Spooky Box - The Mystic - contents

It’s been a while since I had a Spooky Box, but now it’s time again! 😀

Spooky Box Club is a subscription box for the alternative crowd. Most of the items are exclusive and handmade and/or manufactured by small local businesses, all with an emphasis on cute, witchy, and gothic interests and styles. Naturally, I love it and it’s the only subscription box I ever buy.

The theme of this particular box is “the mystic” which seems to relate to seers and fortune tellers. 🔮

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Lake near Arjeplog, Sweden

Markus and I have friends who are dedicated fishing enthusiasts, and a few weeks ago they invited us to accompany them on a weekend trip to… well, the middle of nowhere. I’m sure the place has a name, but it wasn’t written on any maps or signs so I have no idea.

Now, I’m actually not that interested in fishing. My dad and grandparents took me fishing all the time when I was a child, but despite their best efforts it never stuck with me. I don’t have the patience for it. I cast my line 3 times and if nothing has happened by then I’m done and want something else to do.
But I tagged along for the trip anyway. Being out in nature is always great and it had been a while since I last went camping and sleeping in a tent.

And it was great! While the others were fishing I was walking around exploring the forest and taking photos.
So, here’s a photo dump of our weekend off the grid. 🙂

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As you might have seen if you follow me on social media: my dog Zappo is no longer with us.
He passed on May 26th and I just didn’t feel like writing about it before.

What happened was I noticed some lumps on his neck that seemed to be swollen lymph nodes, so I took him to the vet. I hoped it was just an infection or something, but they ran some tests that came back positive for cancer. We also found it had spread down into his chest. It wasn’t long before it was decided the best option was to just let him go.

The days between deciding and it actually happening were long and heartbreaking. Everything was “the last”. The last night, the last day, the last walk, the last meal, the last everything.

And I kept feeling like I should do something. You know, something special. I’ve seen many sweet posts online about people doing “last days” with their dogs. But with Zappo that didn’t seem right.
He was old and sick and mostly just wanted to sleep. And he hated car rides, so taking him anywhere just seemed mean.

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