Rain Rain Go Away … Come Back Another Day!!
Swedes say: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”
Welcome to a new day in Stockholm, oh and it is a rainy one.
In Sweden especially during spring and autumn, you will experience all types of weather within a couple of hours.
After we felt the swedish summer for almost two weeks, the temperature is down and it is raining.
I’m trying to make peace with temperatures because even if it is rainy and wet, I still can enjoy the long hours of light as much as I would like. I think I will be living for the long hours of daylight in this cold country.
The good thing in here is the positive attitude you see in people, the fact that even though it’s raining right now, sailboats are still going by, that even though temperatures are cool, people are still picnicking and eating outside but with warm clothing on and blankets to enjoy every minute in the weekend.
Spring in Sweden was like a dream. Lollll! After a sunny week, we are back to the cold, foggy and raining weather. Oh and next week will be marked by snow and bone-chilling temperatures.
Still Swedes do celebrate spring’s arrival when the median daily temperature is on the rise and remains between 0C and 10C for at least seven days in a row.
I thought that once they announce the arrival of spring, we will witness the not so hot, not so cold weather.
In other words, a LAGOM weather.
Lagom is a uniquely Swedish term that doesn’t have any literal translation in English but basically means ‘not too much, not too little”, Just the right amount, sufficient average.
Meh we will have to wait to see if the real spring will arrive or we will just skip that season from our calendar!!
Still I went shopping for a spring floral bouquet to lighten up my life 🙂
When I’m exhausted, I usually gravitate toward activities that drain me even more. But we deserve to take a break, so i decided not to ignore my body’s whispers for rest. Today was time to relax and chill.
I listened to music, played with my cats “Antonio & Ophelia” and I can say that this quality time was so much pleasurable.
Today was all about recharging, having breakfast in bed, meal plan for the next week, I went to gym, and I had a new nail-polish. The idea was to give my body, mind, and heart a chance to relax and recharge. I owe myself the gift of a deep breath and a view of the long sunset.
After all, we can’t increase the number of hours in the day, but we can increase the quality of those hours.