June 25, 2011

Posted by Rie On 4:19 PM
Hell did not freeze over and pigs still can't fly. I actually spent a quiet Friday night at home! Holy crap, eh??

But it was a nice evening. Quiet. Just me. I made a good dinner and then plopped myself on the couch with a good movie and a footbath. Yups. I treated myself to a spa-like foot treatment and now I have pretty.... nope. Can't say it because feet are just not pretty. Anyways, it was a nice night and I enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Tonight will be different. Partying (working) it up at Tartan Pub in the coatcheck. Then I have to pack tomorrow and get ready for a 5 day camping trip with 17 kids. Then I have 4 days of work after that and then.... vacation!! Freaking wonderful! I can't wait! Lots of plans for the first week I'm in DK and then I'm off to Canada. WOOT WOOT! Gotta love it!

PS. Still not smoking!

June 22, 2011

Posted by Rie On 9:17 AM
It's Day 5 of being a non-smoker. Well, maybe it's only day 4 because I cheated twice on Saturday.... Anyways, I haven't cheated since then and I'm doing okay. I've had some really bad moments - waiting for the bus, right after work and just before bed. But I'm sticking to it and refuse to start up again. I am now a non-smoker.... Sounds kinda weird saying it. I don't remember the last time I went this long without smoking - At least 15 years ago.

June 20, 2011

Posted by Rie On 1:58 PM
I'm back. It's been a really long time since I really wrote anything here but I'm back now. My life has been slightly chaotic and busy so I haven't had much time nor energy to use here but hopefully that'll change.

RIP Mormor. My grandmother passed away June 11, 2011. She was 84 years old and was a super cool lady. And I already miss her like crazy. I really don't know what to write because no words can describe how I'm feeling right now and I know the rest of the family is having a hard time with this loss. It hurts and it's going to hurt for a long time. But I'm trying to focus on the happy memories and keep her close to my heart. It was her time to go and I understand that - but it doesn't make it any easier saying goodbye.

I love you Mormor.
 Summer vacation is coming up. I have 3 weeks left at work and then I have a 5 week vacation. Not too bad, eh? We're taking a group of kids next week to Germany for a 5 day camping trip which was a huge success last year. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine and well-behaved children! The first couple of weeks of my vacation will be spent here in DK where I will just relax and enjoy some quiet time. But then I'm off to Canada for a few weeks - and I can't wait! I was supposed to visit my grandparents but things changed when Mormor died so now I will be going directly to the island where my parents live. It'll be nice seeing them all again - It's been almost 2 years since I last saw them or any of my Canadian friends.

Another big news from here.... I have officially quit smoking. It's still very new so I'm still in the beginning phase of being a non-smoker but so far so good. And I'm doing better this time than any other attempt in the past. I'm doing it for me - tired of being chained to the addiction. Tired of smelling sour and gross. Tired of spending money on it. Just tired of being a smoker. And I'm doing it for my Mormor. I told her a few days before she died that I will quit smoking and I am sticking to it. So now, I'm officially a non-smoker. I made it through an outdoor rock concert last night where everyone around me were smoking.... but NOT ME! Not even a single puff or drag. It's over for me.

Rock concert last night - Jon Bon Jovi with a good friend of mine, Heidi. Her and I have been to several concerts together, including Metallica and +Live+ so it was only natural that we'd go to Bon Jovi. So that is exactly what we did. Dinner at her place, lots of girl-talk and baby-talk (she's pregnant!!) and just a really good time. The concert was okay - the sound wasn't good and that ruined several of his kickass old-school songs. A real shame because I think Bon Jovi performed very well and he does have an amazing voice. But it was nice spending some time with Heidi and we did get to see Jon Bon Jovi live.

There is so much going on here but I'm not going to bother writing about it. A lot of ups and downs and it's been hard keeping the energy level up. I can fake it at work - that's easy enough, but when I get home and I'm alone.... I'm just drained. I'm trying to exercise more but that's proving to be difficult. I don't have much time and I don't have much energy. Bad combination. I've been giving yoga a chance and I think I actually like it.

Okay, I'm starting to babble. And I'm starting to crave a smoke (I always smoked while blogging) so I'm going to end this post now and do.... something. I just need to get away from this computer and keep my hands and mind busy.

June 14, 2011

Posted by Rie On 1:15 PM
Hi guys. Sorry I haven't been around for quite a while but a thing called life just kept getting in the way.

No details here in this post and I promise that I'll be back sooner rather than later but it won't be today. But I just wanted to let you all know that I am still around and I will continue on with this blog, as soon as I sort through some things and find the mental energy.