Today we here in Finland celebrate Christmas, my family and I have already had Christmas dinner (nobody wants to eat anything today.. except some chocolate..) and soon it’s time for us to exchange gifts Santa has left under the tree.
Middlest son comes home on Boxing day and has leave until Epiphany. I took some days off-pay leave and I’m also at home until Jan 7th. I feel I’ll really enjoy this short leave. I’m going to read and sew and start my new bujo. My goodreads says I’ve read 100 books but since it counts re-reads twice I have about three books missing from the count. Luckily I’ve got some books halfway through.
Here are some pics from our Christmas.
The flowers I received from my employer from the work I and other workplace stewards do. I think it was really nice of them.
Then there’s our Christmas tree and the gingerbread biscuit village I did and the last one is of the bujo covers I made last Sunday.
ETA I almost forgot! Today me and hubby celebrate our 28th Engagement Anniversary 💕
Last entry I wrote was a week ago. Well, it sure feels like it was a decade ago.
On Sunday we had eldest son over for dinner. He invited himself to celebrate the Finland’s independence day with us and it was nice. It was quite like I’ve wanted them to do when they grow up and move out. So we had nice dinner, then I cut his hair and then he and hubby went to sauna. meanwhile I cut youngest one’s hair and the he went to sauna and hubby drove eldest home while I went to sauna. It was nice and quiet celebration as we like. By tradition we lit two candles on the windowsill at 6pm, that tradition dates back to the Finnish civil war; the candles indicated a safe house for the White side.
The beginning of this week has been a blur. I’ve been to work every day and yesterday evening I had my first Communication sciences exam in the Open Uni since 2016 when I left them since I had depression, I only managed to do two courses back then so I’m hoping to get the rest of the basic courses done now. I’m planning to continue studying the deepening courses next fall but we’ll see. This exam was a book-based thingy, I had four books to read about political communications and it was interesting and the exam wasn’t too bad. My goal is just to get through the exam so nothing major.
Tomorrow we have an five hour meeting and I’m doing it from home, I took both my work phone and laptop home. The first part is of the things concerning the organization and the rest of the time we have anti-racism lecture. I find it interesting. We already had discrimination lectures earlier this fall and they were good too, they make you think about hidden behavior and organizational discrimination. I’m planning to go out for a walk with the meeting in my phone since it’s on Teams app so I get to enjoy a bit of daylight outing at the same time too.
Youngest son’s nose is fine and straight again and I truly hope we’re done with hospitals for this year *knocks on wood*.
At work we’re now closed again since the Covid19-situation got worse here in the Helsinki met-area. I also didn’t get to my last Pilates lesson this year as they were closed too.
We are still working in the library and there’s things going on so I’m not going to telework from home much. At the moment we’re going through the expired loans and client register which has been ignored a while. I also need to refresh my InDesign skills with our Spring happenings leaflet.
Next weekend I’d do some reading for my Communications studies and make Christmas cards and bake and so on.