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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

One of my chornicle has been shared over 3000 times whoppeee I am going viral! To be honest it stresses me a little, I wrote a piece about egocentric behaviour, I did it as a reaction that swedish shop organisation has decided that "activity bracelet" is the christmas gift of the year and underlines the fact that you can share your exercise achievements on facebook - at the same time as we are having a big discussion about the ro9mari people that is outside every shop, begging these days - people feel uncomfortable about them and there are opnions that they should be forbidden and sent out of the country.

I write this chornicle every friday and it is about small stuff and big stuff and mostly it is very lightweight and a little daft... and now I wonder if I am expected to become serious and write about important things will be good practice for me to keep on writin what I like to write about and neglect expectations from people who want to worship me..."Santa Cecilia" is NOT me emoticon

Lunch yesterday:

Gulasch-soup with sour cream

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AJDOVER1 12/4/2014 4:55PM

    The only expectations about your writing that matter are your own. Congratulations on reaching such a wide audience.
I love your food picture, it looks yummy!

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LJCANNON 12/3/2014 12:40AM

    emoticon Congratulations on going VIRAL!!
That is GREAT!!
The soup looks DELICIOUS!!!

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INGMARIE 12/2/2014 2:29PM

    Soup looks good. emoticon

I think you should write about what what comes to your mind
why worry about what others want you to write?
You are good at what you do and Keep It Up emoticon

Oh, "Santa Cecilia" I like that emoticon

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JITZUROE 12/2/2014 1:45PM

    Awww jeez that looks delish!

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2015TODAY 12/2/2014 9:42AM

    Your soup looks wonderful.

I hope you will keep writing what you WANT to write! Your voice is so powerful no matter what you write about.

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JOYINKY 12/2/2014 9:07AM

    This was sent to me by a friend this morning, seems a good time to share:

" And every day someone will drag you by the hand, yelling "This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!". And each day, it's up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart, and say "No, this is what's important." ~author unknown

Trust your instincts! Be well.

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KESTRYLL 12/2/2014 8:45AM

    Lunch looks good!

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Time to photofood again - yesterdays lunch was salmon with rice and coarrots and aioli sauce (garlic, sour milk mayonnaise):

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 12/2/2014 6:14PM

    That looks REALLY good, but that is a whole LOTTA dressing!!!

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AJDOVER1 12/1/2014 4:56PM

    very nice!

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INGMARIE 12/1/2014 7:24AM

    Looks good. emoticon

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2015TODAY 12/1/2014 5:05AM

    emoticon Looks good!

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Crazy days...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Opening night went well:

Sold out (70 people!) and the audience was really happy.
On the way to the theatre we stopped by the gas staion and bought some gingerbread, buns, cookies and "julmust" (swedish soda for christmas) , did not even try to get to the food store since there was a lot of people out shopping this saturday... We did have time to clear the visible mess but it was far from clena - and nobody minded of course!

Now we are off to a town 80 km away to do a fire show - and hopefully we will be back in time for my daughters bus back home...if not I will have to drive her and that is another three hours in the car that I honestly hope not to have to do... and then it is deadline week coming up although I feel rather confidant, maybe because I am sort of energetic and I don+´t know if that energy comes from the morning smoothie that I have taken two days in a row (yogurt, banana "Mighty greens" rose hip and turmeric) or if it is the fact that I managed to get everything workin and my car is standing in my garage, fixed yipeee!

I will plan my food and photo it for a week, even if it looks like dog food... I feel motivated to take care of my health... it is all energy!

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AJDOVER1 11/30/2014 4:38PM

    What a relief to get the car fixed!
I'm looking forward to your food photos

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INGMARIE 11/30/2014 10:01AM

    way to go, glad the car is fixed, emoticon
The show was a success to ,congrats. emoticon

Energy well it is possible it is your breakfasts, I suggested to a friend to start with smoothies to and she reported the same, alert and full of energy.
I have been doing this for almost a year now and it is great.

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JOYINKY 11/30/2014 8:26AM

    Wonderful ending to November and start of December! Here's to your health! emoticon

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2015TODAY 11/30/2014 7:35AM

    Never mind how the food looks.... it's what is in it that counts!

I know that green smoothies support my health in many ways. When I stopped taking them (twice) within 2 weeks my nails started to get very brittle and broke off. Went back to having them: nails were growing much faster and were strong again. They never were strong before I started having green smoothies daily, a few years ago.
Victoria Boutenko writes that many people report having more energy because of green smoothies. So, here you go! Enjoy!

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Not so beautiful food...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Maybe I should go back to phographing my food and presenting it in the blog... the other day I looked at my plate and realised that it looked like a bowl of dog food... I had fried kale and spinach and onions and bell pepper and then mixed beans with come cream and blue cheese and stirred in it, very yummy but looking like ... can´t write that.

But right now it is very busy - we have opening night on our christmas play today and it has been many rehearsals. And to draw attention to our website we announced a Lucia contest - this is me contributing:

I am very proud of the crown, it is not easy to sew in kale and I used a drill to make room for the cake candles in the "candle" carrots...

Changed to winter tyres thursday and was very pleased with life until I was taking off for work yesterday - and the car did not start at all. After a lot of research, calls and googling I a)learned that it was 99 procent the crank position sensor and I tracked on to a shop in town, but then googled for instrucitons and realised it had to be changed from under the car and I can´t do that on my driveway, it has to be in a repairshop - wich it will be today, my ex-brother-in-law lives acrodd the street and has a workshop so we are going to tow the car there and hopefully the porblem will be fixed by tonight.

But I had to rent a car to manage and since we hve the opening tonight, my daugter is visiting for the weekend and we have a fireshow at a christmas market tomorrow I am dependant on having a working car... and it was cheaper to rent it for the weekend than hust for 24 hours so it is okay really...still a little nervous that it might not be the problem that I have gotten a spare part for... but there is nothing I can do with that, it is "just" car trouble, nothing to really care too much about.

Healht - I am not doing too well. Food is slipping and it is really hard to get myself going to swim or exercise... I lack energy and I know I would get more if I lost some punds and worked out to raise my fitness.

It is fun to play the accordion though...

I of advent tomorrow and a nephew has invited himself with kids to my hous today to do some "pyssel" - craft? When you produce christmas tree ornaments or liuttle angels or ..whatever. I am happy that he wants to spend time with old auntie but it means having to clean the house and I don´t have that much time so the day have to be overlooked and planned - no "sacrificing" cleaning or foodmaking, I will rationalize and make the most important things and daughter will have to step in and help...

They are not here to inspect the dustrats (they can pet them...) they are here to have fun with auntie so it is good if auntie doesn´t collapse crying from exhaustion...

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LJCANNON 11/29/2014 11:57PM

    emoticonEnjoy your nephew and your Family! The Dustrats can go play with their Own Families!!!

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AJDOVER1 11/29/2014 10:47PM

    You are so right about your nephew not caring about your housecleaning!

I recall your lovely food photos. Your meals were so well presented! I believe it motivated you to eat healthy portions as well.

I wish you well! emoticon

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INGMARIE 11/29/2014 4:03PM

    They are not here to inspect the dustrats (they can pet them...) they are here to have fun with auntie so it is good if auntie doesn´t collapse crying from exhaustion...
I was going to tell you the same.Dust rats are there for kids to pet. they do not bite back LOL
Love your Lucia outfit it is lovely.Good luck with the performance and
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas ,Happy New year . Happy Chanukah, Epiffany etc.
Enjoy the season and ,be happy. emoticon

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JOYINKY 11/29/2014 10:13AM

    What a busy season! I hope you are enjoying it all! You make a wonderful Lucia in your creative crown; you should be proud! Enjoy the holiday season but remember to take care of Cecilia too! Hugs. emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 11/29/2014 5:13AM

    love the picture - and the fact that kale is now so readily available, for years i have lamented not finding it in sweden and finally, this past summer it was there!

and remember - bättre lite smuts i hörnet än ett rent helvete! my mantra - nephew and kids are there to see you and have fun. that's the main thing!

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2015TODAY 11/29/2014 4:47AM

    Wow, I don't know how you do it all, Meddy. No wonder you don't have energy for EVERYTHING you do. You do so many things.

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Points again!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I have obviously slacked in my sparking so I have not noticed that there are now more point levels to go for - yipeee, it was sad (and weird) to notice that once I reached the highest level I started to slack in my spraking as weill.

Now I only wish they would bring back the "huddle" function it sort of made it easier for me to visit teams better.

I have finally been to the indoor pool - bougt a six month card andnwill start going on weekend mornings again, that will be nice.

At work - a little slow which will fire back in two weeks when deadline is coming up - but if I pull myself together it will work out nice. Let´s hope for that.

Yesterday I went for lunch music/soup in the church that I am building a habit of visiting when they have this arrangement. I have inspired two friends to come as well, we meet there when we can and chat for a while. Yesterday only one of them would come and she had messaged that she would be late so I listened to the music and started eating alone. A woman came up and asked if I wanted to be alone and then joined me. She belonged to a bible study group which inspired me to converse about the fact I heard a professor say on teve - that homo sapiens has so far (as we know) been the first specie to pass knowledge on to their children - the neandertal (?) people did not know this they have concluded as their tools where pretty much the same for 200 000 years, while homo sapiens has gone from stone axes to distance drones in about 10 000 years. And that the transmission of knowledge meant socializing and when uýou start to train children to become socially acceptable you also implan a more sophisticated fear and fear without love is the source of evil... and suddenly I got what the apple and adam and eve and original sin means... a very interesting conversation that jumped around in philosophical areas and my firend joined and contributed also - this is the friend who works with Bowen family system in her job as a thereaput. We laughed a lot and it is really interesting how a conversation like that can brin a lot of energy!

Top story of our paper was a 70 years old lady who was found dead in her flat - and died probably two years ago. The first thought of everyone is "what about the smell" and nobody can explain why nobody has felt or reacted to any smell - after two years there are of course no smell anymore... but the lonliness that it is a sign of shook us all and we havebeen talking a ,lt about how our society today works.

Then we learned that the lady was norwegian - many poor norwegian moves to sweden after retirement as it is much cheaper to live here than in Norway (they found oall that oil and are now a lot richer than us). And she had her pension money on autogiro and her bills paid by autogiro too, and obviously had no closer realitves and had not wished to become friends with the neighbours...

It urges me to appreciate the present and be as loving as I can, because life is both terrible and wonderful...

Yesterday night I visited my friend that lives close and is a very sad person - she focused most on bad things happening and yesterday she asked me how worried I was about Putin. I have to say "Not at all" as I am terribly lazy in following the news and it worries me more that lille old ladies dies alone in my home town than all the conflicts in Ukraina. Because the later I can do absolutely nothing about, while I can be a better neighbour/friend/realtive... and it is sort of ironic that my friend knows what happens in Ukraina but had not heard about the lady being dead for two years - which has been all over the local news for two days.

Gave me somthing to think about again...

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AJDOVER1 11/13/2014 5:16PM

    It's always good to read your blogs. Enjoy the pool this season!

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LJCANNON 11/12/2014 6:11PM

    emoticon Congratulations on getting back to the gym/pool. I love my Saturday Morning Water Zumba class.
emoticon I totally agree with you about being more concerned about the Lady who died alone in her apartment than about the Political Situation. Such a Sad commentary about the world today.

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JOYINKY 11/12/2014 10:06AM

    As usual, I enjoy your blogs because they are always rich with things to think about. You have an interesting circle of friends and I have no doubt you would be missed! Sad when someone dies alone and unnoticed. Thanks for sharing.

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INGMARIE 11/12/2014 7:56AM

    Back in the pool ,way to go.
And the discussion over lunch ,sounds like a lot of fun and insights.
I guess we all read the news differently, so sorry for the people who live and die alone
without anyone missing them.
And as for Putin ,well I am worried, he will try to bring back The Soviet Union in all its "glory"and more if he can.

Glad you had a great day. emoticon

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FREGGIE 11/12/2014 7:03AM

    That was a wonderful discussion you had!
We had a case of a woman dead in her house for 10 years recently... in Rotterdam. She too had autogiro... She had a daugther but they were not speaking - the daughter had rang the doorbell wanting to bring her mother flowers a few years ago and then thought that her mother still didn't want to see her....

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KLH702 11/12/2014 2:05AM

    Glad you're back and the pool sessions sound awesome!

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