Countless blog topics have slipped my mind over the years, because I haven’t had enough self discipline to jot them down immediately as I think. My notebook and pen are always tucked in, in its own compartment in my purse but still … This will change now. As soon as I think of something, I will grab my book and pen. My will-power is pretty good so it should work. When you’re blogging like I do … without a given theme or topic … you really need all the ideas you could get.
When I hear a really good song on the radio, I’m always quick to listen for the title or artist and write that down. That is something I’ve kept up quite well. Sometimes I’ve missed what they said, and if the song was good enough I’ve contaced the station. They’re always helpful.
This is not a blog about blogging. Last night, I spent a great deal of time reading blogs from the other partakers in this daily post challenge. Boy, are there ever a lot of talented writers out there. It almost felt intimidating. That’s one of my ……. not really problems, but … issues; I often get that feeling that everybody else is so much ‘better’ than I so I should just give up before I even start. This is not so much of an issue as it was, lets say … ten years ago. Guess I came to some insight at some point that I’m no better or worse than anybody else. If you have a hang-up like that, you end up doing nothing at all and that’s not good. I really love my morning sessions here with the laptop.
When I made up my mind to start blogging again and bought this domain name, I was thinking a little bit of turning it into a photo blog. After all, photo is my main hobby, I guess you could say, but I found I like too much to write. After almost seven years of speaking, writing and thinking in English, I feel that I have a pretty good command of the langugage even though there are times when only Swedish expressions come to mind.
I’m luckier than most «second-language-speakers» … my husband is a linguist (amongst many other things), and we talk a lot about words. We both love that … we analyze and compare… Soooo… when I get stuck on something that I want to express in English but cannot come up with, we talk about it … I explain — there are always ways to describe or ‘talk around’ the issue.
With our planet covered in the lovely web of Internet, not a day goes by without me either reading or writing in Swedish so it never really goes away. I read email, my local paper back home and news in general. How different from, for example, my uncle — RIP — who left Sweden in 1920. No electronical devices then! He didn’t go back until forty two years later but his Swedish was still in pretty good shape.
After yesterday’s snowstorm, I hear the scraping sounds from down at the parking lot. At the end of the storm, the precipitation turned into freezing rain, unfortunately. It looks lovely on the glass around the balcony but not so lovely when you have your car covered with it. It’s a brilliant day with thirteen degrees below freezing and supposedly we won’t get any new snowstorm until Thursday! I put in that blue flower as a counter weight to this chill we have. Only sun and bitter cold… Nothing like Yellowknife though … there’s this video going viral on the web now: A woman has boiled water in a jug and throws it out in the air … It freezes up immediately, into snow! It looks real funny but who needs to boil water and throw it out, when you get the real thing all day like yesterday!