This is an appreciation post that goes out to ALL of you!
In these dark, confusing, weird and hard times we are experiencing right now I'd like to send you all some warm thoughts today!
Let’s celebrate the people in the world that we like and love.
It is important to do so!
Let them know that you feel for them. Do not hold back!
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Thank you, readers, for following this blog!
Thank you for leaving nice, thoughtful and respectful comments in my commentary field. Yes, it means a lot to me (and to all other bloggers out there).
Thank you for your friendship!
Yes, I do feel like you build friendships with the people who regularly comment. It is a good way to form friendships and build bridges.
THANK you all!
Thanks to my Swedish family.
They are so far away, but I think about them every day. And, today it is fairly easy to keep in touch.
We can FaceTime, we can text each other. Me and my siblings have a very active group chat via WhatsApp. We have all the social media at our finger tips.
It is fantastic.
I am so thankful, and humbled, that we also see each other IRL fairly often. In the beginning of April it is time for me to welcome some dear family members to my home again.
Even though me and my family are physically far away from one another it feels like we are not.
Thanks to my American family and friends here!
Yes, I am so happy that I have such a loving family and a wonderful bunch of sweet friends here.
Both Americans, Swedes and some other nationalities. You rule.
Thanks for being in my life.
Peter and Karolina.
My own little precious family.
What can I say ..?
I think you all know it more than words can say …
So, all of you, thank you!
Peter and I went out to dinner on Saturday night to celebrate Valentine’s a bit early.
Psst…. We are trying to avoid going out to eat on Valentine’s Day itself. This day tends to be a bit nuts if you are going out.
You will pay steep prices for mediocre food on a day like this, You know, pre fixed menus and what not.
No, we have learned from that mistake.
BUT, when Peter and I arrived at Eddie V’s in Tyson’s Corner on Saturday night the hostess could not find our reservation in their booking system.
Very weird. Peter had made the reservation online. He got a phone call on Thursday from the restaurant confirming our arrival.
So, clearly it was very strange that they could not find us in the system.
Peter found the reservation on his phone and showed it to the hostess.
“Oh sir, that is a confirmation from our ORLANDO restaurant.”
I started laughing out loud. I am glad Peter can make these mistakes, too. I tend to make mistakes like that sometimes.
"Well”, the hostess said, “we’ve been fully booked this evening for two weeks already, but please sit down and I can see what I can do … "
SO, we did wait.
Patrons were arriving in a constant, steady stream as we were waiting.
Peter and I started thinking of back up plans.
Then the hostess came back after a few minutes.
"We can seat you now”.
And, we got a fantastic table, and we had such WONDERFUL food. Scallops for Peter, and Ahi Tuna for me.
SO, SO delicious.
Prosecco and wine. A wonderful ambiance at a new favorite restaurant.
THANK you so much for fixing our honest mistake, Eddie V’s.
You were truly a class act.
We’ll return very soon.
I wish you ALL a wonderful, warm, cozy, fuzzy and lovely Valentine’s and Friendship Day (as they call it in Finland)!