While we were in the waiting room, this older gentleman was being wheeled around by a nurse; she parked him and got him a glass of water. 'Is this poisoned?' he asked. 'Mm-hmm', she said, and nodded. Then she turned to us and shook her head, as if to allay our suspicions that she had, in fact, poisoned him. Don't worry, lady, I figured you were probably just joking. Or maybe it was a sneaky double bluff? I'll never know.
|That weird expression on my face is because the weird expression on his face is accompanied by gagging noises.|
My dad left on Thursday and it was so sad to see him go. I really got used to having him around, so the house felt a bit empty after he was gone. I'm so glad he came to visit, and that we got to have lots of one on one time - which we admittedly often spent just hanging out, not really talking about anything in particular. I'm sure I read a word for it, something like passive socialising? Ambient company? Whatever, I'm sure you know what I mean. Being comfortably quiet together is one of my favourite things.
Henry hasn't really gotten upset about his afi leaving (yet). I'm not sure if he understands anything about distances involved, so it's just normal to see people in person sometimes, and then on skype at other times..
And Anja arrived on Sunday! We drove to Akureyri to pick her up, and had the worst ever weather on the drive home! The road was still marked as open on the website, but we forgot to check the 'weather' part, and it turns out there was a blizzard covering most of the pass. So Ross had to drive reeeeally slowly because the visibility was so bad - we sometimes had to stop and wait for a snow flurry to die down so that we could see the next post showing where the edge of the road was. And on top of that it was really hard to tell how far along the road we were, so we figured we'd passed the worst of it about an hour before we actually got there.
Anyway, at least we made it, although the trip took about an hour longer than usual. And hey, it could have been worse - Felix could have been awake and crying, instead of sleeping happily through the whole thing.
What else? Not much. Anja is having a pretty low-key visit; she's got some work to do on her computer, so we're mostly just pottering around and hanging out at home. It's quite lovely. She and Nina have gone out walking every day, so my dog is very pleased with that turn of events.