Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Thanksgiving is coming up and I have a lot to be thankful for. First and foremost, I am so thankful to have Fredrik. He has gotten me through more than one fiance should have to get another through in a short 4 month span, and even longer than that. He's such a strong, loving, giving and caring man, I couldn't be any luckier. He is the kind of man I can be thankful for everyday.

I am also thankful I am in Sweden. I get to learn so much, and learn a lot about myself. I also get to live with a familiy who tries very hard to make me feel comfortable. Mireille could feel that I've been feeling really down lately, so tonight she got all her Christmas decorations out and let me help myself to what I wanted. I took a Ljusstake, some holly, an advent candle (which is very popular here), and she bought me a Swedish Star. After I put all this up in my house, it really boosted my spirits and I'm very excited to celebrate Thanksgiving and move onto Christmas! And although I miss my family and my home, I think I will be ok here.

I am also thankful for all of you who actually read my boring blog and leaves comments, you guys are great!
My Swedish Star!LjusstakeI even wrapped some gifts today!

And just for reference, this is the sun at 1 in the afternoon. How lovely, huh?

The Swedish word of the day is "tacksam" which means "thankful" and is pretty much pronounced how it looks. What are you "tacksam" for?


  1. I am tacksam for my beautiful boys, my Colorado family, my Kentucky family and your family!

    Also: clean water, chocolate milk, white wine, good books, indoor plumbing and vision correction, among other things.

    So happy your spirits are lifting again. The decorations look great!

  2. How beautiful - my beautiful girl.

  3. I love reading your blog and I was so looking forward to new posts, but none came! Then Sarah just sent an email to say that there were new posts, but for some reason, they just didn't show up as links on her blog! Yikes! I have a lot of catching up to do!
    From Colorado I send belated Thanksgiving greetings and Christmas wishes!

    Gran of The Dukes
    Colorado, USA