Numerous numerals ( The Real life edition , lol )

Saw this on a blog ( Optimismia ja Energiaa ) and thought immediately to (avoid all work… ) participate, because…  why not?

Basically it`s about numbers of your life. I don`t know if numbers have any kind of specific importance in my life but here are some, now.

person and one person only defines me and my life decisions , and that`s me. A bit of a rough start, but hey, that is how it is no matter how you wanna put that onto words.

chances are given free, that`s my minimum and about begin to be the maximum too, I guess. Being in my life is the first chance for you to be real, you mess up once and I might and possibly most likely will give you a second chance. After that… wouldn`t be so sure.

rd life era has started for me. Am thrilled. I am, honestly. 

seasons, please, for me. Or no seasons and all summer. Got that, Mother Nature?

th month is mine. I am the child of May and I wouldn`t want it any other way. I think I would love May anyway (even if it wasn`t mine ), because it is so moody – like me, yeah! I know, that`s what you thought too. It can begin with a nice summerish feeling or with snow, you never know, but it will end up with leaves on trees and all the surroundings green _no matter what_. Something in May is inevitable and that`s somehow calming to know when stumbling through the month.

th sense is definitely existing in me. You can figure it out by yourselves what it really means, am sure you all know that we have these five commonly known senses : sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. The sixth is up to you. 

would be my lucky number , if  I`d had a lucky number.

kids and can`t even think how miserable I would be without having them. I would be a absolute brat, too, so we all win with this.

years ago I lost both my parents within days. Life is about that, folks. Once you are and then you are not.

9,5 was the score I gave to the most painful pain I have ever experienced. The Dr asked why the half, why not ten? I (hardly , with  only a little voice) replied that I can still talk a bit. It would be ten if I was all silent. And it wasn`t during any of my child births, just to let you know. I wasn`t any near to be quiet during them I`d say !!!

10 points to good service, friendly advices, tasty menus, smiley faces. It is not that difficult to give a positive feedback! Try! 

12 o`clock is my fave, because always loved midday and midnight. There`s magic in them. Or lunch…

16 year old me took a train to the east and left to pick some (straw)berries as a summerjob in Suonenjoki , far away from home, just leaving a note to kitchen table. That was how we did when there was no selfphones and your mother was at work, you kids. 

19 (or 91, either way) I graduated that age and that year and took my bags  (again) and went to United States of America. Saw New York for the first time and got the absolute awakening that I was made for being on the move. Like a rolling stone…

24 ( th of December), Christmas Eve, always the most important day of the year. It means everything.

29 is a symbol that only one person in this world along with me knows the meaning of it.

30 was the one single plan I had for my life, to have my all kids (if any) done by the age of 30. Oh how little did I know *ahhh hahh*. Only half of them I had til that. Haven`t done plans like that ever since. Doing great without them.

36 is the total number of countries my blog readers comes from. Most of you of course are from Finland, but the pretty good rival is USA, which am shocked kind of ! Yay you americans (or perhaps finns living in there…?)! And the third is UK, if you want to know.

40 (41) I thought I would be de.. vastately oldish by then,  but instead I got a baby and a grandkid little after that. Was the best of the bests!

45 minutes aboutish was my quickest child births. From the moment I woke up at home having that feeling and when actually arriving to the hospital and having the newborn into my arms. That was the loudest too, I would say. Said quite many cursing words within those 45 minutes.

46 my current age. That is so complicated to other people (read: to men) , because younger think it is apparently so appealing but hey, the biological clock has stopped so damn woman!, –  and older one think you are so fresh and cool but wtf this little kid phase is, please call me when they are past that will ya. Just making a point here in general. I may or may not have my own experiences of that. Ha. Ha.

50 *sighs* Okay, lied to you about the plans. I have a plan to see the Africa latest when turning fifty. Am keeping that one. 4 years to go. Omg! I mean, yay.

50s – 60s music is hitting me. I mean, I don`t know the lyrics of the finnish most popular songs from the radio playlists (that can be on every day in my house, year in year out) but hell yea I know the lyrics of Buddy Holly`s or Eddie Cochrane`s songs. Dah! 

72 my year of birth. Also a title of a Anssi Kela Song (1972).

90s disco beats are always flowing through my veins. Was on a perfect age then and had the greatest time , too. Even my kids are liking that music now. Can`t blame them, it`s the coolest!

100 % will be given when am serious. That is me.

491 followers on Twitter.

2016/17 Obama…. and then Trump. God help us.

2017 was a watershed in my life,in so many ways.

2018 is a year of foundation what will be.

32:1 Is the verse in Deuteronomy that I like.

5135513 my childhood home phone number. Could easily type couple of my closest friends numbers too from those days. But I have no idea of even my kids current phone numbers at this very moment. What a world, ha?

26 208 views in my blog, last time I checked.

1 000 000 butterflies at least making my stomach feel restless and heart beat of excitement. Cheesy, I know, but a girl can be little cheesy at a times, can`t she…

I don`t honestly know if am done here yet, but gotta go do some other things. So, see you later and if you do this too, let me know and I will pop by for a visit! (Can be done anywhere in social media, so no worries if not having your own blog).

Ta-ta!

Music: Italo brothers “Summer air” !!

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It` s a new dawn, it´s a new day, it´s a new life for me – and I´m feeling good*

Click  to *Song by Michael Bublè  : “Feeling Good”

Desided to blog this time in English – because… why not. When writing with my own language, I did (on purpose) few grammar “mistakes” by using my artistic (lol) freedom, but this time I am sure by using English the mistakes are not that artistic anymore or even made on purpose… But who really cares anyway? Not me. Nor you.

So. There was this summer remembrance thing going on on some blogs and I thought doing that as well. I think it was supposed to be done in at least two phases, gathering the good things in one and not-so -good thigs in to another – but I am feeling not only good like Michael Buble there wisely said, but also rebellious , so I will put them all here. You just have to deal with that, okay?

When talking about this year 2018 summer here in Finland we have to point out first the fact that we actually had one.  And a real one. And it was a long one. It started on May and some think it might not be over yet (but I think it is, the nights are cold and the crop has been harvested from my next door field, so its over guys, let it go). So naturally the best thing was it existed and it was a proper one. 

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I went through some of my previous updates from my social media (thanks to that random person who liked my Instagram picture from April the 8th so I had to check that too and saw my update there “First bbq for this year” and I was totally surprised that we actually had that spring feeling then already. Awesome! No wonder this summer felt so long. It was!

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We had so many good moments out there in the garden – mostly around eating of course, because that`s what we do in this household when we wanna have fun, but surprisingly I also did some sunbathing too and that was and still is a bit confusing to me. Because: I dont ususally just lie there, mostly because I have had some little kids to watch or huge pregnant belly to deal with. That has been my summer tradition for years – even when on holidays somewhere there has always been someone to look after so no opportunities to relax and do nothing  with my eyes closed. But that changed this year and boy it was strange. The littlest of the kids were already so old (if you can say that of a five year old) that he played nicely around me , or just enjoyed the sun like his mom next to me and it was all new and all fun. Loved it. And. Got tanned. (I know and I have already written about that earlier in finnish though that sun is not always that good , I know I know, but when you have a skin disease like psoriasis it can be a better option than using constant medications that won`t even work ). We enjoyed it.

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We also, as known, went to swim so many occasions that I just wonder there hasn`t appeared any fins (or other fishy marks) to kids backs, lol. We splashed into a lake , the river and a sea and once even on a spa  (Nokia Eden) , too. We just love being around water and this summer was just perfect for that. We also will always remember one particular trip to the lake when on our way I popped by on a local shop to get some snacks with us and I got into middle of a robbery. That was… well… hopefully once in a lifetime experience for me (or for anyone) I`d say.

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When asked the kids what was the best thing about this summer, they said that going on the Ritajärvi natural park for a picnic one day. I was surprised to get that as an answear even though I know they love to be outdoors like I do. But I thought: well, we went to the Särkänniemi Amusement park one day so they probably pic that one . Or: We practically live in the middle of the woods, so what could be so excited to go to another woods for a walk and some lunch. But it was and I have to agree to that. It was spontanious idea to go there (aren`t they always the best ones?), it`s not that far away from where we live and the weather had been almost too hot and uncomfortable almost for so many weeks, so I couldn`t imagine it to get any worse from that. And it didn`t. The air was even cooler there by the lake walking those paths on the shadows and some how there was no bugs at all either. Thank God for that!  We finalised the successful trip for going to an ice cream bar on our way home and it was really a memorable day for us.

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The summer included also sweet and sunny little travels that I hold in my heart for eternity with their awesomeness. I met new people, I met people I knew already and it was all fun and laughter as well as farewells and tears too. That´s life and I certainly didn`t live through that without feeling every part of it.

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The graduation of my daughter certainly made me cry a little! It was a beautiful day for our beautiful young woman.

This camping trip to our garden, on the other hand, made me laugh so much. These little boys were in such a hilarious mood and they did some rapping and dancing in that tent for hours, entertaining me as well as the neighbours, I guess. Hah.

So now… while reaching inevitably the end with this  “the + `s and the -`s of the summer” post here , I can see I didn`t put that much of the negative sides of it here. If at all. There sure was some hard moments, because life has that kind of a habit that it`s not all rosy for any of us , but somehow I don`t even remember them right now . That`s a good thing I guess, right? ! If I have to say something , it would be the bee (wasp) attacks that got us little panic once in a while but we just had to adjust that phenomenon and live the summerlife anyway – everyone that knows me well understands how much that is from me to say. I have the biggest fear of bees, I do, but if they come between me and my life joys, then they are doomed! Hahha!

So, after a little period of school – and also a little period of kids being sick already – I would say the summer was one to remember and this autumn will be too. Can`t wait. Just hold on, I have so much to tell you at some point *wink* ! I better go make some memories to share with you then…

Here`s to the summer 2018!

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