No rest for the weary afterwards, though (or before either, of course, as Anders finished tiling the little bathroom this morning) as we had a Glögg party this evening with the AWC. Good time, good food. Now we're home and this is the FIRST chance I've had to get online. aaaahhh. heh.
We talked a bit at the party about how if we don't make an effort, our kids won't know any of the traditional American games and songs. One woman commented that she taught a bunch of Swedish children recently how to play "Anka, Anka, Gås" (duck duck goose) and I mentioned the CD of patriotic American songs I had my mom send me this summer. Turns out that apparently, very few Swedes know the words, after the first line, to their national anthem...whereas every American in the room knew all the words to at least the first verse of The Star-spangled Banner. I could tell everyone was itching to sing it, and had it been the 4th of July, I'm sure there would have been an impromptu concert, but as it's nearly Christmas we restrained ourselves.