Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy 39 years!

My birthday is in April, but I do have another "birthday" that my parents always have celebrated. It is the 19th of December, the day I arrived in Sweden from Korea (to the old airport of Torslanda, a cold December day in 1974). When I was younger, I used to get a small gift to mark this important day in our lives but these days, they usually send me a sweet text message.
It is Thursday today, the last weekend before Christmas and it will be a busy one. When I looked at the advent candle light holder last night, I realized we completely forgot to light the third candle! That we will have to do tonight.
Elias is off to a birthday party and Joli has her last swimming lesson tomorrow. And today is the last day of school, what a relief for the kids!
Hubby's garden is growing like crazy. We have string beans, chili fruits and lots of tomatoes. Hubby has become quite famous with his chili and mango chutney so he promised the neighbours he'll prepare a few bottles for Christmas.
As I was driving to work this morning, they played Christmas songs on the radio and for the first time, I felt a bit of Christmas spirit, which otherwise is difficult. All the malls are beautifully decorated (however slightly less than other years) but the sun is shining and it's 25 degrees outside.
Happy weekend all!

14 comments:

  1. Grattis i efterskott på "extra-födelsedagen"! (Och jag förstår att dina föräldrar firade den dagen också)

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    1. Tack! Det ar roligt att ha tva fodelsedagar!

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  2. Va fint med två "födelsedagar" Grattis :)
    Kram

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  3. Grattis i efterskott! Vad fint att ni firar denna dag!
    :-)
    Kram!

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  4. Grattis! Fin idé och gulligt att fira denna dag!
    Ja du, vi har inte lika varmt som i Dubai, men jag förstar precis vad du menar med att det är svart att känna den riktiga julstämningen.
    Kramar

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    1. Tack! Mina foraldrar har alltid firat den som en speciell dag! Ja, sol och varme ar liksom inte julstamning alls!
      Kram!

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  5. Happy birthday - enjoy holiday season in Arabian elegance.

    Steve
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  6. Congratulations! We also celebrate that day (mine is in April). Funny to think about the fact that we didn't come with the stork, but with a B747:)

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, I wondering if that is why one ended up marrying a pilot...?

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  7. Vi kom också i december, fast tre år senare! God Jul & Gott nytt år!! Kram /M

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    1. God jul!! Det ar lustigt att tanka pa att vi faktiskt tillbringade nagra manader i Korea tillsammans utan att veta om det!
      Kram!

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