Thursday, March 26, 2009

So a short update. My last IKEA trip was successful, and relatively low-stress. The worst part about the whole thing was having to stop to sit down every 15 minutes or so because I thought I might go into labor. We got some furniture for Noah's room, and put it together in a few hours. He was so excited for his "new room," and now I can actually have some space for the poor boy's clothes. And we got a crib for the newest little one that will get us through until we figure out where we will be living in the future. AND, miracle of miracles, I did manage to find a bookshelf for my playroom closet that fit and was put together in about 15 minutes. So all in all, I would say that Sweden has redeemed itself with me.

We are still ironing out details on the job/moving front, which has been stressful. Alex will be finished at his current job in less than 2 weeks, and hopefully starting with a new company immediately after that. But we are still in limbo with many things, so I am hoping that we get it all ironed out soon and I can know what is in store for us over the next 6-12 months.

And on a more fun note, today I caught up with a friend of mine from grad school. Our lives have seemed to follow parallel paths the past 8 years. We got married within a year of each other, got pregnant (twice!) within a few months of each other, and she just dealt with a long-distance move so that her husband could have his dream job. We both have an older girl and younger boy who are about 2 years apart. And today we discovered that our children are exactly the same in their personalities. It is very strange. Anyway, she gave me a great idea for a new project to add to my blog, and I am really excited about it. I need a start date, which will proabably be either the day Alex takes his new job or the day our next child is born. I will keep you posted.


  1. Unrelated to what you wrote here: Why does your blog have music now? And where on the page is the mute button? Sorry, I just don't like pages with music on them.

  2. I was playing around with some stuff and added the music player. if you scroll to the bottom of the page there is a playlist with a pause button. There is also a volume control. Sorry!