Monday, April 28, 2008

Abundance This Weekend

As I've said in my other post, last Friday we went to my in-laws. That same day in the morning I weighed myself and realized that I had GAINED WEIGHT!!! ARRRGGGHHH!!!! I didn't even know that I weighed that much now as it didn't feel too much. I'm back to my highest weight now and I need to do some diet (cut off some snack, esp. if it's late snacking!) before I go back to Indo, since I KNOW I'll gain weight there.

Yeah, I know I'm fussy right now about this weight thingie since I'd made a commitment to myself prior to moving to Finland that I'd stay in a certain range of weight he he he...I don't want to be too skinny, but I also don't want to be too heavy as it's hard to lose weight (but don't worry, I still love myself HA HA HA HA). But why do I talk about this topic here? Because it's related to "abundance" LOL LOL LOL!!!

And here's one joke for you HI HI HI HI HI HI...

Anyhow, after going back from the mine, for some reason I was SO tired that I took a nap. I think it only took me less than 2-3 minutes to fall into dreamland. At around 4 pm Arttu went home and I woke up. He had initially thought that I would've been ready to leave right away, but I just woke up and I was still sleepy hi hi hi...

Hey, come to think of it, I've been more tired than usual these past few days. Must be PMS he he he he...;-D

Well, back to the story: we packed our bag and brought everything we needed. We had decided to make some pizza there, so we had bought all the necessary ingredients. Arttu also bought some hamburgers since he thought we could eat them on Friday night and we could make the pizza only on Saturday. It was a nice sunny day to start with and we left home at around 5 pm. ;-D

When we arrived in my in-laws, we found a note written by my mom-in-law. She gave us instructions on which house plants to give water to and how much water we should give. They're still inside now since it's still too cold for them to grow outside. After all, they're still so tiny he he he he...but she's going to take them all out in summer. ;-D

She also said thank you for our willingness to spend the night there. Hey, it's MY pleasure he he he he...She had actually bought PLENTY of food for US!!! Dear should've seen how much food she had in her fridge. She bought a WHOLE roasted chicken and also two slices of uncooked steak and as usual, she had plenty of milk, bread, cheese, and other stuff.

Amazing woman!!! I haven't actually told you this before, but twice Arttu was making coffee in her house and twice he forgot to put the coffee pot below the coffee maker. The result was of course obvious. Coffee trickling all over the counter and at one time it even trickled down to the cupboard below the counter so he had to take out all the stuff from that counter and cleaned it.

But what was her reaction? She just laughed!!! Can you believe it? Another amazing thing about her is what she wrote in the note. She said that later on it would be her turn to help us out "if" and "when" we had kids HE HE HE HE HE...

She actually wrote down "if" and "when" just like that and I TRULY appreciate that. She had never told us that she would love to have more grandkids (she only told me that after I had told her that I would want to try having a kid at the end of this year). I'm SO SO SO LUCKY to have such a grand mom-in-law HE HE HE HE HE HE...

Back to the topic hi hi hi...Arttu and I brought a big box of game we bought at Lidl some time ago. There are many different types of games in that box, including chess and backgammon. We played different types of games during the night and then he introduced me to Mikado. Does anyone else know what kind of game Mikado is? I had NEVER heard or seen it before, but it was VERY interesting hi hi hi hi...

Just click on the link to read about it. We were giggling and laughing while playing it. We had to really concentrate on picking up the stick one by one without moving the others he he he he...We went to bed at around midnight. My mom-in-law had prepared clean sheets and pillows for us to use on their big bed HE HE HE HE HE...

Arttu watched Jackie Chan's Tuxedo on TV for a while (their TV is in their bedroom). I couldn't bring myself to watch it till the end, though, since I was SO SO SO tired. Zzzzzz....

In the morning we woke up late HO HO HO HO...BLISS, BLISS, BLISS!!! Arttu made some coffee and we drank it. Then since around the yard there was still plenty of snow, I played potkukelkka (kicksled) for a while...sliding around the VAST yard here and there while Arttu changed the car tyre hoods.

It was 10'C and the sun was shining, so I had to put on my sunglasses while playing with my mom-in-law's potkukelkka. YIPPPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! After a while I got sweaty hi hi hi hi hi hi...Then he had to bring in more firewood to the living room. After that we started making pizza together. FUN, FUN, FUN!!! ;-D

After eating pizza, he watched TV for a while as I read some magazines. We only got back home at around 7 pm. At home I watched "P.S. I Love You". I think the movie's OK. I had some teary moments in the movie he he he...

I like the fact that at the end of the movie, the writer doesn't "force" the main character to have a relationship with anyone in particular. I like the fact that it's so clear how one needs time to grieve and let go. One good thing about the movie is that it reminds me to cherish every little moment with my hubby and that I shouldn't sweat the small stuff in love.

One of my fave quotes from the movie is this:

"We're so arrogant, aren't we? We're so afraid of age, we do everything we can to prevent it. We don't realize what a privilege it is to grow old with someone...Someone who doesn't drive you to commit murder. Or doesn't humiliate you beyond repair."

Note to Self: The other day Arttu had a car accident. He had to leave to a certain place very early, so he got a bit sleepy while driving to that other city. He crashed into a pole and broke the right rear-view mirror. I was SO SHOCKED when I heard about that. I'm VERY thankful that he's okay. I hugged him SO tightly after he told me about that. Phew!!! I hope God will let us grow old togetherrrrrr...and hopefully grow wiser.


  1. Your mother-in-law sounds like a wonderful lady!
    I wondered how much you weigh because you still look so small to me. In America, you would be considered very tiny in weight.

  2. more tired than usual...? hmmm who knows you are pr.... hihihi :)

  3. It's fun to read about your weekend. Yah, your mom in law is a really wonderful person. You're both very luck indeed.

    Don't worry about the weight. You'll lose it all in summer I'm sure.

  4. Mel, we are blessed SO MUCH because we have a wonderful, thoughtful mom in law!! Your story about her just remind me of my mom in law as well.. my parents in law always bring us fruits, cingcau, nutritious soup,fresh milk, every single week. not mention about eggs, rice, and many other things.. hahaha.. I always 'afraid' to come to their house in full stomach because they will keep asking us to eat 'a little bit' this and that no matter how full we are!! hahaha

  5. Kathy: HE HE HE...My looks deceive everybody. I'm not as small as everybody thinks. I'm 145 cm and right now I'm 46-47 kg. I've told myself when I moved to Finland that I'd try to maintain the weight of 43-45 kg max. :-))) Because I'm short, even a one kilo gain is felt more than for tall people.

    In my country, I wouldn't be considered very tiny, but just regular. :-)))

    Jeanne: PR? What's PR? Care to enlighten me? I don't understand he he he...

    Blur Ting: Yeah, my mom-in-law's something! ;-D Yup, I hope that I'll lose the weight in summer, esp. before I visit Indo since I'm VERY sure I'll gain weight there HI HI HI HI HI HI...FOOD, FOOD, FOOD, here I COMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D

    Trinity: HA HA HA HA HA HA...Some people just love to feed their loved ones, don't they? HE HE HE he HE HE HE HE...CHEERS to WONDERFUL in-laws!!! They're ANGELS on earth! ;-D

  6. Hi Amel,

    maybe what Jeanne means is...Is it you really PMS or you are pregnant hi hi hi...

    Glad that Arttu is oke about the accident.

  7. Jul: OH HO HO that's what she meant he he he...Nah, I don't think so, though. :-))) Yeah, I'm also glad Arttu's fine. ;-D

  8. hehehe... jul say it already :))

  9. Wahh... Life's been sooo gooodddd to you. It's quite inspiring to read your post. :) Especially about your mom-in-law. I'm not that close to mine. :)

    Haha! You took the chance to play the kicksled hihi... I'd do the same, too. :D Oh yes! I haven't read the article about mikado, but I think I know that game. When we were kids, we used to keep the sticks for satay and played the way just like you mentioned, not to move other sticks when trying to pick up the other. :)

    Hey, I was dead worried when my hubby texted me about car accident as well. He 'accidentally' hit on a guy who's rushing to cross over, and didn't even bother to look for cars coming. Scary moments! Luckily, it was only a minor injury on the skin. Glad that Arttu was okay. :)

  10. Jeanne: Yeah, Jul explained it already HI HI HI HI...

    Choc Mint Girl: I'd love to be closer to her as time goes by as she's really very sweet and considerate. ;-D

    So you've played Mikado, too? GREAT!!! I wanna play it again with hubby later hi hi hi hi...

    Your hubby also had a car accident? Oh dear...I understand how you felt. Scary moment indeed!!! Phew!!! Glad your hubby's OK!!!!!!!!!!