I’ve been crazy busy these past few weeks.
Work has been all consuming. The days have blurred by with meetings, preparation for the meetings, emails, presentations and yet even more meetings.
The evenings were filled with homework, after school activities, dinner preparations, and after Keira has gone to bed, more work.
And at the end of every night, I was so brain dead, I fall into an exhausted asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
There was no training done last week either. And consequently, no time for blogging.
As I sit here writing this catch-up blog post, I see that it’s very easy to fall into the trap of only remembering life’s daily routines and forgetting the special moments.
And I don’t want to remember all the boring stuff because, well, that’s just boring.
So, instead, I want to share some random posts of fun from the last several weeks. They’re much more special than remembering that I did the wash, or went to work.
Keira wins at tennis again
Keira and her team won the tennis tournament a few weeks ago. They really did well. It was so much fun cheering her on.
Biking in Trysil
During fall break, Keira and Per had gone to Trysil to go biking. They had so much fun, that we decided that we had to go back together as a family. And we wanted to do it before the winter set in. So here’s Per loading up the bikes a couple of weeks ago.
Per just got this bike rack before we left on our trip. It was so easy to get the bikes in and out of it.
We stayed at the Radisson Blu Mountain Resort Hotel.
There was a spa and a swimming pool, and games for the kids. Keira and her friend loved hanging out in the pool and the jacuzzi. There are two outdoor jacuzzi/ pools, about 4-5 indoor saunas and an indoor jacuzzi. The pool is also heated.
There were some really great biking trails for kids and adults alike. The trail was fun because it was windy and rocky. There was even a section with bike moguls. Keira and her friend were biking on these windy trails like a champ. Me? Well, I was kind of hanging in the back. Someone had to make sure the kids were ok, right?
We stopped at certain parts of the trail to build a pyramid. I think that it’s a marker that says, “you were here”. because we saw many of them along the way.
While Keira and her friend were building pyramid, I had to snap a photo of my bike. I loved my bike. It was so light and easy to maneuver. So glad the hubby insisted on bringing it with us. It fits me like a glove.
Here we are at dinner, right around the corner from the hotel. Best glass of wine I’d had in weeks. I needed some to calm myself down after that windy bike trail (where the kids totally kicked my butt).
Shopping with my best girl
Halloween was coming up on us fast and so we had to go shopping to find the right masks for out Halloween costumes.
And we couldn’t pass by the macaroon shop without buying some macaroons!
traveling to one of my favorite cities
I traveled to Copenhagen last week to visit one of our subsidiary offices. I love Copenhagen. The city seems so cosmopolitan. The people are really nice ad I love the energy that I feel there.
And I love staying at the Hotel Skt. Petri every time I’m there. The rooms are lovely. The staff is very courteous and helpful. I love getting pampered and I really feel it when I’m there.
The Halloween Bash
Last weekend, my friend Tracy threw a fabulous Halloween bash. I’d never been to a Halloween bash in Norway before and this was a great party.
Everyone had to dress up or no entry. So, kids and grown ups alike were dressed in costumes of ghouls, vampires, witches and the walking dead.
Here we are in all our Halloween glory.
And here’s Keira and me. She’s the Pokemon, Charazade, if you couldn’t tell.
The first morning run in ages
And last, but not least, this past Tuesday, I actually got my butt out of bed at 5:30am and went for a run. It was dark. And it was cold. But, I ran the 5K, albeit at a slow pace. It was good to run.
Here I am all sweaty, but happy. As you can see, it was about 6:15am and the sun still wasn’t peeking over the horizon yet.
Well, that’s it for the last several weeks. You’re all caught up now.
I’ve realized that although life can get really hectic and crazy, it’s also important to remember to stop and reflect on other things that make you happy too. Without taking the time for reflection, we risk that we don’t enjoy our journey.
Do you get overwhelmed by daily routine? Or are you able to stop and smell the roses? And how do you do that?