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Heidulius 9:38am, 5 January 2007
Ok so my boyfriend invited me to this group. I don't take pictures every day usually, but I'm going to try since I like taking them.


Let's see if I can rise to the challenge and post 1 photo a day ;D

Finally broke down and stole Sam's quick links code... LOL!!

004 | 005 | 006 | 007 - week 1
008 | 009 | 010 | 011 | 012 | 013 | 014 - week 2
015 | 016 | 017 | 018 | 019 | 020 | 021 - week 3
022 | 023 | 024 | 025 | 026 | 027 | 028 - week 4
029 | 030 | 031 | === | === | === | === - week 5
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
yep, let's see !
we'll be watching u !
:-)
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 4th 2007

Me

Took some BW shots of myself lazing on the sofa trying NOT to do the dishes or lay a finger on any clutter whatsoever around the house. Sometimes you just gotta let it lay there for a while (and I'm a master at it if I say so myself). My boyfriend took some shots of me taking shots of myself and posted it somewhere in this group - so I've decided to post the other end of the deal :D I like the way my hair flows on the sofa - looks like some painting I can't for the life of me remember the name of right now. Anyways now I've posted one photo - yay me!
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
bravo !
see ? you can do it swell
now, just do it everyday !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Heidulius 11 years ago
Hehehe yes I took a camera to work with me today for the first time. Now you will all get a very detailed view of the various shapes of paperclips and envelopes...
zesty house [deleted] 11 years ago
I always feel special when someone looks into the camera. As if they're looking straight into my eyes.

Which is funny, because that makes me uncomfortable everywhere else but in photos. Just an odd quirk of life from photography.

Keep on clickin'. There's always something asking to be shot. And even if it's yourself, I don't think any of us object to seeing a bit of pretty every day.

-Sontra (A Day In My Life)
Samrag 11 years ago
What are you saying Sontra, that my girl is giving you an eye... urrrrrrr :-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 5th 2007

Veeery busy day. After work I picked up Tristan and Svavar and took Tristan to a christmas tree thingy at work. Candy, pizza, baloons, presents, about a thousand kids ages 0-15 and fireworks - icelanders stretch the holidays out all the way to january 6th - which means tomorrow we will have to take the christmas decorations down. Bummer. Everything is just so dark and grey for the first few days after you take down all the lights and tinsel :P

Anyway Tristan seemed quite tired before we set off, so I probably brought this on myself 100%. When there were about 10 minutes left of the event my usually super sweet, laid back and managable 2 y.o. turned into DAMIEN. I swear there was a moment there when I contemplated taking him to the bathroom and look for a 666 birthmark on his scalp. The thing is that I'm just not used to him throwing tantrums, so in the rare event of one I'm just totally stumped :/ As soon as I got him in the car and started the engine he started singing to himself, smiling, talking and being his usual easy going self. This was all probably just too much for him - he's tired after daycare and after all the holidays et.c. et.c. Who throws a children's party at 17.00 on a friday anyways??? That's just asking for trouble... *cough*

So you can imagine how sweetly he's sleeping right now. And then here you can see it:

Sweet slumber

Good night all! ;)
Samrag 11 years ago
Well he was up at 5.30 as well.... while some others slept till 7.30 hhhmmmm

Sam a.k.a. Svavar (or was it the other way around) - (2007 in Iceland)
chibi_butterfly Posted 11 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 11 years ago
Oh! He is so cute! Little angel asleep. :) Thank you for this photo.

Could you please thank Sam for inviting you here.

By the way, is it the car Sam was talking about in his post?

Ana ( Mu aasta piltides )
Heidulius 11 years ago
chibi_butterfly: nope this is one of the smaller cars in his fleet of transportation equipment (which has come to rival the collections of both royalty and millionaires methinks) :D It's a silver peugot 206 GTi - one of his favorites. The big red truck is tucked away safely in another room for the night LOL!
sarahwoo 11 years ago
I love it when they are sleeping...hehe. Ahh, and great guys who get up early in the morning so that mama can sleep just a little bit longer.

Felix has just turned one but it is so hard to judge when you can push them a little bit further and when you should just stay home. Lucky for us, the grandparents live next door so we have built in babysitters who are happy and excited to stay with him. Yesterday though, around 17h too, we tried to take Felix with us to an art exhibit in Paris and he wasn't too happy about it...

Sarah My Photo Diary 2007
sunshinecity 11 years ago
great start!

~ sunshinecity
Loca.... 11 years ago
Tristan looks so sweet in that photo.

Answering to your words in Sam's thread, I think you should steal him the pics, yes. And don't let him say anything about it! It's just the way it is....
Loved to have found you in here. bookmarked you as well.
See you tomorrow.
:))

(Loca-Bandoca's 2007 in pics)
Heidulius 11 years ago
@Sarahwoo and Loca-Bandoca: Tristan is 2 years old since december 28th (a very energetic capricorn - there's an ancient soul in that young body). It's been such an adventure having the honour of being his mother. *sniff* I'm still emotional after his birthday :D
Heidulius 11 years ago
6.1.2007

Tristan and I had a lovely lazy day today. We slept in and didn't get out of bed until 10.30!!! Sam was already at work without us noticing. That means Tristan slept for over 14 hours. No wonder he was cranky yesterday - he must have needed every minute of this sleep.

Anyway it was very nice not to have to jump out of bed, get us dressed, fed and ready for playschool/work. Had a long breakfast, played and eventually got dressed after building palaces, driving trains, taking goofy self-portraits on timer, singing, tickling and other fun stuff. Then we took a walk around city centre in the ... what's it called?...pram? Trolley? The thing with wheels young children are pushed around in and I hardly ever use since I'm more used to carrying his majesty on my back LOL! But Tristan totally loves the thing and got to ride in it today.

Not much we saw or did that's out of the ordinary. Just a relaxed and lazy day - with some nice snow. The daily picture I took of a small bucket in the garden behind the house we live in. I find it very pretty and to me it looks kind of nice in the snow even if it's primary task is to serve as a flowerpot in the summertime :)

See you all tomorrow ;)
Samrag 11 years ago
Fantastic photo honey - envy you for being able to take photos during daylight ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
AliThinks 11 years ago
What a beautiful boy Tristan is!


Alison
sarahwoo 11 years ago
I'm with Sam - the photo is nice and the daylight is great. It is so gray here these days...

Americans call it a "stroller" - Felix likes his too. (His birthday is Dec. 17th, close to Tristan's but a different astrological sign.) It sounds like a delicious day. I love it when we get to sleep in together and then wake up slowly without any obligations to do anything or go anywhere. Those are my absolutely favorite days.

Sarah My Photo Diary
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lol i only just realised you and sam were a couple...
= p

~ sunshinecity
Heidulius 11 years ago
@AliThinks: why, thank you! It took me 9 whole months to make him... LOL!

@Sarahwoo: thank you for the word :) I felt like a "bad lazy mommy" for months because I didn't like walking strollers - which is a national sport here in Iceland (and most infants are even left to nap outside in the strollers for the first year or so - which I didn't do either). So thank heavens I discovered babycarriers of all shapes and sizes :D

@Sam: thank you baby ;) You'll get some daylight tomorrow - I'll even send in a request for a bit of sunshine :D

@Sunshinecity: hehehehe
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
I've just read through your diary, welcome! The sleeping photo of your son is so peaceful. I wish it would snow in Paris. I miss snow. Catching the snowflakes on your toungue. We're expecting our first baby in April and are worried we'll lose out on our weekend lazy days. But who knows, maybe the baby will adapt to our rhythm.

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 7th 2007 - Sunday.

There has been an unexplainable heavyness over me today. Almost like I'm sick, except that I'm not. To my best knowledge I'm in excellent health apart from the chronic icelandic winter cold (snotty nose only no fever - usually lasts september to may each year). So I was bumming around the house in a heavy knit wool bathrobe long past noon, trying to eat food and drink coffee/water/juice to make myself feel better. Just absolutely no energy - not even enough to stalk Flicr :D
Tristan's father picked him up for their weekly day together at 12.30 and I took a nap. After taking a shower and finally getting dressed, Sam managed to lure me out of the house for a photo-walk to use up the last hour of sunlight. The fresh air did me good and we had an excellent walk and some coffee and cake at the same café as we went to for our first date together :)
So I'm a bit lighter now - especially since I got some shots I really like. The daily photo is swans on the Reykjavík pond - I also posted two other photos from our walk on my main page.

Swans

Hope everyone is having a great day!
sotonrich 11 years ago
Gorgeous I love this picture...Swans are so elegant. Beautiful creatures

Breathed Upon
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
I can't imagine how amazing the Icelandic sun is. Healing, perhaps? I know that if I go too long without good sunlight, I feel down and heavy hearted. I look forward to seeing more photos from you and Sam!

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
Heidulius 11 years ago
@Aimee: you are going to have a fabulous april!!! Congratulations on your pregnancy - I look forward to see it unfold in your photo diary! :) I wouldn't worry about the sleep routine - my secret was to adapt to baby and sleep while he slept (lots of lovely naps!). And after a few weeks he figured out the difference between night and day on his own :)

@Sotonrich - thank you. The ducks and geese were kind enough to stay out of the shot for a few seconds LOL!
human-being 11 years ago
They just look like a lot of question marks...
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Fantastic shot Heida...wow...just beautiful. Whenever I am feeling like crap, I always feel better after a nice walk and fresh air. And lots of love...which sounds like it worked for you too :)

Sarah My Photo Diary
Heidulius 11 years ago
@sarahwoo: thank you! I'm quite happy with it myself. And fresh air and love is a cure-all I think. It was today at least.

@mushy_mushroom: yes - it's body language (known as Swan) for "got bread??? lol
Loca.... 11 years ago
Great picture of this swans. Loved the one of the snow too. You know, apart from one year I was in England, we only had one day of snow for all this years that I'm in Portugal. The northern part of the country gets some snow, but here where I live it just doesn't snow, and I miss it a lot.
:))

Loca
_____jstray Posted 11 years ago. Edited by _____jstray (member) 11 years ago
hi heida (or heidi?), very nice pictures (esp. tristan) and wonderful stories. hope you're feeling better today!

looking forward to more pics!

.: Jelenie : 2007 Daily Chronicle :.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
wow, what a great shot.... those swans are beautiful. You truly live in a beautiful part of the world!
I am really loving this project/gropu as it's giving me an insight in so many people's little realms, into their everyday reality... much more so than just regular pictures... does that make sense?

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
Sweet shots - I really love to see more from Iceland through you and Samrag. And to see some of the different takes of the same pictures is so cool (like your SP).

Beautiful pictures and wonderful lighting!

NicoleB - Share the weirdness with me
Heidulius Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Heidulius (member) 11 years ago
January 8th 2007
Peek-a-boo

Very very cold day today - I think it was about -10 °C *brrrr!!* Scraped the ice from the car with the remains of an expired debit card before driving Tristan to playschool. When I came home Sam told me there was a scrape/brush thingy in the trunk! Grrrrr... >:O/

In other ways it was an extremely uneventful day - work, pick up Tristan, try to snap some photos, some housework, eat, bathe and now Tristan is going to bed.

BUT...the story behind the daily photo is that Tristan and I ate some chopped up bits of sausage, eggs, tomatoes, bread, pesto, cheese...et.c. pretty much what was in the fridge and on the stove. Meanwhile we played peekaboo (and the lesser known game of "Try to feed mommy bits of sausage through cardboard tube") with an empty roll of paper towels. Fun and very photo friendly :) He looks like an advertisement for "Sticky Finger: agent 007 - the early years". Bond, Baby Bond...

Hope everyone had a chance to giggle today!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
hahaha awwww
sunshinecity 11 years ago
omg, don't forget to post the date... the big boss (aka philippe the guru) will have you sit in the corner!!

This is a great shot!!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Heidulius 11 years ago
Pheeew!!! Thank you Sunshine - I think I managed to edit before the Big Brother saw me...LOL!
sarahwoo 11 years ago
I love this photo!

I will have to remember this game, "feed mommy through the paper tube"...sounds like it could come in handy sometimes...


Sarah everyday
Heidulius 11 years ago
Hehehe...it's a good game :D First feed mommy, then feed car, then feed a stuffed animal, then just fill the tube up with bits and see what happens when you turn it. Kept him busy long enough for me to eat a full, HOT meal - which is rare when Sam's not here to help entertain lol!
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
Cool shot with the tube and a very good idea.
You should get a patent for that one ;)!

NicoleB - Share the weirdness with me
durhamyankee 11 years ago
Fabulous shots so far. The bucket, the swans. The tube portrait is very original. I like it a lot. It's a great moment you captured.

DWM's return to the everyday
chibi_butterfly Posted 11 years ago. Edited by chibi_butterfly (member) 11 years ago
Absolutely great photos! :)

I love Reikjavik pond swans photo. And young Mr. James Bond Tristan isfabulous. I guess I know who will get the lead role in the next Bond saga movie.

Ana ( Mu aasta piltides)
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 9th 2007
Daily photo 9.1.2007

This photo, snapped on the parking lot at my workplace, is for my daily photo set for a number of reasons. 1) I just love how close to beauty I live and work. Behind those boring constructions of man is this beautiful mountain in the lovely morning sun. 2) That lovely morning sun is coming up at 12.30 - noon! :D That's january in the north for you.
The choice was between this one and that one. But I think the one I have chosen has more to do with my daily life and thoughts ;)

Hope everyone wasn't as horribly COLD as I was today!
leroyer 11 years ago
Wow, dawn at noon...
Not that I would see the difference lately.
Love the mountains too.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
satrina* 11 years ago
You are really lucky to live next to such beautiful landscape
Heidulius 11 years ago
@satrina: yes I'm lucky :) I sometimes feel a bit quilty not making more use of living in such close proximity with all this stunning landscape and natural wonders (geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, lava, mountains, beaches, birdlife, flora, light et.c.). Every year I vow to be more out-doors and see more of my amazing country. Maybe I will HAVE to this year to find material for MDPD2007 LOL!

@philippe: Yup! There was the exact same light when I went into the office (12.30) and when I came out (16.15). I shot the exact same tree coming in and going out and planned to make some project thingy about morning sun/evening sun - but there was not even any way to tell the two photos apart unless checking the time stamp :P Well it was a good idea anyway...I might use it at some other time of year when the light is different. Except in June/July - then it will be the same pretty much 24/7 for a few weeks. Light as day all the time LOL! I love my northern latitute.
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Wow! You are so lucky to live so close to the mountains. We want to move the the Alps (we are definitely naturey mountainey people...)...so get outside for me!
minitv2002 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by minitv2002 (member) 11 years ago
It´s amazing that the sun is coming up so late, but more amazing that it will go down within 3 hours ( or so ) ;)
but it is a very nice picture

JMW ( - Here by Samrag's command )
Loca.... 11 years ago
Your kid looks awesome in that picture, LOVE IT!

Agree with you in the picture you choose. This one's is more story telling then the one of the trees.
:))

Loca
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
Beautiful!
The sun's up late here too. At 7 a.m. ;)
I miss mountains. This part of Hungary is quite flat. But is has a lot of nature reserves.

NicoleB
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
well to answer what you said on my topic
I am considering bookmarking you
(and a few others)
that would be a comfortable solution
but as an admin I am supposed to check on everybody !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Heidulius Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Heidulius (member) 11 years ago
@Sarahwoo - I promise I'll get out more and drag Sam and Tristan along for some nature :D

@minitv2002 - you should know you expatriot you! Don't make us come over there and lock you in the fridge with no light on to remind you of what your'e missing... :D

@Loca - thank you!! :)

@Nicole - I would miss it too :) Since I was a child I can't imagine living permanently somewhere unless I can see both mountains and some ocean. But oh how I would love to see more of your part of Europe. I have a permanent travel itch in my genes :D
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hi Heida
Love your choice of pics. The one of your little boy sleeping is adorable, all tantrummed-out. The clear air and brilliant blue sky above the mountains is beautiful too. So you don't have many hours of sunlight, but while you do, it is really sunny?
Rob
Heidulius Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Heidulius (member) 11 years ago
January 10th 2007

It is a dangerous business taking a child to playschool these days. It had snowed last night and the slightly icy steep doorsteps had overnight become so slippery that even if I was aware and watching myself I managed to slip and tumble down the whole flight of stairs with a 14 kg. child in my arms. Thankfully, sitting on the last step and mentally checking my limbs and back (and waiting to see if Tristan would start to cry) before attempting any moves, I found neither of us was injured. Except for my pride maybe...
But MAN DOES MY BUTT HURT NOW!!!!! I think I'll get a nasty bruise here and there on the whole left side of my body. But Tristan didn't even flinch and doesn't seem even to have gotten bruised. Pheew! I have got to put some salt or sand on those steps :(((
Busy busy busy day at work - wednesdays are usually my busiest days - but I managed to get home before Sam had to be at school. Tristan got to get in the shower with Sam before he went to bed - it's a good change for him sometimes to take a shower with either of us instead of his usual bath. The picture is taken through the shower curtain. I've kept it private for a number of reasons, so I'm checking if it will still show up on the thread.

Playing with the shower curtain

If not I'll just change it for one of our dead/dying plant which I'm quite worried about these days. It's a very nice plant and I don't know how to nurse it back to life :(( I'm horrible with potted plants. Boohooo.

Hope I'm the only one who fell down 20 steps today! ;)
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i see it. and awwww! @ your fall
Heidulius 11 years ago
@glory - thank you :)
minitv2002 11 years ago
Nice little hand there
.... and whatch out for those doorsteps !


JMW ( - Here by Samrag's command )
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Wow, we forget how things are different in different parts of the world!
Concidering how much I love sunshine, I think I'd be very depressed if I had to wait till noon to see it!!

I hope your butt feels better! Have Sam give it a kis to make you feel better
: )


~ sunshinecity, a picture, a story
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Heida! Another great shot! This one makes my day...

I have been thinking about bringing Felix in the shower with me but I wasn't sure if he would freak out or not...I will have to try!

Sarah
Heidulius 11 years ago
@Sarah - thank you :) Go for the shower thing - if he hasn't been in before you just start slowly and get him used to it. It's fun and sometimes very "family-time-efficient".

@sunshinecity - well the short days in the north have been known to be linked to some serious seasonal depression. And when it turns around and is almost 24 hours daylight all the tourists need sleeping masks and parents need to explain to their children that sometimes it NOT MORNING even if the sun is shining and the birds are singing... :D
Android9 PRO 11 years ago
I really like this shot. It's personal and cute. Very cool.

My Photo Diary
Samrag 11 years ago
Sneaking up on us, taking photos... hhmmm... will have to do the same to you - but without the curtain ;-)

@ All of you: Felt that it would be only fair to show you couple of photos of these stairs... it was really remarkable that Heida or Tristan didn't hurt themselves (more..). Here is one summer photo, and here is one taken last time it snowed heavily.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
love your pictures...the eyes through the cardboard tube is fun, will have to try that. the bucket is terrific pic. will have to keep an eye on you posts.
Heidulius 11 years ago
@Sam - looking at step photo...so it's only 9 steps, not 20, but I'm posting bruise pictures tonight!! Felt like 20 though. Amazing how time slows when you are falling.

@blow/up and android - thanx!

@RobW - that's right. When the sun DOES shine on these short days it tends to be very strong and clear when it's all the way up and give a very nice long golden light at dusk and dawn. I have a love/hate relationship with the seasonal changes in light - it affects all our lives strongly and sometimes I get very tired of the darkness. But there's always the strong reminder that the darkness is not forever and the light of spring and summer will always return. Right now I'm looking forward to it immensely ;D
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 11th 2007

A thing of the past?

I didn't get enough sleep so I was tired today. Yawning and not paying attention to people around me. It sucks when this happens, but it does :P

Did manage to put petrol on the car even if the little lock on the cap was frozen shut and I had a whole petrol station of middle aged men unthawing it for me - it was THAT tightly frozen. Got an "unthawing" spray to keep in my purse. Yes I'm armed and dangerous!!!

I fell asleep putting Tristan to bed so I'm late with the daily picture. But I did manage to snap some.

I have a light cloth-diapering fetish and thus Tristan has been mostly cloth diapered from birth (I have used disposables also, I'm not a TOTAL freak LOL!). I took the daily picture of his fuzzibunz and other items in the drier - they have lovely colors. It took some experimenting to get a photo that was not either totally over lit or way to dark. The flash was a problem attempting to take a close up of glossy garments :P But I like it.

Also took some more self-portraits, but looking at them afterwards they are quite posed so I'm not posting another one until I get a more natural one ;)

Hope everybody got the much needed rest they deserved!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
... hope you feel a bit more rested today!!!
Those cothes are so cut and colourful!!! I'm glad you explained what they are, I had no clue at first!!

= P

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Heidulius 11 years ago
@Sunshine - yup I thought I would need to explain. Didn't expect many people to recognice a fuzzibunz diaper and more items related .... :D But funnily enough I'm a member of some chat groups where most of the members actually WOULD and could tell or guess the brand name of every visible item LOL!

But those things do come in lovely colors :)
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
Samrag Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Samrag (member) 11 years ago
@ Sunshinecity: Scary those chat groups... keep away... keep away

I'm trying to come up with some great funny line about the petrol guys and thawing and Heiða - but somehow I get the feeling I will just get into trouble ;)

btw... the self portraits are nice... what ever you say.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
Oh, I know that travel itch.
I can't believe, hubby'll go to Iraq and I have to stay home.
I guess, I'll take quite some time off to go for a long visit to Mom, family, friends and flickr friends ;)

Sorry to hear of your "flight". :(
I remember to hit that bone of my butt in an attempt to slide on short skies in Norway once. Wasn't good. No, not at all :/
Hope, you butt feels better by now!

I did get enough rest, but it didn't help much - dreaming too much weird stuff ;)

NicoleB
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 12th 2007

Well since I spent most of my non-working hours in the pleasant company of my child a lot of my daily pictures are bound to be of my son. I've been thinking I shouldn't post a photo of him every other day - but as it turns out he seems to be my favorite subject for photos. So here he is in the bath - I was taking some photos from different angles than the usual smiley face bath pictures. I like the way this one came out:

Bath 4

But there were tons of good ones in that batch, so today I'm doing what Samrag does and linking to the set of leftovers of the day.

I have been using a camera that is not mine. When I was about 11 years old I had a bunch of old school film cameras and was learning to develop BW and took some "extra-credit" courses learning some photography stuff. I was very interested. Then at 14-15 I one day just completely and out of the blue lost interest. So I gave all the stuff I had away (and spent the money I had saved up for an old ...arf don't have the word...the thing with the light you put the photo-paper in and print your pictures...??...anyone??..) So now I've been playing with Sam's "other" camera. And man I don't remember a thing. Not a thing. And besides the old boxes I had were far away from digital cameras. And of course the manual is not lying around anymore. So I'm experimenting and have been trying to read up. And I feel like my brain is in a knot and I don't know which end is what anymore :S But it's fun though - ran into a lot of stuff I didn't know about and had to look it up in a dictionary :D

In other news it was very very cold today (breaking news, I know - I've never said that before...) Good day at work - that always feels nice ;) I'm kind of giddy tonight. I fancy eating that big tub of icecream that got lost and forgotten in the fridge over x-mas. Just noticed it this morning....mmmm...chocolate icecream...

Wishing everyone good days and good photos!
sarahwoo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sarahwoo (member) 11 years ago
I was about two seconds away from posting a bath photo of Felix tonight...and from the back too. It was funny, I was thinking of you while I took them. And, I was also thinking that I shouldn't post too many photos of him...but like you, he is my favorite subject. Except, he moves way too fast these days. All of my pictures are just blurs.

This one is nice though...you can see that the bath has mellowed him out and he is enjoying concentrating on something. Little yoga boy...

I didn't get a chance to comment before you posted this photo but we use fuzzi-bunz around here too. They are so soft and so colorful!

Sarah
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
i like this pic. he seems preoccupied -- like he's playing witha toy.


blow/up diary
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
woah !
bathtub !
I got one
I love yours
very cute back pic

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Heidulius 11 years ago
@Sarah - fuzzi buns are great :) I'm experimenting a bit with the manual settings on my camera to try to get pictures of Tristan that are not blurred all the time. Sometimes it works and sometimes not :S But it can be very tricky to get a snapshot that is not either blurred or ruined by way too much flash :P

@Blow/up - thanks :) He IS playing with a toy!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
... what a beautiful shot! I love the fact you took it form behind. I can't explain but it gives him a sort of importance.... like his whole being, right infront of us... not sure that was clear... but anyways I love the pic!

The leftovers were cute too! I like the toe and car one!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Samrag 11 years ago
He is such a great kid. ;) And he plays like this a lot actually, concentration showing, and really thinking things through. Here are few shots of him (as you might not have had enough already ;)))

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Heidulius Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Heidulius (member) 11 years ago
January 13th 2007

It was a relaxed day. Went to sleep early and woke at about 9 and got us dressed and fed before venturing out to the winter wonderland outside. Which was a lot of fun :) Tristan and I took both a walk and a drive - but the weather was of the kind that I was afraid to take out the camera. It's not mine and I don't want to get snow or condensation on it. Did snap some shots for Tristan's 365 days of child set from under my coat :D

Then we went inside again after Tristan took a jump face-first into the snow and found out that it wasn't comfortable AT ALL and finally had enough of the outdoors for the day. Had some lunch, played with trains and building blocks and watched some DVD's. Someone came by to buy a wrap to carry a baby in (I import those for sale locally) and I had a nice chat with her - always nice to chat with other mommies. You can talk about things that non-mommies have no understanding of... hehehe

Nap - computer - dinner - baths et.c.

These weeks that one of us grown-ups is working nights and the other days get kind of weird since there is almost always someone sleeping in the house - if not Sam or Tristan, then it is me :) They also tend to be a bit less eventful - I get very lazy on those weeks.

Anyways we had an icelandic dairy-specialty (the staple food of our youth) "skyr" for dinner with bread and eggs. I'm very particular with my hard-boiled eggs and I want them just-so. Not over boiled and most certainly not runny. Not cracked and not with the shell stuck to the egg. It took me years after I moved away from home to perfect my technique. I don't know why I'm soooo particular about this. It's kind of funny - if someone else starts boiling eggs around me I have to restrain myself not to interfere LOL! But here they are, sliced on toast, my perfect eggs:

Hardboiled eggs

Hahahahaha!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
Lol... I first glanced at the picture and thought that they were all half an egg and I thought... My... That's alot of eggs! But then my eyes weren't decieved any longer.

Breakfast today for me was last night's left over pizza! mmmm...

_ravi | *life through pictures
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
wow, love hose eggs !
the moist in the middle is quite ...
I don't know
appealing I guess

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
sunshinecity 11 years ago
yuk left over pizza first thing in the morning... how can your stomach take that?? Ahh, you are after all a Brit! LOL
I've seen my British friends eat the oddest things and the weirdest times of day!
= P

very cool pic... can see the texture of the egg!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Tibo (my husband) is super particular about eggs too. I always let him boil them because he is just like you...looking ove rmy shoulder the whole time otherwise. I got him this for christmas. It was kind of a joke gift and kind of not.

Is skyr a "cheese" or "spead" or "meal" or "what"?

Sarah
Heidulius Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Heidulius (member) 11 years ago
I have been known to eat leftover pizza for breakfast *blush*

and - it is exactly that texture I'm going after. A tiny little bit moist in the middle. But not too much, though... lol!

Skyr is a kind of a milk solid ... well... a bit like yoghurt but much more solid (and quite sour with no sugar). It's very high protein and almost non-fat, but while it's being marketed to foreigners as a low-fat food, most of us icelanders mellow it out by mixing with whole cream and eating with fruit or some brown sugar. It's a nice food. But everyone has his or her own way of eating it - I like it with lots of cream and brown sugar or blueberries, but Sam goes for no cream but lots of sugar. My dad (who is from the Faroe Islands) eats it straight up with milk and so does Tristan (but I usually add some cream since he's a toddler and needs fats in is diet - high protein, low fat not so good for young children). They sometimes say this is what kept our people alive through hard times back in the 18th and 19th century :D
Heidulius 11 years ago
Here's something about skyr in english: www.food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-wi13.htm
Samrag 11 years ago
Ok ok... yeh, you restrain yourself when people are boiling eggs around you.....NOT... at least she never allowed me to boil them...so she never knew, and never will know - if my eggs are nice or not!

@ TO ALL: She took a fantastic photo of Tristan, that she is for some reason hiding away - not even linking to it - but I think this is one of the best photos I've seen of him EVER.... so check it out

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
love eggs in general but those hard boiled ones look perfect -- like flower petals. thanks for the link to skyr. "the food of vikings."

leftover pizza for breakfast was a staple of my college diet.


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PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
I love hard boiled eggs and I have to get that thing that Sarah mentioned because I"m always over boiling the eggs. Another egg dish I love is deviled eggs. Mmmm....

Skyr sounds like something I'd really love.

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ahahah, that is indeed a great shot!
He seems to be having a great time there! Well done Heida

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 14th 2007

My sister sent me a book for christmas

My sister sent me a book for christmas. Wonder if it has connotation to a conversation we had this summer about ourselves and our parents...

Anyways - today was the emotional rollercoaster for me following a certain phone call about family issues :P Ack! Don't want to talk about it.

Otherwise peaceful - got some reading done ;D
sarahwoo 11 years ago
You and I really think alike. I have an idea for a photo, to present the last book I read and it is almost the same idea as this one. So...needless to say...I like this one.

I love the title of this book...I will have to check it out...good luck with everything at home.

Sarah
sunshinecity 11 years ago
love this pic... you look so relaxed and so concentrated!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Heidulius 11 years ago
15.1.2007

15.1.2007

I spent the morning scanning old family and childhood photos to share with my cousins as we are working on making a fancy picture book for our grandmother. I just got lost in all those memories that I was lucky to see the time in the corner of the computer screen - I had 25 minutes to get ready for work :O Eeeek!!

Anyway - I had a chance to computerize my all time favorite and most precious photo in the whole world. It's unfocused, low quality and stained and battered, but the memory attached to it is so precious to me that I can't even begin to explain. This picture is of me at the age of around 3 (still with a pacifier!!) and my maternal grandfather. I used to stay a lot with my grandparents as a child and since they were only 37 years old when I was born, in a way I was like their youngest child they used to say.
My grandfather was one of my favorite persons in the world - he was by no means perfect. Oh no. But he had a huge big heart, the soul of a poet, a shy smile and a wicked sense of humour. We used to lay like this on the sofa when he came home from work for his lunch-brake after we'd eaten and we'd have a chat about life and he'd tell me all these stories and poems. Rhymes and fairy tales.
And through the years and into adulthood I could always count on him to have a word of wisdom, support or well deserved criticism...or a short poem to make us both laugh.
He died quite suddenly at the age of 67 shortly after I gave birth to my son and I've not really written anything about it or shared much with anyone. Sometimes I feel like it's a bit ridiculous how totally it devastated me and I don't want to talk too much about it. But we were very close and he was the closest thing I had to a father as a constant factor in my life. I miss him so much and I'm so thankful to have this photo which I feel captures this special relationship we had, even in my adult years - long after the pacifiers met their doom.

Flooded with memories of all kind today. Most good, some not - but I wouldn't be without any single one of them.

I took a photo of the photo on my computer screen :D I felt it more appropriate, but the original is here
sotonrich Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sotonrich (member) 11 years ago
oh man..you've got me going now.....Thank you for sharing and for making me appreciate memories.

I miss my grandparents too.

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sunshinecity 11 years ago
This is a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
satrina* 11 years ago
Really lovely story! it seems you have a very special relationship with him, you reminded me of my granparents, although they were so much older when I was born, they always considered me as her daughter

Satrina: av meg
Loca.... 11 years ago
"But he had a huge big heart, the soul of a poet, a shy smile and a wicked sense of humour. "

It's great when we can say such nice things about someone we love. Always keep your family memoires, good and bad, in the end all that matters is our family, I think.

Haven't been saying much these days but I never miss your days. Thanks for coming to mine all the time.
Love your eggs.
:))

Loca
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
I love scans of old photos :)!
And stories behind them.
And memories are a good thing. Even the ones that hurt.
Take care!

NicoleB
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Thanks for sharing the special story of your relationship with your grandfather. I love the power of storytelling in keeping people alive. Tristan will know your Grandfather through you...

Sarah my latest

P.S. I'm not lieing but yesterday I almost scanned a picture of me and my grandmother,,,
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
quite a lovely memory, presented beautifully. the pic of the scan is cool...it has the distant quality of memory along with its sharpness.


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Tom Hall (tommune) 11 years ago
I love your January 4th one... lovely B&W, interesting mood, great shot.

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
Heidulius 11 years ago
January 16th 2007

My living-room at the moment

16.1.2007 - My living room *argh*

The clutter is making me crazy!!!

We had to clear out a storage room my mum (who's left the country for god knows how long) was using. We have no storage space in our flat - being in the process of merging the overgrown household-collections of two adults plus the owners of the flat we rent left a lot of their own stuff in the closets and cabinets.
Naturally we couldn't just leave all the stuff in the hallway (we don't want our neighbours to break their necks climbing over it daily) - so the only place to put it is our living-room. I'm allergic to clutter, being a lazy housekeeper (no stuff - less tidying) and this is how I'm feeling right now. (ARG! Also left the camera on an inappropriate manual setting - but was too tired to redo.)

Actually I'm not kidding about being allergic to clutter. Too much stuff is a huge issue for me and having too much stuff around makes me feel very overwhelmed and helpless :( We all have our little eccentricities - I sometimes dream of living in a big white space with large windows, one rug and a chair. Maybe a coffee maker and a pot - but that's it.

Here's some more of my attempts to convey my despair.... LOL!

May everybody have just the right amount of clutter in their lives today.
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