Chapter 48 – Garlic, Lemon, Ginger and Honey

 

Saturday, 13 February 2016.

 

Day 55

 

7:15   Morning! Saturday, yay!
So describe the male emotions for me!
And… have you been able to enjoy the company of your son this week?  😊

 

Anna sends Christian a picture.

galera

 

10:05   Morning! Was fast asleep. Think I may be getting ill. 🤒
Yes. I see my son a lot. He’s a clever thing. So cute too. 😊
Nice drawings. Did you do these all last night?

Think I have a cold.

10:08   Of course not. I draw better than that. 😊 Those were from an activity from the youth evening yesterday.

Everybody gets an empty card with somebody else’s name for 30 seconds. And you have to write or draw something nice about the person. The activity is called “What I Love about You”.

What a great idea!

Did you see the hooks they drew for mine?

Haha. Yes! It did catch my eye!! 😊

10.11   So sorry you’re catching a cold!!
Buy BEROCCA from the pharmacy and take two per day. I bet you won’t get as sick as you would otherwise.
Garlic, lemon, ginger and honey. Those should help as well.
Take care of yourself there! 😊

11.04   Thanks. Yes. Berocca is good. I will dose up. Just getting ready to take Geoff to soft play. Speak a bit later. What will you be up to? Have a great day! xx

11.08  Oh, I’m just going out for a jog. What is soft play? Sounds like fun.

Thanks! You enjoy your day, too! X

 

Anna sends him a picture of the neighborhood under construction.

 

11.19   Looks nice out there. More choice. And more saunas. 😊 Sunglasses weather? Run like the wind!!

11:46   Just 2.8km in 20 min. Very light run with stops for pics. And my dad waiting for his ride. More at the gym later.

 

14:17   Christian sends her a pic of soft play.

 

This is soft play. I’m exhausted!! 😊

14:18   Awww, he’s adorable!! Looks like you.
So you’ve had to roll around with him over there? Sounds like great fun! Enjoy.
And don’t forget that Berocca!
In case we want to kiss next Sunday…
Just teasing you. Get well soon – for your own sake.

Thanks. 😊 Pretty early night tonight. How’s your day? Just having lunch.
I have to show you a picture of me as a baby. You will laugh. I was so fat.☺️

18.01  Looking forward to seeing that! 😊

I can see a bit of your neck tattoo in your profile pic. 😊

Oh really? Would you like a photo of the other one now?

Let’s see if you’re as smart as I think.

Amazingly, I’m going to bed early as well. House is dark, everybody’s sleeping. Since I can’t have a recording of your voice, I’ll just have to read a book instead.

21:23   Tattoo later. All good things come to those who wait. 😊

I will send you a recording. When I do, it will be a surprise. Have a nice early night! Sleep well. I had some very strange dreams about sailing last night. Should keep a diary of my dreams. I’m fascinated by this subject.

I’ve had a few about a talking cat. Love those ones.

Dying to listen to the recording. Tell me more about your interest in dreams.
The talking cat reminds me of a Disney movie I used to watch as a 10-year-old. The Richest Cat in The World. Ever seen it?

Do you like old movies? I do. Tell me some of your favorites!

Oh wow. Difficult. Old black and white comedies. Innocent films. Classics.
I love old movies, too! I’m not sure I’ve seen that one.

Parent Trap
Annie
Rear Window
Singing in the Rain
The Sound of Music
Fiddler on the Roof
Dangerous When Wet

(This last one is a classic, too!)

Seen all those. Apart from last one.

21:41   I adore Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Could we watch one? Or will you be too distracted watching me instead?

Good night handsome! Maybe I’ll dream with your firing up voice. 😊

Night night beautiful. 😊

21:51   Did I pass the tattoo test?

21:52   Yeah. With top grades. Well done!

Phew. 😊

You bring me an apple and I might show it to you. We shall see.

Deal. Night night.

© 2017 rf

 

 

Obs. Day 55 of I wonder if I’ll like him in person, too…

 

 

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Chapter 14 – Be Active… Stay Happy

This blog is a book. Maybe better read from the beginning? 🙂

 

Hard work runs in the family. Granny, mom, Anna, daughter Kristiina… Sis, aunts, everyone!

 

Granny Anna (who our story’s Anna is named after) is amazing! At 93, she’s calm and very active. It’s no oxymoron, you know.

Granny, affectionately called Mummo by everyone, has survived cancer twice in the last ten years. When the doctor gave her two months to live, she asked people to pray for her cure, because she loves life and isn’t ready to die. 😍 So far, she’s been cancer-free in all her yearly check-ups. Yay.

Still living alone, every time Anna goes there unannounced, Mummo’s home is clean and tidy. She often cooks delicious lunches for twelve-fifteen of us and has lots of other pastimes, such as having coffee with friends, baking and sewing in large quantities. It’s out of this world, really.

More about mom some other time. 🙂

 

What about our Anna? Oh, she’s definitely used to being super busy, too.

In the last years, she had her family and home to take almost impeccable care of. A full-time job, hobbies, friends (you simply have to make time for them, don’t you). And all the while pursuing her dream to get a bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

So, full-time studies, too.

She can’t understand women who don’t have a job, don’t study and can’t even manage to keep their home tidy! Nor single students who don’t have kids, don’t work and take forever to graduate.

Anna graduated in six years.

When she had exams, I remember she’d sleep only six nights a week. She’d study all night long after work and family, drink a Red Bull and go to the university. From there, straight to work. Great grades, happy, creative work.

Intense.

But she made it! With joie de vivre, really. And lots of playground time with constant adventures with her kids. ❤️‍

 

After graduating in 2012, the family moved around the world for a while – long story. Maybe later (or… maybe better not).

Back in Finland, she fought for a job, went on many interviews, got a teacher’s tenure position and has had time to try to start the new habit of a little jogging and going to the gym. Then came the divorce. Gosh.

Point is, Anna’s used to being surrounded by people and very, very efficient with her time.

 

Yes, she’s the productive type. Yes, it does run in the family. True.

Nevertheless, Anna just knows that she became even more focused on, let’s call it ‘efficiency,’ because what she really, really longed for was to stop, as often as possible, for love and affection. ‍

Can you relate at all, dear reader…? Huh?

 

Mummo’s a widow, she has to fill her time! It’s healthy – Anna thinks to herself.

But when you’re married and you don’t stop… it’s the lack of romantic chemistry, the lack of that wonderful emotional bond. Sigh.

You must fill your time with other joys. 😏

Things weren’t as they should and sex was just a hobby – like a sport of sorts. You know how to play well. You do it often. But where’s the excitement?

 

Anna’s life has changed drastically. From a full-time everything, to a two-weeks-a-month-with-the-teens mom. Yeah, yeah, work and hobbies, too.

All of a sudden she’s feeling she has too much time in her hands.

You see, Anna has a big, joyful heart, ready to love again. I do!!

 

And a dark empty flat when she turns the key in the lock and pushes the front door open.

And love can stop time.

© 2017 rf

 

 

Obs. Love, come and make me stop!