Picked up a few goodies at the store called Bik Bok as W waited with Miyagi at the mini park. We did get lunch prior. Actually it was breakfast for us. I woke up almost at 11 today then had to meet my mother in law. She wanted to take me to a store and buy me some house hold stuff. When I returned, W and I both got ready. Hit the streets of Sandefjord with Miyagi. It was really nice weather today! Had lunch at a cafe called Bakgården. I like their food, and their coffees are decent. (I’m so picky with coffee!) But they should consider serving ice coffees and not just hot drinks. I really wanted an ice cold coffee, but I had to settle with a cappuccino.
Caeser salad with chicken & bacon. Mmhmm. It was good.
I didn’t like this so much, I don’t like brie. If they changed the brie to anything else, it would be delicious!
I’ve noticed I’ve been slouching a bit ever since I came to Norway. People has always asked me why I sit so proper, or that I’m too poised when I should be relaxed. But now I’m so slouchy! Must fix this! It looks bad, and I don’t want to be a hunched over grandma in my far away future.
Miyagi. If you didn’t know, Miyagi is W’s dog. After we got married, we moved into another place, and the landlord doesn’t allow pets. He did say we can have the dog over a few days in a month. But the first few times Miyagi was at our place, he was barking so much!!! And we got in a lot of trouble. It’s sort of our fault. We’d leave him for a bit, and he’s the type to bark and bark and bark if left alone. So now when Miyagi stays with us, we don’t leave him alone. So we have to take him everywhere with us. Not easy. And to be honest, I really dislike dogs. But I’ve been trying hard to like Miyagi. My open
hatred dislike towards dogs has been causing a little bit of trouble within W’s family. My parents in law aren’t so happy with me that I don’t like Miyagi. But I don’t think it’s fair. I can’t help it I’ve always disliked dogs my entire life. Growing up we had a rottweiler, I didn’t like it so much. I mean I loved our rottweiler, but I thought it was smelly. My mother in law has pointed out several times that I have/had a cat. But cats are totally different animals. And my cat was indoor cat, even Nari (our cat when I was in high school) was also indoor cat. And my cats have always been groomed daily and washed often. We keep our house very clean, and that’s what I like. CLEANLINESS. I don’t like dirt, I don’t like people walking in around our house with shoes on. I want our floors to be clean enough I can eat off it. I’m not OCD, I just like clean. And dogs aren’t clean. Dogs go outside for many walks a day, and Miyagi loves to roll around in grass and what not. And he loves to dig his feet into dirt.
W is the only one that’s been praising me saying that he can see that I’m trying really hard to like Miyagi. I talk to Miyagi a lot, and although I don’t like to touch him or hold him. I still am friendly. Even at times when I think W is doing something that is bad for Miyagi, I make him stop. I do care, I’m not a cruel person. I don’t wish harm on any animals.
Sometimes my mother in law insists that we keep Miyagi, or she’ll talk a lot about how I need to bond or like him. She did once say that I need to like Miyagi, otherwise this is going to become bad/uncomfortable for everyone… And she’s completely right.
My uncle back in Korea has been raising Nomi for me with his family. One of my cousins has become allergic to Nomi, so they’ve decided that they need to give Nomi away. I have decided for Nomi’s best future, I need to let him go. We need to find him a permanent family who aren’t globe trotters, and loves cats. I don’t know what my future will be like, and I don’t think I will be living in Norway forever. So that’s another reason I don’t want to bring Nomi here. I can’t give him up again after bringing him here. And the main reason is because quarantine time in Norway for pets is 5 full months, and that’s with all vaccines and paperwork. That’s too cruel to leave Nomi in a cage for full 5 months. Anyways, I got very upset with my uncle when he told me they can’t raise him anymore. But then my uncle pointed out that I am in no position to ask them to raise Nomi when I don’t even raise my husbands dog. That really hit a nerve. But I started thinking, maybe my negativity towards this dog is bringing negativity and bad karma into Nomi’s life.
Okay I’m rambling too much. But I will continue to try to bond with Miyagi.. I don’t want to stress anymore. And I have a fear that if I am mean towards Miyagi, it will send bad karma to Nomi who’s across the world from me. Sigh. Life isn’t easy. Why can’t I be a dog person? Or no, even better, why can’t W be a cat person? Meow..
I have been trying to blog as often as I can, there are products stacked on my table awaiting their review. Expect another review up tomorrow or day after!
By the way!
For my current giveaway, I’ve decided to pick a winner on September first. Here’s the giveaway page. Good luck! Oh and I already have the products for my next giveaway.
Alright. Battlestar Galactica season 4 is awaiting me. (I love Battlestar Galactica. I wish there was more seasons!!)