I know i said i had a vlog coming out.. but i’m going to have to film it over again i think even though it looked really good, i think the wind interference is really annoying! It really bums me out but it happens, i haven’t actually vlogged with my new little camera so i guess this was the learning curve. In the mean time i finished putting this video together with clips from when i was in Denmark. This is the magic of home coming and shows how Denmark makes me feel like i can do anything.
I officially received my accepted letters through email today, which was nice! I was starting to grow a little concerned they were going to forget. Looking through the attachments i grew a little anxious due to unforeseen payments i’ll have to make, that weren’t listed on their website, but living in America i’ve learned to always expect to have to attend to hidden payments for absolutely everything — doesn’t mean it doesn’t bum me the hell out every time, know what i mean? Im not saying its only America — it could just as well happen in Denmark too.
Either way — i can’t wait to get started, as i’ve been saying for a long time now.
I’ve been lucky enough to have been off from work since Thursday. I took my free day on Friday — it was a Christmas gift from work that we could take one day off in the year without it counting towards our severely meagre vacation or sick time. On top of that today was Martin Luther King day and so was also a day off from work; so i got a good four days off and it was almost perfect, definitely needed. Unfortunately today i’ve spent in utter pain. Unable to move without shooting pains in my lungs and chest. Im stubborn as a mule, and likely equally stupid when it comes to advice — i refused a trip to the emergency room and a visit to the doctor, because i know they’ll want to run any test they can even if its unnecessary. If i were in Denmark or in Texas — i’d have gone, but i will NOT pay for medical help unless i’m at deaths door if I’m in neither place. However, i’ll ask Jack to go if he’s not feeling well. Haha. I’m dreading a very tough day tomorrow if i don’t feel any better. I have time for one sick day but i don’t want to use it unless it’s an emergency or something. This is exactly why i hate this kind of lifestyle — i don’t like having to be accountable to someone else and have someone else decide what i can and can’t do. It doesn’t bode well for my soul. How do i get through it? I remind myself that its temporary.
Bring on 2020 when i start a new path!
Needless to say, today i’ve been immobile and useless. I genuinely struggle to sit and do nothing, i cannot do it! As we all do when we know we have days off coming up, i had plans and things i’d like to get done. I wanted to start working on my Denmark video, write some and read some. I wanted to pack and so many other things. I got a lot of cleaning done, worked out and edited a few photos, we even ventured out into the baltic night last night to film time-lapses videos, but I’m never satisfied, do you know what i mean? I want everything on my list completed to feel like i accomplished something. We both managed to catch up on some rest from our trip though, finally — and really thats what we really needed.
I am home for christmas!!
I hope you’re all doing really well. Denmark is gloomy and laddened with fog, and has been since we arrived. I’ve missed the dark winter days of Scandinavia. Its so cozy and peaceful. I miss it even more now that im here if you can believe it!
I’m currently blogging from my phone as i didnt want to lug my laptop around with me. I hope this works so i have easier access to blogging on the go. Anyone else ever use their phone for blogging?
I wont be loading camera pics while im away, but i actually love to just include phone pics because its easier sometimes and makes a nice change ya’ know?
We arrived a few days ago but it took about two or three days to get over the jet lag. Yesterday we went to Kolding to see mormor, morfar and farmor. We also did some christmas shopping and had pizza for dinner at the mall with my mum. It was a great day but we were completely exhausted .. our body clocks are running on empty. I visited my favourite shops and got a few goodies in the clearance. I will never buy full price if i can avoid it.
I utterly stuffed my face with as much ryebread as physically possible since i got here. Its a little disgusting hahaha. I wish i could eat it everyday at home but i can’t bake it successfully yet, especially in Wyoming with the altitude.
The trip here was awful, i wont pussyfoot about it. Terrible! There was a baby with the shits onboards and almost right next to us so the air was tainted in baby poo… imagine smelling the same baby shit for 9 hours. I was livid. Said baby also cried the entire way. We have bwen lucky with our trips to Dk but this one was shite. The lady next to Jack was practically in his lap, and completrly crazy, the whole time and we only managed to get to the bathroom once when she ventured awat muttering sweet nothings to herself.
But we had no real delays or issues. It was pretty painless. My film for my polaroid was destroyed evem though i requested them to hand check it but it was still put through the xray. But oh well!
Today we spent a lovely day in Bogense where i bought some Danish childrens book and a Norwegian christmas book. I also got some 100% wool yarn and cotton/linen yarn on sale. There are two lovely yarn shops in Bogense with beautiful wool yarn in stunning shades but they were very expensive. When i get paid maybe i could buy some. Its the type of yarn i wish i could in the USA but i still havent found it there yet.
Anyway, i must leave you as i am getting tired. With any luck you’ll get to go gome for Christmas too. God jul!
Thanks for reading!
They could easily have be used as weapons in a town that wasn’t big enough for everyone.
No i didn’t read the instructions.
I had assumed these griddle cakes were supposed to be the same size as biscuits.
They’re supposed to be american pancake size-ish not hockey puck size.
If you ever get a chance to have one of my griddle cakes — you will be full for a week.
So… they’re perfect for the trail if you’re close to starvation at any rate but they’re definitely not for those with weak teeth or dentures.