For the first time since the last IKEA party – way back in December – I put on a pretty little dress and went out on the town. Errr... in this case forest. The ICOM summer party was Thursday night out in the woods about 20 minutes from here.
I fed Sophie and put her to bed, and then my job as mom ended for the night. It felt very strange. But it was great to get away for a bit and hang out with my friends from work. The party was quintessentially Swedish, everyone said. It started with a midsummer feast under tents with lots of singing and drinking snaps (not me... I was driving). Then the dancing started on the other side of a little bridge. There was this random open-air dance hall out in the middle of nowhere. They had a band playing music like "La Bamba" and the music from Happy Days. Oh and there was a horse in the middle of the dance floor. Too bad my camera phone didn't get some better shots.
As I was driving home at the early hour of 11 p.m., I was thinking how lucky I am to be out here experiencing this... even after almost 3 years living here.