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I have always been extremely afraid of spiders. I would say it has been close to a real phobia. Even the smallest of spiders sent me screaming away.

Well, we moved to the countryside, more or less, in last May, and now we have this whole garden/yard/woods around our house. We have berries growing in bushes and apples in trees, all that jazz. I have been picking the berries a lot, making some blackcurrant juice and putting the rest of the berries in the freezer for the winter. Well, as you can guess, there are bugs out there, a lot of them, and spiders. Webs all over the berry bushes and such.

And yes, somehow I have been kind of getting rid of my fear. I don't panic right away if I see a spider somewhere, although I do quickly find a way to kill it...

Today I was picking raspberries, and there honestly were eight spiders in the bowl I was putting the berries in, at different times of course. And I just calmly either squished them against the bowl or lured them out with twigs and threw them away. No panic, no nothing. I'm pretty proud of myself, and kind of surprised. I still get the "eww spider someone please kill that" feeling, if I see a bigger one, but at least I can now deal with the smaller ones. Thumbs up for me :D


Apr. 24th, 2017 04:08 pm
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I hate moving so, so, so much. I've been packing and throwing things away, and there seems to be no end to it. *sigh*
The moving day is this Friday, and then we have two days to get our current place cleaned up. I don't even want to think how long it'll take to unpack everything at the new house, but I bet I'll still be trying to find places to all the things next July...
Also, it keeps hailing here at random almost every day, when it's otherwise sunny and looks like spring. Weird.
Well, if I survive this move without losing my mind, I'll congratulate myself SO much. There will be chocolate.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Depends on the company I'm in. If I know they are either interested in grammar or don't mind the correction, I might say something. Usually, however, I do keep my mouth shut, because I understand them anyway, so why possibly insult anyone.
In English I usually notice the most common mistakes, and the one that bugs me the most is "should of" instead of "should've." In Finnish it always catches my eye when people write "kumpa" or "niimpä", when the correct way is "kunpa" and "niinpä." Yeah, I suppose I am a grammar nazi...


Jan. 20th, 2015 07:00 pm
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Hotel and flights booked. Looks like we'll really be visiting London again this spring :) This time I'm going with my daughter and her friend, because this is my daughter's reward for finishing her school well.
A few days of shopping, musicals and some sights. And maybe I'll meet up with an internet friend, who lives near London. That would be really nice.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]My first best friend was born just six days before me, our moms knew each other, her grandma took care of us when we were little, and we're still friends. So we've always known each other, and we've never lost the friendship, which is pretty unbelievable and also amazing :)

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My Brother and his wife got their first baby today. My newest nephew is called Benjamin, and he is SO cute <3
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Anni ([ profile] framedinlove),

This guy that I know you have a close relationship with ;)


Whom do you think he would like more to hang out with?


Let me know, and when they come out, I'll get you one. I hope you are having a good day, and that the spring and summer won't be too hot... :)
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I finished the socks for [ profile] ranmaru_fics and will post them hopefully today. They are very green, as she wanted, for St. Patrick's Day. I really wasn't able to get the true green to show in the picture, no matter where I tried, so the colour is a bit more brighter than in the pic. I hope you like them :)


And I also knitted a new slouchy for myself. I absolutely LOVE the yarn. It's called Folksong Chunky, and the colours are like made for me. Teddy was my model today, because taking selfies of a slouchy really is... almost impossible, and the kids aren't at home at the moment. So here's Teddy:


Happy February to everyone, since it's almost here :)
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And the winner of the sock-giveaway is... [ profile] ranmaru_fics !
Congrats to you :)
Send me a private message about your desired color scheme, shoe size and other possible details.

Better luck next time to everyone else. Yes, there will be a next time ;)

(Ja Laura, sulle voin ne mustat sukat tehdä ihan muutenkin vaan. Mikä se kengän koko oli?)
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Yeah, I've been busy with the knitting needles again. Mostly knitting socks for myself :D




And because I had leftover yarn from the green socks, I made a baby hat. I thought it would be unisex, since green is... a unisex color? But the lace of course turned it into a totally girly hat. Now, one of my friends is pregnant, and my sister-in-law is pregnant, so one of them is BOUND to have a girl, right? If not, I can just donate it somewhere, I guess.




Aug. 10th, 2013 10:12 am
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This happy is because my brother is going to have a baby :) They've been married for a year, and had apparently tried for a couple of months, and now they're very much pregnant. I'll have a new niece or nephew, and I get to knit cute little things for her/him! Happyhappyjoyjoy indeed :D


Jul. 26th, 2013 11:32 am
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Anni, thank you SO much! *insert gazillion hugs* I love it!

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It is way too hot here, for me that is. When the temperature hits 30 C, all I want to do, is sit in a cool shower. Which I can't do, because I would be a wrinkly blob, and our water bill would be huge :(
Also, I'm trying to keep my tomato plant alive, and now I need to water it a lot, and I'm prone to forgetting it usually. Now I can't slip up, or bye-bye sweet little tomatoes... I so want you.



Jun. 20th, 2013 04:33 pm
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For Laura ( [ profile] obvmluver ), job well done! So happy for you :)
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Hey, you all :) It's spring, which is sort of nice, although I don't enjoy the waking of the bugs at all... Or all the dust in the air. But still not complaining.
Saara wanted a spring/summer hat thingy, and this is what I made. Also, she now has pink hair :D


She also wanted thin socks, and I found a fairly difficult pattern. They look a bit funky, because she pulled them over the jeggings, but you get the general idea anyway, I think.


And as a nice ending, this is a gingerbread tree Saara made. Doesn't look Christmassy at all, when you use these colours. I love it, and I wish I could eat it, but it's a price for a raffle...

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No spring for us yet, nope... but at least it was sunny :)

Our yard


And our town



Mar. 10th, 2013 04:17 pm
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Felted mittens. I love the colour of the yarn. I added the ribbons, because the mittens turned out a tad bit too wide, although I had knitted and felted a swatch. Well, I think I like them better this way :)

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Click the link to enter the giveaway!

She has amazing stuff for sale!


Feb. 19th, 2013 07:52 pm
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Something I had to pre-order as soon as I saw it was coming out. I mean, The Little Prince AND Viggo?? Gimme, gimme, gimme!

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Pick your top 10 ships (no particular order) without reading the questions:

1. Buffy & Spike (BtVS)

2. Bo & Dyson (Lost Girl)

3. Emma Swan & Hook (Once Upon a Time)

4. Sookie & Eric (True Blood)

5. Kenzi & Hale (Lost Girl)

6. JJ & Reid (Criminal Minds)

7. Willow & Tara (BtVS)

8. Emily & Nolan (Revenge)

9. Damon & Elena (Vampire Diaries)

10. Nikita & Nerd (Nikita)


Q&A )


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