Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Weekend and a certain anniversary
I hope you all had a great weekend.
I also happen to know that many of you Nordic people got a lot of snow over the weekend.
I really do think you might get that WHITE Christmas after all, lucky you!
Here in my neck of the woods?
WELL, it was raining ALL weekend long. And no, not a fine misty rain, it was literally POURING down.
Actually, it was more like an open faucet.
So no, we could not go to Arlington.
My laptop started acting up on Friday, so we took it in to the Apple Store here in Reston. My dear laptop had to stay overnight.
But, now it is all fixed and it has the latest operation system installed, that is always a bit creepy.
My laptop is four and half years old now, after all. I love it. It hardly ever gives me any trouble. I hope it’ll last for a long way still to come.
I am a Mac-girl now. Really, I do not think I could go back to a PC again. I’ve had macs for the last six years now, I believe. You do get used to the simplicity.
Anyway, it is fixed and good. I am happy!! There are some irritating things in the new system that I have to get used to ... BUT, that is the way it is.
Oh, and I have been shopping for Swedish Christmas foods as well over the weekend. I got the four last cans of Grebbestad’s anchovies, I got some lovely Swedish Julmust and I got plenty of jars of Abba’s pickled herring. I also got crisp bread and candy. Peter and I enjoyed a perfect, creamy and yummy Jansson’s Temptation on Saturday night.
I am such a sucker for Jansson’s. But I do not need it as a dish on the Christmas table. I want to REALLY enjoy it by itself, with crisp bread, cheese and a beer. This time around I mixed my holiday stout with a julmust. PERFECT combo!!
Today, I have been married to Peter for 26 years. Yep, tru dat!!
Twenty six years ago Peter and I stood in front of a Justice of Peace at Fairfax Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
We said YES to one another at this civil ceremony. We made no big deal out of it. AT ALL! We did not advertise it, we kept it somewhat under covers. We simply did an “early wedding” so that I could get my Green Card, and I got that card about two months later. We had our “real” big church wedding in Sweden in July 1993.
SO, we have two anniversaries, haha.
We were both nervous of the Green Card interview, but back then it was easier than it is today (all changed after 9/11). But, sure, we were interviewed both together and separately. We passed in flying colors, phew!! They stamped my passport RIGHT away with a temporary GC-stamp.
And, a couple of weeks later I got the real card in the mail.
So this is how we looked back then, so young and innocent. I was 26 and Peter was 27.
Have a good Tuesday, y’all!!