Stars and stripes and whatnot!

Last night me and my hubby decided to invite friends for a belated celebration of Independence Day (July 4th) and Canada Day (July 1st). My husband has worked and lived in New York City for many years, and he is very much an American at heart, although his passport says Canadian. I have lived both in the US and in Canada, and my experiences were very different. I think it was due to circumstances and place, but I never felt at home in Farminton, Maine. Also, I worked all the time, and nightshift, and that is when my sleep problems started. Combined with  a recent break-up with my longterm fiance before moving there, it felt like a stressful time in my life.  So my memories of living there are not so cheerful. In Calgary, on the other hand, where I went to University of Calgary to get my Master of Social work, I felt so at ease fast. I loved the city, although I was stunned my the fact that downtown (where we lived) was empty after 5pm. I was wondering what people do, and where they hang out. Definitely not downtown, which was more an office area. But, I still liked at we had two minutes to the tram that would take us where we wanted to go, or we could walk. I loved the wild bunnies at frequently spent their time in the city center. I met some absolutely wonderful people, whom I consider good friends, and I will always miss having them around. It is strange like that; when you have called someplace else a home, you will always miss somebody. Being there I missed my family and friends, being in Norwsy I miss Canada and my friends there. But, luckily I have my husband here. That is an even longer story, and for another day;-)

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Red, white and blue. Stripes, but no stars:-)

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Got enough to drink. Margaritas, Strawberry Daquiries, cider…..

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Yum, dessert! And, of course: red, white and blue muffins:-) And grilled marsmallows!

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Dress from Helmut Lang, shoes from Michael Kors, nail polish from Essie.

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