Week 50- About 2000

Week 50- About 2000

Don’t you love this photo? I do.

It has been captured at hight about 2000 meters above sea level. (2033 meters, if you prefer. Bjelasica mountain, Montenegro.)

We had so much luck with the weather.

It was rainy and foggy in Belgrade when we left, and a little worse when we came back.

It is like we have made a leap to another dimension.

Tons of snow, plenty of sunshine, fresh air, breathtaking view.

Perfect weekend. I didn’t feel like going home.

If you look more carefully, you can see that my body seems stiff, like a doll.

Don’t worry, it wasn’t that cold.

I just didn’t want to go home, and it was my way of showing it.

Week 49- Double trouble

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Have you ever been waiting for the bus for AGES, and all of a sudden, two buses come at the same time and you don’t know which one to take?

Have you ever been single for quite a while, and then met two awesome guys/girls in short period of time, and got totally confused what to do next?

These situations are known as double troubles.

They are not necessarily bad.

You have to choose between two quite good things. Which implies you will end up with one good thing. Not bad at all.

You will also have to leave one good thing behind.

And that is totally not the end of the world.

The problem in double trouble situations is the fact that things just LOVE to happen all at the same time.

Things hate schedules, plans, pace and that kind of shit.

Things love each other, stick to each other, attract each other and jump over each other.

And then, after the century of silence and nothingness, you get everything at once.

Unbelievable, jaw-dropping everything!

That is how things work. Love it or hate it.

I don’t want to spread the story about my PHD studies. I have finally got started.

And after a whole year of running in circles, I have got accepted at two places.

After hundreds of complications, strange and unpredictable events and confusion, I ended up with two of those (look at the photo.)

In Serbia we call this small book Index. (It is a kind of student book, where you write your marks, exams and some other stupid stuff. I am not sure if anyone else in civilized world still uses something like this.)

Anyway, Index provides me a pleasure of buying (legal) student ticket for buses. With discount.

I use it a lot.

I just have trouble which bus to choose, because they keep on coming in old double-trouble fashion.

Always two at the same time. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Week 48- …..and all of above make you ADORABLE

Week 48-  .....and all of above make you ADORABLE

How to make spiritual celebration?

To buy yourself something nice? Make a cake? A package of beer? A few bottles of wine? Rock the party?

None of these ideas resonated with me……

And then I came up with a new one.

I wrote six letters.

Addressed them.

Gave them to their recipients.

And received tons of love, gratitude, OMGs and laugh. And I was super happy.

Here is the template that I made for each letter:

“Dear XYZ,

As you know (or don’t know), I was honored to work with great life coach, Shan, for last couple of months. Our work mostly related to my personal and spiritual growth. I have done very well, learned a lot and had a great time. Shan was very happy with my thriving, but she suggested that I should celebrate my progress somehow. When she said “celebrate”, the first thing that came to my mind was buying a new necklace/tights/lipstick or something like that. But I wasn’t satisfied with it. It seemed strange to celebrate my spiritual victory with something material. That’s why I came up with this. This is a part of an exercise “The people I admire (and why)”. You are highly ranked on my list, so I have decided to share the things I wrote with you. I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it. (And I will buy necklace/tights/lipstick, anyway, don’t worry.)

So I admire you because you are:


(huge very special personalized list of wonderfulness)

……..and all of above makes you adorable. Thank you for all the super-moments. My life would be like cold, un-spiced stew without you. Stay hot-spicy-chilly-pepper like that FOREVER. With love

Milena”

Great, wonderful thing. Everybody happy. Beer/ice cream/coffee/wine tasted even better afterwards.

I strongly encourage you to try something like that.

You will love it.

People will love it.

And you will ironically receive whole lotta (more) love.

Week 47- Ouch!

Week 47- Ouch!

This thing on my forearm is burn. And believe me, it is nothing, comparing to early phase, just after the accident. (But I wasn’t smart enough to perpetuate that horror.)

You might be wondering how did it happen. Well, it is not a surprise. Let me tell you…….I am not clumsy. I just….somehow…… attract small accidents.

I have the scar on my face, right cheek precisely.

And another one on the top of my forehead.

And another one on the left hand. (It wasn’t my fault, my Czech friend made it with the saw on the voluntary work camp in Portugal.)

I cut myself terribly with the scissors, while wrapping gifts for my family during these holidays. (Who has ever done such a thing?!)

And this burn, as well! I made it with a tea kettle. It is one of the simples, friendliest gadgets in the kitchen, even the child can use it. I have been using it for years and never had any problem, until now.

I put the water in it and I was putting away clean dishes, while waiting for the water to boil. I didn’t know exact moment of boiling, because it starts making SHHHHHHHH sound quite early. So I was working and working, I stretched my arm over the kettle, to reach something and BOOOOOOM! Perfect synchronization! The water has just boiled and focused steam hit my forearm. One milisecond was enough for a second-degree burn. The rest of the day was pure agony.

Now I have a stain that will last a few months. One more in my arsenal. And another enemy in the kitchen, I should beware of. Sad story.

Week 46- Misty mornings

Week 46- Misty mornings

Musical background.

I hate mornings like this. But I love my photo of the week.

My camera is at the neighbor’s yard and I am on the other side of barb wire.

In mornings like this one, it’s the best not to play with colors.

However, you can take advantage of shapes and silhouettes.

Along with the fact that the neighbor is not around.

And make wet-almost-monochromatic-dangerous photo.

I guess Bob Marley felt like that when he wrote our musical background, while being in UK.

Knowing that Rita is enjoying Jamaican sunshine.

And colors.

Oh Rita, you lucky one!

Week 45- Adventure recipe

Week 45- Adventure recipe

Today I will give you a recipe for a midnight adventure.

Ingredients:

-a good friend (in a mood for action)
-(expansive) idea where do you want to go
-lack of idea how to get there (it is a key ingredient)
-2 beers
-package of peanuts

Me and Rod, one of my favorite people on the Earth, never lacked in anything of above. (Except for peanuts, they somehow disappear in matter of seconds.) We have never crossed a new bridge in Belgrade, and we have decided to do it. Of course, it doesn’t sound like a hell of an adventure, but the place is still under the construction. A whole bridge is made, but they are still working on structures around it. Earlier that week we have been invited to the party around that place and we just couldn’t reach it because of all the equipment and fences. We gave up the party, thinking “We’ll be back!” We have also decided to make a new action of overcoming all the obstacles and crossing the bridge punctually in the midnight. Just to make it more spectacular.

And here we are! It was easy, peaceful and we were the only pedestrians on the bridge. Lovely lights, lovely view. Enormous structure makes you feel awe, like an ant next to an elephant. Beer helped us overcome that feeling and peanuts were all gone approximately at the half of the span. Somewhere between two river banks, somewhere between Friday and Saturday……

Week 44- Tripod!

Week 44- Tripod!

OMG, look at these green leaves and the date of publishing! Shame on me!

I have to tell you that I have completed my photo challenge on time and I am getting ready for the next one. But in the meantime, I have to publish all the photos that remain, and it is pretty number. I was working so hard on my SUPERNOVA project, one more photo challenge, coaching, yoga and the time just slipped away. Anyway, I’ll speed up and in two weeks I promise to be back on the tracks. I apologize for being late. (Will not happen in 2014., it my New year resolution. 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

This photo is captured on lovely autumn day. (Believe me that it was an autumn, despite all the green leaves and very few yellow ones.) That day I got a lovely and incredibly useful gift that I was whining for for the ages. It is a small tripod for a camera. (Actually, we had one a few years ago, but we have mysteriously lost it.) It is “must have” thing for self portraits. Don’t even ask me how I managed to take 43 photos without it!

We have spotted the tripod in a store and we asked for the price.

“3 Euros.” the guy from the store said.

“Gimme, gimme, gimme!”, I shouted.

Then the girl from the store made us a check and said:

“OK, it would be a 300 Euros for you…..”

“What, what, what?!”

We almost ran outside, feeling like we tried to steal something and got caught. It turned out that the girl typed a code for some fancy-cyber-camera lens and she couldn’t correct the check. We have waited for a half an hour and finally got our baby-tripod for an initial price of 3 Euros (or 1 Euro per pod, if you prefer.)

This is a very first photo with it. I held the tripod with camera on it in my shaky-shaky hand. But the photo was fine, nice, sharp and vivid. Good, good investment!