCE
Sweet, if a bit underwritten. There's not a whole lot that goes on with Eloise's romance, not really. It's pleasant, but a tad bit instalovey. Still, I did think it was nicely written. Once or twice it was too disgustingly father-daughter, but I got over that and it got better.
JO'S ROMANCE
I enjoyed this so much better. Jo's romance was more fun, but again, it leaned towards instalove. The big moment was sweet, but when I was reading it I actually thought about how unbelievable it was. Anyhow, I did enjoy her romance. It was an equal romance with a bit of fairytale mixed in.

THE WRITING
Some of the writing was…questionable. For example, this line:

"My lady Eloise. Finally, you are undressed to our eyes."

Uh, what?

Actually, the funniest thing about this quote is that it sounds even worse out of context than in context. But still. I really didn't like some of this writing, and this is just one example. I won't launch into them all.

Oh, actually, as aforementioned, Jo is too British for an American. This includes her Brit-speak, which just sounds kind of odd and misplaced. It really wasn't necessary.

Okay, but in general, I liked this writing. I doesn't have the gorgeousness that is Haunting Violet, but overall I thought it was nice. Harvey has a pretty writing style that I really like. It was pleasant and quick to read, and I didn't have to go back to try and understand.

It took me a little bit to realize there were two different P.O.V.s going on, but once I realized this it went much more smoothly.

THE ENDING
While a bit too predictable for my taste, it was still fine. It wasn't random or odd; it really fit and I'm sure Harvey did a fair bit of thinking before she chose to end it this way. I don't want to give this ending away, though! So all I'll say is that I liked it very well. It wasn't my favorite, perhaps, but it was still a very good choice for an ending.

WRAPUP
My second Alyxandra Harvey book. It wasn't as good as the first I read, but it was good enough that I still want to read her other books. I will be eagerly awaiting future releases from her! I would definitely recommend this book to others, but not to everyone.

FINE.

And one by one we fall..,

My year hasnt started well with Nemo really ill, my close one really ill and then now I'm ill. Talk about shitty first weeks! Enjoy your day:-) - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Bloodrose: REVIEW

***FINAL RATING: 2.80 STARS***

CATCHALL
I really wanted to love this book. It hurts me that I couldn't love this book. I tried very hard, I really did. I honestly really tried to love this book. And after what I've heard, I was sure I would. But in the end, it wasn't for me. I liked it well enough, but I don't love it. And I can't. I just can't. This book made me cry for probably about an hour, and not necessarily happy tears. I can't give this book the rating I want to.

THE HEROINE
CALLA TOR
I liked Calla in Nightshade, but I grew to love her in Wolfsbane. And now in Bloodrose, I actually started to dislike her. She's become bossy and rather arrogant. One of the lines from the book was, "I was just too stubborn to fail at anything." This is not an exact quote, as I do not have the book in front of me, but it is rather close enough. It probably wasn't meant to sound so conceited and self-absorbed, but it rubbed me in the wrong way and continued to irk me even when I knew I should've been over it. Overall, I didn't find Calla very likable in this book and was quite disappointed. She also seemed so much weaker in this book, which I did not like at all.

THE LOVE INTERESTS
RENIER LAROCHE
I really, really, really loved Ren in this book. His story was beautiful and if I loved him before, I really love him now. I loved the way he immediately accepted Adne as his sister and wanted so badly to protect her. It was so sweet! It was obvious he really cared for her, and it was so good to see that side of his personality. And, as always, Ren is gorgeous. I loved getting to know him better in this book. It was possibly my favorite part, and I grew ever-closer to his character.
SEAMUS DORAN
God, I hate Shay. I only disliked him before, and I'm sorry to use such a harsh word, but I do. I hate him. He's so pushy and apparently has a dated brain because he believes in male dominance. He's always acting like he's the one in charge, and has such an awful attitude. I suppose I must concede that it is rather sweet that he would give everything for Calla, even up to his life. Ordinarily, I probably would have eaten this up and disliked Shay rather less. But as a girl whose boyfriend is dying, I'm having a hard time seeing anything romantic about dying for love these days. (God, I need to stop bringing personal stuff into this. I'm only using it to illustrate a point, though, I suppose.)

THE OTHER SECONDARY CHARACTERS
CONNOR
Ha. I love Connor. He's so funny, though rather less in Bloodrose than in Wolfsbane. Still, in Bloodrose we get to see the sweeter side of him, which is pleasant. I really adore him. He's definitely one of my favorite characters in this book. Since Calla has been removed from that list, he's actually probably second only to Ren.
ADNE
I liked her a lot in this book. Far better than Calla. She seems sweet and real. As aforementioned, her interaction with Ren is very sweet and realistic. She cares for him in an entirely good way. She also gets a little bit of excitement ;)
SABINE
I liked Sabine in this book. We've slowly gotten to know her better over the series, and she nows seems like the type of girl you'd like to have watching your back. She's loyal and kind, but not weak. She made a choice that I hugely respect and admire her for.
ANSEL
I actually found him kind of pathetic for a large part of the book, but I suppose he cleaned up nicely. And he did try a little, I suppose. Well, anyway, I though he was a bit shallower in this than in previous books.
I have no further comment on these or the other secondary characters at this time. I may add a few things later.

THE PLOT
I'm conflicted here. For most of the book, the plot was very, very good. It kept me interested and on my toes. It was urgent and fun. I liked the characters, so it was good to read and learn more about them. I was eager to know what came next and excited for every minuscule moment. Everything that happened felt important. I could not stop reading. I thought I had never read anything so wonderful and breathtaking and perfect in my entire life. I was ready to rate the book five stars then and there.

And then it promptly fell apart.

I couldn’t stand the last 100 pages or so. I got annoyed, irritated, bored. I got angry.

I wanted to love it. But I couldn't.

WARNING: THE SPOILER TAB BENEATH THIS STATEMENT CONTAINS A MAJOR MAJOR SPOILER OR TWO. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO READ THE SPOILERS, YOU MAY SKIP AHEAD TO AFTER THE SPOILER TAB :)

To view the spoiler, check out my Goodreads review.

THE ROMANCE
REN AND CALLA
I found Ren and Calla's romance to be sweet and believable. It gets hot and heavy at a few places, but there's so much chemistry between then that it does't feel forced. It was fun to read about. Ren gets a little possessive over Calla a few times, but it's not totally obnoxious and I found it to be fine. Their romance has always had sizzle and heat and, more so, love. I've always thought they felt like they worked, and I liked that I saw more of their romance in this book. Their love has always seemed genuine, and that point is enforced in Bloodrose.
SHAY AND CALLA
Hm. Shay remains his bossy, demanding self. As I've said, it is sweet that he seems to care so much for Calla at times, but more often than not he seems only to want to control her. It honestly feels like an abusive relationship to me. I say this because I've been in an abusive relationship before, and this is what it was like. (Come to think of it, no wonder I dislike Shay so much. At least partly.) But I suppose if Calla doesn't mind being abused and letting him completely control the relationship even though it's the twenty-first century, then I guess it's fine that she likes to make out with him. (Um, not.)
SECONDARY ROMANCES
I don't want to give away the pairings. You can probably guess them, but just to be safe, I won't say. But they were, for the most part, very sweet and gave the story a nice romantic feeling.

THE WRITING
I can't lie: I do love Cremer's writing. It's flowy and beautiful and descriptive. Calla is kind of annoying at times, but no writer is perfect. Overall, the writing was decent. I really love her lush descriptions and her prose is gorgeous. I especially liked the epilogue, which was not told in first person point of view. Without Calla's voice, which has grown irritating to me, Cremer's writing shone beautifully. She has improved since Wolfsbane, and even more so since Nightshade.

THE ENDING
Well, I did enjoy the epilogue. But the ending before that? Not so much. Actually, the ending received almost none of its allotted stars. I really, really disliked it. I suppose some found it satisfying, but I found it incomplete. I wish I could've liked it, because that would have made me feel much better. But it just wasn't my type of ending.

WRAPUP
I suppose I will be reading Rift and Rise, mostly because of the short story at the end of my edition (see below). I forget the name,but it was intriguing enough to allow me to want to read more, even after the disappointment I found in this book.

BONUS CONTENT(!)
I reviewed the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition, which contained extra content. The short story was marvelous and very, very interesting. I enjoyed it immensely. The Searchers' armory is also a cute little addition with fantastic drawings. The family trees were interesting as well.

FINE.

Covermance! (5)

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series. 

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . . 

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.


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Sarah Cross’s KILL ME SOFTLY: when a beautiful teen living with her godmothers runs away to find the graves of her parents, she stumbles into a Grimm fairytale world, discovers she’s sleeping beauty, and tries to take control of the role she is destined to play in a dark fairytale realm that brushes up against the real world.


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time to celebrate!

Hi there!

I hope that your weekend went well!

Ours did. :) The hubby & I decided to join our Church family in doing something for 21 days...and it has been a challenge for me.... the biggest challenge I had to overcome? The big hurdle I put up myself. Worrying about my health issues and how I'd be able to deal. But I realized that I needed to walk out in Faith. So far, so good!

My gorgeous baby celebrated her 11th birthday yesterday!



say Cheese!!!!


The Birthday girl requested Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cup Cakes. These cuppie cakes have a chocolate chip cookie in the middle, with a cookie dough frosting. All of the extras were sent to school to share with teachers and classmates. :D


So...my sweet Lexi....Besides loving your hearty appetite:

11 Things I love about you!


1) That you have a good head on your shoulders.
2) You're true to your beliefs, and know the difference between right and wrong...and stick to what's right!
3) You're incredibly unaware of your beauty.
4) Life is not boring with you in it. 
5) Your snazzy come-backs! You amaze me, you have an answer for everything.
6) You're a wild child, but you know how to soften up when you need to.
7) My daughter's a mother Hen! She's awesome with kids. 
8) Ok...I don't say this too often, that you're a chatterbox. Because you can't help but tell on yourself! 
9) you like to read, a-LOT. just like me.
10) You often provide little nuggets of wisdom. You're sooo smart!
11) you can be such a tom boy, but such a girly girl alllll at the same time! 



Ok, I can keep the list going with this one....LOL.

Vielen dank Deutschland;=)

 Lots of thanks and love for these wonderful news!!!! Danke, danke;=)



NIGHTWISH are proud to announce, that "Imaginaerum" has reached gold status in Germany, with more than 100.000 sold units.

Bandleader Tuomas Holopainen comments: "Germany never fails us! Only 5 weeks since the release and "Imaginaerum“ goes gold! Magical, wondrous, imaginative and grateful times we`re living. Huge thanks to all the fans and the fellowship of Nuclear Blast!"

Another gold level was reached in Greece, while the record already made triple platinum in their homecountry Finland.

But there are even more news to announce from Germany: also their former records "Once" has reched a triple gold level, and "Dark Passion Play" reached platinum!

Todays music

Madonna - Promise to try:

Today...

...I want to send a very very special person who is in the hospital, being really ill, all my love - my comforting hugs - my embracing hand on your forehead taking away all the pain and your fears and a comforting whisper in your ear "you will be ok soon again"....

Jag älskar dig, krya på dig, jag finns hos dig!

Sleep well!

Beautiful

Hi all and happy sunday to you;=)

I took a long and nice run today in the beautiful weather today. 5 degrees and perfect running conditions. Ran 10 k´s and I stopped in the forest on the highest spot to take some photos for you.








Then late afternoon, me and Seth went to the video store to rent some sunday movies and when we passed this tree I couldnt stop watching the beautiful light and shadows together with the sky. I really love trees;=)
The movies we rented are "Planet of the apes", "Trespass" and "Captain America". We´re gonna watch Captain America with Seth after Nemo´s gone to sleep and then later on, me and Johan are gonna watch Trespass.

Enjoy your evening and sleep well!

Poor baby

Hi all! I came back home yesterday evening and it's always so nice to be home again:-) My poor little Nemo got ill up in Stockholm with a really bad stomach flu and all we do is clean him up, wash clothes, sheets and towels:-( he got ill thursday and still not well at all, poor baby. But I hope he soon will feel better and be all happy again.

When I flew home yesterday I got myself a new book from a new Swedish author called Amanda Hellberg. It got me totally addicted and all I have done since then is read and read and now I'm almost done. It's a story about murder and ghosts from the past and so exciting!