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New look

Yeah, I know it doesn’t look like it’s supposed to here. We had some issues with our hosting and whatnot, and though Olof was able to restore my posts, I wasn’t so lucky with my theme. The stock theme you’re currently seeing is fine enough, but I’m no especial fan. One of these days, hopefully… Read More New look

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Report

I am having a hard time right now not feeling like an utter failure at my life. Without going into details that aren’t really mine to share, I will say that one of our kids is struggling rather a lot with a variety of things, and the situation is taking a toll on the entire… Read More Report

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Go gentle

Today is a day I’ve been dreading for a while now, the day that I’ll say my final farewell to Asbjørn. He’s two weeks shy of his fourteenth birthday, he’s got what are almost assuredly cancerous tumors in his mouth, and he’s just tired. He’s ready, and I’m as ready as I’ll ever be (which… Read More Go gentle

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A New Year

When I was younger, say from my early teens to my late twenties, the dawning of a new year gave me intense anxiety. I wasn’t worried about the coming year, but I was incredibly bothered by the loss of the year that was. Even at the time I would have had difficulty articulating exactly what… Read More A New Year

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Sunday

It happens very rarely that I’m in Uppsala over a weekend, but I had a full week last week as well as meetings on Monday and Tuesday, so I’m in the middle of a longer trip. I came down last Tuesday morning, and I won’t go home until this coming Tuesday evening. Though I do… Read More Sunday

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Perfunctory

I see that I’d better get something posted today if I don’t want the entire month of November to be blank. I suppose I should address the subject of my last post, from mid-October and say that Asbjørn is doing great some six weeks after his most recent mouth surgery. He ended up having to… Read More Perfunctory

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State of the dog

I haven’t updated recently about … well, about much of anything, I guess, but what’s on my mind at the moment is Asbjørn, so that’s what you’re getting. After his major health scare last New Year’s Eve, he’s made a remarkable recovery and is still going strong. His liver levels are still an issue, but… Read More State of the dog

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Complaint

I find myself annoyed by almost everything in my life at the moment which, I’m aware, is not necessarily the ideal condition in which to post a long overdue update, but it is what it is. Most of what’s annoying me I won’t detail here, so as to protect the not-so-innocent, but I will say… Read More Complaint

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Coping mechanism

Until I started living in Uppsala part-time a year-and-a-half ago, I had never lived by myself. I got married right out of high school, and when that relationship ended I first moved home to my mom’s, then I had roommates for a couple of months before moving in with my next boyfriend. By the time… Read More Coping mechanism

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Sick house

It’s been kind of a rough week for the Tjerngrens, with every single one of us felled by miserable cold. All four of the kids at home missed school the first four days of the week, and even Lydia was home feeling poorly for a couple of days. I went down to Uppsala on Monday… Read More Sick house