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Earthquakes during breakfast

Sunday, February 27, 2011

This morning (45 minutes ago) there was an earthquake in Reykjavik (Iceland) where I live and it was 3.9 on the Richter scale.

Now I am eating my oatmeal with blueberries and shaking with it!!!

Since I sat down and started eating we have gotten 3 small once!

The houses in Iceland are build to shake so there are no damage done (that I know of), but I will keep you posted if this starts to turn out to be a shaking day.

update: we have gotten over 200 earthquakes since midnight :/

update: 17:30 (IS time), we just had two more!

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GRACEISENUF 3/3/2011 2:31PM

    In Cali we get them alot too...hope it calms down!

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IMAGINE_IT 2/28/2011 3:19PM

    And you blogged?? I would have been screaming and hiding under or is it OVER a table?? I am glad you safe!! Because i see Sunday's blog emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 2/28/2011 4:07AM

    Seems like the whole world is shaking, we had quite a few last week but all settled down now!

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LKEITHO 2/27/2011 9:52PM

    Wow! That has to be quite the experience! I hope everything is in one piece!

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CINDYC53 2/27/2011 2:11PM

    I'm glad you haven't had any really big ones - and that your buildings are made to withstand the shaking! Thanks for keeping us posted...

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LDRICHEL 2/27/2011 2:02PM

    Oh my goodness! Take care of yourself, hon!


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HEALTHY4JEANNE 2/27/2011 11:15AM

    Praying that the earthquakes will stop soon!
:) Jeanne

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CODEMAULER 2/27/2011 11:12AM

    Oh, Barb! Shaking your oatmeal is not necessary!


Seriously, I hope that you and your loved ones remain safe. My husband - who loves your blogs, too - is scouring his favorite seismology sites to get a better idea of what is happening in your corner of the world.

For anyone that wants to see where DH gets his info:
On the front page, there is a link to the Seismic Monitor, FYI.

Stay safe!!


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STLRZGRRL 2/27/2011 9:55AM

    Oh, my... you are doing a better job of reporting than our Yank newswires, B...

Good job on getting the shaken oatmeal in you!!

(Ya, I'm one of your readers who doesn't tell you so... but I rely on our Watermellen-- and her friendfeed-- to let me know you're ok up there!!)

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LAURIETAIT 2/27/2011 9:47AM

    I hope you don't get shaken out of bed in the morning! One of the good things about Manitoba is there are a limited number of natural disasters we have to endure.The ground is pretty solid beneath our feet. We do get the occasional tornado or flood though. A little shake up might be preferable! Take care.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/27/2011 9:19AM

    Wow, you sure are handling this calmly!

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TEDDYBABE 2/27/2011 9:14AM

    Stay safe. I am from So Cal originally and know that feeling all too well!

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WATERMELLEN 2/27/2011 8:17AM

    Oh, my -- you are "matter of fact" because I suppose you're accustomed to this? but it sounds a little scary to me: hope that all is well!!

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TWOTIMESS 2/27/2011 7:35AM

    I hope you will be OK! The volcano and now earth tremors! It would be fun eating jelly during the tremors - wobble!

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SHEILA1505 2/27/2011 7:28AM

    Hope that things have settled down a bit now - it was incredible for me to be sharing it with you from so far away!


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GYPSYROSEANN 2/27/2011 6:45AM

    Oh, dear! Sure hope that volcano isn't fixing to erupt again! Please keep us updated so we know you're safe! (Hugs)

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_AIYANNA_ 2/27/2011 6:26AM

    Ouch!!! We get plenty of earthquakes here in Greece so I know the feeling. I'm glad everything's OK. I hope the rest of your Sunday is quiet and shake-less!!! xxx

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Saturday food blog with pictures

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Today I let myself to get some sweetmeat. I know this is a diet page, and I hope I will not make you brake by seeing these pictures, but when I was eating it (and enjoying it) I recognized that I have gotten a lot of opportunities to eat sweets and I have said no to them way more often then I said yes, but I have only said yes to unhealthy sweets two times (the ice cream on Wednesday when my friends invited me out for dinner, and now today)

So tomorrow is my last day of picture food blog, and I have had a lot of fun doing this! I have learned that I am not eating between meals, but I guess I could eat a little bit less :) but tomorrow it will be clear if this kind of eating is making my fatter, thinner or if I am stabilized.

My goal is not gaining weight and not losing it when I am healthy, but soon I will go to chemo once a week and I guess I need all my strength then, because I am going to be sick four days a week.

I see that I am eating a lot of bread, I could eat less of that (but I am not sure), but I eat fruits every day and vegetable and that is a good thing :)

I recommend you try this, it is FUN! :)

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ACTIVE_AT_60 2/27/2011 7:07AM

    Be careful with all those pictures - All your SP friends may show up HUNGRY at your house. emoticon emoticon

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DEUSMACHINA 2/27/2011 12:19AM

    Oh that waffle! YUMMO!!

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LKEITHO 2/26/2011 9:53PM

    Too tempting!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/26/2011 7:48PM

    It all looks yummy!

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GRACEISENUF 2/26/2011 4:59PM

    I want to come eat at your house, tee hee! That waffle looked great and so did the salad (on such a pretty plate too).

Healthy and YUMMO looking!


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SHEILA1505 2/26/2011 4:27PM

    Mmmm - you lost me today - all that gluten!!!
I think you have done very well this week - lots of healthy eating and thank you for sharing the pictures.

Strength, hugs and love

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Food blog of the day

Friday, February 25, 2011

Nothing happend today :) I was a the Light (the cancer support center) all day and ate there breakfast, lunch and coffee during the afternoon :)

Here are they pictures :) Only TWO DAYS LEFT!!! :)

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GRACEISENUF 2/26/2011 5:01PM

    I LOVE food blogs and I too enjoy posting them lately.

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CINDYC53 2/26/2011 1:18PM

    I've loved these last two blogs! Your food looks so delicious - I find myself wondering what some of the dishes are called or what ingredients they have. If you have time and you do another food blog, maybe you could identify the meals - ? Love all the colors & textures, too.
You looked wonderful yesterday with the bags - and I think it's so neat that you have the Light where you can get support & strength.
Thinking of you! xoxo
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WATERMELLEN 2/25/2011 8:58PM

    What a fabulous service: and yummy looking food!!

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LKEITHO 2/25/2011 6:00PM

    That last salad looks really good! I'm going to have to make something like it for supper.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/25/2011 5:01PM

    emoticonThat is making me hungry!

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LAURIETAIT 2/25/2011 4:51PM

    That is a great support center. I know you said it is free. Who funds it? Is it private money or the government? The food looks delicious. Eating like that everyday will keep you healthy for sure.

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CODEMAULER 2/25/2011 4:24PM

    How yummy and healthy! That sounds like an amazing support center.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Food blog and sewing

Thursday, February 24, 2011

You should know by now that I am the type of person that take every opportunity that comes in my hand and sometimes I say yes before I know exactly what I am saying yes to heheh :)

So, yesterday when my friend from the Cancer support center (The Light) asked if I would like to come with her this evening to the Light because there were some chefs coming, I said "Yes" with out hesitating.. and didn't ask anything.

So when she came on Facebook and said "See you in 30 minutes", and I said "WHAT! IT IS ONLY SIX A CLOCK AND I HAVE NOT EATEN DINNER!!" I got rather nervous because I like I said hadn't eaten anything (since lunch) and I was just going to cook some chicken...


Well I taught my husband to cook the chicken (he have never cooked a kitchen in the oven before) and then I ran out feeling rather hungry...

When I arrived I was really surprised!! This was a cooking course!!!! WOW!!! How grate!!! Indian food.. Excellent!!!

Then I remembered that I am taking pictures of the food I am eating (WHAT TO DO WHAT TO DO) hehehe... I must admit that if I hadn't been taking the pictures I have eaten more, so perhaps it was a good thing I was in this picture mode :)

This made me think that we are constantly going to get into situations that we have not organized and it is in our power to take control and even though I wanted to cheat and don't take picture I thought "NO you are not going to do that! This is live, you just take control and don't over eat!"

So I didn't and I put a lot's of vegetables on the dish!

I must tell you that this evening was grate! I just loved it!

Here are the food I ate today, and YES! I sewed SIX bags today!!!

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IMAGINE_IT 2/25/2011 9:33AM

    YUMMY!!! Loved the cucumber crackers (or how we call it in Germany: Knaeckebrot!! well on second least it looks like it may be Knaeckebrot..i may be wrong!! where are my eyeglasses..hahaha) I am glad you had fun and got some delicious food on top of it emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thanks for sharing with us..and by the look so beautiful and happy!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 2/25/2011 1:12AM

Grab the tiger by the tail and go for it!

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SHEILA1505 2/25/2011 12:54AM

    OMG - those cakes - with the coconut and slivers of almonds - they look like one of the South African Malay staple foods - aniseed koeksusters ( sort of sticky donut but not like USA!!) deep fat fried and guaranteed to give indigestion - but who could ever resist. (This is when I feel grateful for being gluten intolerant - hehehehe!!)

Looks like you are being well looked after by friends and family - that's good!!


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WATERMELLEN 2/24/2011 10:35PM

    Loved the blog, the bags, the food -- and your smiling face!!

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IRONGRANNIE 2/24/2011 10:21PM

    Great bags! How do you find the time to do everything you do? Are the days longer in Iceland? Maybe 28 hours?

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LKEITHO 2/24/2011 9:23PM

    You certainly eat much more interesting foods than I do!

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LAURIETAIT 2/24/2011 7:42PM

    I love Indian food! There are tons of East Indian kids in my school and sometimes I'm lucky enough to sample food by Mom. Sooo good. The bags are gorgeous. So colourful! You are such a busy, productive person. You make me feel like a slug! You inspire me to go and get things done. I think I thank you. :D
Have a terrific evening!

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GRACEISENUF 2/24/2011 5:59PM

    Your food once again looks amazing. Love the bags and you are just way to cute! So photogenic.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/24/2011 5:56PM

    emoticonLoved the food and loved the bags! emoticon

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Best friends ever

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OMG! Do you know what my friends did ???? They took me out to dinner totally surprise!!! My sister called me today and said, do you want to come out to dinner with me before we meet the girls in the knitting club ?

I just said yes, but asked if we could go to a special place called American Style, she just said yes, but asked if it was OK, if another friend of us would come with us. And that was totally fine.

This was just suposed to be a casual thing, we do this often before we meet for knitting club.. well ok..

They picked me up, and then the other friend said, "hey my husband got this gift card on the Hamburgerfabrik, is it ok to go there ?".. I just said yes, but when we drove over the place was packed with people, I said to them that we would not get a table, but they replied really quickly "We have a reservation".

We got out of the car and walked to the restaurant and then I started to see some familiar faces!!! But when we got in the knitting club, plus other friends were there!!!!! ALL FOR ME!!!.. because of my birthday, and the C thing :) :) :).. WOW!!!!!

I am taking picture of everything I eat so *sigh*, this day went a little overboard, but! I got the healthiest on the menu, and because it was a surprise dinner and my birthday I got free Ice cream from the restaurant that I ate but I tried to enjoy it as much as I could!

Here are the food pictures for today! :) (see the lasagne, that is vegetable lasagne and instead of cheese there is coconut *mm yammi*)


p.s yes this is the wig :)

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IMAGINE_IT 2/25/2011 9:38AM

    You have some good friends..but you also deserved emoticon on a nice surprise and emoticon and Happy late Birthday...the Food?? Oh my goodness!! I am getting hungry just looking at the pics..i bet it was tasting so gooooooooood wasn't it??!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IRONGRANNIE 2/24/2011 10:19PM

    What a lovely surprise and you still did the photos! How good are you!.

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LINDA! 2/24/2011 3:02PM

    You look beautiful and what a special day!! The food looks yummy!

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FRACTALMYTH 2/24/2011 2:46PM

    You look beautiful and your hair really suits you :D

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CINDYC53 2/24/2011 1:09PM

    What a wonderful surprise and wonderful day! You look radiant, happy, and beautiful - and your meal looked fantastic! So happy for you :)) I'm glad you have such special & thoughtful friends. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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TWOTIMESS 2/24/2011 12:42PM

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What a nice bunch of friends!

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    You look fabulous...and so does the food! What a lovely post... emoticon

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ACTIVE_AT_60 2/24/2011 6:34AM

    Love the story. Great friends you have - surprising you like this. I had to look twice to notice it was a wig - and then I read it is a wig.

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_AIYANNA_ 2/24/2011 4:49AM

    What great friends indeed!!! :) I'm glad you had a good time. Your wig looks great and the food looks really yummy ;)

P.S. Thank you for the recipe xxx

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SHEILA1505 2/24/2011 12:31AM

    Yes - those friends are "treasures" - lovely food pix too

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CHOCMOM 2/23/2011 10:50PM

  Great Friends, Great looking food and Happy Birthday! emoticon emoticon

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LKEITHO 2/23/2011 9:49PM

    What a wonderful thing for your friends to do! The wig looks great!

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ELYMWX 2/23/2011 9:24PM

    Looks like a great time!

Good looking wig, too. My dad's didn't look all that good :-(

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WATERMELLEN 2/23/2011 8:46PM

    What great friends!! You glow!!

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GRACEISENUF 2/23/2011 7:11PM

    Looks so delicious! Your new hairdo looks terrific! It looks so shiny and natural and you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Happy belated birthday to YOU!


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LAURIETAIT 2/23/2011 7:08PM

    The wig looks great. And the dinners too! You have great friends. Glad you're feeling well and looking so good. emoticon

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BECKYR16 2/23/2011 6:52PM

    Looks like fun!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/23/2011 6:47PM

    So happy for you. Glad you enjoyed your ice cream! Love the wig! emoticon

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DUMBELLE 2/23/2011 6:38PM

    How sweet was that! The food looks scrumptious!

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