Monday, February 06, 2012


I admit that the first month of this year has felt like climbing a steep mountain with no oxygen left.The worst things aren't the works that can be done, but the growing problems that only God in his grace can help solving. I'm happy to tell that this day we finally can see some light in the tunnel, and also that He has been there all the time, even when we could not see Him.

What did I do apart from praying, phoning dozens of officials, travelling to and from through blizzards e.t.c.?
I comfort shopped. On the local internet buy & sell I bid for items we didn't really need, but I fancied them as well as the auction thrill. Gunnar must be the angel of the year. He has driven me around the town to collect my trophies, not saying a bad word about we needing to use our money more wisely. The red radio to the left is almost equal to Gunnar's old iconic Norwegian made radio from the early fifties. Now we have two. The analogue ground net is to be closed down next year or so, but we'll still have the icons.

This Swedish produced telephone from 1954, called Cobra is also a worldwide known icon. Dell managed to keep it off the American market for some years, but it was simply too good to be ignored. The Americans called it the Ericophone after the Ericsson telephone company. I have wanted one for a long time and now it's decorating our kitchen table.

Serina told us she had sent a little comfort thing from Dublin.
I simply could not imagine what that might be.
The Hobbit arrived Saturday, so now we can continue our loud readings, even after Serina has brought her copy with her to Ireland. Wasn't that a nice gesture?

Thank God for Skype. Even my mother has talked with Serina on Skype and she felt so relieved so learn that "Baby" was doing fine. So do we.

Magical Mystery Teacher is hosting Ruby Tuesday 2 together with Gemma Wiseman


John Cowart said...

Good for you.
When I go comfort shopping, I buy potato chips and pastries.

Mona said...

Nothing is impossible with God .. Visiting via RT!

Annie Jeffries said...

Love you treasures, Elise, and especially the last one currently residing in Ireland.

I'm with you on comfort shopping. When something terrible happens for me, I shop for clothes which is very strange because I don't LIKE to shop for clothes. Amazingly, I always come home loaded and happy.

Liz said...

Good for you. Happy RT.

My Rubies:
Liz @ MLC
Liz @ MCN

Jada's Gigi said...

Yes, you're little treasures are a comfort I'm sure..and Skyping is wonderful!

Ralph said...

Comfort shopping is something that we all get involved in. And why not? We need some pleasant distractions from the issues of life that confront us. Praying shows up first on your list, and that is so important...nice phone!

Kim, USA said...

Same here I can see my family in the Philippines because of Skype. I call it skyping hehe.

What A Sky

namaki said...

I like the old phone !

Chubskulit Rose said...

Glad that the "Baby" of the family is doing fine. I do general cleaning when I am stressed lol.

Come see my RUBIES when you get a chance.

Maria @ LSS said...

Those are so pretty.

Mrs. Mac said...

I'm glad you found a few comfort items. It seems to lift the spirit at times. What great finds.

Crown of Beauty said...

What a special post this is. The radio and the telephone... well, The Hobbit is definitely a must read. I first read it when I was in university in 1974... as well as the Tolkien trilogy, Lord of the Rings soon after... never thought I'd live to see the day that these books would be made into movies! well that was 35 + years ago... soon that book itself will be an icon!

Yes, thank God for skype. And thank God for watching over our precious babies, yours and mine.

Love the pictures!


Patti said...

I love that you comfort shop...or as we call it, retail therapy!

I don't really do it, wish I could without feeling guilty.

That phone is so cool!

Glad your beautiful daughter is doing fine.

Amrita said...

Very nice Felisol. Serina looks so good.