Saturday, December 27, 2008
Last night Stig and I went to what is called the 2nd Day Christmas party which is held in a local building and a big event for all the locals. Only 300 and some tickets are sold, so you have to be quick if you want to get a ticket and go and I happened to work with someone who sold tickets so we were able to secure tickets pretty early on. Even though we aren't party people, this party was talked about so much that we figured we had to check it out and see how it was. We also thought our neighbours who we like a lot were going, but after we bought our tickets we found out they weren't going to be here for the party, then we started getting cold feet...especially Stig who really only knew this neighbour and was nervous because he didn't know anyone else. Well, I knew some people from work who were going and we were invited to come to a "vörspiel" (think I spelled that right) which means a pre-party, where you gather at someone's home before you go out and have some drinks and chat and are social and then you go out and party and then some people have what is called a "nachspiel" which is the after party...but we didn't get that far, too old...but we went to the vörspiel and the party and had a GREAT time. People were so nice and Stig and I even danced...let me tell ya, we can't dance, neither one of us....but on through the evening people had been drinking so much and the dance floor was so crowded that no one noticed when we snuck onto the dance floor and cut loose...when the songs ended we'd sneak back to our seats and act like we had been sitting there the whole time...hahahaha!!! Norwegians are fascinating in a party setting...they really relax, let their guard down and are pretty cool people. It's also interesting to have moved into a little community where everyone knows everyone and almost everyone is related in some way...because you hear the most interesting conversations. I was told I was like a "breath of fresh air" in this little community and that was fun to hear...I'm going to do my best to uphold that impression...hahahaha!! The day I start being compared to the locals I'm outta here....hahaha!
I've been thinking of colouring my hair, or getting some dark highlights at the salon, usually I do my own colouring but I've been bleaching my hair for that ultra bimbo look and my hair feels pretty fried...so I was going to do some darker stripes in my hair to give it a more natural look when my real colour was growing out...I have even set up a hair appointment for the 3rd of January for me and the girls. But last night everyone was going on and on about my hair, "what have you done differently Amy, it's gorgeous???" "Have you coloured your hair again?" I was like, I blew it dry for once and no, no more colour on my hair but I used a little tanning cream which might make my bimbo look stick out a bit more??? But the concensus was that it looked good, so I'll probably get some more bleaching and touch up my roots and a serious hair cure to give my hair a little boost from all the frying and when I go to the salon I might just get my hair ends clipped, haven't done that in awhile...so...I told Stig I think in 2009 I will try and be a little more girly. He laughed and asked what I meant, I said well I think when I met him I did more girly stuff, was more aware of my appearance but then I became a mom and we moved to an island where no one cared how I looked and I began to not care and after 12 years on that island you could REALLY tell I had given up totally...but now we are here and not that here is anything big, people probably don't care that much what I look like here but there are bigger citties closer to us where people do care so it's a little more tempting to try and make an effort then it was there on the other island. So I think I'll give it a go in 2009 and see if there is still something femine underneath this semi plump mamma exterior...hahahaha...wish me luck eh??
Attaching another lovely photo/view from our house...the sunrises are gorgeous and mystical these days. The temperatures are dropping severely and we aren't having any precipatation but we have gotten a lot of frost which freezes and looks so magical on all the forrest trees and plants. Kids are at the moment getting ready to go to the slalom hill and ski again today. It opened yesterday and the kids skied for three hours, today I think it will be four...they LOVE it. Sarah is a bit stiff...(That happens the older one gets) so she will stay with us this afternoon and we will run in and do a little shopping before we have to get the kids. It's going to be a relaxing day so I hope y'all have a great day also. I'm having company tomorrow so I'm trying to think if I want to bake something or make some real food...I'm kinda tired of baking right now...and my arse doesn't need anything more...oh the 1st of January can't get here fast enough.....what happens then??? Well, probably not much but you know the idea is to begin a healthier lifestyle...at least that's been the idea the last 10 years of my life...so we will see if anything dramatic actually happens this time...one must always live in hope right???
Be good and make it a great day folks!!!