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hmm… it’s saturday. ♥

17 Dec 2011

good saturday night, my dear friends. it’s a cold one here in sweden. in case you are dying for a weather update (and even if you’re not, you’re gonna get one. hehe)… there is a little bit of snow mixed in with rain tonight, so i’m not exactly happy about that. on the other hand, i’m home alone since my love is working & it’s good that there’s not a snowstorm going on since she has to drive and be outside a lot. there’s still hope, though, for the next few days.

anyway, tonight i’m having my cozy christmas evening with myself: watching a movie, drinking julmust (this traditional swedish soda, i guess you would call it, only available now & at easter. crazy, huh?), enjoying tons of candles all around me, and getting ready to do some christmas present wrapping! yes, m’am, it’s a cozy night indeed.

the past few days have been busy with work, as usual, but with a few fun things thrown into the mix as well. first off, i have been re-hired at the church where i work (my job was a project from september to december), so i will keep right on working there. aaaaaand, they have upped my hours (and therefore my salary!), which feels amazing! my internship is going strong as well… i’m there at least until the end of april. so with both of those things going on, looks like i’ll be working a total of 100%/ full-time… beginning in 2012 (at least for a while). how did that happen?!

speaking of my internship, we had our staff christmas party/dinner thursday night. a few of us met at a pub for a few drinks beforehand, and then headed over for a really good dinner. in between the courses, there was a a little 3 act play which led to a murder, and we had to guess who the murderer was. it actually was quite fun! a good evening & a good chance to enjoy each other’s company, and of course drink some good wine!

on the way home after the dinner, we walked through the city. in one of the squares, surrounded by a fence, were christmas  trees… just waiting for someone to find them, take them home, decorate them, & love them. we decided it was about time to get ours!

today, lina & i couldn’t stand it any longer… we went to get out christmas tree! and it is just beautiful!! there is nothing like the soft lights on a tree to light up a room. now, i’ve got to get busy wrapping so we can get some presents under it!

hope y’all have a wonderful weekend! can you believe it’s just one week until christmas eve?!

peace out.

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  • Reply The Northern Plights 17 Dec 2011 at 22:52

    Can I stand another year of watching an hour of Donald Duck? Nope, not me…I am back to the UK until this Yuletide fades away. I do hope you enjoy yours.

    ~The Dippylomat esq.

    • Reply belovelive 17 Dec 2011 at 22:56

      haha!!! donald duck, i know. it’s a little bit strange. why donald duck? why not christmas movie marathons or james bond marathons… like we have in the states? 😉 hope you have a wonderful british christmas!

  • Reply The Northern Plights 17 Dec 2011 at 23:08

    Thanking you kindly!

    Meanwhile, I’m outta here:
    http://thenorthernplights.com/2011/12/16/dispatch-29-christmas/

  • Reply barb 18 Dec 2011 at 22:59

    Congrats on your job situation for 2012!

    Oh, yes, Kalle Anka! We foreigners will never figure out the significance of that Christmas Eve tradition, but I will admit it makes for good family fun.

    God jul!

    • Reply belovelive 20 Dec 2011 at 08:38

      Thanks, Barb! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  • Reply Ulrika 19 Dec 2011 at 13:23

    Bara fem dagar kvar!! och vi har 1,5 dm snö här hos oss! Håller tummarna för att det stannar kvar. Kram

    • Reply belovelive 20 Dec 2011 at 08:38

      det kommer att bli roligt!!! can’t wait! 🙂

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