April 6th, 2016



Invitations are printed, folded, stuffed, addressed and ready to go to the post office for stamps. Anders confirmed today that the tent, tables and chairs are reserved. I've started the design for the student poster (very important item here in Sweden, apparently). The list seems to be endless and Martin just informed us that he's planning to go to prom as well. He paid for the tickets today (1000 kronor!). AAAAAAGH.

His suit is out on the table for trying on and then we have to see what's next. I keep feeling like I'm forgetting something important.

Graduation is a big deal in the US but I think it's a bigger deal here. Taking "studenten" is a massive undertaking...for the parents. (Martin would so be rolling his eyes right now if he was reading this). No tassels and robes or class rings or yearbooks, though. What am I missing? He doesn't get his diploma until sometime after the summer and they don't have a ceremony here like they do in the States. At least not the same way. They have an "utsläpp" where they release the students from school and they all coming leaping out of the door at once.

I bought new throw pillows for the sofa in the living room yesterday. They are striped with dark chocolate brown, turquoise and gold. I love them. They make the whole room look new. The old pillows are still in relatively good shape, but they need to be freshened up.

And my brother got his tickets for his trip to the US so now we are sure that ALL of us will be there! Hurray!