zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word

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So far, we've had 4 weeks in a row of grey cloudiness and ONE day of sunshine. Bleah to November in Skåne. I remember when I was pregnant with Martin, due in November. It started raining in September and it rained for a year and a half. Non-stop. I swear I'm not making that up. This year, at least, it hasn't been raining every day, but I could really do with a few more sunny winter days. Don't get me wrong, we had a BEAUTIFUL summer and an extremely sunshiney fall, but I want more. It's amazing how much the weather in Sweden is the hot topic for all expatriates. The temperature difference isn't that much from what I was used to the in the Midwest, but the lack of sunshine really is a drag. Good thing it's clementine season!!

Today's Thrill: There is nothing like seeing something I designed come back from the printer, whether it's a poster, a brochure, a book, a newsletter, whatever. It gives me such a rush. :)

I read or heard somewhere a couple of years ago that 99% of all Swedish households own at least one Advent candelabra.* I love them! They light up the gloomy afternoons and evenings all over Sweden, and really help you get in the Christmas spirit. When we lived in Malmö, in an apartment building, there was one in EVERY single window. We used to joke that the windows sporting straight versions of the usually triangular advent lights were deviants...or immigrants. Last year, Anders' parents gave us their metal advent stars to hang in the windows as well. They'd had them since they got married. :) They're gold and perforated with tiny holes in decorative patterns to let the lights shine through.

*Did you know the plural of candelabra is candelabrum? rum pum pum pum
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