The good, the bad and the ugly

In the mornings this week we've been enjoying some whopping +7C, and with constant rain and blow-your-head-away wind I think it's time to sum this "summer" up. The good, the bag and the ugly. I might add some on the good-section later if the weather surprises us in August still but I must say I'm weak in faith here.

The company has been good, real good. I have spent a lot time with a wonderful little guy, and we've had some memorable times. We've also enjoyed fantastic fresh veggies and berries (I love strawberries, raspberries are his favorites) and some fantastic BBQ (less than last summer but still) and ice-cream.


I also have enjoyed many bike rides and long walks with my dear(est and only) sister, that is priceless. You get centimeters off your ass and troubles off your mind - it just doesn't get better than that. Rain has tried to keep us off the walking tracks but ha! we have water-proof jackets and trousers and The Northern Exposure-attitude so we just keep going.


Work-wise it's been the best summer ever. I have been busy, and have been lucky to get steady stream of orders from June to this date. Previous years May-June have been slow but not this year. Fantastic. That said it also makes this the first summer for a long time I haven't had a proper holidays, and I definitely need some and soon. I am wishing to have a week off everything in a months time but we'll see.

And then the weather. It has been somewhat *#>>>!!* and after two great summers it has been almost physically painful to wake up every single morning to rain. Oh well, there's always a next, and it should be great again and maybe there will be still hot autumn and all that blaah-blaah we us Finns have been making up lately, and that hasn't helped at all. Not at all. But what I have had so much of joy and happiness of in these rainy days are the Olympics! Thank you UK and London, you've been a life-saver for us this summer! And although we have only two medals so far (1 silver, 1 bronze), there's still hope as in half on hour three (yes THREE) of our guys will be throwing javelins in the final (yes FINAL)! I am sure if we get three medals today, this summer turns into great instead of bad&ugly. So fingers crossed!

Happy Saturday, everyone!


**Edit, at 22:30 - we got an another bronze, yippeeee! I think the rain is just about to stop too!**


Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Mia, wonderful post and great attitude! I know how hard it is with so rainy and cold summer but we can't change the weather so if we can ignore it just a little bit, it's better. I complain about this heat - all the time air condition, sweating, shower after shower, too much laundry - but I don't know which is more difficult.
I'm happy to hear that you have still enjoyed your summer with the cute little man and your sister! And so happy that you have had lots of work! Any plans for holidays?
Best wishes! x Teje

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well rain is always 'bad' but apart from that everything else here seems good.
Lovely to see the little man eating up his fruit and veg. :)
As for the cats, you almost have as many in your garden as we do!!!!
Good news your little business is doing well!
Hope that rain clears away soon and enjoy the rest of the Olympics.
Vivienne x

Jane said...

OMia I have finished watching tonight's athletics on the TV...we just screamed at Mo Farrah as he came into the straight...what a golden boy. I am sure the Olympics have bouyed you along despite your weather. Billy would love to meet all you bag cats..so glad work is going well for you. Great to see your running shoes and that you have been cycling too, I do hope everyone gets inspired to get out and be active! I m off to bed now..one very happy girl!
Jane x

Anne said...

I know it has been a busy and rainy summer. It's great to hear about all of the walking and biking.
Come on August sun!! Lovely cats and birdie bags.
Did you grow the red berries (currants)??

Happy weekend,,,,

verykerryberry said...

So glad you have been busy with orders. It is hard not to feel down when the weather is bad for so long but the Olympics has been amazing for the mood here!

Mia said...

Hi Teje,

I know what you mean, too hot is not good but cold and rainy isn't either...It's tricky! We haven't got that many plans for holidays, maybe a car trip, a nice hotel, and definitely NO knitting&felting :)

Happy new week!


Mia said...

Hi Vivienne,

It's been great apart from the weather this summer, but I am such a hot&sun lover that I get moody when it's gray and rainy...Oh well, today was better and this week should be alright, yippee!

Wishing you sunny days!


Mia said...

Hello Jane,

We enjoyed the games a lot and The Closing Ceremony last night was fantastic. Now there's absolutely nothing to watch from the telly apart from the weather report, and that can be tricky too ;)

Wishing you a wonderful week!


Mia said...

Hi Anne,

I am hoping for a sunny August too, fingers crossed! And yes, we have some bushes of redcurrants, and I just made juice out of those last night, now the freezer is full of that for the winter!

Have a lovely day, dear friend, and if I'm not wrong it'll be a special day for you soon too? :)


Mia said...

Hi Kerry,

The Olympics helped so much in these rainy days, and it's strange now that they've finished! It was lovely two and some weeks!

Happy August!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, So nice to read your blog today. I have been having a busy summer so not much posting at all but that all should change soon. Loved seeing what you have been up to and happy you have had great business for your lovely felted designs!!!! You know I love them too! I do hope you have a nice Autumn because your weather has not been the best. My fingers and crossed!!

Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Thank you for your lovely comment, and oh, it's been same here: my blogging has been slow in summer, but hopefully I get into the right track soon too! I wish a sunny and pretty autumn for both of us!


Annie Cholewa said...

Weren't the Olympics fabulous?! We were glued to it and watched far more than expected.

I don't think anyone much has been happy with the weather this summer. On balance though I think I'd rather have rain than scorching heat!

Mia said...

Hi Annie,

The Games were just wonderful, I watched sports I almost didn't know existed and enjoyed them too!

It's been better (hah!) here this week, almost sunny and nearly dry so hooray for August!

I wish you a great weekend!


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