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A little bit of everything

I’m slowly “recovering”. Not sure what it was last week that had me tired and dizzy, but I’ve made a point to go to bed earlier this week and drink more water and I feel better.

I do have a suspicion that my iron levels are low and that’s why I felt off. I have a bottle of iron supplements in the fridge that isn’t opened. I should use that but it tastes vile so I hesitate.

The dizzyness also took away my sewing mojo and it hasn’t really returned. I got some done last night and I hope to keep it up tonight to have 2 finished 2+2 blouses by Monday when my big girl starts school. First grade.

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Fall is also definitely on its way. I feel the tug to make preserves as I always do at this time of year.
Last weekend I made preserved pears. In lingonberry and in ginger syrup. We haven’t tasted them yet. I think we’ll eat the lingonberry ones this weekend.

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Almost one year ago Rickard and I went to New York where I had my first ever Pumpkin Spice latte and I have been feeling a craving for it for a few days.
If I can get into town this weekend I’ll get a can of pumpkin and try my hand at making some syrup for a spiced latte.

I can find a fresh pumpkin in the stores in a few weeks but they are usually HUGE and I’m not sure if they’re good for anything other than carving.

Today I’m taking my grandmother grocery shopping. My mom usually does that but she and my dad are in Germany until next week and my aunt is busy at work so I said I’d do it.
I’m so happy the girls are getting old enough to form memories of my grandma. She is the only one left from that generation on both our sides. And she is the only great grandparent Isabel’s met more than once, the only one Sofia’s even known.

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Isn’t she stunning?

I knew my great grandmother, grandma Inez (Isabel’s second name is after her) and she passed away when I was 20, she would have turned 90 if she had lived to her birthday that year.
I hope my grandma can hang around for that long too – although it’s not likely she’ll hang around until the girls are 20 or even in their teens. Grandma turned 88 this spring but she’s spry and fit so hopefully we’ll have her with us for many years to come.

I haven’t seen her in a while now so I’m looking forward to it.

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2 thoughts on “A little bit of everything

  1. I agree with Nicole – take good care of yourself, Lotta…What lucky girls to have great grandmother – and even more lucky to be old enough to keep their memories. I can barely remember 2 of my grandparents…

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