Friday, December 17, 2004

I think I'm all set for Christmas. Presents bought and wrapped, decorations are up and glittering, the tree will be appearing tomorrow if we can find a decent one and now some soothing Christmas carols are playing on the stereo. The Christmas cards haven been dropping in as well, thank you everyone. Only thing missing is SNOW! All of the previous snow has melted away in the tropical +6 we've had all week. And its rained and rained and rained. It is so grim and black outside at night, haven't seen any sunshine since... I cant even remember!

We are having a little Christmas (lill Jul in Swedish) tomorrow with our friends Rosie and Pär, they are coming over for dinner and pressie swapping. I'm looking forward to that. Some time for relaxing and just having a good laugh is in order I think considering how hectic work has started to become. It really got into full swing yesterday and the queues where getting longer and longer at the shop. I prefer it busy and lots to do then slow and boring so it suits me just fine and it helps to know that I'm not working this Christmas so can really relax over the holiday!

Today will be mayhem at work as we are having a free taster of the Swedish Christmas food at work. Lotta just phoned and said the parking lot had been full since 9 when we open the shop, she now has a grand view of the supermarket from her new flat. So I presume lots of shoppers enjoying some free food and not buying so much, but that is what you usually get. It's actually quite fun watching them when they struggle to get as much free food as possible, not just ones but 3 times and we always know which ones will be coming for their seconds and thirds and so on... But that is the joy of having freebies isn't it?

4 comments:

James said...

Will there be any left tonight? I love freebies, but then I am cheap! I think I will come met you early or maybe not since I decided I dont really enjoy swedish christmas food that much. As for snow...pah humbug.

Marie said...

I'm really missing the snow as well. Christmas in Sweden without snow is like Midsummer without alcohol! I'll be having words with SMHI if they don't produce some soon.

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Jan said...

I can’t believe that Christmas is right around the corner. This is a time of year that I like to try show my appreciation to others. I think in general, we keep so busy that we seem to let too much time go buy without letting people know that we care about them. Christmas seems to be a time we try to touch base with Christmas cards or gifts. I have been stopping by your blog from time to time and have enjoyed reading your posts, so I just wanted to say hi, and to wish you the best for the holidays.