But as you know we made it here, and now it's been almost 11 months since we touched down in Helsinki. Our house is at the last stages of construction before we can move in. So, soon I have to pack up this apartment (piece of cake compared to last years move), and the circle will come to an end for now...
I have been at the house as often as possible, I really enjoy helping out there. It's the perfect date for me and Big Guy. We get stuff done together, on something that benefits the whole family, it doesn't cost anything (well, the house isn't free, but no "dating" costs) and we can talk uninterrupted with no audience. The big girls have been of great help, and they are keeping a tally on hours worked, smiling about the upcoming reward. Speaking of which. I'm getting a reward too!!
I have felt that I have been running on spare for a while now. When I leave the house it's to pick up kids from school, go to the groceriestore, or to K-Rauta (Home Depot), w. Big Guy for yet more house stuff. That can be fun, but at times it's nothing too exhilirating. (plumbling and balconyposts is not THAT exciting, while picking out the tile and flooring is of course fun). Other than that I rarely venture out for any "me" time. So on Tuesday evening when I was helping hubby to clean out a bunch of garbage in the garage and breezeway at the house (we are hoping the get the floor poured there soon), I got a call from one of my local friends! She carefully explained how she is looking for someone who might be interested in going for a mudpack-sauna-spa this Friday. (she tried to make it sound less messy than it is, in case I would get a bit grossed out), when I practically yelled "Sandy" I LOVE playing in mud!" That made my day! I hadn't had a very good one, but the thought of that Northern Finnish muddy stuff, generously spread out all over me, sounded like a perfect thing to brighten up my day! (no added anything to that stuff, the real thing only, so I guess I'll go a few skin shades darker for a while after...) When the treatment is over, we'll enjoy some healthy tea and goodies. I can hardly wait!
Sandy asked me to do a cleansing before the mudpack to help me get the full effect from the mess. So I'm doing a 1 ½ day cleansing, meaning I'm ONLY eating frutis and veggies. And some mineralsalt spiked water. I'm aiming to get the pipes cleaned as well as my skin rejuvenated from all that mud! I'll let you know how it goes... If I'm daring enough I might bring my camera for some action shots......... I feel that I need and deserve this night out. In a woodburning sauna, all covered in mud, somewhere in Finland... very close to the Russian border :) Sounds like the perfect night out.