Monday, December 22, 2008

Waiting! (but not for Santa)

I hate airports and I hate flying. Every time I travel it is always something, and every single time it is also something major which means loooong delays (or cancelations). Sure enough, my sister, who I was going to pick up tonight at DIA, is stuck in Brussels. Mechanical problems and a cancelled flight. Since the line to the rebooking desk was about two miles long, I called US Airways and was able to get her on a plane tomorrow with Lufthansa. She will get here at 3.30 p.m. (if nothing else goes wrong that is). So since I already paid for a hotel room in Denver, I drove down here in a horrible snowstorm and now I am in my room, waiting... It's crazy how the time sort of almost stops when you're waiting. Drives me nuts.

What was lost was found

I am very happy to announce that most of our pictures that we lost when our computer broke down were found today. Apparently we had been responsible and put them on a cd. Weird how you can forget that.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree

Today we went Christmas tree hunting. That was a new experience for all of us. Everything went fine until we got back to the house. After realizing the tree was a little too tall my wonderful husband decided he was going to shorten it, BUT from the top. Before I had the chance to protest the chainsaw had already caused the unfixable damage. That was what I thought. But NO, I was wrong. Because what does my sweetheart do next when the tree looked like it did? Yes, he takes the top, which is already cut off, and put it back on the tree. Fixed! How can you not love him?

Since we might have a brown top even before Christmas I thought I would immortalize our first very own tree while it is green.


I have finished watching the entire "Skärgårdsdoktorn" series on DVD and I just love it so much. Makes me miss Sweden and especially the Stockholm archipelago where it is set. As a matter of fact some parts of the series are filmed on the same island as our summerhouse, Dalarö (the most beautiful place on earth if you ask me).

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I am very sorry that I have neglected this blog for such a long time as I have. The blog stopped as our computer broke down and once it was up and going again I had all this homework to catch up on. However; school is out as of last Friday and I am already one week into my one-month long vacation. This week I have been coming in with Max every day to get ready for the Holidays. It will be my first Christmas in the U.S. and also the first time with Max. Moreover; this will be our first Christmas together in our new house. I definitely had to bake Saffron and Ginger Bread and so I had to convert all the measurements from my grandmothers' recipe to ounces and cups and Fahrenheit and so on. But everything turned out good so they asked me to bake more to give away as presents to staff at the school. Thank God for large industrial kitchen mixers!