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Sunday, December 17th, 2017
4:57 pm
It is December again
I have mailed all my Christmas cards, both international and domestic, and round up the year that has again been going too fast. I am doing well, thank goodness though I have taken my flu shot to make sure I will not be ill. At least I have done my best to make sure of that.

Workwise I have gone from the place where I have been working to work in a home for elderly persons. I have more hope of getting a good job with a decent pay here and I like my colleagues as well as those who live there. I will go on a meeting the 15th of January and will know more about this after that but I am feeling quite good about it.

Choirwise things have been nice, I have sung with my choir three times which have felt well indeed. We will have a feast the 20th of December to round up the semester and plan for the next one.

Tomorrow I will go on a Christmas feast with some friends which will be nice indeed. Some food, some drink, some singing and generally having a good time is good for all of us.

I hope all of you are well and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If the weather is nice as well, that would be a bonus.

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, September 25th, 2017
12:23 pm
One step closer
I am happy to be able to tell you that I have reached another goal. I have gone below 105 kg, now I am going for 100 kg. Wish me luck.

One year has gone since the surgery and I am happy to lose weight in a calm manner. If I eat slowly I avoid a food pileup which isn`t nice at all.

Choirwise things are going well, we have sung once in church and will do so again next month.
Friday, April 7th, 2017
8:46 pm
I can tell all my friends that I am ok but feeling royally pissed off. According to what I have heard an Idiot stole a truck and drove it down Drottninggatan (Queen´s street) in Stockholm, running over people walking there. It is a pedestrian street and cars, trucks and other vehikles are supposed to drive slowly if they drive there at all. The police are hunting this Prise Idiot and I hope they get him quickly.

On a different note, I am doing well and have reached my 110 kg goal. My next goal is to reach 105 kg and I am on my way there. It feels good to get slimmer and it is also easier to move around.

Choirwise things are going well, we have been singing before audiences two times and will do so again 14th of May. I am looking forward to that.

In the meanwhile I hope all of you are well and send hugs to you all.

Current Mood: angry
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
7:15 pm
More good news
I received a letter from my GP today which makes me very happy. My cholesterol levels are so good that I can remove my cholesterol pill from the pill plan. It felt truly good to remove that pill from my pill collection. I will leave more bloodsamples in March to make sure nothing bad has happened but at the moment this means I have gotten rid of three pills a day. Go me.

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
6:28 pm
The sad and the good
I heard the news about the hungarian teenagers who were killed in a bus accident in Italy. Nothing is known about the cause but I hope the police officers will be able to find out. In the meanwhile I hope those injured will receive the aid they need.

On the good note, I am well and hope to remain in good health. I have lost some more weight but haven´t reached my 110kg goal yet. I have however been able to remove my diabetes pills from the daily pill plan. I have left blood samples to be examined for cholesterols, hopefully I will be able to remove that pill also but I don´t know yet. I will probably receive the testresults next week.

Choirwise things are well, we started practices last Wednesday. It feels good to sing with my friends and we do well together.

Let´s hope that 2017 brings good news in bucketloads and bad news in small drops.

Current Mood: Mixed
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
12:21 am
Mail report
I have sent all my international Christmas cards which is a relief since they take some time to reach their destinations. Next time I will send all domestic Christmas cards, as well as gifts to family members. I believe they will be happy to receive them.

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, December 5th, 2016
7:20 pm
Update five
I have the joy to inform that I have reached my goal of 115kg, in fact I have reached 114,5kg. Now my goal is to reach a weight of 110kg but I am not in a hurry to get there. The coming month is so much about food so I can´t always stick to my diet, by recognising that I am sure that I will do my best to stick to it.

Singing on the First sunday of Advent went well, now I am looking forward to the feast we in the choir will have this month. Next month we will start our practices early in order to sing as quickly as possible.

Current Mood: happy
Monday, November 7th, 2016
2:48 pm
I went to Södersjukhuset today for a meeting about my surgery and how I feel now. I have reached my first goal and come down to 120kg, which is a relief. My next goal is to get down to 115kg but I am not in a hurry to get there.

Choirwise things go well, we have started to praktice what we will sing the first sunday of Advent. Some songs have to be there but others are changeable.

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
10:34 am
Update 3
I am feeling well so far, my weight is goding down and I need to put some more holes in my belt. I keep the steady pace of weightloss and hope it will keep goding this way.

Choirwise things have gone well. We are practicing for the next time we sing together.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
9:05 pm
Update three
So far things have gone well for me, I started to eat normal food last wednesday and I have been able to do so. I need to be careful with the amounts of food I eat and the speed I eat it in because eating too much or too fast isn´t good for me but so far I have done well with a couple of hickups. I have lost a bit more weight which brings me closer to my first weightgoal. That is good indeed.

Choirwise things are going well, we sang last sunday in a church in Upplands Väsby. I had never been there before but it was nice and the congregation wellcomed us warmly. Next time we sing in public we sing in our usual church.

I hope all of you are well and that good luck will follow you and yours.

Current Mood: good
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
11:31 am
Update 2
I have visited my GP in order to have the staples removed. The wounds looks nice which is a relief. The skin near one of them is irritated but that wound is on my side so that is to be expected I guess.

Tomorrow I will try to eat regular food, hopefully it will go well.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
8:50 pm
Update one
I am doing quite well today. My wounds hurt a bit but not too much and I use painmeds to make the pain bearable. I weighed myself yesterday for the first time after the surgery and had lost about 2kg since the surgery. That is good indeed. I intend to weigh myself once a week to make sure that I loose weight in a calm manner. I want to loose weight but loosing lots of it in a short time is not a good thing.

I will go to my gp next weeks in order to have the staples removed. That´s right folks, the surgeon didn´t put me back together with sutures but with staples so I feel like a stapled book. So far I haven´t bled from the wounds and haven´t felt any sign of infection.

Tomorrow I will go to my choir to practice a bit, I am sure they will be happy to see me again.

Current Mood: relaxed
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
1:43 pm
So far so good
I feel a bit tired and sore at the moment, small wonder since i went to Södersjukhuset in Stockholm last tuesday to finally have my stomach surgery. You don`t go through surgery without feeling it afterwords. My wounds, small as they are hurt a bit and my stomach is a bit swollen but I am able to eat even though it takes a while. Small matter, I am not in a hurry so I will let healing take its time.

Choirwise things have started well. I missed last practice since I can`t be in two places at once but I hope to be able to go next time. It will be nice to see my friends.

All in all, so far I am doing well and hope all of you do the same.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
11:37 pm
Time flies
I am happy to see spring coming, looking at the flowers make me happy indeed. At the same time I can´t help wondering where time goes. Time passes they say but I have the feeling it flies.

Singing in the choir goes well and we will sing in church on Sunday. It will be nice to sing together with the others who come.

Current Mood: good
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
9:08 pm
The last month of the year
I can´t quite understand where the days have gone. It feels like October was last week but the fact is that we have reached the first of December and the year is almost over. *shakes head* I hope the coming year will bring good things to all of us.

The neighboring house is getting full of life again which is good indeed, particularly now when it gets dark so early. Next year they will start emptying the house after that in order to refurbish it, I am sure those who live their do not look forward to moving.

I sang with my choir the First sunday of Advent, I love the songs of that day and it is so good to sing them.

Current Mood: Puzzled
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
6:14 pm
Thoughts about Christmas
I haven´t thought about Christmas yet, neither the gifts I would like to receive nor the ones to give others. For me it feels like summer was last week but the fact is clear, next Saturday is the 31st of October so some plans need to be made. One of the items on the list is what to give family and friends as Christmas gifts which is a pain in the backside. I mean, what do you give someone who has everything? What I can say is that an image of how you regard winter would be very nice. What do you wish for Soledad? For that matter, what does your mom wish for?

Tomorrow we go back to normal time (or winter time as some call it). I have moved the hands on all watches save the one on my computer which changes automatically. I guess I will enjoy the runrise coming earlier for a while but we are still going toward the dark time of the year, particularly November which is my least loved month. O well, life can not be fast forwarded and the Advent time will come soon enough. One day at a time.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Monday, September 28th, 2015
9:43 pm
Going toward authumn
According to the calendar we have now reached autumn, but it doesn´t feel that way yet. During the daytime it rather feels like late summer while mornings and evenings feel colder. The sun is shining most days which I like a lot. Autumn is coming, Sweden is after all placed where it is, but I hope it can wait a while longer.

The neighboring house has been refurbished and the people living there have started to return. It is good to see the lights returning to the windows where it has been dark for about a year. I am sure they are happy to come back even though moving is a pain in the backside. I am also certain that they will like what their apartments look like now, not to mention how they feel. I know that I do not miss the drafts from the edge between the windows and the wall.

Healthwise I am doing quite well, the cold is gone with only some coughing left behing, the legwounds continue to heal and I look forward to the day when they have healed completly.

Current Mood: good
Friday, September 4th, 2015
7:06 pm
Some thoughts about a fic and other matters
To begin with, a fic idea that has been going through my head for some time which has made my Tolkienrelated ficwriting more difficult. The idea is basically borne from an image from the police-series about a police officer who wants to join the army in the beginning of WWII. He is not the youngest amongst the officers and very skilled at what he does, a reason for his superiors to stop any transfer to any part of the armed forces since they want him to stay where he is, much to his anger.

The image is of a man who tells another man, suspected of espionage, that he is Henderson and works for the MI5, the organisation that deals with spies within Great Britain. The point is that he is dressed in a wide brimmed hat, black leather coat and as far as I see it black shoes. I didn´t see much of his pair of trousers but I believe they were black also. He shows a badge or some other thing, very briefly as I recall it so the badge could be from anywhere. A scout organisation for instance.

I am wondering about a fic along these lines. A woman stands in the docks in a Magistrate Court, near the swedish embassy in London. The woman in question met this Henderson the 16th of April 1940, fitting with the image. He has been sent to get the woman to go to the MI5 somwhere in London, something she is not aware of as she has no idea what MI5 is in the first place. She has however been in Berlin, probably as wife to a swede working there and has seen the SD in action. Consequently she is unimpressed by the man she meets, dislikes his clothing on principle and declares him a false police officer. She receives aid from a man working at the embassy which leads to the end of that particular scene; the latter man and the woman walk away from the meeting with agent Henderson who says to the embassy man, an attache in my minds eyes "your embassador will be informed about your thwarting of justice" while the latter replies "you do not need to, I will inform him about your attempt to kidnap his wife. Whitehall, Scotland Yard and Sofia Albertina will also be informed". The courtday is the result of that meeting.

On another note, I have spent most time since 1st of september having a cold, the first of the Authumn and hopefully the last of that season. Not nice feeling like the living stove but I am on the road to recovery. Coughing a lot but have cough medicine and hope I will be rid of the cough soon. Should have gone to choir practice last Wednesday but with a cough sounding like I would rattle the rafters I thought it better to stay at home. Hopefully I will be fine for our next choir practice which will not be the coming Wednesday but the following day. Our conductor has a previous meeting Wednesday and can´t be in two places at the same time.

Apart from that I am getting better and better, the legwounds have almost healed and I am determined to make sure I don´t get any more. I hope but the only promise I can make about it is that I will not promise anything.

Whishing everyone the best for the coming months. Hugs and love to everyone.

(edited because of spelling mistake, also because I ment to say the 9th of September, the Wednesday we would have had the choir practise on had our conductor not been busy)

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
10:26 pm
I love summer
It feels so good to enjoy the summer, although it would feel better if it was warmer. By the looks of it the warmer weather will come next week but I am not writing that down in stone just yet. The problem with the weather is that low pressure areas are likely to come toward us at any time, not to mention that local rains can change the weather faster than I can change my jacket.

I have celebrated my 51st birthday which makes me wonder where on earth or under it the days have gone. Time goes they say but to me it feels like it is running.

Current Mood: A bit tired but happy
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
7:02 pm
Can´t help wondering
It is good to see the days becoming longer and longer which is good indeed. I am so looking forward to spring and summer.

The one thing I hate at the moment is that the temperature hovers around freezing, creating a layer of ice on the ground that is so slippery. Fortunately I have aids to keep me on my feet but I fear breaking any bones. I like my bones as they are, thank you very much.

I wish everyone a good year.

Current Mood: Longing for spring
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