I'm not going to Sweden. Not exactly news, true; I'm not going to Shanghai, Shizuoka, Swaziland, Switzerland, Svalbard or the Seyshelles either. The point is that, while I'm not going to Sweden, Ritsuko is.
She's going for a week to see my parents (and my sister, who's also visiting) in Borlänge and do a bit of sightseeing. Also, she's studying Swedish here in Osaka, but there isn't much opportunity to use the language here. A trip to Sweden gives her a good opportunity to practice. I would join her - we have a lot of fun on our trips together - but I'm just too busy at work to take any time off right now. That's good for her Swedish of course; without me there to translate she'll have to use it for real.
I'll join her the next time instead. And we'll make sure to take a short trip together later in the year. Meanwhile I'm staying alone in Osaka, stressing about the project, melting away in the sweltering summer heat and missing Ritsuko very much.