Friday, September 18, 2009

SFI (swedish for immagrants)

I just finished my first week at SFI. I have completed the entire booklet for the three week course. I can talk to Christian a bit, it is more like Swenglish, but he helps and tries not to laugh. All in all the language is coming along great.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Back in Sweden, and life

I know that I have not posted in a while. Lets see what has been going on. Christian and I got a call the other night that was not good news, his uncle died. It looks like he is handling it well, but I am here for him, and he knows that. On a good note, we fixed my car last night and I got my information about SFI. I start on the 15th which is different from when i thought, thought it would have been the 14th.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Little drive

Had an interesting day. Drove Christian's car to his mom's house today... I made it there and I made it back. I am getting good with driving a stick shift. I now understand why people like stick shifts better than automatics...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Getting Settled

Well not much else as gone on. Christian and I did fix the little red car, so after he gets it e-checked it will become my car. I have finally learned how to drive a stick shift. I have my bank account card opened.

Christian is currently in Boxholm which is a little south of Stockholm, (7 hours away). I am hopping that he is home early from this job... though it is expected to take longer. So far I have been alone and getting along for 6 days...

At least I have his car which he trusts me with. I can go in to town if I want and on Sunday I am thinking on going to his Mom's place.

I will let everyone know when I come back to get my dog...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun Fun Fun Fun

Christian's brother Robert gave me his old bike, so now I can get around a little easier... the car that I was going to start driving, some one broke the back window (that sucks). Anyway used the bike today, after getting the tires filled last night and everything working. Felt wonderful.. the wind in my hair, though I did curse every hill I had to climb... You know the old adage " It is just like riding a bike you never forget" here is news you don't. I have not been on a peddle bike in about 10 years or more and it felt great. Though it did tell me that I am just a bit out of shape. I know that the more that I ride the bike the better shape I am going to be in... What a way to get around over here, I am just lucky that everything is with in biking distance and walking distance....well almost everything :). Just wanted everyone to know that everything is going great and I am so completely happy.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Celebrate the 6th of June (Sweden's 4th July)

Getting ready to have a get together with his buddy from college, his girl-friend, and one of the buddy's friends. We are celebrating what could be considered there fourth of July. We are having a cook out with barbecue ribs (home made sauce), corn, bread and cinnamon butter(also homemade). Then heading to the pub for a while coming back and having some more people over and hanging out until people leave or fall asleep. Not to worry any one we are taking the bus to get in to town and back. Should be a very fun night. Already have my outfit selected, might be able to get a picture of it, have to convince someone to take a picture.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Walking in Sweden

This week I have walked to Maxi ICA (grocery store) which is about 2miles one way, and to his mom's work to say hey and surprise her, well she was not there but the walk was great about 3 miles... mind you all of the distances are guesses. It is really interesting to see so many people either walking or riding a peddle bike if they can instead of driving. Though today I would have enjoyed driveing to his mom's work instead of walking because it is about 48 F outside with out the wind that desided to show up just as I was a good distance from the apt. to go back in and get a sweater for underneith my jacket. I survived. Great walks both of them, the one to the ICA was down and up hill and the one to his mom's work was a slight slop. Trust me my calves are feeling it but in a good way. I don't know if we are doing anything tonight... might see if I can convince him to let me drive in to town (lol). That is a distance that I am NOT walking.... would be like trying to walk to meijers from marsh (middletown ref.) or further.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crazy Insane Airplane companies

So the plan was to leave thursday on 28th and arrive on friday on 12:05. So I leave cincinnati get to north carolina, completely fine. Here is were everything goes wrong...a thunder storm comes and shuts down the airport. So i finally get on the plane towards New Jersey, and finds that i in fact missed the plane to sweden. So i spent the night in a hotel in New Jersey, then finally got a plane on Friday... I then arrived on Saturday at 7:35 am. So now i am here and having fun.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Getting there

It is now only 7 days before I fly. Can't wait... I get to see Christian again, and start living together. So excited, my room now looks like a small tornado hit it. Why is it that when you go to pack everything gets so messy before it gets organized? I am far from having everything packed but the biggest part of my room is packed the Books. Those who know me know that this was a LOT. Not really going to start packing my clothing for my luggage till the day before so that way I have stuff out of the laundry. I have how ever, started to take clothing that I know I want there and pile it in one of my suit cases...along with purses, some shoes but not all...make up.... you girls understand the things that we need. :) Well so far that is about the up date. I will let you know as things come up.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

nothing new

Though there is nothing new to report, my room is still as it was when I wrote my plan of attack which has changed. I plan now on packing what I know I want over there, then packing everything else.

I know that I have only 15 days now, but I still can't wait...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Plan of attack, for packing

Does not feel like I have done anything to get ready to move, when in fact, I bought pants for over there... trust me you need them. Have an appointment with my attorney to finish the papers, on Wednesday. Today I am hopping to go through papers and get all of the school stuff taken care of. If I get to it, figure out the books that I am taking on this trip and the ones that I am going to ship. Then start to pack everything else up, and sorting through my cloths and packing them up. I know this sounds like a lot to do in one day but that is the plan of attack. If need be place the clothes that I have out and know that I am taking in to the suit case. This way I am in a sense taking care of two things at once. The reason why I want to try to get my room completely packed up before I leave is so that my mom does not have much to do.

Monday, May 11, 2009


In 17 days, I will be on a plane on my way towards Christian. I am currently working on getting my room in order. Getting as much of it packed up as I can, so that my mom does not have to deal with it. I am going to be back in the States sometime in August, when I know will post it. During that visit I will be collecting my dog and shipping everything else that I want there. I am getting so excited about it, but at the same time making sure that I get everything that I need done, DONE. Before I leave. When looking around my room, in a way it could scare you because there is so much, but at the same time you have to and other words "take the bull by the horns" or "dig right in" to get it done. Trust me I will.... I want this and if there is one thing that I know about my self is that when I want something bad enough I will work for it.... (Six year for my Biochemistry degree). Till later more on the move to Sweden, then about life. :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Little details

It is amazing sometimes the little details that you don't think of when you are trying to get through the big details. Now that I have my residency permit and can move over there at any time.... All those little details are creeping up on me. I was planning on moving in May but that is gone because a small detail that concerns my dogs move... so now I am planning on moving on July 27. After that it seems like those little details really start to pile on. Even before that, there is the car issue, my banks account, all of my mail, and packing up and sorting through my room (will be needing major help on that). Making sure that I am going to have enough cloths with me in my suit cases so I don't have to worry about the boxed cloths coming. It seem like a lot and it is in a way, but I do have about 3 month to do it in after I graduate... Thankfully I don't have to do this while trying to study and pass all of my classes. When I do get over there I know that Christian will help me get stuff taken care of.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Residency Permit

I got the permit.....I get to move!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

School and Life beyond

Ever have those day when you think that your schooling will never finish. I have been having that day for about 2 years now. To think that only in a few month I will have finally graduated, when thinking about it it scares the shit out of me. All I have ever know is school.

After graduation I am moving to Sweden, to live with my boyfriend. That I can't wait for. To be able to see him with out about 4500 miles between us and computers. Now I know that some of you don't really get this. Imagine this, that the person that you are with is not allowed to touch you, kiss you or even hold your hand for about 5 to 6 month.... and add to that the only time you get to see each other is with a web cam. I think that might be a good perspective.

Monday, March 16, 2009

How Christian and I met.

It is an interesting story, and in fact I have been told that it sounds like something out of a romance novel or a fairy tale. I was sitting at home after getting back from my aunts wedding. A friend called and asked if I wanted to hang out, so I changed from my lounge cloths into something nice (in case of going to a club). We proceeded to go to Jags (in West Chester, OH). This club is not like any other clubs around, there is a dress code. So I was sitting there listening to the live music, having a drink. When I notice this guy looking at me the entire time. So after finishing my drink, I went out on to the dance floor. Having a great time, the guy comes up to me (with a nudge from one of his buddies) while dance and asks to dance. We proceeded to dance the entire night, we sat down to relax a little and started to talk. He told me that he was over here on a job... After a while his buddies inform him that their ride is there. He gives me his business card. I proceeded to have the card for a week and a half, then tried to get hold on him. Tried because the number on the card was international and at the time I had no clue how to call it. So I e-mailed him at the e-mail address that was on the card... Well it turned out that, that was the companies e-mail address, so they got in touch with him, then he got in touch with me. We have been together since. That will be a year ago on the 29 of March.