Ein Gutes Wochenende

...a good weekend.
(and an exciting month coming up!)


Art left us for 8 days on Thursday night to head on over to the motherland (his first time since we moved here) for a work conference at Penn State. I have to admit I was a little sad and nervous to be alone for over a week..kinda pathetic, let's buck up bimbo, but so far, so good. Had a more eventful weekend than usual and will say I partied it up..at least in my sad, lowly standards.

Friday night I had drinks and went to a movie (the first one in over a year) with some Canadian girlfriends I met in the English Club and Saturday night I went over to friends' Thomas and Ania's place for a little grilled Swedish fare.

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They live behind a huge house really close to us in an old stable-converted-to-apartment. They cooked up a typical Swedish meal complete with grilled salmon (on the mini grill), herring, potatoes, special Swedish sauce and lots of Swedish alcohol (straight from the local Ikea). It was delicious.

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We sat outside, had access to the big, pretty backyard of the mansion and the nice night. We were there from 7pm til 2 am chatting and havin' a grand ole time. Thomas was trying to serve me 'old fashioneds' around 1:45 am. I took them....like a fool.

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Ania and David (the other American at Art's institute..Amber's husband.)

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probably time to wrap it up

Now, we've already skyped with Art (5am his time) and we're back to regular weekday life. We've got boatloads of visitors* coming shortly after Art gets back and I'll be travelin' some with Mom, Pops and sista...really looking forward to it!

* Come one, come all! for some reason, it seems to happen that our visitors come within the same couple of weeks staggered. Bring it on...

july 5th - 9th : Art's old buddies will be coming to his university for a summer conference. Luca from Trieste (who studied at Texas A&M for a year) and Ryan, bestie from PhD days at A&M, currently postdocking at Imperial in London.

july 7th - 9th : my brother Chris and his wife, Lindsay, stay in Graz for 2 nights after heading to Paris, Provence, Switz and stuff. We fine dine and have a grand ole time (as Lindsay is my age and a friend before she married the old brutha!)

july 10 - 19 : Dad, Mom and Molly arrive in Graz after Paris..we go to Salzburg, Prague and Vienna too! (Molly comes armed with three suitcases, a teenager's drama and sisterly fun fo' me!)


4 comments:

Molly said...

Party girl! Save the best visitors for last :)

Dana said...

lucky, lucky Molly :)

Rachel in Graz said...

I´m sooo looking forward to reading about your whole let´s-do-Europe-in-a-week en famille experience!!

Kimberly said...

Have fun with the wisitors!!! Get some naps in, too!
My mom comes Monday. Woooo hoooooooo!

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