January 29, 2012

Posted by Rie On 1:35 PM
I grew up in Canada. I remember, when living in Alberta, that it got kinda cold. We bundled up in snowsuits, heavy-duty winter boots, built snow forts in the back yard, cross-country skiing on the golf course next door, snowball fights - it was a winter wonderland when I was a child. The red faces, snot dripping from noses, icy feet - how can one forget? Snow days from school, giving us all an extra day to come outside and play.

Then I moved from Alberta to the wonderful Vancouver Island. We don't do snow over there and I quickly adjusted. No snow but massive amounts of rain. Snow caused chaos and made people crazy. People from Alberta knew how to drive in the snow - they had winter tires and snow chains stashed in the trunk. People from the island panic the minute the weather people even mentioned snow.

Now I live in Denmark. And I hate the snow!

It's absolutely gorgeous outside. I may hate it but I can definitely see the beauty of a pure white backyard - small footprints and huge snowflakes falling from the sky. So I'll rephrase my previous statement - I hate the snow, when I'm outside! I can handle one day but then it makes me grumble. I'm no longer an Albertan at heart - I'm a Victoria girl and we don't do snow!

Yes, I'm babbling. It's amazing how much I can write about the snow. It's Sunday and I'm doing what I do best on Sundays. Sleeping in, wearing my pj's all day. Ordering take-out and just relaxing. Skype with the parental units later on and quite possibly reading a good book. All I can do while admiring the snow - from inside! I 'll deal with it tomorrow when I have to find my way to work. But today, I play hermit!

My backyard from a couple of years ago. But that's what it looks like today.

I went outside. I poked around. I went back inside. 

Won't be riding my bike anytime soon....

The street outside my front door. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was.... not bad but not the greatest. Nothing to complain about but nothing to shout YAY for.

January 24, 2012

Posted by Rie On 10:11 AM
We had a meeting at the Pub last night where we talk about new ideas, meet our new co-workers and pretty much discuss everything that has to do with the Pub. Plus we award a co-worker with the title "energy of the month" and "pig of the month". Energy is pretty much self-explanatory. Pig of the month is someone who did a stupid thing where we laugh at them. (All in good fun!). Anyways, this meeting was a little special because it's our first meeting of the year and instead of monthly energy or pig - the "awards" are for all of 2011.

Guess who won energy of the year?!


Yes, I'm happy. I actually didn't win anything but just the recognition of doing a good job all last year is super cool. It was awesome! (Doing a little happy dance right now.....) And I was up again tough competition - my co-workers are super cool and I didn't expect to win. But I did and I'm thrilled.

Okay, done bragging.

I'm tired today. I'm still pretty stuffed up with snot in my head so I haven't been sleeping all that well lately. It's going to be a busy couple of days starting tomorrow so my plan for tonight is relax and catch up on some sleep. Going to bed super early and will enjoy a quiet night. I just need to survive a day at the youth club first, hopefully with happy kids.

Have a great Tuesday!

January 22, 2012

Posted by Rie On 2:08 PM

That's how I'm feeling right now. My head is full of snot and I have a fever and all I want to do is crawl into bed and have someone pamper me. Preferable a really good looking man. Or my parents. Yes, I'm 32 years old and I miss my parents. 

Was at work last night and I had super energy at the beginning of my shift. Dancing, laughing and lots of fun. But after a few hours, the energy was just more and more forced and by the end of my shift at 530am, I was done. And now - yes I'm whining - I feel like I've been hit by a truck. Trust me, I've actually been hit by a truck when I was younger so I know what it feels like. I feel like shit. 


I hope everyone had a good weekend. I'm going to make more tea, eat some oranges and curl up on my couch and possible cry. 

January 19, 2012

Posted by Rie On 11:08 AM
My fingers smell like oranges. I guess that's okay considering it could be way worse. I should probably eat a bigger breakfast and that I will, after I ramble on and on here on my blog. But I have my coffee so I'm happy.

I'm trying to eat healthier. And drink more water. I tend to forget to drink water and stick with the coffee all day. It's not good. So I have a deal with my co-worker that we remind each other to drink more water and that helps. And I'm staying away from fatty foods, at least on the weekdays. Yesterday for dinner, I had a salad with spinach leaves, tomatoes and cucumber with bits of chicken. Sounds kinda boring but it was actually quite yummy. Today, more salad with pieces of salmon. Mmmm, fish. I love fish.

Okay, maybe I won't ramble too much today because now I'm hungry. And I have a coffee date soon with A. I really enjoy his company... he just called and will be here in 10 minutes. Yay!

I really do love Wednesdays and Thursdays - I know I've said it before but still.... I'm off early from work on Wednesdays and then I don't have to work until afternoon on Thursdays which means I can get loads of stuff done.

Gotta go, A. will soon be here.

January 18, 2012

Posted by Rie On 5:38 PM
It's been a crap day. I don't even know why but it sucked at work today. The kids drove me nuts, my co-workers drove me nuts and everything just went wrong.


But now I'm home and I'm forcing myself to let it all go and just relax. I did some quick shopping after work so now I don't have to do anything or go anywhere..... I could just curl up on the couch and read. Drink tea. Maybe even just go to bed. Or take a really long hot shower. Or go for a walk (it's raining so probably not....) The possibilities are endless and I already feel better.

I'm doing otherwise okay. Work last weekend at the pub was lots of fun - friends, drinks and loud music. Plus a little flirting. Flirting is always fun, especially since I'm single and the guy is pretty cute. And a great dancer. If it's just flirting for fun or some serious flirting, I don't know. So I'll  just leave it at that for the time being and see what happens.

I'm out of here again - but not without some random pictures.....

Just me....

Having some fun at the youth club with afro wigs. Why not?

October Beerfest in Vejle. 

Party after a shift at the pub. Yes, I'm tied up and decorated.
I hope everyone has a great Wednesday. Mine is all of a sudden much better.

January 12, 2012

Posted by Rie On 11:55 AM
So I started playing this scrabble game on my smartphone - just like everyone else. I'll admit it, I'm a word nerd and this is so addictive. I can play against friends or random people and I can play it in Danish or English. Way cool. And I kick ass at it. So much that several friends believe that I'm cheating - which I'm NOT! Is it so hard to believe that a Canadian can be good at Danish scrabble? Apparently so. I have definitely shocked a few people who probably thought I would have been an easy game for them. Proved them wrong.

The usually Thursday morning for me. Music and coffee is a must. I haven't gotten out of my pj's yet and don't plan on doing so until the last minute. I spent last night reading so I slept in today. All the should haves and could haves are trying to give me a guilty conscience for not doing anything last night or this morning but I'm fighting it. Yes, I should have done laundry - and I could have done it - but guess what? - I didn't! I should have emptied my dishwasher and I could have done it but I didn't do it. (That one I can still do before work). 

I have a busy weekend coming up. Work at the Pub both Friday and Saturday night. It's been a while since I had to work both nights in one weekend but I'm looking forward to it. Good fun. 

Dyed my hair last night. Nothing funky. It was starting to get all dull and boring so I found a gorgeous rich chocolate brown dye on sale and got to work last night. (Yes, I'm the type of person who colors my hair at 11pm.) I like it.

And I'm working on my ideas for my next tattoo. And I can feel that I'm on the right track because I'm so excited. If only my tattoo guy would get his ass back from Miami so I can get some feedback and then start it up. I'll keep you posted! 

Okay - the plan is this: 1. Make more coffee. 2. See why my phone has been going crazy the past 5 minutes. WordFeud? 3. Empty dishwasher. 4. Fold clothes. 5. Take a shower. 6. Make more coffee. 7. Go to work.