I decided to bake some bread earlier, and thank goodness I did, because my thai leftovers from the other day (that I had looked forward to eat), were CRAP…or mostly the rice and I was too lazy to make some new. Anyway, I’ve enjoyed eating my bread instead, and now I’m on my next task to go through my clothes – what to back with the moving company, what to pack in my suitcase, and what to donate. Phu.
… otherwise called, Saint Lucy’s Day, is on 13 December, in Advent. Her feast once coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year before calendar reforms, so her feast day has become a festival of light. St. Lucy’s Day is celebrated most commonly in Scandinavia, with their long dark winters, where it is a major feast day. In Scandinavia, a person dressed in a white dress and a red sash carries palms and wears a crown or wreath of candles on her head. In Sweden, girls (or sometimes boys) dressed as Lucy carry rolls and cookies in procession as songs are sung. It is said that to vividly celebrate St. Lucy’s Day will help one live the long winter days with enough light. Text totally copied from wikipedia, and click here to read the whole article.
Liz woke me up this morning, with the Lucia song playing on her phone, and with a candle in her other hand. She had also prepared coffee that was brewing and fixed so we could stream the traditional Lucia program on the TV, from the Swedish TV. So cozy, and I totally teared up. It means so much to live in a bi+national marriage where your other half totally knows the tradition from your home country and culture. ♥
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As I wrote a few days ago, I was going to write about the rest of the trip we did to Atlanta a few weeks ago. We started off, as I wrote about → here visiting The Walking Dead filming locations. We then headed to the World of Coca-Cola Museum since Coke was founded in Atlanta, GA. Such a cool museum. Let’s check it out.
We then met up one of our friends for a beer in Little Five Points, and after that headed to her and her wife’s place since she had gotten of work then. I totally forgot to take any pictures the rest of the evening..but we all went, together with another friend, to eat dinner. And we ended up on the couch watching the very first episode of the Walking Dead, in the spirit of our little trip earlier to the various locations.
The next morning we basically hung out in the kitchen together with all their amazing pets for hours. Ate a delicious brunch and chatted about everything and nothing. It was such an amazing and relaxed morning.
We also took a walk around in their cozy neighborhood. The weather was perfect and so fall-ish.
Tuesday evening I had my final exam time for my evening class – Introduction to Motion Media. Since we had animated short movies, we brought a bunch of snacks to class, and watched all the animations while snacking. This is what the snack table looked like. My classmates laughed at me when I was taking this picture and loudly said that it was soooo American. Oreos, Goldfish, chips, soda…and so on.
Today, I had my second final exam in my New Media Art and Design class. We presented our final projects we’ve been working on for a few weeks, and after about 2.5 hours we were done, and I headed home to…
…this. I have my final exam in History of Design tomorrow. So much to memorize..and I’m so bad with names on a daily basis, and now I have to remember almost 70 names of different designers/artists, and who belong to different time periods, styles plus all the facts about the various styles. I’m overwhelmed. BUT at this time tomorrow, or actually a few hours earlier (like 5.30-ish, hopefully earlier), I’m done.