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Lagertha is a shield maiden from the Viking period here in the North. I am inspired by her strength,  to protect myself from harm….  (here she is portrayed by Morris M. Meredith, image from Wikipedia)

I got a good laugh this morning and just wanted to write it down here, since it wiped out the anger I felt yesterday evening! Who knew that I would have this much fun protecting myself!

While I tried to do research as to which phone app would most efficiently block calls and text from a certain someone, (yes, mr. Narc) I quickly realized I was never going to actually be able to block him in any reasonable amount of time, if I spent too much time reading about different blocking apps…. And I was anxious to get a blocking app up and running ASAP… you know, what with Valentine’s Day coming up and everything. Narcissists are well known for hoovering at holidays; Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s…or special days like birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

And what better day is there really, for a hoover with a message claiming to be sorry and professing (so called) undying love, than Valentine’s day? So, to not be exposed to that sort of heartbreaking BS, I went on to install an app this morning, Mr. Number. 

While installing, I happened to read their description of their product and it was hilarious! It said the usual; block a person, a group of persons… an area code, and then it went on; “or the entire world”. The entire world?! Who would want to do that? Then what is the point of even having a phone?

Still, this produced very funny images in my head. Like the image of a man sitting in a trailer somewhere in the remote desert, with a stock of canned food and a beard reaching his waist, letting out a sigh of relief as he is electing the option of “blocking the entire world”, on his mr. Number app! 🙂

But I get it. I have those days where I want to block everything and everyone out, too. Thankfully these days are not many, nowadays.

The second thing that made me laugh was that you could also choose to block “debt collectors”. There was a sentence saying something like “Don’t let debt collectors waste your time”. Now maybe it’s my bad English, but who thinks they can get away from debt collectors? Aren’t those guys the ones who collect debts that you.actually.have.to.pay.back? It may be my misunderstanding here… but again, veeeery funny images! A man again, (I swear it’s involuntary that these images are of men!) with “backslick” greasy hair, a cheap suit, who is clapping his hands together and smiling to himself; “Yes! I escaped the debt collectors!  Thank you, mr. Number!”.  🙂

But! As technology always has to be too complicated for a “technical idiot” such as myself, I couldn’t for the life of me find a choice to block text messages too…  I searched twice through the app, but couldn’t find it. So, just to be safe, I installed one more app, called Clean Inbox – smsBlocker.

Now I should be all set! What a relief. I am so happy that I am valuing, yes, cherishing, myself. To this degree, that I want to protect my heart and soul from further abuse. So that’s the message I want to send to you today; You are worth more. You do not deserve any kind of abuse or similar unworthy treatment. I hope you do not block this message of mine(😉), but take it to your ❤ !

Now I’m off to have a fabulous day, going out on the town on a photographing quest, cause the sky is clear blue and the air is crisp! I’ll pop in for brunch somewhere. I might return here with photos for you, later on…!

Love/SurvivedNarc 💋