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Saturday, December 31, 2005
HAPPY NEW YEAR! (i know, i'm a bit early... but in case i won't sit in front of the computer at midnight)
the husband, the bob, the cats and i are celebrating new year's eve at home. we're now taking a pause in our luxurious dinner: we started with smörgåstårta, and we're now waiting for the potatisgratäng that's cooking in the oven. to the gratäng we're going to fry onions and some kind of meat. for desert we're having prinsesstårta. to all this food we're, of course, drinking coca cola :)tommy is trying to convince me to have wine for the main course, but i think i'll stick to the coke...
¶ 6:04 PM
fun/nice/special things that have happened so far this christmas: * i got furry slippers from the biggest little sister (nice) * i got a nice belt from the smallest little sister (nice) * the smallest little sister got her tounge stuck in a bottle of julmust (fun) * the oldest little brother has a normal-person's car (weird) * the brothers took care of the toyota, and the warning lamp does no longer light up when we brake (nice) * the smallest little brother came home safely, even though he had to drive in a snow storm (nice) * the teo cat ate maja's palm-tree, and then threw up in our bed (not very nice, but somehow a bit fun, when i think back on it)
¶ 10:43 PM
my feet hurt from a day of shopping. but i got: * new jeans (which i'm allready beginning to love) * new winter boots (which i think i will begin to love in a week or two) * new panties (with aliens and planets) * new sweaters (i only got them to make the waiting in line not seem too meaningless... waiting half an hour to buy a pair of jeans would somehow not seem right) * täckbyxor (bright red) * flowery gloves (loved them allready before i had payed for them) so i'm quite proud of myself. i'm probably the worst shopper in the world. in only 5 minutes or so i start to feel like screaming and kicking on the ground, like a child.
christmas was nice. we left home (=nyland) on friday at noon, to go home (=tierp) to spend christmas with my family. the smallest little sister was upset with me for not leaving after work on thursdag, so she decorated the christmas tree before we had arrived, to punish me. it worked. i'm still a bit sad about that. decorating the tree together is a tradition... next year i'll have to listen to her more! (i hope i can learn from my mistakes)
opening the christmas gifts was a nice surprise. it turned out my sisters are now so big they give you really nice gifts :)
after christmas we had a snowstorm for two days.
¶ 10:14 PM
today is the shortest day of the year! yippie! starting tomorrow, everyday will be a little bit longer. i celebrated with cake and coca cola.
i didn't win the rowing competition this year either. my mentor was the best male-rower though, so i consider myself to be in the same team :)
last weekend we visited tommy's parents in jörn. his brother, the brother's girlfriend and our nephew were there too. it was nice. the nephew is a really cool child, and he likes me a lot. he calls me "bliika" and talks a strange language that noone really understands. a weekend in his compan is enough, though.
tomorrow is my last day at work before my christmas-holidays. we're going to my parents in tierp over christmas. i've only bought christmas presents for my sisters yet, but somehow i haven't really realised it's christmas in only 3 days, and that i won't have time to go shopping before that. i wonder how i'm going to solve this... maybe i can make some nice drawings for the others...
have to go to bed now. the last few days i've been so tired in the mornings i've turned the alarm clock off without noticing it. why is it so much nicer to sleep in the mornings than at nights?
¶ 9:45 PM
i hope santa clause was watching me at work today! several of my "clients" thanked me for being so nice and helpful...
the "luciarodd" competition is going on at work again. the one where we're supposed to row as far as we can in a fake rowing boat in the basement. last year i managed 439 metres, so i'm planning on at least 450 this year. so far it hasn't been going very well, though... i've tried it twice today. the first time i got 428 m, and the second time only 407...
the tommy and i just came home from watching the lucia at the "village cafe". they didn't sing very well, but that just made it more fun to watch.
we're out of hot water again. and i was really looking forward to a long, hot shower... i guess that'll have to wait until tomorrow...
¶ 6:39 PM
there's something about the smell of hay in winter that makes me smile and feel happy. maybe it brings back childhood memories of feeding rabbits and horses. whatever it is, the smell of hay and winter is a wonderful combination.
¶ 5:02 PM
about the girls' night out: * i didn't get any food... the others had allready eaten at a meeting. i had lots of chips to compensate. * lots of gossip and giggles. * the christmasy film was bad. and the so called "cute guy" was ben affleck. * the glögg was strong. short summary: nice evening
about the saab: * it's finally fixed! short summary: :)
about the galdor cat: * he's got a new medicine, as the first one didn't work. * he's looking better today. * i still haven't told him he'll probably have to go to another vet and have the tooth removed... short summary: cute cat
about the near future: * i'm going away on a conference this weekend. * we're going to stay at a big hotel on top of a hill. * we're going to stay up all night, dancing and having fun. short summary: looking forward!
¶ 8:59 PM
tomorrow me and (some of) the girls at work are going to: * have dinner together after work * sit in the sauna with aromatic oils * watch a christmasy video with a cute guy (don't remember the title) * have glögg, lucia-buns and ginger bread * have coca cola (at least i will:), chips and sweets
the galdor cat has been to the doctor today. there's an infection under one of his murder teeth, so half his face is swollen. he doesn't seem to mind at all, but it looks as if it should really really hurt. he got medicine that he will have to take for ten days, and after that he has to get the tooth removed. i haven't told him yet, cause he was quite upset with me for taking him to the vet today... i hope he won't hate me forever!
¶ 10:42 PM
i'm erika, and this is my own little blog. i'm married to tommy, and we have two cats named galdor and kala bhalu, a puppy dog named sasoh and a few chicks. we also have five angels: love, arne, anton, bob and teo.