Monday, December 11, 2006


wind, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

Windy, Windy, Windy. Lots of our friends have called with reports of power outages around the city. So far, so good for us. I'm studying for my last final exam tomorrow. The exam should be fine and i'm not worried. I made some delicious ginger cookies today with this recipe:

pretty delicious.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


P1050225, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

We are babysitting a little dog for Trent's friend Jamie. when we first got her she was a poo/pee disgusting machine. She seems to have calmed down now. Trent gave her a bath and now she's cute and pleasant to have around. Here we are studying for exams. She seems content.

hund means dog i svenska.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


P1050022, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

We celebrated Christmas with our Grandma who is visiting from Saskatchewan. Her eyesight is failing so while she can still see she made quilts for the future children of all her grandkids. She made one for my kid and one for Trent's kid. She included cards from her for the kids with a sweet note and a picture of her. It was really sweet and sentimental, but also really sad. It's becoming more and more apparent that she's not going to be around for that much longer. I can't imagine what it would be like to go blind. My grandparents often say "Getting old isn't for sissies". I think they are right.

Farmor means grandma (on your father's side) in swedish.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Vancouver is beautiful

Vancouver is beautiful, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

Trent pulled me away from studying today and we went to UBC to hand in his papers and then the Naam for dinner. The view from UBC is beautiful. I have too much homework and nothing funny to say.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

hon verkade lite trött och håglös

Today started much too early. After my 4am bedtime, 7:45am really really hurt. I drove Peter to the skytrain and then headed to work. 12 hours later I'm back at home and crawling into bed for a well deserved good nights rest. no pictures today. no interesting little tidbits.

the swedish phrase of the day is hon verkade lite trött och håglös meaning she seemed a little tired and listless.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


trent & i hosted a christmas sweater extravaganza at my parents place tonight. Everyone partied a little harder than they should, with glögg, rum & egg nog, wine & sambuca in heavy supply. We all wore christmas sweaters, made gingerbread houses & christmas crafts, exchanged gifts, danced to yuletide hits, and ate tons of delicious holiday treats. It was a fun night.

Double Pick, originally uploaded by phil.caines.
here is alisha who has found a new use for candy canes.

IMG_2209, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.
cam & leslie, our dear newlyweds

IMG_2208, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

peter and i.

IMG_2217, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

gingerbread house!

jul means christmas in swedish.

Friday, December 01, 2006


1987, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

Jon picked me up at 8:30 and we went to school. After accepting a regrettable dare to drink my coffee with rocket candies in it, I went to my last african history classes of the semester. I am sad to say goodbye to this class. I've learnt a lot about history, historians, africa and humanity. This class has made me want to actually be a historian. Fortunately, this cloud has a silver lining because I have this professor again next semester. I spent the rest of the day in the library working on a paper. I worked so hard today and i'm completely exhausted, but at the very least, I feel as though I've been productive. Saw Jon in the library then met up with Peter to work on our take home final for Classical Islamic Civilization. We shared books, drank beer, ate pickles and danced to gangsta rap which was spewing out of his awesome record player. I like Peter because he is passionate about interesting things, is a total dorkface, and has an excellent boisterous laugh, as well as a lovely blonde beard. Today, he made my least favourite class enjoyable.

peter is handsome, originally uploaded by traceylikesyou.

bibliotek means library in swedish. i go to the library almost every single day.

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