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So much for  my try at getting back to blogging. Ended up with stomach flu instead, both of us. Daughter haven’t showed any signs of it but she so generously shared the whole thing with me. At least one of her class mates has had it so it was just a question of when really. But she’s been the sweetest girl really. On Thursday morning I knew things wasn’t going to end well and since it was about time to go to school I called and explained the situation, they were just happy we decided to stay home both of us. But from the moment I got out of the bathroom and threw myself on the sofa here in the livingroom she made tea and got me a cup, plus a glass of water and made sure I was ok. The rest of the day she more or less spent with me watching movies, playing on the computer, making some phone calls to grandparents and just taking it as it comes. Luckily enough I wasn’t that bad so I couldn’t help her get some food but the ache in my muscles wasn’t anything to laugh at, those achy muscles you experience when you’ve got a bout of flu and the fact that my back will kill me slowly if I’m not moving around a little now and then. The evening ended early with a splitting headache and some reading. Today has been a much better day, back to normal more or less with food and all. And the cat running around like crazy.

Apparently he feels he hasn’t got enough of his sleeping in lap time today so he’s cuddled up in my lap with an occasional grunt in protest if I move around to much. But no one forced him to sleep in the hallway since daughter got outside the door. I was home all the time, well one time outside the door for 20 minutes, and even singing along with some songs and trying to take out the tune with the flute so he couldn’t have missed someone being home. But he didn’t mind being part of the dinner, well, served in his bowls then, not our plates. It was fish buns and apparently veeery tasty.

Just a little “fun” part at the end. I read a comment from a friend on Facebook earlier today where she was upset over some people who persisted in giving her pamphlets regarding questions we might ask ourselves when we lose someone close. Questions like “is there life after death?” and such. She lost her sister who had cancer earlier this year and it is a painful loss. But she’s like me in one thing, she has a pagan belief and doesn’t appreciate having things like that thrown at her from a source she doesn’t want it from. I made a comment about people like that showing up at times like that because you are usually more vulnerable at times like that and might need someone to talk to or someone who might have an answer to what will happen now, where are they and such. It is at times like that one might search for spirituality/religion. I told her that I had been spared people like that, well the Mormons were coming by since he was baptised as a baby but never practiced and I declined their kind offer to help out if I needed any. And since then I haven’t heard from them. And as I sat here writing this, the doorbell is carefully used and I’m thinking that there might be some of daughters friends coming to ask for her, but outside there are two very obviously mormon boys politely asking for Micke while I try to keep the cat from running off into the stairs out of curiosity for what is out there in the big world. I tell them that he’s been dead for more than two years by now and they apologize immediately and tell me they didn’t know. Might be so, there are always glitches in registers now and then. One of the fun parts was when they asked if I was his daughter, well they couldn’t know, but I told them as it is, I was his wife and that he was only 44 when he died. They asked if they could help me out in any way and I politely declined and told them that I’m not into Christianity at all and doing well anyway thank you for your concerns. Maybe I shouldn’t say it out loud that I got the Jehovah’s Witnesses to stay away several years ago, they might show up too behind the door and they are a lot harder to get rid of!

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Yes, I’m back again. I don’t know what happened really, just to much of everything maybe. Mercury retrograde, loss of two aunts and a dear friend, time of year, something. I had ideas for what to write about but getting it from my head over here was not happening.

So what has been going on during this month that I haven’t been here? A little this and that. New family member arrived on October 31 and have settled in quite ok here. Kids week off school came and went, we have snow and colder temperatures and I haven’t done much tarot during this time so I have no new interesting musings about anything there really. I didn’t even get around doing a spread as I usually do on the 31st, Samhain. It was no fun all of a sudden so I’ve been having a break from it until some days ago really. Or if some friend really would like to have something sorted out and find out what is going on and where the problem really is. That sort of thing.

You want some photos? It will be a mix of this and that really, everything from the cat to nature and maybe some photos from the school that kids can come and learn to play instruments, arts, drama and all kinds of things in that way. This time they had an open house for kids 8-10 with something called the Ghost Tower where teachers and older pupils worked together to make lots of fun with spirits, ghosts and things like that. Oh, and the Festival of Light that has become an annual occurrence here in town when they do different things with lights and sounds around town.

Festival of Light Oct 31

Festival of Light Oct 31

Festival of Light part of the city
Festival of Light part of the city

Festival of Light in the smaller park

Festival of Light in the smaller park

The old cemetery November 1st

The old cemetery November 1st

Licorice - 14 weeks

Licorice – 14 weeks

Licorice - keeping an eye on things

Licorice – keeping an eye on things

Luleå November 14th

Luleå November 14th

Squirrels playing

Squirrels playing

Sun reflecting on the ice

Sun reflecting on the ice

First snow down by the river

First snow down by the river

Treestump just because I liked the differences

Tree stump just because I liked the differences

The waves frozen in time

The waves frozen in time

School - how to make a worry doll

School – how to make a worry doll

Ghost that changed color

Ghost that changed color

Lost parents - meetingplace on 3rd floor

Lost parents – meeting place on 3rd floor

Waiting room for spirit worlds liasion room and crystal room

Waiting room for spirit worlds liaison room and crystal room

Warning! Creepy, horrible nightmares! Do NOT open!

Warning! Creepy, horrible nightmares! Do NOT open!

The Crystal room. Help release the spirits from this place

The Crystal room. Help release the spirits from this place

The spiritworlds liasion room. Get in touch with the scary ghosts and living dead

The spirit worlds liaison room. Get in touch with the scary ghosts and living dead

Luleå November 22 -12C/10F

Luleå November 22 -12C/10F

Luleå November 22 closer to the river

Luleå November 22 closer to the river

Luleå November 22 rising sun and partial rainbow

Luleå November 22 rising sun and partial rainbow

Luleå November 22 blurry photo of rainbow again

Luleå November 22 blurry photo of rainbow again

Luleå November 22

Luleå November 22

Luleå November 22 birches and ice

Luleå November 22 birches and ice

 

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