Saturday, May 30, 2009

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today i spent a few hours at the beach. the beach do me good. listening to the waves. except for that, it has been a fine, long weekend. ate a lot of cheese. saw a few artichokes growing in the garden. wore a lot of flowery things without realizing. started jogging. very slowly… next weekend i am expecting guests from the netherlands, oh, i am so excited! have a good week.

Friday, May 29, 2009

this is what my mother would have said:

‘Så går en dag än från vår tid’

there goes another day?


yes, there it goes.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

the beast&the beast


now it works! i’m looking forward to meet bones in an hour or two. if i manage to catch the bus before that is. חַג שָׂמֵחַ! now, i need to learn how to write that in arabic aswell.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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this morning i woke up alone. haven’t had a morning of my own in a long time. except for the occasional airplane racing over the sky, it is oh so quiet. the sun is shining. we have an optional working day today. what a great concept. if you want to come, come. if you want to stay home, stay home…do what feels best for your body.

i am a little bit homesick again. it hits me when i least expect it. part of my heart is torn towards sweden. light summer nights with my lovely family. and another part is torn to the netherlands, to all those sweet friends. and a third part is happy to be exactly where it is. funny is that. how it all can coexist.

continuation:so this was dinner






mixing the cheaper version with something more snobby. they are both tasty however. eh. yeah, that’s all i had to say right now. let’s hope i will fall asleep despite the ridiculous amount of sugar.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


today i seem to crave chocolate and cheese, chocolate and cheese, chocolate and cheese. not together though…

Monday, May 25, 2009


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i just got back from Łódź. we were exhausted, but had a lot of fun. haven’t laughed so much in a long time. laughed until i cried and until my stomach muscles cramped. time was short so there wasn’t much time to discover the city. but i strolled around a bit for myself, enjoying the european spring feeling. green green green. lush. crisp air. singing birds. and energetic performances, with a fantastic audience. oh so enjoyable. but happy to be back.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

fold me


yuko is so good at origami. whenever we sit somewhere, semi bored, waiting, she finds something to fold for me. and tonight she did some folding and molding of my brain. ah, what would we do without good friend? tours also mean quality time for yuko &sara, since we are always sharing a room in the tours. three years of sharing a room, sharing work, sharing neighborhood, thoughts, stories and feelings. will be hard to leave that.

flying makes you older


yesterday i woke up at five thirty. and walked all around the kibbutz, my new home. and then joined the early bird workers. we are making a communal vegetable garden here. right in front of our house. i was digging, collecting stones for the terrace, shoveling compost..hard work for the back, but still enjoyable. i guess i have some sort of farmers blood running through my veins after all!

today, my pace is a lot slower. and on top of that i have a massive head ache. tonight we leave for poland. it makes me a little bit crazy to think of sitting in an airplane again, but breathe in and out, count to ten, i will survive that aswell!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

klil, taviv, bones, beach 027

it is almost three years ago since we found bones. we shaved all his nasty dreads away and he was so extremely skinny under all that hair. and very traumatized and neurotic. today he has a little bit more fat, a summer haircut again, and he is very friendly*to people*. me, i still had bangs at the time…

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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carousel and beach adventures. getting lost in the supermarket. shocked by a drag show. and already back again. i need to re-pack for poland, one and a half day to go. the weather is extremely hot here. the body is reacting to all the sudden changes. i feel like beer and pickles.



Saturday, May 16, 2009


i wake up way after my coffee time with a pounding headache. and around six o'clock i am so tired i almost faint. but by now, i can fit my feet into my shoes.

yesterday, i saw a performance with this very impressive percussionist who is partially deaf. and she also performed a piece by steve reich, who's compositions i usually love.

Friday, May 15, 2009

we’ve been too long american dreaming

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all sides of the same coin. the highlight is this huge state park next to our hotel. hours and hours of deep forest. i saw about four squirrels, three amazing butterflies and one turtle. for the rest, it is as american as it can get. too far from most things. but with dunkin donuts drive in around the corner.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


it makes me think of mormons, this skirt. probably a way off association. we are about to board our flight to virginia. 12hours. then five hours waiting in newark. then another flight. i brought color pencils. books. music. veggies. juice. tennis balls for sore muscles.

bye for now.

Monday, May 11, 2009

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my tomatoes are growing. i will leave them for the next tenant perhaps. and this is russel, the crow, we took care of him for a few days. he lost his parents and wasn’t really able to fly. all cute and fluffy, he would walk all over ruby. but he already died.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


i need to:
#do alot of laundry
#pay my rent /which means hunting down our landlord
#write a check for the veggie guys
#sync my ipod with new music. this will probably take the longest. since i can't fit all my music on it, i need to click in track by track. grrr. '
#bake a birthday cake for my neighbor.
#pack for virginia and poland.
#make a few phonecalls.
#finish writing an article.
#pack letters and gifts and bring them to the post.

but of course, to begin with i need to go to the studio and work until five. how about those extra hours? even just for one day....

Saturday, May 9, 2009

my cup of tea

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is usually a cup of coffee. and i am apparently cross-eyed while drinking.

Friday, May 8, 2009

in my new home…

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i have been writing about greywater system a few times already. and in my new home, we do have one! by now, all the water from the bathroom goes straight into the garden watering this little cherry tree, a black currant bush and some black berries aswell. so showering simply means nourishing the cherry tree….how great!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


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am i just missing sweden or is this cupboard really a bit dalecarlia style?


i am very tired. even after eight hours of sleep. i shouldn’t complain. perhaps it’s cause my body is not used to so much dancing anymore, this morning i seem to have muscle pain everywhere. but the week is ending today. and the tomatoes that i planted are slowly turning red. next week we go to virginia. after that to poland. project fixing the house will be on hold from my side. have a good day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009



if we would have 30 hours instead of 24 each day, maybe i would manage to do all the things i want to? this night i made a silverbeet pie. yummy. and then i ate an awful amount of jelly beans for dessert. i skipped the pub evening but had a few glasses of wine with friends instead. and talked in particular about women. but i didn’t yet finish sewing, nor packaging letters and gifts i want to send abroad, i haven’t made those calls i was intending to, and a few books are dying to be read. at least life is not boring. and bones is here snoring next to me. good night.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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by now, this will have to count as an ex-bangs. in spite of my typical swedish, flimsy hair which have the tendency to fall of more than to stay put, i do seem to have ALOT of hair lately.

Monday, May 4, 2009

new favorites


in kiev i found these babushka earrings. me like.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

‘spending time

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i made a table cloth of the strawberries. plucked some flowers. drank coffee that tasted like rubber. sew some curtains. and tried to be creative creating another pair of curtains from our kimonos. and cleaned alot. this is my first week of five days at work since before the long tour. out of shape both physically and mentally. jihoo!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


where did all those months go?
what happened to march and april?
was i hibernating?

Friday, May 1, 2009


i like fabrics. these three i found the other day.i might just get my bernette and sew some.

healthy buns


or at least relatively. with whole wheat. yum yum. i had a baking frenzy last night. yuko treated me to amazing homemade padthai for dinner, we snacked some of those buns and brownies. i felt sick later. goodbye april!