June 8, 2010

Posted by Rie On 9:59 AM
I just enjoyed a 5 day weekend! And it was wonderful! Thursday, Rasmus and I went to Skive Festival and listened to some music and enjoyed the sunshine. Rammstein! That was an awesome concert!! German heavy metal rock with fire!! It was a non-drinking day for us so we could drive back to Vejle after the concert but it was seriously a great day.

Canadian Burgers!! (Don't ask me why they were called that, I really don't know.)

Rasmus enjoying the sunshine!


Friday - I helped Dorte host a bday party for her son at our work. 25 kids all enjoyed themselves and we were also able to talk and have fun too. Then I had a shift at the bar in the coat check - lots of fun. Now that the sun is shining and the weather is warmer, I'm not that busy so I'm able to hang out with my friends.

Rie and Lise.

I slept in Saturday and just did my own thing here at home until Lise and I went for a drive before I again had to work. AC/DC was playing up in Horsens so we drove up there to see if anything was going on outside the concert. (We didn't have tickets - boo hoo) but we could hear the music very clearly outside the gate. Then it was back to the pub for me where I again was working the coat check. But I was able to get off work early and spend some time with some friends. I went home, slept in Sunday and then went over to Rasmus for a BBQ with Lise and Nico. Good food and good friends.

Rie and Dorte - she dropped by to say hi while I was at work.

Lise and Rie peaking through the fence in Horsens, trying to see AC/DC.

Relaxing at Rasmus' place.

Yesterday, I again slept in after reading all Sunday night and did stuff here at home - cleaning mainly. I started going to the gym for different classes and yesterday we went to a Thai-bo class and a yoga class. I liked the Thai-bo but yoga felt like a joke for me. But now I tried it and now I know. Today, after work is boxing and then latinmix dance. It's going to hurt tomorrow!! I'm going to start riding my bike to work when it's good weather and hopefully get into shape again. And quit smoking soon. One thing at a time!

Now I better get my act together and get ready for work today. It's a short day for me so I can't complain. Here are a few more pictures from the past little while - just enjoying life! I hope you all have a great day!

At work on a slow night - so we became a little goofy!

Sabine and Rie - she also works at the pub and is just a weird as me!

Lise and Rie

April 29, 2010

Posted by Rie On 11:21 AM
Hey! I'm still alive and still doing well. I've been busy with a thing called life... plus a little too lazy to update my blog. But here I am!

Work, work and more work. That's the story of my life. Still doing days and evenings at JB and still love working with the kids. Sometimes they bug me and then again, I'm sure I bug them too at times. We're planning our summer trip with the smaller kids and this year, we will be going to Germany. I thought communication was tough in Sweden last year but this time will be even harder. At least Swedish is somewhat close to Danish and if they spoke slow enough, I could understand. But German..... nope. That'll be interesting.

I'm still pulling shifts at the pub and I still love it. A good way to go out with music and see friends but not have the hangovers and also getting paid to do so. I'm meeting new people every weekend so it's lots of fun. I'll be there tonight, after the youth club, working the coat check and then tomorrow night will be working the entré. But Saturday..... will be a party!

Me and another girl from the pub are having a party Saturday and the theme is Hollywood Superstar. Why not? We are able to invite all the friends we want and don't have to worry about clean up, broken glasses, not having room for everyone and music. The pub deals with it all and all we have to do is show up and be ready to party. So... I think about 60 people are coming and some, hopefully most, are coming dressed up for the theme. I'm going as a rock mama Kat Von D style. Hehehe!! Fake tattoos all the way up my arm, heavy makeup, jeans, rock n' roll!

Yeah, some people might think it's childish. But I don't care. It's just fun and should be a good night.

Other than work, things are quiet here. I'm spending time with my friends and spending time alone - working on a puzzle here at home and crafty stuff.

I promise I will update my blog on a more regular basis again. With pictures!!!

January 20, 2010

Posted by Rie On 9:30 AM
My life is fine, nothing there. The usual ups and downs but nothing that I can handle or control.

But... my friend/co-worker is going through hell and my heart breaks for her. Her little girl has been diagnosed with lymph-cancer (is it called that in English?) and will be starting chemo either today or tomorrow. She's 7 years old! We all got the news while having our daily meeting at work yesterday and I can honestly say that we really had to fake being happy in front of the kids. They don't really know what's going on, except that they ask on a daily basis where D is.

FUCK! (Yes Mormor and Bebba - I know you guys don't like it when I swear.) I'm just seriously pissed off at the world right now. How can that happen to such a great little girl and her family? It's so not fair for them. I can't even imagine what D is thinking and going through right now. And I can't do anything to fix it.

Not only is D my co-worker but she is also a great friend.

One day at a time, right?

January 13, 2010

Posted by Rie On 9:14 AM
I don't understand why I ALWAYS have a really hard time getting up in the mornng! It doesn't matter if I slept well or not, or if I slept for many hours or not.... I'm always struggling to get up in the mornings! Especially those days where I don't work until early afternoon and I don't have plans in the mornings with friends. It bugs me!

ARGH! My rant of the day!

Ok, it's a little after 9 am and I'm still pretty exhausted. I have to open in the one youth club, make food and entertain the few kids that show up. Then I have to run some errands downtown - going to buy some fabric because I have a sewing project in my head!! Then it's off to Nørup for another club evening with the kids. So.... I actually don't feel all that guilty for sleeping in since I won't be home until 11 pm anyways.

Nothing much new here. Work as usual. My scooter garage is on hold for the time being - it's all about the money which means we don't even know if we can ever open again. Seriously, that sucks! Not just for me and my financial situation but for the kids who came every Saturday afternoon - I think they really enjoyed being there and now it's gone (for now at least). I'm hoping to hear something very soon. I did go by there last Saturday for a couple of hours - without pay - just to keep the group somewhat together until we hear something more definite.

Other than that, nothing much happened this weekend. Went to Ikea - yay and woot woot to IKEA! Behaved myself but still got some cool stuff that I just absolutely needed. My apartment is getting there but it's definitely a work in progress. But then again, I'm not planning on moving for the next LONG time so I'm having fun with it as the time goes. I love my little home. It may be small and old but it's got character and it suits me perfectly. It's funny - Lise and I have the exact same apartments (she lives right next door) and even though we have the same taste in many things, our homes look completely different. She's got a super cool little apartment and I'm "stealing" inspiration from her all the time.

I have little over an hour left before I have to go so I'm going to log off, make coffee, listen to happy music and get ready for a long-ish day. So that is the end of my babble for now!

(But I have a feeling that it's going to be a good day!)

January 7, 2010

Posted by Rie On 12:20 AM
..... that I finally update my blog. I knew I was behind in "Rie posts" but I didn't realize that I was several months behind!! Crazy!! But I'm here and be prepared, I am ready to babble! And I'm including pictures! Yay and woot woot!

It's really hard to summarize what I've been doing for the past few months. When I got home to DK from my wonderful trip to my Canadian home, I drowned myself in work and tried to also have a somewhat social life. Work is good - I have now 4 jobs but I'm happy. I'm able to keep myself slightly sane, slightly busy and definitely entertained. I have 4 jobs because none of them are full time (37 hours weekly).... so I'm divide my time between different jobs. Three of them are with kids and youth clubs and the newest one is just for fun. I now work at one of the local bars here in Vejle and I have a blast doing so. I get to go out, hear music, see friends, meet new people, get some exercise (coat check with stairs!) and get paid doing so. Perfect for me at the moment.

Christmas 2009 was a quiet but definitely a nice evening. (Remember, us crazy Danes celebrate Christmas Eve - eat, drink and be merry in the evening with family/friends) I went over to Karin and Ernst's place in the afternoon and had a really good time. Jesper (my cousin) and Vibeke and their two kids celebrated Christmas with us - it's been a long time since I spent the holidays with toddlers. They are cuties! We ate good food, drank wine, pop and coffee, ate too much chocolate, danced around the tree and opened presents - merry christmas to all! It was a good time.

We got snow this Christmas! Yups - a freaking white Christmas! I don't really like the snow, unless I am skiing, but it hasn't been that bad. It's been really cold but also really pretty - good thing I can do the layers of clothing to keep myself warm enough to brave the 40 cm snow whenever I have to go outside. (But now we've had snow for 2-3 weeks and I'm tired of it. It can go away now). Heidi, one of my oldest friends here in DK treated me to a fun (cold) Sunday in Århus where we visited "Den Gamle By" (The old city). It was great seeing her again and lots of fun walking around, drinking coffee, taking pictures, seeing the sites and just hanging out.

Another fun day was one of the first snow days in DK, before Christmas holidays. Lise and I had so much snow in our courtyard (she's now my neighbour!) so we had to have a little fun. We made a snowman, snow angels, tossed around snowballs and basically goofed around like little kids - and froze our asses off. I know that I'm Canadian and should be used to snow BUT it's been a long time since I had a really cold winter. And I'm not used to it anymore! Hey, I was only barely 13 years old when we moved from Alberta to the Island!

I turned 30 this year... well, technically it was last year since it's now 2010. But yups, I hit the big 3-0! It didn't hurt too much and I figure, I don't feel old (normally) and I don't look old so it's just a number and that's it. I celebrated my birthday in style and had a good evening with good friends. I didn't want to make it into a big deal so it wasn't a formal birthday party - just friends, loud music, food and drinks. I think I can say for all of us that we had fun. I even wore a dress!! (Just to live it up a little!)

Yes, I'm still babbling.....

I've been doing random things with friends and family between shifts at the different clubs and at the pub. Dorte turned 40 on Hallowe'en so we celebrated her with style and had a good time. It was nice seeing Anne again and it's always fun hanging out with Dorte!

Frederik came and visited us in DK in October and I was also able to spend an evening with him, his wife Nicole and our friend Heidi. We even found time to visit the youth club in Nørup - Frede used to be our DJ before he took off to LA so we couldn't resist taking a group photo, for old times sake.

Just a picture from work - a Net party with the youthclub. I was exhausted and was having a hard time keeping myself awake!

What else is new?? New Years Eve was spent working at the pub (www.tartanpub.dk) and that was fun. I spent the xmas holidays relaxing, sleeping in, hanging out with friends, working at the pub and youth parties and just basically finding my energy and spending my energy having fun.

Now that all the Christmas parties are done and life is getting back to normal, I'm trying to get my shit together again with work and stuff. I have the usual New Year goals for my life and will take it all one step at a time but I'll keep you posted on how things go. I promise, it won't go several months again before I update my blog. And I have lots more to write about but it's 1am and I'm tired. It's bedtime for me!

Welcome to 2010!