Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Walk and Fika

 Hello!  Today was an unseasonably warm day so I went for a walk.  I've been watching a podcast called Frostbite.  A young Finnish woman talks about her knitting, her sewing, and her outdoor life.  She often eats outside and I think eating outside is  a good idea.  Here is a link to the podcast:

As I walked the neighborhood I took some more "trail-ish" routes so I could find a place to have a snack at a later date (I had lunch at PF Chang today with Kelli, Christie, and Jenny, so I was NOT hungry on my walk). 

 Isn't this cool siding-decor?  So clever!

It's always nice to see a red house among all the neutral homes.  

So, that's my Sunday stroll (remember that my friend Marcie hosts the stroll).

When we visited friends in Oregon (they lived in Sweden for quite some time) we learned about fika.  This is Swedish coffee break.  Jennifer at Thistlebear featured this book on her blog a while ago and piqued my interest.  I was reminded again so I ordered this lovely book!  I am eager to learn about fika.  Our friend said that fika is essential in Sweden and all work stops for it twice during the work day.  Isn't that a grand idea?  

💕💕💕  I will let you know how my adoption of fika progresses.
 I hope you like Spiderman.
 Noah likes the park!
 The moon has been stunning lately.
 Miss Bug turned 8 but she had the flu!  Poor baby!  She's feeling better now. 
 Noah really is growing like a weed. 
 Here's the real baby around here.  He has a happy life. We are constantly greeting him with kind tones 😀, serving kitty snacks, scooping him up and kissing him . . . he's spoiled in a good way!

Thank you for stopping in to say hello.  
More soon!  


Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice walk with good weather. It's been a while since we walked the neighborhood. Little Noah really has grown. Such a sweetie. Glad birthday girl is doing better. Boy so much sickness going around. First time I'm hearing about Fika but I do know my Swedish mother in law and her family enjoyed their coffee.

Granny Marigold said...

I've never heard of FIKA but I myself stop twice a day for a lovely tea break. Outside, if possible, which it certainly isn't right now.
Poor birthday girl having the flu. I hope she feels better.

Marcie said...

Such blue, blue skies! I'm tired from our road trip tonight, but will be back tomorrow to look more slowly and to follow the link over to the Podcast you mentioned. Sounds fun!

Farm Girl said...

You always find out about the most interesting things. I have never even heard that word,fika before. It would be a good Idea. I hope all of your grands don't all get sick and everyone stays on the mend. Your skies are so blue.
Timothy looks like a very happy and contented kitty.
Have a lovely week.

happyone said...

Nice blue skies you got to walk under. The sun was even out here today. : )
Not good having the flu on your birthday. Hope she's feeling better soon.

Elizabethd said...

I am definitely a Fika follower, must stop for a calming coffee break and a chat.
What amazing blue skies you have.

Julia said...

Thanks for introducing us to Fika. I had never heard of that word but I do take tea or coffee break at least once a day. Poor little bug, having the flu is not fun. I hope she's feeling much better today. Your little grandson is growing like a weed. Love the blue skies.
Enjoy your new week Pompom..

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful to see so much great blue sky!! Hope you enjoy your fika, it sounds interesting, hope you will share more!

Melanie said...

I'm interested to hear how your fika turns out. Such cuties you have to enjoy there! Noah is so cute as well as the little birthday girl. I always enjoy seeing the photos of your rambles. Have a great week.

Wood Fairy said...

Hope little Miss Bug is well soon - she could do with some hygge - gosh first hygge and now fika! It's so nice that so many people in blogland are focusing on the gentle pleasures and small treats in life and fika is definitely on that list! Your walk looks like you have some snow but sunny skies, fresh and brisk? I liked the red house. I haven't been for a walk in a while and spotted catkins over the fence nodding away in the woods, then driving out today I saw snowdrops - Spring is on the way! Betty x

Attic Clutter said...

oh cute stuff..
a beautiful place to take a stroll :)
big hugs,Patty

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

your sky is rich in blue...pretty! breaks are a good thing, I need to take more of 'em.

M.K. said...

You have such a beautiful kitty cat! I'm very interested in this FIKA idea, and will look forward to your experiments with it. The pastries sound yummy.

elizabeth said...

oh I love Fika too!!! I lived in Sweden (at a Capenwrey Bible School) for the first 5.5 months of my 20th year!!! We all loved Fika :) I saw that book @thistlebears and I am so tempted to get it!!! do tell us how you use it... :)))) love your posts and your beautiful family! glad the birthday girl is better now! Hugs!

Henny Penny said...

Oh, what a sweet usual. I do like the Spiderman, and hope Miss Bug is feeling better,and Noah really is growing and is cute as can be, and so is Timothy! You did go on a nice walk!

Cat Lover said...

Love all your photos! Your grandchildren are adorable along with Timothy!

GretchenJoanna said...

Fika sounds like a likely ingredient in the recipe for Hygge :-)

Gumbo Lily said...

No snow? Pretty trails you travel. I like the red house amongst the earthy colored ones. I'm intrigued by the Fika book. I noticed that on the cover there is the coffee making process I use most -- the pour over funnel over the pot or mug.
Cutie Kiddos!!

Jennifer Hays said...

Hi Karen, I'm so glad you're reading Fika too! Isn't is wonderful? So many nice ideas and the illustrations are just really cute. I loved seeing your grandchildren, they are getting so big! I hope all is well with you and your family.

Julie said...

Hello Pom Pom - I am just catching up on my blog posts after no internet for a while. Everything looks lovely here today -your skies are so blue. I love the book about Fika ... shall have to hunt that one out. Gentle hugs to Timothy x x x

Kim said...

This Fika caper sounds like a wonderful idea! Love the vignettes of your walk, so many pretty sights.