We are tired.
It has been a long, nice summer.
It feels like we haven't done much, but 2 moves in one year and one in the planning next spring are a lot to deal with.
We really need to re-charge our batteries!!!
Luckily our animals are all doing fine, Cleo is enjoying sunny afternoons and the walks and Mika's paw is healing nicely.
He's not longer wearing a bandage.
We need to watch over him a couple more days so he wan't chew on it too much.
But he'll be fine I'm sure.
He needs to re-learn how to use his second paw, it's still a bit stiff. But he's young and in a couple of days he will be back to business as usual.
We are dieting a bit.
We try to eat healthier and reduce sugary stuff as much as possible.
Not easy when almost every product you buy in the supermarket, from bread to soft drinks and so on, have lots of sugar in them.
We are saying NO to deserts and chocolate, but that is "easy" (just kidding).
Saying NO to the "hidden" sugars and their substitutes is not so easy... simply because you don't have much choice it seems.
We "civilized" people are so spoiled with food. And we are blind. And we don't even know anymore how a simple potato or a piece of cauliflower tastes without salt.
Or how yogurt tastes without sugar and fruits (meaning artificial flavors and artificial colors).
Now they are selling Water in I don't know how many different tastes!
It takes forever to find a bottle NORMAL, still water in the shelves!!!
And even then, all the different bottles, the different brands... none tastes the same.
I don't even know anymore how NORMAL water tastes.
Is it supposed to "taste" like something or not.
Some brands taste strange to me, "Evian" is the most neutral to me.
Do you buy them fresh (asparagus from chile can't be fresh really!) or in cans..?
Is it good for you to eat all kinds of fruits all year around or is it even necessary?
Do you buy organic or not?
Can you even trust that organic is "clean"?
I love milk. Always did.
Did you know that Milk is not good for grown ups???!!!
It inflates your belly and your airways get all phlegmy.
We drink lactose free milk now. And we eat lactose free yogurt.
We are lucky that sweden's supermarkets offer lots of lactose free products.
And they taste very good!
Well, I could go on like that forever...
It's so easy and ....fast.
Often cheap too.
It takes time to prepare a proper, healthy meal, doesn't it.
Fast Food tastes "good". And it always tastes the same.
We are so well trained, we eat what they sell.
Training starts so early, it starts with baby food.
Hipp & Co are doing their best to make sure we love spagetti, pizza, lasagne and meatballs.
MacDonalds & Co is also making sure that we feel like we are in Disney Land every time we visit their restaurants.
You see, life around her in the civilized world is full of temptation.
Sometimes I really wish we wouldn't be so (sorry, have to speak for myself here) fixated on food.
What is food really for?
It has to feed you, right?!
It has to give you nutrition and help to keep you alive.
It should taste okay to, right?!
Suddenly I get the image of a pizza in my head, a pizza I ate weeks ago.
We picked it up in our local pizza butik, means pizza "store".
The ham on that pizza was as pink as baby cloth!!!
I really need to change my "relationship" with food.
I really do!
I need lots of "brain food" lately.
Nuts and stuff, you know...
Learning a new language is fun.
Every day I get more confident to use some words or short sentences in daily life.
Hope to get a hang on all that grammar stuff soon.
Swedish grammar seems to be quite complicated...
But I was able to learn german, english and dutch grammar, and swedish is not too different to the german. So...
Gotta go and study some vocabulary...
Ha det bra! (Means someting like "Bye, have a good time" or "Take care"...)
God natt! (Means "Good night"! )