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11 December 2009 @ 07:21 am

Ronja singing Christmas songs, first one really nicely in Swedish.



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esky
27 July 2009 @ 09:03 am
Back at work. :(

Just guess if the weather turned nice and sunny today....

Need more holiday!
 
 
esky
01 July 2009 @ 09:48 am
A question for all of you out there who know about such things...

Using a SSD as boot (& programs) drive (on windows), good/bad (other than the price)?

The one that might come in question is the Imation SSD 3.5" SATA 128GB M-Class, so not top of the line, but is it worth it?
 
 
esky
14 May 2009 @ 10:57 pm
My little girl is 2 years old today! How did that happen?

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esky
05 May 2009 @ 10:44 am
A picture post, because I finally got around to uploading a whole bunch of Ronja pics..

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And the rest are still in camera...
 
 
 
esky
20 March 2009 @ 07:45 am
I have a new shiny monitor at work, the first flat one I've ever had, this one. It's actually not that bad. I still prefer my old big clunky one, but it was getting old and worn, so needed a new one, and this was what I got. However, the tuning software that came with it doesn't like my computer, so I can't use it. I've managed to get it looking fairly okey, a bit bright on reds still, and I don't like what it does to low res photos, but for normal work it's okay. My computer only has some inbuilt graphics card, which is probably the reason the tuning software doesn't work, and I was wondering if it would be worth getting a real video card, but since I don't do any gaming or such on this computer I'm not sure, all the cards seem to be aimed at that sort of thing. I have no idea what to get, or what even to look for...

In other news, it's Friday. Finally. Yay.
 
 
esky
12 March 2009 @ 07:33 am
We seem to finally be over all the bugs (fingers crossed). Both me and Ronja are on antibiotics, so I guess we'll see how it goes when their effect runs out.

Ronja is getting to be a big girl. She chatters away most of the time, talking long sentences already. She "kan själv" (can do it herself), or at least tries, with dressing/undressing. Usually she'll need a bit of help still, but she's getting better every day. At least she doesn't get angry when she can't do it, she'll just either leave it, or ask for help. She's got clear ideas what she wants to wear (I usually give her a choice of shirt), and she absolutely loves going to daycare.

She loves to watch Winnie the Pooh (the old movie from the 70s) or Maisy Mouse on TV, so much so that we have to limit her TV watching a bit. She still loves to read books as well, and play with her bricks, or her play kitchen. Also she loves to draw, we just need to get something better do draw with. She picks up new words every day, some days she'll repeat any word, like xylophone, some days she doesn't want to say anything (new). She know her name ("jojja cilia jennifej tuonevine"), and mamma's and pappa's name (first and last), as well as her grandparents' names, and most of her toys are also have the same surname as she does. :)

She can count to 12, always leaving out 5 and 11 for some reason. She recognises a, b and c, probably because we have those on her cupboard door, and also at least 1, 2 and 3, sometimes she'll get others right, but I think it's more of a fluke really. She knows all the basic colours and gets them right pretty much all the time now, and usually manages a few more as well. Red, blue, yellow, green, white, orange always, usually black, brown, purple, gray, sometimes light blue, pink and a few others.

She knows all sort of words in both languages, she'll say things like "nyckelpiga, pappa calls it ladybird". Swedish is still the stronger language for her, which is understandable, but she knows a lot of English, and speaks it more and more as well. She'll say things like "bery good" or "mamma, ready!".

I'm still waiting for a proper spring. We had quite a bit of snow again at the beginning of the week, now it's hovering around 0, which means it's melting during the day, and freezes at night. :(
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esky
05 March 2009 @ 12:02 pm
Urgh, want summer now! We've been ill, all of us. I had almost a week off with fever, coughing and general ickyness, during this Ronja was okay (after having been ill herself for a week with similar sort of thing), now she's been home all week with fever, coughing and snottiness, having some very bad nights (and days sometimes). Andy has been ill on and off, and I'm off to the doctor today, think it's a sinus infection this time. So can we please have some nicer warmer weather now? With more sunshine and less snot, please?
 
 
esky
09 February 2009 @ 07:32 am
Sorry I've not posted much lately. I've been too tired to think about writing anything. I think I'd prefer to hibernate in winter, it's not really my time of year at all.

I also seem to have lost some friends, which makes me sad.

We've had a bit more of a winter this year than last year, we've had some cold days and some snowy days, me and Ronja even managed to make a snowman this weekend. However, yesterday it was raining again, which means slippery weather, not fun.

I have a huge pile of pictures to sort out, once I get through them you can expect some picture posts as well.

Ronja is doing well, she did have some virus last week, but is better now. She chatters away happily most of the time. She talks lots and picks up new words all the time. She also seems to be picking up both languages nicely, even though Swedish is still stronger, which is natural, as she hears that more. Yesteday she was sitting with Andy playing with her lego bricks and told him "it's a flower" so she's also doing sentances in both languages, even if here too her Swedish is stronger. I really need to record some of her chattering sometime. What I really need (= want) is a video camera.
 
 
esky
13 January 2009 @ 08:29 am
Argh.. I was bidding on a shirt for Ronja on Ebay, one I almost bought when we were in England, but didn't for some reason or other. The listing ends today, the seller had 100% positive feedback, and lots of it. Logged in this morning to find that the shirt was no longer on my list... couldn't find it when I did a search. Dug out the bid confirmation, which has a link, "has been removed or is no longer available". The seller is no longer registered. *sigh* The seller has feedback from yesterday, positive feedback as well. And I've not been able to find any other listings of that shirt. I guess I'll just keep looking then. Should have bought it when we were there.