I won’t open it until Yule eve.
We had fog again today and it stayed until shortly after I’ve come home after work 🙂 It started to drizzle instead when we went out on our walk and I can’t say it gives the same kind of photos at all 🙂 but it was at least not heavy showers so I guess I should be happy for that 🙂
I drove by Falköping on my way home. I was going to pick up a package I’ve gotten a few days ago and it was as I suspected and hoped the package I get from Joyce every Christmas 🙂 Thank You Joyce! I haven’t opened it yet though so I can’t say what’s in it 🙂 I’ll do that on Christmas eve which is our big day in Christmas. It is the day the Yule gnome comes to our homes giving us our yule presents. At least back in the days he came by horse or with a goat pulling a little carriage with the presents. Now days I think most kids believes he comes with reindeer like Santa does.
I was scared to death when having to go to the yule gnome to get my presents and was so relived when they told me he wasn’t for real 🙂 I have a photograph when my best friend and I went to the yule gnome in a store and they had top bribe me with loads of ginger bread before I agreed to sit in his lap and get photographed 🙂 One can see how I hold several ones in my hand 🙂 Our yule gnome is a mix of the old gnomes and Santa and now days he look much the same as Santa does. But more about our christmas traditions later on.
I was supposed to buy some other things too while I was in town but it is amazing how a tiny town like that can have such nasty traffic! and in the middle of they day too, doesn’t anyone work any longer? So I skipped those things for later because I wanted to keep the little sanity I still have 🙂 At least I got the food I need because they have now placed our post offices mostly in grocery stores 🙂
The weather isn’t especially christmas like, it was rather warm today and soon we’ll get at least 10C (50F) and of course lots of rain. I could have gone to a big christmas dinner this evening, the factory owner does this every year for us employees but I prefer to stay at home instead. I know that as soon as I’ve come home after work and have been out on our walk, the only thing I want to do is to relax and start the weekend. I rarely think I would love to go back to the village where I work again, even if I’m invited to a christmas dinner.
I would be sober since I can’t get back home otherwise but my work friends won’t be and it doesn’t matter how much one like them since they aren’t as funny and charming as they think they are when they are beginning to become drunk (and they’re even worse when they are drunk) 🙂 🙂 So I would just have gone there, eaten the food and then hurried home anyway. So instead I’ll continue to read one of the books I ordered last week, Terry Pratchett’s “Small Gods”. I haven’t come that far yet but already gotten a few good chuckles 🙂 and Thank You Dianna for the Christmas card, it arrived today 🙂
It is time to get something to eat and I think I might make some rose-hip soup today.
Have a great day!