Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Visitors!

Hi there! What is new? I took Felix to the doctor's last week, because his cough had been hanging around for aaaages, but it turns out he's fine. He's still a bit wheezy and snuffly, especially in the early mornings, but there's nothing to be done but wait it out.
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.

SQUISHY!

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..

In black and white because his skin is all blotchy and gross. Still cute, though.

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.


My dudes. They're my favourites.

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.

Okay, I think it's time to finally post this one, it's been a draft for about a week now. Hopefully I managed to change all the time-specific words so that it still makes sense, but if not, feel free to think of me as a timelord. I promise I won't mind.

4 comments:

Unnur said...

I love your posts Olga, when I'm back in Oz, I'll read and re-read them. Your dudes:-dad,Ross, Henry, Felix and Kristinn are my favourites too.

Gil Liane said...

I love your hair, & your blizzard video was crazy! Glad all the fam are well :) except for Felix's cold of course. It's pretty cool to think that kids can see their grandparents on skype anytime these days.

Gil Liane said...

I love your hair, & your blizzard video was crazy! Glad all the fam are well :) except for Felix's cold of course. It's pretty cool to think that kids can see their grandparents on skype anytime these days.

Maja said...

Yep, really loving your hair.

Don't you just love how there's nothing you can do for a sick baby than wait it out. I've been waiting out my cold for nearly 2 months. I think I'm at the end, no more coughing.

Goodbyes totally suck.