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EGGSTRAORDINARY!
The kids are talking, but I can safely turn over and doze back off. Anders gets up around 8 to eat breakfast. I peep out from under the covers: the sun is shining. I hear music, legos clashing, water running. S-t-r-e-t-c-h. Roll over onto my back and roll my head around. Scrunch the pillows up under my neck. The sky is bright blue. I don't have to be anywhere until 4. *happy sigh*

We colored 35 eggs last night. It would have 36, but I crushed the one I was trying to put a rubberband around for stripe-making, and quickly gave up on that idea as the vision of 36 crushed eggs rose before my eyes. I boiled them in batches of 10 and then boiled another big pot of water for the dye. We use the old fashioned method in our family, none of that fancy egg-coloring-kit-stuff for us. (I'm dissing the wire hoop again, purrthecat! muahahahaha)

5 drops of food coloring
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tsp vinegar

voilà! 4 bowls filled with steaming blue, green, red, yellow water. The kids are so excited they're buzzing. We use spoons to roll the eggs around, covering them over and over with colored water. Each egg deepens and darkens. Earlier, while the water was boiling, we used crayons to draw rabbits, chicks, flowers and Bionicles on some of the eggs. We wrote Happy Easter and Glad Påsk on others. Dunk, dunk, dunk, the eggs clink against the sides of the bowl. "Gentle!" I say. I make a half-and-half egg by holding one side in the blue bowl and then turning it over and doing the other side in yellow. Karin only wants to make half-and-halfs after that. I do a couple of striped ones: one end in the red, other end in the blue, quick dunk in the yellow for the middle. Anders makes one striped in the colors of the Ducati logo.

35 eggs go quickly with 4 people. The eggs are nestled back in the cartons, glowing in pastel colors. Karin is mad because they're all gone. "Go buy some more, Mama!" she admonishes. She could color eggs all night, I think.

Looking Forward To: the Easter egg hunt and picnic on Sunday, jes6ica's visit next weekend! 2 upcoming choir concerts, more sunshine, unfolding leaves, a trip to Nynäshamn in May to see ozswede and tallefjant.

He'll Bend Over and Take It, See For Yourself: Subservient Chicken
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mood: happy
music: The Corrs—Breathless


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YAY! I'm looking forward to it too, but also nervous.

Nervous?! good lord, WHY?! Not about meeting ME, I hope!

Nono, not that. Just littls stupid things, like, will they _really_ let me get on the train in Lund...and what if the train doesn't stop in Lund. I seem to have a ridiculous fear of not getting home again. (Not a paralyzing one or anything. Just a little niggling one. I'm not a complete psycho. :)

Also I'm a bit worried about the cat, which I shouldn't be. Because I know in my head he'll be fine.

The seeing you and Gale part is most excellent, however. And I'm very much looking forward to that!

Kitty will be FINE! It's only 1 night :) :) We can ask about the Lund thing when I pick you up there on Sunday, and if it's a problem I can always zoom you back down to Malmo, so relax!!

Can't wait to see you! Will you be as easy to control as that chicken?

Just try telling me to "Bend Over and Take It" and see what happens. :P

There goes the påskmust all over the keyboard!

L-G made a påsk joke today. We are out of 3litre plastic bags and he said "We don't have påskris, but we do have a pås kris". I think YOU are a bad influence on him.

LOL! That was a good one! ME?! Naaah...can't be. He hardly ever posts anything nowadays, so how could I be influencing him? Besides, YOU win all the pun wars, AND you live with the poor man. He can hardly help but be influenced. Also, how can you drink that nasty påskmust?!

He does post, but mostly on Fiona.seglar. But he still reads (and laughs) at our little wars on lj.

Påskmust is okay - better than that nasty Coca-Cola :)

You're DISSING the COKE?! *In Bugs Bunny's voice: you realize of course dis means war!*

OH OW!!! I just went and looked at fiona.seglar and saw the picture of L-G's poor hand. OW OW OW!!! Has he gotten ANY relief yet?!!

His hands look even worse now, as he has been on the crane working for 2 days - wearing GLOVES! Unfortunately there isn't much that can be done apart from use the various creams and wait it out. But to answer your question... he DOES get "relief" (you Americans are so funny with your little euphamisms - why not just say "Has he gotten ANY sex yet?") *runs away*

Good thing you two will be rocking the boat while we're there. *snicker*

Can't he just slather up the inside of those gloves with the cream? How come he has to use gloves? (since I don't know what "working on the crane" entails, although I've got all kinds of, er, racy ideas now that you got me started) Is it because it's still too cold or??

Pervert!

It's very dirty work - he has to launch boats, so there is lots of attaching wet, greasy straps and cables to the boats, re-arranging the steel frames, driving tractors, hooking up trailers etc. He wears cotton gloves inside the work gloves, but really the hands need fresh air to heal. They are quite red, angry looking and inflamed today.

Better offer him some relief to distract him :)

If he needs distraction, give him that subservient chicken! :D

But he already has a subservient pussy, I mean dog!

funny, I never imagined you as subservient! :D

I'm a woman of many moods...



Re: the chicken....I typed in "get stuffed". There was some hand movement toward the right orifice but I didn't see any sage or onions. :)

Also typed in "Tickle your arse with a feather" and he flew out the window! What do I do next?

Re: I'm a woman of many moods...

He flew out the window?! bahahaha! Did you type in "bend over and take it" ? It made me laugh for 10 minutes! Apparently there are more than 400 clips. He gets mad if you talk about McDonald's though.

I've never heard of rubber banding eggs for coloring. Sounds like an interesting method!
Egg-coloring kit dyes just don't have the same vibrancy as liquid food coloring.

I had never heard of it either, I just made it up. (I could have heard of it somewhere, I suppose, but don't remember where if so) The thing is you have to have fairly loose, thin rubberbands, and all I had was wide, tight ones, which are fairly unforgiving when it comes to maneuvering.

(maneuvering doesn't look like a word to me there. I had to go look it up! doh)

Egg-coloring kit dyes just don't have the same vibrancy as liquid food coloring.

O' course they do! Or maybe that was because we always put less liquid in the mix as the instructions said. ;)

I plan on using lizardek's recipe next time I dye any though. (even if it DOES lack the fabulous hoop)

Actually, I think the colors from the dye kits are BRIGHTER than than our "recipe." But I personally think they are TOO bright. I love the subtle pastel glow of the colors created by our old-fashioned method. :)

(I'm dissing the wire hoop again, purrthecat! muahahahaha)
HAR!!! If that's the ONLY thing you can pick on, then I'm a happy camper. :)

I hope you had a great weekend. I will post about mine as soon as I feel I can face it. Lots to say. :)

It's been up and down, that's for sure. I'm looking forward to hearing about yours!

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