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Photoblog 28

Friday, July 29, 2011

A picture of something you're afraid of."

For many years I had this unlogical fear - of crayfish:


August is the big crayfishmonth in Sweden - we boil them with lots of dill and eat while wearing silly hats and bibs - you should take one schnapps for each claw and there is a lot of singing... I eat them and I have been crayfishing in small creeks - but I have been hysterically afraid for live ones, could not enter the kitchen if they were still alive. My fear extended to crabs and lobster - on Arlanda Airport (stockholm) they have live lobsters in a tank you pass on your way to check in - I could hardly pass that of fear of the lobsters ... jumping out and coming after me... Totally irrational and I have no idea why. I decided to get rid of that fear and have gradually CBT - cognitive behaviour therapy - and today I am not sure that I would lift a live crayfish but I can be in the same room as them without anxiety...

The other thing I am scared of is:



very cold weather. This has a logical reason. When I was small we lived on a farm and it our house was badly isolated - when cold spells came our water and sewers froze. Living without water was ok but living without a sewer meant that there was no wc and I had to use a potty and I was really scared of slipping and falling of it and bathe in my own sh-t. Cars had no motorheaters in those days so cold weather also meant that our car would not start and I spent a lot of time pushing cars to start...

Later in life I was the manager of a 4H-farm (situated in the city for children to meet farm animals) and very cold weather meant that water pipes froze and I had to thaw it and ice by the doors made them impossible to shut. As an extra income we plowed snow so snowy weather meant that I had to wake up at five to see if it had snowed, in which case I had to go out and get the tractor started and plow a lot of snow around a school because it had t be done at 7.30 when the taxis arrived ( a school for retarded children)

Today I live in a well isolated house, cars have heaters and I am not involved with farm animals - yet I feel uneasy when the temperature falls to low.

  
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SILLYHP1953 7/29/2011 1:47PM

    I will not even eat crawfish, or crabs, or lobster...not if I have to take it apart. I will eat crab cakes. My ex-husband used to let some of the crabs out on the kitchen floor before he steamed them...to entertain our kids or him, not sure.

I'd say you have PLENTY of reasons to fear cold weather. Our electric went out the winter before last and I asked my dh to PLEASE buy and hook up a generator before last winter, but he didn't. Our winters are not usually like yours.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 7/29/2011 10:09AM

    I understand your feelings toward the crayfish. That is why I NEVER ate anything that looked like it crawled from under a rock, and today I eat no animal at all.

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INGMARIE 7/29/2011 9:55AM

    emoticonCrawfish yummy. lucky you, that is one thing i miss.
We can get them in stores here too but they are so small.
Glad you overcame your fear.
The cold weather ,I am afraid you have to live with. emoticon
Have a great weekend. emoticon

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CHIBIKARATE 7/29/2011 2:51AM

    emoticon i can understand but that was yesterday and today is a gift or move out of cooler weather hope it will het better i am working on my own past emoticon

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Additional thursday blog...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It is nice with the photoblogs because I get it done - the disadvantage is that other subjects get not written about.

This week has been bad. I started work after vacation and that is nice - except that I have a puzzle with the dog because I work half day from home and my discipline is not the best, I am finding it hard to be motivated - the next edition is not until the beginning of september and it is too easy to take it too easy...

We also have a lot of thunder and heat waves - Iīm not good with that kind of weather.

AND last, but not least, I have to muster the energy to write a letter to ex telling him that my daughter wants to move to me and i he does not let her go I will sue him... I absolutely loathe that!

So - off my chest, the day immediately got better!

  
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SILLYHP1953 7/29/2011 1:52PM

    Eat that frog!!!

Maybe if you pretend you're writing the letter for another woman and her daughter (who are in your same situation). Maybe that will help take out some of the emotion. You are a strong woman, keep reminding yourself!
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MRSMLBJ 7/28/2011 4:38PM

    I hope things turn out in your favor.

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KAMAPERRY 7/28/2011 10:47AM

    Will pray for a good outcome with your daughter!

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 7/28/2011 1:02AM

    I hope you do succeed in getting your daughter to be able to live with you. A daughter really needs to be with her mother.

Amber

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Photoblog 27

Thursday, July 28, 2011

"A picture of yourself and a family member."

I donīt have too many of those, mostly I am not in the picture because I am taking it...


this was taken more than a year ago... think we do another one this weekend when daughter comes! This is my family - that is me and my daughter.

  
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VALERIET52 7/28/2011 2:28PM

    emoticon a smile is worth a thousand words and SO possitive... thanks for sharing your wonderful smiles with us. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/28/2011 9:48AM

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SPMOM2 7/28/2011 5:29AM

    beautiful family

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LIGHTHOUSE0403 7/28/2011 1:23AM

  Cute!

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JANTWO 7/28/2011 12:53AM

    Beautiful!!!!

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Photoblog 26

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Your most treasured item."

It is hard to find out what I treasure... I think about coming home and the house would have been burglared and everything was gone - what would I miss most?

No, nothing is that important - but as I look around I see the dorr to my daughters room - and what is most valuable to me in my home are the signs that creative, loving people lives here. And my daughter seems to be expressing herself well, I love to see that door from my kitchen table...


I think it is a very normal door for an eleven-year-old. Her name, a note with "rules" for who can enter and when and aalso a teller of her mood (with a dot she can move from "jumpy" to "Angry" to "tired"..etc) A postbox for letters and a lot of warningssign for monsters and herself and cuddlybears... To have that door to looka at is precious.

  
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SEATURTLE86 7/28/2011 9:40AM

    Oh what a nice blog! Your daughter sounds very special and it is wonderful that you support her creativity. Your blog really did bring back memeories for me. When I was younger back in the 70's LOL I used to decorate my bedroom door. I would have themes for the holidays or just random fun stuff. It was a great way for me to express myself. Awww. Thanks for taking me down memory lane, I had forgotten I use to do that! emoticon emoticon
~Pam

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SILLYHP1953 7/27/2011 9:19AM

    I love your attitude and your daughter's door!

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Photoblog 25

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"A picture of your favorite super hero, and why."

My first hero was the Phantom - Fantomen in swedish. He was a serie strip in my mothers womenīs magazine and my brother and me were really impressed by him and his life. I envied him for Hero, the white horse and Devil, the dog...



Later on when I got access to real albums, superman was the most interesting, I really would have wanted to fly. But he has been sort of destroyed by all teve programs and films after so I donīt have that feeling of respect that I have towards the Phantom...

And I donīt know if itīs a superhero but a person I always wanted to read more about was this:


Mandrake - Another creation from Lee Falk. Maybe he was my role model for the interest in magical performances I have today... I loved the idea that he was just making the crooks believe things, there were no unreal things happeing "just" hypnotism... how cool was that?

  
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SILLYHP1953 7/26/2011 1:36PM

    I kind of always liked Wonder Woman, but I liked the Fantastic Four, too.

I'm not sure I knew about the Phantom, I don't remember my mother having any magazines. I do remember my step-father's Playboy magazines, but no superheros inside.

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KASEYCOFF 7/26/2011 3:03AM

    Oh, I remember The Phantom, Meddy - he lived in a cave in Africa, and he was really something like the third or fourth generation! I don't remember comic books with Phantom stories, but there was a large comic strip in the Sunday newspaper. I sort of remember Mandrake, but that too was a strip, not a book, and it wasn't in any of the local newspapers, so we only saw it occasionally.

Funny the things you remember, isn't it?
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