Phase 1 part two !!

Phase 1 part two !!

First a little summary of my history and relationship with my grandparents… Ever since I was a little child, my grandparents on my fathers side was like my second parents.. I also had an amazing relationship with my other grandparents, but there was just this special bond with my dads parents. I would spend almost every weekend with them, and they’d spoil me like there was no tomorrow. We’d go for rides in the car every time I visited and in the summer we’d stop for ice-cream and in the winter we’d stop for chocolate. I’d be in the backseat enjoying every single minute of my time with them, I have SO many precious memories with them. Being with them was freedom, it was a place where I could be myself, and a place where I always felt appreciated and loved. I was never doubtful of their love for me, and we had so many little routines and traditions that nobody would probably understand, but that made so much sense to us.
I felt like I was the daughter they never had, and there was nothing better then being with them. When I got a little older and started going on sleepovers with my friends, my granddad was the one who would pick me up and drive me home when I missed my parents and wanted to go home. When it was raining and didn’t feel like riding my bike, I could always call my granddad and he’d pick me up. When I didn’t call to ask if I could come over, they’d call me, tell me they missed me and ask me if I wanted to come over. I loved them more than words can express and enjoyed every second of my time with them.

In about the 7th grade I started getting a little more busy with all of my friends so I didn’t spend as much time with them as I used to. And when I started 8th grade my time with them was even more limited. I didn’t have as many sleepovers with them and I wouldn’t go for as many car trips with them as I used to. I’d visit them of course and I’d call them, and they would never go on any of their little trips without calling me first, asking if I wanted to come. One day we had planned for me to go with them for a ride, but I was having so much fun with my friends that I called them last minute canceling our plan. I felt really guilty, but my granddad assured me that it was okay and not to worry about it “you can go with us next week” he said and that was the last conversation I had with him. My friends and I heard an ambulance that day, and talked about how it sounded to be close to where we were – this was just about 15 minutes after I had hung up on my granddad, but we didn’t think to much of it, and kept about our business. What I didn’t know at that time was that the ambulance was actually for my granddad and that he was actually only 150 meters away from where I was..! He had crashed his car in to a light pole, as he’d suffered a stroke while driving..!!! My life as I knew it had changed..!!

SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE ME UP ALREADY..!!!!!!

CAN’T STOP DREAMING, SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE ME UP ALREADY, cause I really really don’t have time for all this dreaming…!!! I’m staying up WAY past my bedtime, dreaming my days away, then during the day I’m an absolute mess cause I didn’t get enough sleep and I end up falling a sleep in the middle of the day and then I’m up way to late again – and so the circle continues….. SOOOOOO FRUSTRATING…. I need to wake up already….!!!!!

It’s not like I don’t have things to do, cause actually I have way to much on my plate lately.. I really really REALLY need to get started on my Bachelor assignment – my house looks like a disaster area – I have laundry piles that could easily reach the ceiling – tons of homework besides the bachelor – and the list goes on, in endlessness.. #note to self:

I REALLY NEED TO STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING INSTEAD !!!

But HOW, now see that is the million dollar question…!!! Does anybody have a cure..? A shrink maybe ? An insane asylum ? A lobotomy ?

I mean WHY do I dream at all…??? Is it even normal..? Are there others out there like me…??? God I’m going crazy here…… Does all this dreaming surge a greater purpose somehow, or is it my defense mechanism that kicks in every time life gets a little to much to deal with..?? I can’t figure it out lately… Somebody please just wake me up already…

Avicii sais it kinda well – maybe I’m just getting wiser maybe theres a purpose to all my dreaming…. who knows…..

But see now I did it again – I have just successfully waisted more time.. .Just spend like half an hour writing a post nobody will probably ever see – a post nobody will notice – a post for nobody than my own eyes, when instead I could have spend half an hour doing the laundry, doing my homework, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking dinner, spending time with my kids, writing on my bachelors assignment…… Is this blog really just another excuse for me to do everything else than I’m actually supposed to do…???

Well if anybody actually DO read this and they just happen to have a “turn of the dream” cure – you know like a magic button you can just turn off and on as you please – please let me know… Now I think I’ll try to get around to doing a load of laundry leaving you with a song that must be my all time favorite as I couldn’t say it much better my self.. 🙂

No time for dreaming..

Okey so I’ve been super duper busy the past week, so haven’t had any time what so ever to dream away on the internet.. But now I’m almost on top of everything so I’m ready to join my little dream universe again 🙂 Well as previously told, I’m doing my “internship” (don’t know what it’s called in english) now – I started last monday and then it will be 6 more weeks before I’m done. I have to “work”  for 7 weeks as part of my education, and there is SOOOO much planning and preparation to do, so thats why I haven’t been able to spend time on my blog….
Well anyways – I finally found a hotel in NYC … So happy….  Cause now I can finally start planning my trip.. The hotel we booked looks SO cosy and it has great reviews so I’m super exited to see if it lives up to the great reviews. This is the hotel…

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Check it out here :  http://archerhotel.com/new-york

Cosy right..? And the location is perfect I think.. Last time we went to NYC we stayed at this hotel …

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Check it out here : http://www.iroquoisny.com

It was SO cosy and also had a great location – there was absolutely nothing to complaint about, friendly staff – clean rooms – excellent service throughout our stay, however I think it’s a little pricy which is why we’ve chose another hotel this time… I’d rather spend money on shopping than a hotel, after all we just have to sleep there, so it’s not like we’ll be spending a lot of time at the hotel itself.

My main goal of the trip is obviously shopping (hope to buy all my christmas presents here) – and since we’re there at Black Friday I really need to scope out the good offers, and sales before going.. However the sales haven’t been released yet so I’m patiently waiting for them to be released so I really can make my itinerary for the trip. I have already been on Macys website – making a wish list so I know exactly which department to go to first and which items I want – these are some of the items I hope to get at a good price ..

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She would absolutely LOVE it so I hope to get this on sale as well…. Another thing that’s cheaper in the states is Nike… I do a lot of sports and I absolutely love Nike.. Especially their Nike Free’s, they are the most soft and amazing shoes I’ve had so I really need to get me some new ones while I’m over there.. These are some of the Nike items I hope to find on sale on black friday…

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You gotta love Nike – and you gotta love Macys….. Cant wait – just hope that I can get some of the items, and that it isn’t sold out by the time I get there… I know that it can get kinda crazy on Black Friday… So I hope hope hope….

If only I had tons of money – then I wouldn’t have to spend all this time planing to the smallest detail which store to go to and making list after list of comparing prizes etc. I wonder what it would feel like to be able to just walk in to a store and be able to buy what ever I wanted without even looking at the price tag.. Do rich people even think about the price…? Well well fortunately dreaming is free, and thats what I’m gonna keep doing… Who knows maybe one day it will actually be my turn to be rich, don’t know how.. but maybe one day it will just happen…. 🙂 🙂 Until then – I’ll do some more research so I’m sure to get the best sales and deals on my trip to NYC…… Only 24 days left…… 24 days…..

 

The TV shows that made me a fan of The States..

Alright so I’ve been thinking about what it was in my childhood that made med LOVE the states as much as I do.. And well apart from the american friend I had who had all the coolest stuf, music also played a huge part of it I think, and then came the TV shows.. God the hours of hours I’ve spend watching different shows… The first one I recall really loving was Cosby.. An amazing show that I remember watching with my family.. we all loved it…

The next show I remember watching a lot is the tv show Blossom… I absolutely LOVED it and I was soooo jealous of her room, I wanted it soooo bad… One more thing I love about american homes are the seats and pillows in the window, I haven’t seen that in a scandinavian home like EVER it just doesn’t exist here, and what a shame cause it’s soooo cosy… You can catch a glimpse of her room here…

And then came Fresh Prince of Bel Air… That was soooo much fun, and I absolutely LOVED the intro, and to this day still remember the song by heart.. Just watch…

And then we have Beverly Hills 90210…. Now that I’ve watched again and again.. Remember when I was in the 10’th grade I wanted to look like kelly so bad that I cut of my long blond hair and got that fancy short haircut she had when she was dating Brandon 🙂 🙂 My mom was so angry with me for doing that, ha ha.. but I loved it 🙂 🙂 Watching Beverly Hills also really made me realize how rich people actually were over there, and just made my urge for going over there bigger… I mean who wouldn’t wanna live in Beverly Hills with all the money Kelly, Donna and Steve had 🙂

awww how cute is that… 🙂 🙂 And then came the talk shows… Ricky Lake was my absolute favorite.. Almost every day when coming home from school I would watch it, and fortunately my best friend loved watching it to, so we watched it together and had sooo much fun.. Remember her..? Or else watch this…

What happened to these type of talk shows… they’re just gone, and what a shame cause they were so much fun and sooo uncomplicated…..

And then came the movies… Clueless was my absolute favorite, I swear I knew every single line in that movie, I mean I could seriously play every single role in that movie thats how much I watched it.. I must have seen it at least 200 times… LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie… Here’s a little clip for you to enjoy…

About the same time, Sister Act came out and that to I know by heart… My favorite clip in that movie is without a doubt this …

Till this day I still get goose bumps watching them sing… The sister act movies are SO good….

Well just a little trip down memory lane today… With tv shows and movies like this no wonder I love America 🙂 🙂