Monday, September 21, 2009

I Can See Your Halo

The blog has taken the back seat to other things during the last months. If it keeps up I might put it on hold all together, but for now I'll throw in another short update on life in general.

Florentin started school. (I'm living with a high school student. Go me! :D I will proceed to buy a red sports car and wear sunglasses inside at all times to go with my midlife crisis. ;-p) It's going well, and his Finnish is already so far better than mine it's scary.

The world's best Mansers brought forth a lovely future world leader by the name of Frances Lorelei, and she has the cutest little nose you ever saw. I don't want them to move, but it's not exactly like we mind putting more miles on the car to go see them.

Speaking of mileage, we've continued exploring Finland since we came back from the European tour. A couple of weeks back we travelled up to Jämsä to spend some time at the lakes there, we've spent several afternoons in Nuuksio, and this weekend we travelled via Kajaani up to Kuusamo and Lokka, before heading back through Rovaniemi and Kemi. Reindeers, lovely autumnal colors, a bit of alpaca yarn, music on the sound system and the kilometers warming up the Qashqai. Home is always best, though, and I think we'll spend the coming weekends in the Helsinki region. I'm travelling enough on business at the moment anyway...

Alongside, and perhaps because of, recent business trips to Stockholm, I built up a proper cold by the mid of last week which culminated in a relatively nonsensical fever session in Kajaani on Friday. Lost my voice Saturday morning and am still sounding like I'm strung out on bad whiskey and cigarettes. Meeting up with India-travel returnee Dave for beers tomorrow is bound to not help that at all :)

I've had a month and a half to get used to this new state of cohabitation. It's not easy, living with someone again after having the apartment to myself these last three and a half years. I can also feel how deeply the sense of loneliness from my attempt at a long distance relationship was lodged in my spine, and it is oh so difficult to shift. I think we're getting there, though. :)

"Hit me like a ray of sun burning through my darkest night.
You're the only one that I want, think I'm addicted to your light.
I swore I'd never fall again, but this don't even feel like falling.
Gravity can't forget to pull me back to the ground again."
Beyoncé - Halo (I Am... Sasha Fierce, 2008)


anniken said...

Jeg er så helt utenfor, altså! Kjæresten / samboeren er han som var en couchsurfer? Så stas at han bor der, kan tro det er overgang fra avstandsforhold, men selv er jeg tilhenger av det, altså ;)

C said...

Hehe :) Ja, det er ham. Tok en stund før det gikk opp for oss også, men det er ganske fint, altså :)
Du er tilhenger av avstandsforhold, eller at man ikke har avstandsforhold lenger?

anniken said...

Kan ikke skylde på at jeg er dårlig til å formulere meg på grunn av at det er tidlig på morgenen heller, pokker. Jeg mente egentlig at jeg er tilhenger av de mer nære forhold, uten at jeg har forsøkt avstandsforhold så mye, men innbiller meg nå at det er bedre å ha hverandre i nærheten. ;)

C said...

Man blir vant til både det ene og det andre, fort vekk, men det er ikke til å stikke under en stol at det føles veldig bra at han valgte å flytte dit jeg var :)