Week in the Life 2013 | Thursday
Continuing with how I documented last week, in photos.

Friday I had a lovely calm morning, sipping my iced coffee and writing a bit in my journal before doing computer work.

September calendar
Coffee and writing

I was getting myself fresh and rested to go to my parents party in the evening.

Pink flower
One of the few flowers remaining in my parent’s garden. It’s a wonderful time of year right now. If you look in one direction you’ll see evidence of summer, and if you look the other way you’ll be convinced autumn is already here.

Blue bedroom
Mom in the very blue bedroom, resting her feet a bit too. She has sewn not only the big blue quilt but the pillows, the extra blankets – and the blue dress she is wearing!

I brought my Art Journal and got a bit of lettering in before the guests arrived. I collaged this spread last weekend, and now I just added the writing. Brining it with me is a new habit since this summer’s adventures. Love when I get five minutes to doodle in it!

iPhone Photos
It was a crayfish party, something we have every autumn around here. And that’s why the lanterns and flags was up. A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries, originating from Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva. Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer. Customary party accessories are comical paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs.

Me and kitty

Smilla the cat was home and had a snack before heading out into the night before the guests arrived. She is not a fan of crowds, or kids, of which we had plenty visiting.

Making a hat
Everyone made their own party hats, non as elaborate and decorated as mine. And then we ate, and drank, sang, and talked all night.

Crayfish cooked with dill in the traditional manner.

Mom’s home baked bread with flakes of salt. Yum!

I took a lot of people-photos, and some wonderful portraits, both Thursday at work and today, but to protect the innocent I will not share those here – though of course I will include them in the end result of my personal photo documentation project, called Week in the Life!

I hope you liked this photo post. Thanks for visiting.