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.

1 Intelligent comments:

Glenda-Bean said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mormor. I never met her but she sounds like an amazing lady. She will never be forgotten.

On a happier note, congrats on not smoking. It's hard at first but it gets much easier. See you in a couple of weeks!