May 24, 2012

Posted by Rie On 11:50 AM
I said goodbye to my dad here a couple of days ago. I hate goodbyes. I always cry like a big baby and it sucks. And it sucked coming back to an empty home - I guess I quickly got used to having him around. It was nice. It was cool just having him a part of my Danish life - showing him what I do, who I hang out with and where I live. He came and went as he pleased but we were able to spend lots of time together and I liked that. It's really hitting me now that they are so far away and even though I love living here, I miss my parents and friends in Canada so much. But it's the choice I made when I decided to stay here.

So here's the story of his trip here. (Yes, I know I'm not even done with the Story of Canada 2011 but that'll come....) He celebrated his birthday the day after he arrived and the sun was shining. Gorgeous day to go for a long walk out here in Vejle.

Dad writing to Mom, letting her know that his trip went okay. 

Happy Birthday! A little gift basket from his sister. 

Vejle Harbor. Gorgeous day. 

Dad with his sister and her husband. Coffee and chatting. 

The weather is just wonderful right now. 20 degrees and it's not even lunch time. I have to work this afternoon and evening so I'm going to cut this post short and go outside with my book. I'll be inside all afternoon so I better take advantage of the free time I have for sunshine.

I hope you all have sunshine too and have a great day!

May 20, 2012

Posted by Rie On 1:23 AM

Saturday night and the goodbyes for dad have started. We spent the day with family today and since dad is leaving very early on Tuesday, he said quite a few goodbyes today. It's never easy...

I can't upload pictures since I'm blogging from my phone but I can promise you that we had a good day and I'll post pics soon. Probably after dad leaves because I'd rather spend the last few days with him and not in front of the computer.

I hate goodbyes.

May 6, 2012

Posted by Rie On 11:48 PM

Just installed the Blogger app....

Posted by Rie On 11:07 PM
Can you hear it? Listen really hard. Still nothing?

It's because there is nothing to hear in my little apartment other than my table creaking, me typing and the occasional car. No tv. No music. No talking.


And I like it.

I love music and listen to it all the time. I love my family and friends and talk to them often. I don't need a tv but it's on as background noise at times. But right now, I'm embracing the silence and I'm taking a minute or two to enjoy it. It's been a busy week and even though I had a good time either working, hanging out with dad or hanging out with friends, I feel I need a quiet night to myself. So it suits me fine that dad is out and about, doing his own thing while I'm home.

Shhhh..... Silence is not always scary. 

Having dad around is pretty cool. We haven't spent this much time together since I moved from Canada back in 1997. I like my dad. He's a fuddy duddy at times but I still love him. I like the fact that he's starting to feel comfortable enough here that he can just come and go as he pleases, do his own thing and enjoy his visit here in Denmark. I had a good talk with mom this evening, before she had to take off to the vet. She's pretty cool too.

I consider myself to be lucky. I have parents that are actually neat and fun to talk to. I can talk to my mom as a "mother/daughter" and talk to her as friends. I can hang out with dad alone here at home or I can take him out with some friends and drink a beer together. Yes, my parents are also my friends. And that's where I think I'm lucky.

Dad in the kitchen. 

Waiting for our train to Copenhagen. 

Anyways, it's Sunday and I'm soon off to bed. Maybe I'll bring a book with me to bed. I was off work Friday from the club and there I was the responsible adult. Laundry and stuff like that. I napped and then took off to work at the Pub. Quiet-ish night there but still ended up being home late. Ate breakfast with dad and then napped when he left. Did some shopping for a birthday gift and got ready to celebrate one of my best friends here in Denmark. We partied it up Saturday night and again, it was early morning before I got home. I think Dad thinks I'm crazy but that's what I do. Slept a couple of  hours Sunday and got up, feeling tired but not hungover. Did some grocery shopping and then basically just enjoyed a quiet day here at home.   The week starts over tomorrow - work, work, meetings and then more work.

I haven't blogged all that often lately but I promise that once my every day routine gets back to normal, I will try to keep up the blogging again. I like to write. I like to babble. Here are some random party pictures.

Rie and L. That's our outfit when we are working but I was off that night. 

Caught off-guard. Rie and J. 

S. and me. Love her!

Time for me to go home. And make faces at the camera.