Weekend Coffee Share – snow, snow, snow, and more snow

Welcome to the weekend coffee share. Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or tea? How is your week? This week started out really cold around 0F Mon, 5F Tuesday, and the slowly rising to stay around 30F this weekend. We’ve got a ton of snow. It snowed constantly Wednesday to Saturday, day and night. I hope the temperature drops a couple degrees, so that we get to keep the snow. The kids are loving it. The snow makes everything so much brighter during these darker months. 

Källviksbacken, our towns ski slope on Tuesday morning.

The night between Monday and Tuesday (while it was still really cold, before we got all the snow,) my daughter starts screaming (not in an alarming way, but still loud) for me to come into the kitchen, when I get there she points out the window. In a distance, above the forest that surrounds our town the northern lights are dancing across the sky. We watched in awe for several minutes, until they disappeared, and I realise that I didn’t take any pictures. I don’t know if it was the northern lights, or my daughters reaction that made the biggest impression on me. Seeing her experience it for the first time, going through emotions of excitement, awe, and gratitude moved me beyond what I thought was possible. 

I’ve been taking long walks in the snow every day this week.

It has been a very good week, everyone is in good health, and happy that we are getting closer to the Christmas break. Both me and the kids have three weeks off. It’s going to be lovely. There’s a huge difference between being at home with sick kids (that I unfortunately have been on a couple occasions this semester,) and having vacation. I always feel slightly stressed when they are sick, both for their health and the lack of income when I cannot be at work (I’m the single provider for our family,) not to mention the extra workload I put on my colleagues in my absence. Our Christmas tree is beautifully decorated, everyone is filled with Christmas spirit, ready for the holiday season. Are you ready for the holiday season?

Yesterday 30F felt warm in comparison to 0F in the beginning of the week.

Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Love,

Maria 

20 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – snow, snow, snow, and more snow

  1. Beautiful snow and selfie, Maria. Your snowy trail photo makes me think of snowshoeing and Nordic walking. Do you walk with poles or snowshoes or just regular winter boots? How wonderful that your daughter got to see the Northern lights. Yesterday Toronto set a new record of warm temperature 17.7C (63.8F) and the rest of this week is warmer than normal so no snow accumulation in the near future for us here. There is one more Weekend Coffee Share link-up next week. I hope to see you again then. If not, happy holidays to you and your children. Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I have winter boots with ‘ice-bug safe grip’ underneath when I go for walks/hikes, unless it’s up in the mountains, then I rent snowshoes. I feel very safe with the ‘ice-bug safe grip.
      I will see you next week 🙂 Have a good one until then!

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  2. Hi Maria, I’ve heard so much about all the snow in Sweden! But both my mother and sister are saying it’s getting warmer. That’s the one thing that made snow and winter so annoying to me – that snow always quite soon melted into ice and going out was such a pain and annoyance. Snow in itself is bad enough for me – I like being able to walk anywhere without worrying about slipping and falling, but if it stays as white and pretty, that’s something I could live with at least for a while.
    What a pity you didn’t get to photograph the northern lights but I’m glad your daughter got the opportunity to see it. I’ve never seen it myself, other than in photographs.

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    1. Yes, it looks like there are going to be a few warmer days, I am not a fan of that, not now when we have so much snow. I purchased a pair of winter boots with ‘ice-bug safe grip’ last year and they are wonderful. I barely notice ice or any other change in the surface, and they are so comfortable. Have a wonderful new week Susanne!

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  3. Oh, lucky H to get to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles at such a young age. They are rare here, being more southerly, and I’ve never seen them that I recall. We also have lots of trees, so the view to the north is through the forest.
    Sounds like your holidays are shaping up nicely. Christmas is best with kids and family. ❤
    Enjoy your week and stay warm should the temps dip again. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Eliza! It was an experience. Hoping for more cold weather. It looks like it’s going to be a few warmer days up ahead. Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet? I hope you get to spend the holidays with your children. Have a wonderful new week!

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      1. Thank you, here the weather this week looks mild as well. Snow/rain on Sat. Today it hit the mid-50s! The sun felt so warm, I must admit I enjoyed my walk very much.
        For holiday spirit, I’m attempting to manage a gift or two, or cards, every day or so. With no holiday gatherings again this year, I’m delivering sibling gifts to their door or mailing packages (done last week). I’m taking it day by day, trying to find the small pleasures that speak of Christmas. I won’t see my CA son, of course, again this year, which is hard. My local son will come next weekend for a small celebration. Low-key seems to be the rule of the day. 😉

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  4. I love the snow! We are having a weird winter here. We had some snow then it melted and yesterday we had a severe wind storm with gusts up to 90kph. The temperature broke records it was 19 C. Almost hot! We will be leaving for Florida right after Christmas so we may not get any winter this year. Climate change! Have a good vacation time with your children.

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    1. Wow, that is some crazy weather you’ve had. Safe travels to Florida! Thank you for your kindness. There’s one more week of work and school to go, and then we get started with our vacation 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Janet! I live in an apartment so I don’t have to deal with the shovelling at the moment, but I sure had my fair share of it growing up (good exercise..) Have a great week!

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  5. Oh how lucky to see the Northern lights!! That’s so awesome! And I’m so happy everyone is finally healthy! Yay! All your photos are so beautiful and I’m happy it’s almost vacation for you all there. I can’t believe Christmas is around the corner and I’m not done shopping yet. So thankful for online shopping so I don’t have to worry about crowds of people! Have a wonderful week! ❤️🐴❤️

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  6. I saw your ski run on IG, Maria! It’s amazing on my big monitor! Yes, snow…I enjoy it, but not driving in it. And it does brighten up the world at night! I briefly mentioned I am substitute teaching for our small school district. Even though I’ve only worked a few days, I’m also excited about the upcoming. 2-weeks vacation. When I taught at Sacramento State our winter break was 5-6 weeks! How cool to see the Northern Lights–I think you know I could them from our front porch a few weeks ago! Enjoy your Christmas holidays!

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