Weekend Coffee Share

Can I offer you some coffee? Or tea? 

It’s Saturday morning when I write this and it is very quiet. The children are sleeping and the snow is falling outside the window. It’s like the world is covered in a soft, white blanket. Earlier this week we had a few warm days, and yesterday afternoon when I was on the bus home from work I could see the grass on some of the fields we passed by, today everything is white. It was warm enough to not wear a hat some days this week, but I definitely have to wear a hat today. I had my hopes up that I might finally be able to ride my bike this weekend, but I’ll have to wait a little longer. There’s many big patches of ice here and there under the snow. Better safe than sorry (at least in this case.)

How is your week?  

This coming week I’m looking forward to the introduction seminar for the Master’s thesis class that is starting now. Meaning that I’ve finished all the classes that I need to take to be able to write a Master’s thesis about the practices of teaching sustainability in kindergarten. It is of course only the beginning, and the hard work is ahead of me. The introduction is on Tuesday and I have a meeting scheduled with the researcher that is going to be my supervisor for this thesis on Wednesday. I am a little nervous, but mostly very excited! It’s a six month long project to complete a scientific study about the subject and write the thesis. If everything goes well I am presenting the results, and defending my thesis in a seminar by the end of October. There’s a long way and a lot of hard work before we get there. I am very excited to finally begin.…next week.

This weekend is going to be spent at home with my children. We have some final things to arrange around the house. Today is also Waffle day, something my kids are excited to celebrate. It might not be the healthiest of celebrations, it usually includes tons of waffles, whipped cream, jam, and chocolate sauce. I’ll be sure to make some fruit salad as a healthy side as well. I’d be very happy to include you in the celebrations if we were having coffee today. 

Overall it’s going to be a relaxing weekend, perhaps some reading, definitely some crocheting, and some blogging. One of my friends is coming for a visit tomorrow, I’m looking forward to that. It’s the friend that is expecting the baby that I’m crocheting the blanket for. Speaking of crocheting, I’ve had some time to crochet this week, but it is a lot left to do on the blanket. The baby is still about ten weeks away, I think it’s going to be finished by then 🙂

What have you been up to? Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. Natalie have a very interesting post this week about the Charleston Historic District and its amazing architecture.



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 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 kindergarten teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

26 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. There is a little snow in the forecast in New Hampshire this weekend, though no real accumulation except in the mountains. Myself, I am tired of it and am looking forward to bicycling season as well 😉
    I hope your seminar goes well and that your thesis gets off to a good start.
    Have a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

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  2. Seriously?
    Sweden celebrates the waffle with Waffle Day?
    How cool is that!

    Which begs the question, Does Sweden have maple trees or access to real maple syrup?
    With my background, my parents always had it on the table until it got so expensive that they had to begin using the diluted versions which were okay – but just never as good.

    You kids might have been here long enough to have tasted it and might miss it, but great jams could certainly sooth any annoyed expectations.


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    1. Well the celebration actually origins from a misunderstanding:

      “Why do Swedes celebrate ‘våffeldagen’?
      You may wonder “what is the origin of Waffle Day”? According to the Christian gospels, 25 March is the day when the archangel Gabriel came down to earth and told Mary that she would bring birth to God’s son in 9 months time. From the beginning, what was celebrated was Our Lady Day (‘Vårfrudagen’), but in Swedish it kind of sounds like vorfleday, or ‘våffeldagen’. Over time this tradition has become more about the waffels than about virgin birth.” – https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/culture-history-and-art/swedish-traditions/more-traditions/waffles-day/

      We sometimes had maple syrup on our waffles in the US, but it never became a thing (no offense). Perhaps it’s an acquired taste? If the kids wanted it, it would be possible to get it. Fruit and especially different types of berry jam is most popular here. Eating local is a big thing and we have tons of raspberry, blueberry, lingonberry, and many people have apple trees = the most common types of jam.
      Have a wonderful rest of your weekend Gary !


  3. In my corner of the world, we had rain and strong winds today but no snow in the forecast and the grounds have been clear of ice and snow for a while. Good luck with your thesis! Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness Eliza. I am sure Tuesday will be mostly about listening, and taking note of everything I need to think about the coming months. Please do come over for some waffles!!

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    1. Yes, traditionally it should mark the beginning of spring for the farmers, but it is currently -12C/10F outside the window…and I can hear a tractor clearing up the snow we got last night.
      Thank you for your kindness!

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  4. Sounds like the perfect weekend. Waffle day! And congrats on getting to your thesis! While the thesis is a lot of work, you have done a lot to get to this point. I hope you’ll share the baby blanket in your blog.

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  5. Hi Maria!
    I’m so excited for you to start your thesis. I know it will be a long project but you are on the path of completion too. So wonderful! How rewarding to accomplish so much in the years you have moved back home. ❤️ Enjoying waffles sounds delicious and I always enjoy catching up with a wonderful cup of coffee. Have a wonderful week ahead my sweet friend! ❤️🐴💞

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  6. Here in my area, spring has sprung with budding trees & weeds growing in the garden boxes. I worked this weekend in the garden with Grand & she loved it. She wanted to keep working when we had completed the work goal for the day. #Weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. That sounds so wonderful!! We’ve had some warm afternoon this week and the snow have started to melt some. I can’t wait to start gardening! I have plans to work in my garden beds at the allotment garden during Easter, if I can access them. Have a fabulous new week!


  7. I hope your weekend was nice. Waffle day sounds good. When we had our grandkids here last month, we had waffles several days in a row. Sounds like you will be busy with your thesis project. HOpefully while time consuming it will go well for you and you will enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you so much! For some reason you comment ended up in spam..but I am most grateful for your comment.
      I bet your grandkids loved that visit and all the waffles! What kind of toppings do they like?


      1. Well, usually my grandson just likes syrup, and my granddaughter likes butter (or Budduh as she says it) and syrup, but my hubby introduced them to putting ice cream on it, which he learned when he was visiting Australia one time and the host family ate them that way. Ha. I like, butter, peanut butter and syrup. Now I’m hungry for waffles.


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