3 weeks in Maine *swirls of happy faces and hearts* Yeah, I'm cheesy.
I have to say, I am SO looking forward to being in the US again. I really want to see some of the differences between the US and Finland, now that I have a VERY different view on things. Like - what is this with checks? Why can't you pay your bills online like we can here in Finland? (If you're wondering wtf I'm talking about, just ask, I'll explain more if anyone wants to know.)
Not 100% sure yet just what me and my hubby are going to be doing. Meeting people and seeing places is Numbah 1 at this point. We might to New Hampshire... they have a westenr hat store there, which I couldn't find in Maine. But we'll find out when we're there. We're going to go to Bar Harbor and Bangor. Hopefully take a tour of Acadia National Park
We're going to SPOIL ourselves on this trip. Micke DEFINITELY deserves to be spoiled rotten. He's been wanting to visit the States since we was a kid. So - it's finally about time!!!
If there is anyone that would maybe wanna see me, lemme me know. Micke and I are going to be busy going places and want to take it quite easy in between so I'm not sure when I could meet someone unless we met in town (like Portland) or somewhere or if Lys invits you over to her place But that's totally up to them!
I'm busy being a squirrel and gathering up Finnish yummies to bring to the States - for Lys and my sisters. Am trying to find some good bag to keep it all in so that nothing will get squished or break, which would suck butt real bad. So, if you know me and know that you want to see me when I'm in Maine, maybe I could bring you something? I have to ask to be paid back though. The only one who doesn't have to pay me back is Lys - but then again she can't think of anything she'd want anyway But I am still bringing you guys gifts, you can't stop me! (If you don't like it, I'll devour it, muahahahaha).
The only thing that is annoying is the H1N1 flu that's going around -_-* But they're saying it's more like a normal flu than say bird flu, meaning it's not as bad as they first thought. Then again, the reporting on the H1N1 virus has been kinda scattered and whatever so I'm myself not sure at all about deathtolls or anything like that. But we wait and see how it all develops. It's not a KILLER FLU that's taking over the world - at least not yet.
Been busy with school work and taking it easy. Lots of tests coming up. Psychology on Thursday and English on Friday. 3 tests next week, including Childcare. I forget what the other 2 are.... We're also going to go on a school trip to the "allamazingNOT" Helsinki and do some school-related visits there. Hopefully it will be fun and I'll learn something interesting. We're going with the school's van - all 7 of us (incl. teach) - so let's seen then how far we get........
Working on a gameboard for Physics/Chemistry class. It's about additives in food and all that. Hopefully it will be a fun game that people will want to play. There's another class that is going to have to play the games that we make, harrharr.
I've been getting this kinda feeling lately that I'm drifting away from mah Maineh-roots and becoming more and more Finnish-Swede. Which in a way is good... but at the same time I like my background coming from Maine. It is soooo good to have this trip to look forward to. I know I don't have great if any contact with the people I once knew, but there's many of you I still think about sometimes and hope you're doing well. A few of you are here on dA and I check out your new art/journals, but I really suck at commenting on things. Maybe I should try and do that more often - but if I do, I feel like I'm butting into someone else's business, since I'm not living in Maine anymore. Dunno if that explination makes sense...
ANYWAY - I'm hungry and it is time for luuuuuuuunch. SMAKLIG MÅLTID! (=bon apitit)
Have a good day! PEACE (8D