Weekend Coffee Share – at home

Welcome to the Weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? Tea?

If we enjoyed a cup together I would start by apologising for my absence last week. My head was too filled with excitement about the upcoming move that I couldn’t manage to write a coffee share. We moved on Monday and everything went very well. I had purposely rented a smaller moving truck, since I was going to drive it myself that was more in my comfort zone (we are in the middle of winter and it is icy, especially in the countryside.) We only moved 12km, about 7,5 US miles, to the countryside outside our city. It took three tours with the truck to get the job done. The sun was shining, and it was a beautiful day. My son was a great help. I am so grateful. 

The rest of the week have been enjoyed at our new place. It already feels like our home. We are going to let it take the time it takes to completely make it ours. I like living in a place for a while to get the feel for where I want things, before making any permanent arrangements (especially this time since no-one has lived here before us.) That said, I did hang curtains in all the rooms, and my favourite photo enlargement (of a memorable canoeing trip on the Colorado river) hangs on the living room wall. My plan for the day is to assemble the new couch from Ikea. The one we had in our former apartment was too large to fit in here (we sold it,) this living room has a different layout compared to our former open concept apartment. My daughter picked the new couch, and I am looking forward to seeing what it will look like. I believe she made a good choice, it has a pleasant green colour, just slightly darker than the kitchen cabinets. As you probably know by now, I love nature and green plants. My idea for our new home is to have a mix of different type of wood, plants, and other nature material and colours throughout the home (preferably pre-loved items that we find along the way.) We are going to have a large rectangular carpet made out of jute under the couch and living room table, and a matching round jute carpet on the kitchen floor. That way the kitchen and the living room has the same colour scheme. I think it will be very nice. I will share photos later on.

If there’s time this weekend I’d like to start setting up my writing corner. I am so excited to have my own space. I decided to be a little selfish and pick the largest bedroom for myself. That way I can use half the room as a bedroom, and half the room as a writing nook. I do need a real desk/working area where I can leave my current projects as they are, and return at a later time. It was literally ten years ago since I had that luxury. I am going to start working on my master’s thesis later this month. I am currently taking the last class before I get the green light to start. Having a quiet, organised space that is my own is definitely a step in the right direction. I’ve had school as usual this week, but vacation from work all week, but on Monday I’m going back to work full-time as usual. 

We do have an announcement to make! My daughter have been begging me for a pet rabbit for the past couple of years, and not any kind off rabbit, but a Flemish Giant rabbit! She’s done her research, and learned a lot about them. I’ve had one myself when I was younger (my stories likely had something to do with her interest in them.) My giant rabbit, Lucy, was very docile and was more like a dog than a rabbit, which are a breed specific traits of the Flemish Giant. (I had three regular smaller sized pet rabbits before getting Lucy.) It was fairly easy to train Lucy to be house broke, and use a cat litter. She never had a cage. Naturally I am going to help my daughter with her rabbit, but I do believe the responsibility will do her good. In four weeks we are welcoming the rabbit in the photo above (my daughter’s edit..) He is currently four weeks old, and need to stay with his mom and siblings for another four weeks befor moving to us. She is thinking of naming him “Munchkin”.

How is your week so far? Tell me in a comment! Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2023/03/03/murals-in-chinatown/.



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a minimalist and a gardener. I'm also a kindergarten teacher with a dream of improving practices of teaching sustainability in kindergarten. To be able to engage in educational research I am working on my Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work. Love, Maria

18 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – at home

  1. What a cute rabbit. i had a rabbit as a child, a big thing, rescued from a neighbour who used to have ferrets not very nice. As a consequence the rabbit hated being picked up and would box us if we tried to pick it up. Happy to be in the garden with us though. Thanks for the memory. I’m so glad the move went well.

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  2. I am glad the move went well that you are already beginning to feel at home in the new place 🙂 I don’t think it is selfish at all for you to take the largest bedroom, and it is a great idea to have a private writing nook. Good luck with your thesis! The rabbit is cute. My sister has had rabbits for several years – she is highly allergic to cats and dogs but not rabbits. her daughter also has a rabbit (her other daughter has a farm with a menagerie of animals including a horse!)
    I hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead 🙂

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  3. You made the move! I’m glad that you guys are happy in your new home, have fun decorating, Maria! The rabbit is so cute! Do you need your own car now to get to work?

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    1. Thank you so much! It is a lot of fun turning a house into a home.
      There’s a bus stop right outside, so I do not need a car. I’m going to try to manage without one. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

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  4. Munchkin is adorable! Exciting to have a pet again, I imagine. I don’t think you are selfish in picking the bigger bedroom, but practical. Ultimately, you need the space for personal and professional expansion. 🙂
    Sounds like you are happy with the new place, looking forward to seeing pics of it.
    Have a great week!


    1. Thank you so much! It does feel very good when things come together just the way you wish for them to do. This is a happy and peaceful place. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. How exciting to be all moved in and getting settled! I can’t wait to see a few photos and I think it’s wonderful you’ll have a room with space to have a work desk too. ❤️ Also exciting to get a rabbit and not just any rabbit a Flemish giant rabbit!! That will be so fun for you and your daughter. I can’t wait to see photos of the new addition to your family once he/she is old enough to come home. Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead! ❤️❤️❤️


  6. Maria, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. I’m glad your move went well. Your plants look very nice in their new home. Munchkin looks adorable. Enjoy your new space and have a great week ahead!


  7. Your bunny is too cute and I love your plants and the space you’ve got them in. 🙂 I hope you have a great upcoming week!


  8. Yea!
    Safe and sound at your new digs. I look forward to details, and wow – of course it’s winter and I managed to not take that into account when thinking how hard it was going to be for your family to make this move.
    I had to laugh. We have friends, a younger couple at church with one daughter. Their daughter, as she arrived at the age where dating became a thing for them, wanted a pet rabbit. It was not a big deal but it was something that her parents would never have done except for her desire.
    The rabbit she wanted was a specific and very expensive breed, but the daughter earned the money and the rabbit came home. Through a couple of ups and downs – the whole family, especially the mom feel in love with the critter and they kept us laughing with stories of how this all unfolded.
    Well, now, just a few years later, the daughter has move out and off to university two states away and left her parents with the pet. The mom is completely in love with it and they all enjoy how this situation unfolded.
    I think you and your daughter made a wise choice. Do watch the temperature the rabbit lives in. They learned, and told us, that there can be some nasty downsides to not being careful with rabbits in this regard.
    I hope this fills your home with even more joy.


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