I’ve gotten a package :-)

I'll start with two photographs today. These were taken in Falköping and shows just a few of all the Jackdaws that were sitting in the trees around the store. Corvids have really gained on us humans living in towns and cities. I guiess there were at least a thousand birds in that neighborhood.
I’ll start with two photographs today. These were taken in Falköping and shows just a few of all the Jackdaws that were sitting in the trees around the store. Corvids have really gained on us humans living in towns and cities. I guess there were at least a thousand birds in that neighborhood.

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I woke up with a spine that didn’t want to cooperate at all, how fun that my rheumatism has decided to hit now when I’m at home 🙂 Well the best thing is to move around so I went down to Falköping as I had planned because I had gotten a package from Joyce 🙂 and as You all know that is something worth to get no matter how bad the back is 🙂 It isn’t as bad as it can be though (not yet anyway). Sometimes it’s so bad that I can’t get out of my bed and sort of have to fall down on the floor (I’m so glad my bed is rather low) and crawl away to something that is sturdy enough to hold my weight as I try to get up from the floor 🙂 🙂 That can hurt so badly that I hardly can breathe but if I just can stand up and start to walk around it usually gets better. Today I got up from the bed with just a few ouches 🙂

 

Up in Gudhem).
Up in Gudhem.

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We went away pretty early because they open the package delivery place in the grocery store at 8am and since Albin has a tendency to defend the car even if there’s nothing there I thought it best to go when as few people as possible would be at the parking lot. Because of that I wasn’t planning of buying anything in the store, which would have been the thing to do since they have everything there. Instead we drove back to Gudhem, took a walk and then went to the grocery store there instead. Not many people around at 9am so Albin could stay reasonable calm while waiting for me to come back 🙂 By the way, I’m not opening the package until Saturday and then You’ll see what’s in it 🙂

 

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No fog today but the sun didn’t show either so it has been rather dark here all day. So I could only take a few photos when we were out walking in Gudhem (which means Gods Home in Swedish). The ones I took has been heavily brightened by Photoshop 🙂 It wasn’t much better when we took our walk later in the day here to be honest. Well it is still better than lots of snow which is what we really should have here this time of year, I can’t even pretend I miss that white garbage 🙂 Still, winter is only middle-aged yet so plenty of time for it to fall down yet.

 

I bought myself a christmas present, I thought I deserved it after paying all the vet bills for Albin lately. It was rather cheap and it is a Voigtländer Vitomatic IIa. Voigtländer made like Zeiss high quality cameras for the amateur and like Zeiss it didn't survive the Japanese high quality and cheap cameras. This one is a rangefinder camera.
I bought myself a christmas present, I thought I deserved it after paying all the vet bills for Albin lately. It was rather cheap and it is a Voigtländer Vitomatic IIa. Voigtländer made like Zeiss high quality cameras for the amateur and like Zeiss it didn’t survive the Japanese high quality and cheap cameras. This one is a rangefinder camera.

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Albin is now full of energy and wants to play like always but I really can’t let him do that yet, after all it is only four days since he had his surgery. All the doh´gs now think I’m sooo boring and perhaps evil too 🙂 Every time they want to have fun I stop them and I have to sound a bit strict as well since they wouldn’t listen otherwise. I’m thinking Thursday would be the day to let them play some, surely the surgery must have healed enough by then? I’ll remove the stitches myself on Boxing day. I’m not sure Albin will allow me to remove them all at the same time, he reacted a lot when I removed the last bit of the patch the vet had placed over the surgery area. I’ll do my best though because it is best to just do it and be over with it.

 

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The Heather flowers were purple when they were alive but now dried they are white. It still looks like they are in bloom though.
The Heather flowers were purple when they were alive but now dried they are white. It still looks like they are in bloom though.

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It is time to make something to eat, I’m not really hungry and my stomach is still rather wobbly but since I’m not puking I really should eat. I was thinking of skipping the christmas food this year and instead have something I really would like, pancakes 🙂 I did however buy a very small ham and I’ll prepare it on Friday but I’m thinking pancakes actually is a better choice, I can always use the ham om sandwiches 🙂

 

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The Lingonberry bushes started to spread a lot when they cut down all the old pines and spruces. Too bad they never give any berries. I think I've seen one berry in all the years I've lived here :-)
The Lingonberry bushes started to spread a lot when they cut down all the old pines and spruces. Too bad they never give any berries. I think I’ve seen one berry in all the years I’ve lived here 🙂

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Have a great day!

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9 thoughts on “I’ve gotten a package :-)

  1. Det där med jul är rätt lustigt! Jag ÄLSKAR julen, min gubbe gillar den inte alls – säger han. Fast han har hjälpt mig att julpynta lite idag. Men det här med mat…..
    I år hade jag faktiskt inte tänkt ha så mycket julmat alls, eftersom vi inte skulle ha nåra vänner här på julafton. 😦
    Istället skulle dom två samt en annan god vän, änkan efter vår hustomte som dog i våras, komma hit på juldagen (det är tradition för oss) och då sa jag till dom att det inte skulle bli julmat. Bara “julrelaterad” mat. 😦 Dom här två nära vänner är extremt svårbjudna. Dom har spenderat julafton med oss i över 10 år och varje år tjatas det om att det behövs inte så mycket, det är onödigt, köp ingen lyxmat osv. Dom kanske inte orkar komma om det är kallt (?) – dom bor två minuters väg härifrån med bil – och dom kommer inte bli sena. Sen när dom kommer så äter dom av allt, stannar länge och verkar väldans nöjda!? 😦 😦
    Jag tänkte från början servera en tallrik med lite tillgjorda små minibitar som; heminlagd sill med potatis och ägg, rom på ägg, laxröra på kavring, en liten klick av min glöggpastej på vitt bröd, 3 hemgjorda köttbullar på en pinne, två pyttesmå prinskorvar (vår vän MÅSTE HA korv ) på en annan pinne, en pytteliten bit skinka – och så allt tjusigt garnerat. Därefter en varmrätt med marinerade kycklingfiléer med råstekt potatis och grönsaker, ostbricka och så en god efterrätt. Vad händer…..!? 😦
    Igår ringer väninnan och säger att dom kan inte komma på juldagen för hennes systerdotter är ensam och dom måste spendera dagen med henne! Alltså, dom har vetat om flytten från julafton till juldagen väldigt länge. Vi flyttade det för det skulle bli enklare för mig. Istället ville dom komma på julafton! Och inte nog med det, dom kanske skulle ta med sig systerdottern också!! 😦 😦 😦
    Så nu blir vi 5 på julafton – i och för sig jättetrevligt eftersom jag älskar julen – och bara 3 på juldagen. Så nu får det bli den den vanliga maten, men väldigt nerbantat. Inga syltor, inga röror, inte 3 olika sillar, inte 4 olika laxsorter, inte inlagd böckling, ingen julkorv, inga revb.spjäll, ingen rödkål m.m. m.m. och absolut ingen skinka på bordet!
    Istället får dom en tallrik med lite småplock, för mitt i allt när hon pratade så säger hon att på radion var det någon matguru som sagt att ägg, det är påskmat det ska man inte äta på julen! Så det ville hon tydligen inte ha!! Men vi kanske gillar det, det tänkte hon inte på!!!
    Snacka om man känner sig överkörd och att man helst hade lust att säga att om det inte passar att fira en gammeldags jul med ALLT, då kan ni lika gärna stanna hemma! Fast man gör ju inte det…..
    KRAM & GOD JUL iaf
    Susie

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    1. Hejsan Susie!

      Jag har egentligen inget emot julen, jag gillar ledigheten vi brukar kunna ta om inte annat 🙂

      Alltid krångligt när det blir sådär! Men egentligen borde du sagt ifrån! Om man är gäst hos någon kan man inte börja ställa krav, det som finns det finns och får duga även om man har sina egna idéer. Men de låter faktiskt typiskt svenska, man säger alltid att det inte behöver göras något speciellt men när de väl kommer verkar de ha glömt allt de sagt 🙂 🙂 Att sedan ens bry sig vad en matguru sagt är ju bara rent dumt 🙂 Naturligtvis kan man ha ägg på jul! Ägg med lite kaviar på är ju hur gott som helst, för att inte tala om ungsomeletter som jag nästan bara har till jul 🙂

      Jag tycker du skall säga till dem att om det inte passar kan de åka hem de långa två minutrarna igen 🙂 Jag skulle inte tveka att göra det i alla fall.

      Ha en riktigt bra dag!

      Christer.

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  2. Hi Christer!! Oh that first picture!! I LOVE IT!!!! 🙂 I always love cloudy day pictures better….I can see more detail. 🙂

    Poor Albin and his cone!!!!! As soon as Hunter grows up a bit more, he will have that very same surgery. But we are about 5 months off from that yet 🙂

    Sorry to hear your rheumatism has kicked in. I am wondering if I am getting the same as you. Last summer when I had that rather bad flu while on summer vacation, and my joints all swelled up and I had a rash on the insides of my knees and elbows I am sure I have a rheumatism now from that flu. I ache badly some days and only in my joints. At least the Rheumatologist ruled out RA which runs in my family. But she said there are over 100 types of arthritis and its impossible to test for them all. I will just ache then 🙂

    I hope your day goes better with less aches and your stomach stays un-wobbly 🙂 We are in the midst of a “heat” wave. Its going to reach about -1 today. From -42 to -1. The mind boggles.

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    1. Hi Dianna!

      So many Jackdaws 🙂

      It isn’t easy when one has all tyhat energy and isn’t allowed to play as one wish. I’m not sure how early the surgery is healed enough so he can play rough with the two others but I figure that at least six days is a must, by then it all must be good enough I think.

      Rheumatism is the best 🙂 I have two different kinds and now both seems to have kicked in. The one hitting my spine is called Bechterews disease (it has another name now days but no one can remember what it is 🙂 ). I have a Scandinavian kind that also can hit in many other places. The second one is more unsure that I have, psoriatic arthritis. I have psoriasis in my left ear of all places but it’s so rare that I have it that it might only be the Bechterews I actually have. So now I have a bad back and pain in my feet and elbows. Thankfully I don’t have it like this often so it looks as if I’m having a mild variant of it.

      That is a big change in temperature! It will feel like spring is on its way 🙂

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

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  3. Hi Christer,
    Seeing the contents of a package from Joyce is almost as much fun as getting an actual package from Joyce would be. I can’t wait until you open it. 🙂

    So what are those lingonberries waiting for? They should be making berries. Or are they so prolific that they don’t feel the need to increase their tribe by making berries. 🙂

    I love the photos of the jackdaws. We don’t have them. We have starlings which were imported here in the 1800’s. Now they are a nuisance. But they form huge flocks in the fall and it’s fascinating to watch the flock maneuver in flight.

    I don’t remember having to do all that post-op care after neutering a male dog. It’s only been 7 1/2 years since Rocky was done. He came home the same day with some stitches, no cone, no bandage, no meds, no restrictions on activity other than not jumping up and down off things for awhile. His stitches must have been the dissolving kind because I didn’t take him back to have them removed and I didn’t remove them myself.

    The weather here is grey and supposedly warmer. It’s not. Maybe tomorrow.

    Enjoy the day.

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    1. Hi Caryn!

      It is always exiting to see what’s in those packages 🙂

      I have no idea why they never give berries. We have plenty of wild bees and now days also honey bees but they still don’t give any berries. Last Year I found three blueberries and that was a record high here :-)Perhaps it has been just too dark before. They have flowered every year but never given any berries.

      The starlings move south here during winter so I think poeople here are more annoyed about the Jacdaws. My favorite birds but I can guess how disturbing they can be and how much droppings they leave behind 🙂 If those bringing animals to the other side of the world only had had the imagination to understand how much damage they did when they brought them there! The Jackdaws form huge flocks like that too but the Starlings move so much faster and their formations are amazing.

      I didn’t have to think about that with Sune either so he must have had the dissolving stitches too. I’m not sure why Albin didn’t get that kind though. It would have been so much easier with that kind. I’m going to let him run around and play from Thursday, it must have healed enough by then.

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

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  4. Hi Christer, hope that you are feeling better for Christmas. Some days getting out of bed is hard for me as well. I started seeing a chirpractor a couple of months ago and that has really helped after I was to,d I have osteoarthritis. This aging stuff sure is ‘t fun😕
    Nice that you boight yourself a present and why not? Ill be looking forward to photos taken with the “new” camera.
    Hope that Albin lets you remove the stitches as this is not something I would like to try doing.
    And, a surprise package from Joyce will be fun to see opened, please share what it contained by posting on your blog.

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    1. Hi Beatrice!

      It isn’t worse at the moment anyway so I think that’s very positive.

      Osteoarthritis is no fun either and gives more or less the same symptoms that I have. I’m glad the chiropractor helps! I’m very happy I didn’t get this as young!

      This camera was the last brand I wanted a camera from and since it was cheap I thought why not 🙂 It has its quirks but now we cooperate rather well 🙂 The first five photos won’t be good in any way though 🙂 🙂

      I have always removed stitches from my dogs without any problems, with Albin however I might have some problems 🙂 I’ve tried to make him lay on his back but he only panicked but I think I can reach them if he stands up and is standing on a table. Monday will be an exiting day 🙂 🙂

      Lots of people just waits to know what it is in that package 🙂 I will photograph it all 🙂

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

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