Posts Tagged ‘problems’

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¤ 122 Fighting climate change

October 16, 2008

EU decided on banning regular light bulbs.. reason?? to fight climate change. By the end of the decade they will be gone. And all European Union’s 490 million citizens will have to use energy-efficient lighting instead.  Read more.

I wonder how this will affect us here in Israel.. I don’t even know from where we import light bulbs.

Ho no.. Hubby taught the kids that Thomas Alva Edison was the one who invented the lightbulb. Now he’ll soon have to teach them that the European Union was the one who killed the light bulb.

Well.. I’ve heard that the energy-efficient lightening is not so good for the environment either.. and that many people have problems with it since the light is so white. And people who have dimmers will have to switch the whole system.

So in a couple of years when we go to Sweden to visit relatives.. we won’t bring regular souvernirs from the Holy Land.. The only souvernir they will long for is a regular light bulb!! Don’t you think? 😉

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¤ 100 How I met my Husband, part 1

October 4, 2008

I was 18.. I went to Israel to visit my best friend, who happened to live here for a while. Only a month before, I had broken up with my first boyfriend.. a relationship that lasted about 4 months. I had a really hard time by then. I always had the idea that my first boyfriend would be Mr. Right.. and when it hit me he wasn’t – I had a really hard time. I blamed myself for being so stupid.. for letting it happen so fast. If I would have waited a little bit – I would never had entered a relationship with that guy.

Well.. When I went to Israel to visit my friend I was pretty much over it.. enough to enjoy the trip at least. I was totally fed up with boys.. and a boyfriend was the last thing in the world that I was looking for at that moment. I had two wonderful weeks together with my best friend, her parents and sisters, and two other friends from Sweden(friends of my friends’ little sisters) We were camping, hiking, and had a lot of fun.

And then came the last days of our trip.. We went to the south for a couple of days.. We went to the Dead Sea.. the flours cave, and ended up sleeping in the desert… in the moonlight close to Amrams pillars. 
I remember especially how my hair was.. First water from the dead sea.. and before it got a chance to dry we were already in the flours cave.. and I got a lot of dust in the hair.. and it ended up like cement. No matter how much I tried – I couldn’t get a brush through my hair. Impossible!! So try to picture it.. 18 year old girl with a dirt-brown tan, braces, ugly glasses, big forehead.. all the hair backwards held together with some kind of cement…

Now.. the day after we went to Eilat to the coral beach for snorkeling. And guess who we bumped into?? Yep.. Dude!! Well.. maybe not “bumped into”. My friend knew him from before, and they knew there was a chance he could be in Eilat. So they called him and asked if he wanted to join us snorkeling.. And seriously.. Which 18-year-old guy would say no to go snorkling with 6 girls?? Of course he came with us!

And now.. take back the picture of me.. that’s how I looked the first time I met Dude!

I’ll tell you what I remember from that day..
He was only a little boy.. shorter than me, talkative, and quite charming. He was trying to figure some problem related to changing schools.. so he was talking a lot in his cellphone – all in Hebrew of course, and I of course didn’t understand anything. To me he looked kind of wild.. different,, hard to define. I had never met anybody half Swedish/half Israeli before. His knowledges about Swedish kings were deeper then my history books from school, and he was interested in all kinds of crap and really knew how to discuss whatever. That’s how I remember him from that day.

The same evening we gave him and his sister a ride back to Jerusalem.. that’s 4-5 hours. And the whole way we were talking, talking, talking. My friend gave up after only maybe half an hour. And I tell you – she is not the one who would give up usually. She is talkative too.. but this time that didn’t help. Me and dude kept talking all the way back to Jerusalem. He was also playing with my hair.. that was now finally clean (five big loads of shampoo later) – and before we got there we switched ICQ-numbers to be able to keep up some kind of contact.

He was a funny friend.. But he was only a teenager.. and he was not my type of guy.. He was to childish.. and into some things that I really didn’t like.. that I’m not even going to mention here. He was the kind of guy that I could share everything with, talk with about whatever.. laugh with.. But when my dad asked me if I had a crush on him my answer was Never ever in my life! And that was totally honest. He was like the best friend I could ever have.. but definitely not boyfriend material.. and that didn’t bother me either  – because as I told you.. I was not looking for a relationship. I was happy being single.

And then I went back home to Sweden again..

…TO BE CONTINUED…

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¤ 86 Ovulation, Copulation, Population

September 21, 2008

There are so many contraceptives to chose between.. but still there are no good options.

1. I become a mad cow if I’m taking hormones.

2. I’m allergic to latex, and there is another thingie that make also plastic condoms an unsafe choice for us.

3. I have ethical problems with contraceptives that would allow the sperm to reach the egg – but then kill it in my uterus…

That’s it. nothing left!

any suggestions? or should we just continue to populate the world?

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¤ 45 Words for Inspiration – My Prayer has been Answered

August 18, 2008

I asked for strength

and God Gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom

and God gave me problems to learn to solve.

I asked for faith

and God gave me troubles to learn to trust.

I asked for prosperity

and God gave me brain and brawn to work.

I asked for patience

and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.

I asked for courage

and God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for love

and God gave me troubled people to help.

I received nothing I wanted.

I received everything I needed.

My prayer has been answered.

Glory be to God!

(author unknown)

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¤ 25 USB port problems, bulldozer attack and blood count

July 22, 2008

We’re having USB port problems.. so now I can’t copy the pictures from the camera to the computer.. *gaaah* And it’s just such a bad timing since our private computer expert(read: daddy) left the country this morning, and will come back only in way to many weeks to wait to get those pictures out from the camera. 

And then there was another bulldozer attack in Jerusalem.. you can read about it in my husbands blog.. or even better – any israeli newspaper…

i just realized that I have to leave the house at 7.10 tomorrow morning.. the baby has to do a blood count.. just a general routine test. But still – we should be there at 7.30 – which is usually my breakfast time.  btw.. it is almost midnight here. I should go.

good night