tisdag 8 december 2009

tisdag 1 december 2009

Julgran - Joulukuusi 2009

Turun tuomiokirkon joulukuusi 2009
Tänä vuonna kuusessa on uudet led-lamput, kuusi on yhtä kaunis kuin aina ennenkin.

Julgranen vid Åbo Domkyrka 2009
har nya energisparande ledlampor. Och den är lika vacker som alltid tidigare.

måndag 30 november 2009

söndag 29 november 2009

måndag 23 november 2009

Christmas Ornament Swap 2

I got my first Christmas present!!!
It's always nice to get mail from abroad, but especially now with all sad things happening. I've been more depressed and sad after my grandma passed away than I really thought to begin with, as have my aunt it turns out. And on top of allt hat I got sick with the flu or whatever virus it is that is pestering us around here. So as a result of all that I've been "down and out" for a couple of weeks.And then one day there was a note in my mailbox that I should fetch something too big for it from the post office. Hmmmm. And it turned out to be a wonderful parcel from abroad, all the way from America to me, something I almost had forgotten that could arrive. What joy!!
In the middle of the gray and rainy world this wonderful little man popped up from the box and told me to believe.To believe in wonders, life and people. Now I'm sure there will be at least some snow this winter.
Thank you so very much 'Screaming Mimi'
You made my day, week and month.
And thanks for Lisa for arranging this swap.

fredag 23 oktober 2009

Christmas Ornament Swap

Nu har jag anmält mig till min första swap.
Det kommer att vara jätte roligt att se hur detta lyckas.
Det börjar ju vara dags att förbereda sig för julen....

Olen ilmoittautunut mukaan ensimmäiseen koristevaihtoon, saas nähdä miten se onnistuu. Odotan innolla jatkoa....kohtahan saa jo muutenkin alkaa tas noukkia esiin jouluisia esineitä.

lördag 10 januari 2009

The Month After Christmas


It was the month after Christmas and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less than a walk than a lumber).
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, No thank you, please.
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---
I said to myself, as I only can
You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!
So ---away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished.
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie , not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore--
-But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot .
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet.