Friday, July 1, 2016

Post 41! Yes, I'm back... For now :)

When the kids have their summer break, mommy has very little time to do anything so my blog posts will be a bit spotty this July!

So far, their vacation has been filled with playing outside, cleaning their room (that's right, they still need to pitch in), baking, farting in mommy's face when she's doing her exercises, visiting friends and running around screaming.

There are times where I think the time doesn't pass. Today is not one of those days. I look up from the Banana bread we were making and it was already past noon! I say Banana Bread but my kids tell me it's pronounced BAANAAAANAAA BLURRRRRRRD, minion style.
Their dad has been gone for about a week and a half (read as, Please, send mommy coffee and chocolate to keep me sane.) with work and is due back on Sunday. We hope.

So far the weeks has been brilliant but then again, I am Icelandic and for the national football team to win their match against England, it was a pretty good start. Now, Icelanders wait for Sunday when the team faces off with France. Whatever happens, it's going to be a great night! Of course, I'll be donning similar gear as the picture below.

Now, my kids have their time on the Ipad/Playstation and I decided to use my time to blog and write.
There's something  deeply satisfying to write about murder and mayhem while the family is home... Oh, wait, that's just me?
I kid... Mostly.

The ants have been suspiciously quiet lately... I don't trust this and it turns out I was right when yesterday I found one crawling on my calf! EEEEEEEK. I want 5000 points for not screaming but calmly flicking the bastard off and crushing it with a chair.
Ok, maybe the chair was a bit overkill but, it was handy.

There's been a lot of rain this week so the kids are restless since they can't stay outside as looooong as they want but it's looking up... ish.
I will try to post at least 2 a week but we'll have to see how that goes. I hope everyone had a great week.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Post 40! Yes, we made it!

It's Post 40!

I'm sure you've learned a lot from my previous blogs. I hope so.
It would be appropriate for me to have some words of wisdom, something amazing to say on this wonderful Friday. Something life-mending, love-affirming and smart.

But I don't! :)
That's right, I got nothing.
     Iceland won their game on Wedsnday and I couldn't be prouder! Next up, England! Looking forward to that.
     My kids are starting their summer vacation, wonderful. Also, really tired already :)
After a blissful break with my war against the ants, I have seen two today... Time for some more poison!

Oh, and I made a lemon cake for the first time! Delish!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! I'll see you all on Monday! 
Don't forget your homework I assigned in this blog. There will be a quiz! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Post 39. The Game is tonight!

TONIGHT! Iceland vs. Austria!!!

If we don't win tonight, we do not continue! So, when those Vikings start cheering, Cheer with us!

Can't wait for the game!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Post 38. Good weekend, leads to good week? I hope .

The weekend was wonderful. 

I got to hang out with my brothers, my sister, and her fiancé on the Icelandic National day. We made Tapas, (not traditional for Iceland but it was DELICIOUS) and my kids had so much fun they were asleep before I exited my sister's parking lot.

      On Saturday, we carried out a sneaky attack on the ants. We got a powder on their walkway, which they will then pick up (or it will stick to them) and they will carry it back to their lair (yes, still referring to their hill as a lair) and they will all die!! MUAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. 
Oh, man, it sounds really, really bad like that doesn't it? 
Well, they woke my Viking by invading my house. 

After Operation Stealth Kill, we played outside with the kids until it was time to dinner. We had dinner early because Iceland was going up against Hungary in EM! To say the game was good would be an understatement. Unfortunately, the game ended 1-1 and Iceland has yet to secure their place in the nex round (I have no idea what the sports term is for it) We are eagerly waiting for Wedsnday where Iceland must win Austria to continue. (Yes, I know the meme has nothing to do with that game but I think it's funny!) 

On Sunday we went for a drive, going through some of the towns around us. While the kids were playing at a playground, the Hubs discovered a Zoo only 30 minutes away and they had Monkeys!
It was one of those places where you get a bag to feed some of the animals. 
Let me tell you, feeding an Emo hurts!

All in all, great weekend and I'm ready for the last week before my kids have their summer vacation. AKA. The time to drive mommy insane! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Post 37. Revenge of the ants!


Last week, I made a post about the war me and the Hubs had with ants suddenly coming into our home. A week later, I started seeing them again, venturing into my home but always near the same spot. So, obviously, it was time to get serious! 
        Those little suckers are still trying their hardest to invade my home! Seriously, they won't take the hint. I finally found a tiny hole in the wall where they were coming inside. So, I filled the hole with pesticide and sealed it off with some stick gum. 
I was feeling pretty damn good about myself until I finished cleaning the room and got to the corner furthest away from the hole. Because on the floor, there were a bunch of dying ants. 
It was clear they have a tunnel in the wall. 

       After freaking out, because I was now officially a mass murderer, I destroyed the evidence quickly and gave that corner a good round with the pesticide as well. 
After cleaning up, I get a watchful eye on that corner, trying  to figure out where their exit had been. 
Later in the day, I got a visit from the sister and brothers. (That's right, I called in re-enforcements) My brother tracked the ants outside so we now know kinda where they are getting into the house. 
My landlord, who lives above me, has also been noticing some ant traffic into his home. He told me we would have to find their lair. Okay, he said nest but lair sounds cooler! 
This proved difficult until my son found it. 
My GOD! 

       Their lair isn't too far from the house but it is a huge hill and from where I stood it looked like a writhing, pulsing nightmare! 
We've already gotten some advice on what to do and are taking measures to... 
How do I say this?

Today, however, I busied myself by getting some sealers to seal off any and ALL cracks/holes in my apartment in an honest attempt to keep them out while I wait for their untimely death... Muahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha! 

(Ok, I really need a break from this ant business and pesticide!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Post 36. Let's do this!

Super short, cause today is B.U.S.Y!!

Yes, the Icelandic football team tied with Portugal yesterday. Poor, little Ronaldo didn't take it very well. But, hey. We, as a nation, are proud and happy about it.

Now, on the other hand, I have a summer festival to attended today, held at my daughter's pre-school. There are snacks to bring, chairs to put out and so on.
Of course, it's raining now, for the first time in a week or so. The summer festival is outside and as I understood it, the kids have prepared artwork to show to us, the parents and family members. I hope it can stand rain.

Now, where are all my plastic containers to put the fruits I need to bring in?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Post 35. A post I never wanted to write.

I've been keeping silent on my FB, Instagram, and Twitter about the attacks on Pulse, the nightclub in Orlando. Not because I think it doesn't concern me, not because I don't want to comment. It's the simple fact that nothing I can say is going to make this better.

As a human being,  I sat in front of my computer after my Hubs woke me on Sunday morning, reading article after article about the horrible events which, at the time, were still unfolding. My heart hurt and my stomach clenched. Trying to make sense of such violence is impossible. Nothing can make me understand how one person can hurt another. Not hate, not anger, not ignorance. There is no good reason. None.

I can't imagine what the families of this tragedy are going through. I know no one who lost someone that night. Yet, I find myself heartbroken and angry. I am angry this happened, I'm angry so many people lost their lives so senselessly.

I feel helpless. I want my children to live in a world where they can grow up safe, where they can go out to party without worrying about horrible things happening to them. I want for them to study whatever they want and be safe at school. I want for them to be able to support whatever political party they want and be safe. I want my children to practice whatever religion they choose, or don't, and be safe. I don't want them judged by their skin, sexual orientation or beliefs. I want my children, and everyone, to be safe.
There has to be a way to stop these horrible things from happening all over the world.

I know all we can do is keep living our lives and being true to ourselves. I will not let this, or any other event, stop me or my children. I will fight hate with love and darkness with light.
I just wish... I wish we didn't have too.

All my love and sympathies go out to the people who lost someone.

Gunnhildur, a citizen of the world.