Monday, August 29, 2011


Day care is shut down for a week for maintenance purposes, which means I got a good excuse to put my studies on stand by for a little bit and hang out with Silja full time. So I am currently the mommy strolling through the sunshine with a coffee in hand and lots of time to stop and explore all the things that catch those little curious eyes. It's the greatest! Bjarni, who is green with envy of our vacation mode, compensated tonight by a large pitcher of Sangria. I'm sure that makes for some great research.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hot hot hot!

Today was one of those days, where everything seem to happen at a slower pace due to the weather. 36 degrees. That's HOT for Northern European like us. It was too late, too hot and presumably too crowded to head to the public swimming pools after returning from day care, so what to do then? We ran to the nearest spot in the shade in the park with a washing tup with cold water, which made it out for our own teeny little kiddie pool. Silja was entertained, and I got to lay down and close my eyes for a little bit. Not bad at all!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mundane Weekend

This weekend was a trip to the market, to the library, and to the park.
It was a brunch date with a friend and a beer late at night.
It was a mom who spelled her name in kids blocks and a dad, who put the teddies to sleep.
It was a husband writing dissertation, and a cooking-cleaning-baby-entertaining-not-enough-studying, but-its-okay-wife.
It was nothing in particular, but it was good!

Tomorrow is a holiday in Austria, so our weekend-mode continues.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

International Matters

Yesterday on the way home from Kinderstube a shop owner came out the door of his shop, stopped us and handed me this little ball for no apparent reason. I asked why, but he just smiled and went inside again. That was very sweet. And it's not just any little ball -- it's a little globe. Weeh!!

Anyhow, I wanted to mention the Expat Center here in Vienna. I don't know who follows this blog, but I do know a few stop by via Expat Blog. I had a meeting with them today, because of my thesis, and they were so friendly. They provide free consultancy to expats or expats-to-be on all sorts of practicalities related to moving to and living in Vienna. I should perhaps also say that their definition of expat is very loose, so international students, foreigners who themselves move to Vienna because of a job, foreigners who have lived in Vienna for years and years, spouses etc. They all fit the category. -- So, just a reference if needed.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Yellow & Red

3rd picture is reaaally nice Colombian handmade hammock I got for my birthday. We drilled a BIG hole in the ceiling to hang it up in our apartment only to realize the ceiling couldn't carry all that wait, which has put the hammock project on indefinite hold. Now we just have to figure out how to cover up that hole for the landlord...
The thing on Silja's head is an (Austrian?) birthday crown, she got when celebrating her birthday in day care.

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