AMOR VINCIT OMNIA ~ LOVE CONQUERS ALL!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas HO HO HO



Have yourself a Merry little Chrismas! Today is December 24th, that means CHRISTMAS EVE!! Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! After a while of being sick in bed I can finally speak without being in pain. I finished all my christmas shopping yesterday and I am mighty happy :-) I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with joy, great food, yummy sweets, great Christmas tree, with lots of present, and of course surrounded by loved ones!



My Christmas List, I don't ask for too much do I? :-P

My Christmas List


Merry Christmas all of you wonderful people out there!

xoxo

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lucia

I woke up very early this December morning, December 13th to be exact. In Sweden this is a special day, it is Lucia. Tradition is that the girl/s in the family dress in a white gown and usually one of them wears a crown of candles on her head and together with her maids (wearing white gowns with glitter garlands) she wakes the house by going from one room to the other holding lussekatter (sort of sweet soft pastry) and something to drink while singing beautiful songs. Click this link for more information about this tradition called Lucia. Today my little sister is going to sing with her school choir and she is pretty nervous as she has a solo to sing! I am going to the church to surprise her as she thinks my mom is the one going. I will let you know how things went when I come back!
Lucia and her tärnor
Lussekatter, some like em and some don't

Until later Lucias, tärna, stalledräng of the world
xoxo

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Success!!

Last night was a blast! I met M. and headed out to IKEA where S. was waiting for us. We ate a plate of meatballs and talked. I got my presents and they were amazing! They really bought the presents with my personality in mind and I loved them. Before I met up with M. I was getting ready and of course was running late as usual. I got my gift from my mom (money, which is always needed), and I Love how my mom turns to my sister and says:
Mom: "D. get your sister her gift you got her"
D: "What gift?!" in utter confusion "The yogurt in my hand? Uhm Ok, here you go sis, happy birthday?"
Mom: "No, the pj and slippers you got her"
Me: "Uhm, I am right here! I don't wanna know what I got till I open the present"
Mom: Nonchalantly "Oh, you already knew"
D: "Yea, cz D. went out and personally bought the gift with her own money right?!"
Mom: "Well I took your money and bought her gift for you"
D: Jokingly "Well, where is the change?"
Mom: "You want your 20 kr?" (Less than 2 dollars haha)
D: "Yes please" *rolling her eyes*
Me: "I am still here!! Can you just get me my gift already so I can finish getting myself ready as I have a friend waiting for me!!" Both looking at me
Mom and D: "Be happy you are getting a gift. Jeeze the mood"
Mom: while holding my gift in her hand and in full sincerity "what date is it today?"
Me: "Are you serious, please tell me you are joking! You are joking right"
Mom: Still serious "No why?" My eyes are wideopen I look at my sister and she is just as baffled.
Me: "What are you holding in your hand? My gift. So what day were you in labor 27 years ago?"
Mom: "HAHAHAHAHAAH OH MY LORD!!!! Yea yea, here you go...never mind" walking away mumbling

That literally cracked me up! My mother's confusion, and my sister's sarcastic conversations. I rushed to meet up my beloved M. who was waiting by the train. After IKEA we made our way to an animal shop, kind of like Pet Smart, and I bought Nala shoes made of bones for her to chew on but S. forgot them in her car so I will not get them till tomorrow. We headed out to the xmas market (one of the many in Stockholm) to find it was closed. I started getting sad until I realized the stands I wanted to buy things from was still open :-D As S. said, since it was my day I was very lucky. I got my sugar rush and made S. and M. join me in the rush haha as we walked up to the restaurant, Marion's Gastro and Diner. We sat and waited for the rest to come so we could enjoy a nice meal. After getting yelled at for wanting to pay my share of the food we went downstairs to bowl to 60's music (LOVE IT!!). We had one hour of bowling when most of the party went their seperate ways. Me, M., M., and S. went to Bagpipers Inn (one of my favorite Scottish barsbut there are some great one's in Gamla Stan, which is as you already know one of my favorite places in Stockholm). Finally got my cake with a candle in it (thank you dear S. for making the effort! That meant more to me than anything!) M. and S. made my day and night!! They are amazing friends!!

It was a great birthday and now life is moving on to other parties and humorous events. I will later post pictures of my gifts that are so nice and useful!

Until later wonderful friends!!

xoxo

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's my birthday!!!



Today, 27 years ago, at 11 am my mother went to the hospital for a regular "mommy" check up and was told she was fully dilated. She refused to stay and wanted to leave because she was expecting to give birth on December 24th. As stubborn and kind as the child was, it thought it would save her a trip to the hospital and just do it right then and there :-) At 4.55 pm, December 6th 1983 I was born, 3 weeks too early, a very tiny baby. Today I celebrate my 27th birthday, grateful for the life I have been blessed with. I have had many experiences and traveled to many places, I have seen many things, felt all the emotions known to man, and this year feels good. I am still hungry for more in life and will try to use my time on this earth well. I want to learn more, see more, feel more, and live more. Life has just begun! My sweet sweet M has text me from London to wish me a happy birthday, I just wished she could be here to share this day with me and my friends. Fashionable S. in Milan, crazy H. currently in Lebanon, ambitious S. in Syria, wonderful A. in LA, and many many many more across the continents, I wish you were here with so I could share this day with you! I will celebrate with you in my heart and mind! I love you guys and you mean so much to me!!!!


To S. and H., my sweet roommates, thank you for the best gift I have ever gotten! I will forever be grateful for your amazing gift, my treasure, my best friend, my loyal companion, my own beloved Nala!! Thank you all for being my friends and being a part of my life as much as I am a part of yours!! Now, I should head to bed for a full day of celebration. Goodnight sweet world and tomorrow a new year of my life will begin.


Until later my friends
xoxo

Feel another white hair grow out on top of my head

Woke up today after a few hours of sleep with a huge knot in my stomach. My mother calls from the livingroom to my sister to wake me up. She tells her this relative of mine who lives in Florida is going to call me. I get up, with a really bad morningmood and curse my situation and my parents panic when it comes to me. I waited for half an hour til he finally called. I spoke with him and he basically didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. "I should apply to a private school, if I apply now I will get accepted in 2 hours." WHAT!!! Why would I want to go to a school that will take 2 hours to accept me?? "I have the option to transfer out to a good school after a year." I have already checked that option and it was not recommended as it is apparently harder to get accepted to say, Colombia or UCLA than it is to apply directly to them. He also made a point of the fact that I graduated in the worst time possible, the market crashed and therefor it is hard to go to Law School and expect a job after graduating. If there is anyone out there who can tell me he is wrong please do not hesitate!! I need any mind-booster I can get. I don't want this looming over my head anymore. I don't want to make a decision out of desperation (learned my lesson and do not need to retake the class). I just want to wake up happy and be content with my situation in life. I can just hope it will come soon, last time I could do just that, wake up happy, was over 2 years ago. I want the pain in my stomach to go away, no more panic, no more worrying, no more wandering aimlessly, just good ol' me!

Until later darlings

xoxo

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Just another Saturday

After a very stressful day I have been working on a "welcome card" to my UNICEF group for our christmas party. I can't tell you too much about it as some people that will be attending are reading this blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise :-) All I can say is that I am so excited and it's going to be a blast!!

I am really looking forward to my birthday, I will be spending the day with 2 of my closest friends, M and S. and at night a couple more of my friends will join us! There will be no cake, as far as I know, as I think that it is too expensive and we need to save money for something more important :-)

I had a jacket made for Nala and it came out adorable, but too small haha so it is kind of hard for her to walk with it closed. However, she got a hoodie with it :-D Freaking adorable! I should take a picture and post it here. A winter jacket here costs around 100 dollars and I had one made for almost free, all I had to do was buy the fabric. What a bargin!! Comes in handy to know a seamstress. A. was my boss for many years and also a second mother. She gave me my first bath when I was born (I was a preemie so my mom was too scared to bathe me as I was very small) and when I asked her to sew a jacket for Nala she didn't hesitate. Not only am I spoiled with material things (I am gonna raid her closet as she has gained weight and nothing fits her anymore) but whatever I need help with she is there. Anyways, she is also making a warm shirt for Nala to wear under the jacket as it doesn't close so Nala will be warmer this winter :-) By the way, I just have to say that Stockholm looks enchanting. There is snow everywhere and lights are up so it looks like a sparkling winter wonderland, just the way I love it! I have said it before and I will say it again, if you haven't been here during winter I highly recommend you to come and enjoy a nice holiday break in the land of wonder.



Until later enchanted beings

xoxo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One day at a time

My birthday is getting closer, December 6th, and I have planned to celebrate it with a few of my closest girlfriends. After checking out go kart, paintball, and laser tag, we decided it was too expensive and cold so I decided on having american finger food at an all american bowling restaurant! I am really looking forward to it and I have told my friends that the only thing I want for my birthday is to have fun! No exceptions!! I will however miss my friends that are scattered all over the world, in Europe, Middle East, and USA :-( I wish they could be here and celebrate this day with me but I love you guys and you are always on my mind, much love!!!
On another subject, we defied the bitter weather today to raise awareness for International AIDS day, which is on December 1st (today). We bought candles, had a couple of people form a human train and walked for about an hour or so before we felt that our bodies were going numb so we called it quits. One day and one step at a time we will make a change. See how you can raise awareness in your neighborhood!



Hoping I will not get sick, I feel my eyes burn and head pounding so I should turn off my computer and head to bed but not before I finish the latest episodes of The Big Bang Theory :-) Love the show and the cast are great!!!

Until later my favorite people in the world!
xoxo