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Karin Margareta
04 September 2016 @ 11:58 pm
We're going to Scania on Tuesday. Parents, my sister... We have planned it for months.

Except today the car died. I hope we can fix it tomorrow.

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Karin Margareta
29 August 2016 @ 08:00 pm
Today's archery practice involved a lot of pacifist arrows. At least I suppose they were pacifists: they wouldn't hit the target.

It worked better when I took off my sweater.

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Karin Margareta
26 August 2016 @ 10:11 pm
Yesterday I tried playing a piano piece that I haven't played since my mid teens (Sommarsång by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger). It's the only thing that I've really been able to play by heart, but probably also the last thing I learned to play well.

It didn't go too badly. I'll probably learn if I keep going.

That said, I think I'm improving at the piano. I should find a teacher...

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Karin Margareta
23 August 2016 @ 10:51 am
We had an unexpected visitor the other day. The cats were very excited. It was hopping slowly along the kitchen wall, probably looking for somewhere to hide. Byzans was determined to find it wherever it went.

Admittedly, neither M nor I were appealed the idea of trying to sleep with that commotion going on, so we said: "Sorry, Frog, but off you go", and M managed to catch it and throw it out.

I have no idea how it found its way in.

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Karin Margareta
20 August 2016 @ 11:09 pm
I almost forgot to let the cats in tonight.

It's good thing Loffe has white paws, because these days it's dark at eleven.

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Karin Margareta
17 August 2016 @ 09:25 pm
I should have taken a walk while I still had the energy... (and before I took off my clothes)

I think autumn has come -- today was hopelessly dark, but not cold.

I usually like autumn.

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Karin Margareta
14 August 2016 @ 04:22 pm
And it took hours before I realised how strange it sounded.

I have never before seen the river run this close to the bridge

I wonder what the bridge was for?

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Karin Margareta
11 August 2016 @ 07:35 pm
Today I was driven off by a flock of sheep. I was really just walking past them, and usually they stay where they are, and at most look at me. I don't know if they were closer to the path, or something, this time.

At first they looked. Then they määed. Then every single one rose and started to follow me. While määing. I'm not sure if they were just being friendly. I kept explaining that I was just passing by. Perhaps I should try stopping and petting them next time?

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Karin Margareta
08 August 2016 @ 08:48 pm
I came back from Bohuslän a few days ago. It was a very nice trip, but I missed M and the cats all the time. At least I got to see my brother and sister-in-law.

Nice weather though, even if the winds were strong.

No internet :)

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Karin Margareta
24 July 2016 @ 09:09 pm
I'm going away for just over a week. Tuesday night I take the train from Ånge, to arrive in Uddevalla, where my parents will pick me up, about midday on Wednesday. The return trip is Thursday to Friday next week. I'm not sure if I will do any posts while I'm there.

Someone I spoke to today told me about a friend of hers who had been sitting at the station from midnight to five in the morning, because of something that had happened between Bräcke and Ånge (a signal fault?). I couldn't help asking her: "Is that the train I'm taking on Tuesday?" She said yes.

I have to bring a book...

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Karin Margareta
21 July 2016 @ 03:51 pm
Our neigbour took me on a forestry trip. Not a very long one, about three hundred metres, but still. He has a forest tractor, with a scoop that's at least as wide as the tractor itself. He also had some branches that extended a little to far over the road. So he had me cutting them off for him. I sat in the scoop while he raised it, then I took off the long branches.

I think I probably should have thrown out the branches as soon as I cut them. As it was, most of them ended up in the bottom of the scoop, so I had to walk on top of them. There are reasons why there are safety rules when these things are done professionally.

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Karin Margareta
18 July 2016 @ 09:35 pm
I tried a couple of beetroots today. Very small, and I picked them mostly because there were a little too many of them. The rest will need to grow some more.

The onions and carrots are very nice though, albeit small.

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Karin Margareta
12 July 2016 @ 11:15 pm
The meadow up by the main road has been decorated. Two of the cow's eggs are sporting large blue flowers. That would be nice and fun, had not that particular flower been the symbol of the Sweden Democrats.

I admit that I'm being specific here. I don't mind people having political leanings in general. But the Sweden Democrats -- if I have to give them the benefit of the doubt, I'd describe them as racists light. Which is really no better, in my opinion.

Now I have to go past them, or their symbols at least, every day.

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Karin Margareta
09 July 2016 @ 08:22 pm
Picture of archery target under hereCollapse )

I'm quite pleased with myself

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Karin Margareta
03 July 2016 @ 11:07 pm
Loffe has taken sleep beside me in my bed sometimes. He's a big, black lump. And very occasionally he sits in my lap in the evenings.

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Karin Margareta
30 June 2016 @ 10:51 pm
I have booked a train to Uddevalla in late July, for about a week in Bohuslän. I think this is the first time I go away somewhere without M, and it feels a little peculiar.

We're going for a vacation together in September instead.

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Karin Margareta
27 June 2016 @ 11:32 pm
I forgot to say something about the medieval market on Midsummer's Eve. Not that there's much to say: we had fun, showing off the archery club (modern recurves, sorry). We didn't buy anything.

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Karin Margareta
21 June 2016 @ 10:17 pm
M found the little flags that you put on top of the archery targets to show the wind. They have some use, I suppose.

Yesterday was ok. I shot about 170 in 36 arrows...

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Karin Margareta
15 June 2016 @ 10:42 pm
I have two little bright red chilli peppers in the kitchen. They have been growing for a year, but now they look like they're ready. I'm not sure if they are really edible, though.

But they look nice. Perhaps I'll just try them in something.

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Karin Margareta
12 June 2016 @ 09:48 pm
I need to clean my desk.

How about this: I throw away or put away something every day? Would it work. Better than never?

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Karin Margareta
09 June 2016 @ 10:04 pm
M took off for Dorotea this morning (work-related). I expected him to be home tonight, but it turned out he needed to stay. So now I have the house to myself, and Loffe and Byzans.

I would have liked to say that I enjoy being alone for a change, but I really don't. It doesn't matter what I do: it would have been more fun with M there, even it what we do is sit each at our own desk and occasionally say something. Not that I talk to myself, that's not what I meant (should I?).

The cats are tiptoeing about, probably very aware that Husse didn't come home when he should. But as long as Matte doesn't worry...

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Karin Margareta
31 May 2016 @ 09:41 pm
Poor Loffe.

At night, he often sleeps in places where I... um... walk.

He's the reserved one, and I think he's a little suspicious of me.

But I really didn't mean it. Loffe. I'm sorry.

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Karin Margareta
29 May 2016 @ 07:38 pm
Spring concert with Ljungandalens kammarkör (Valley of Ljungan Chamber Choir) today. It went reasonably well. T has been throwing stuff at us, and I think we did what we could with it. Everything wasn't new though, I thought it was a pleasant mix.

Åhlen's Summer Hymn was a little weird. We may have practised it too little, I'm not sure, but I think it was better last time we sang it. It's one of the songs you're just supposed to know. As for me, I found yesterday that I sound terrible singing it. Possibly because I learnt it many many years ago, and it could be that the voice I learned to sing it with doesn't work any more. I'll have to relearn it. No big deal, really, but it's a pity I didn't notice it earlier.

My hair fell apart. I had pinned it and sprayed it until I smelled of hairspray all over, and it didn't help. Now I can't get the pins out.

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Karin Margareta
22 May 2016 @ 09:48 pm
Today I saw the rhubarb was coming up.

It's just as exciting every year: the garden's full of dry little leaves, the vegetable plot is full of large rocks, but look: rhubarb! It's a new year. Perhaps I'll give it some compost.

M didn't have time to help me with the rock in the vegetable plot. I'll see if I can get it out by myself tomorrow. It's loose, so it only needs to come out of the hole it's in.

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Karin Margareta
16 May 2016 @ 06:49 pm
Archery is now officially happening outdoors! It took just under an hour (minus waiting for someone) to get everything out. We were four people helping. Next week we start for real.

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Karin Margareta
13 May 2016 @ 08:57 pm
Someone's dropped their foot on the footpath along the Boltjärn canal. I know very little about different kinds of feet, but since it looks to big for a deer, I'm going to guess elk.

I wonder where the rest went.

There was a time when I thought seeing large parts of dead animals lying around would be very frightening and disturbing. Then we moved here, and I found that you get used to it.

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Karin Margareta
07 May 2016 @ 08:39 pm
For some reason, I can't think of anything to post about. Weather's nice and sunny. Night's only a couple of hours. Choir's preparing for spring concert.

I dug out a large rock in the garden yesterday. Perhaps we'll use it to sit on, or rest our feet or something.

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Karin Margareta
10 April 2016 @ 08:18 pm
I'm suffering from some kind of jumpiness that manifests as a craving for long walks. I don't mind really, I quite like long walks, but I'm a little puzzled as to why this happens now.

Perhaps I should just take a walk and think about it.

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Karin Margareta
07 April 2016 @ 09:31 am
Dear Byzans,

I'm sorry, I really can't run don and up and open the door for your every whim. You were so anxious to get back inside not long ago. You can wait for a little while. The garden will still be there, I promise.


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Karin Margareta
04 April 2016 @ 09:01 pm
Archery practice is going... on. I shoot about four points on average.

I wish I had more to say to the kids that turn up.

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