August 31st, 2003



Woke up on my own, with no outside interference, at 8:30 a.m., and promptly went back to sleep until 10. Ummmmmm *happy sigh* I used to be quite capable of spending the entire day (usually a Sunday) sleeping on and off like a cat, with brief interludes for reading or listening to music or maybe watching a bit of TV, or playing with the cats. You can tell this was a long time ago as I haven't had cats for 5 years :(

The kids spent the night in Oxie and will arrive sometime today after lunch. I'm being a complete lazy bum right up until then. :) We met up with a group of friends at Oliver's, a tapas restaurant in Malmö that neither Anders nor I had ever heard of much less been to, and it turned out to be a very good choice. Good food with a strong emphasis on garlic. Then we went to see Pirates of the Caribbean which was exactly as advertised: a fun summer movie. Johnny Depp was gloriously swishy and blazing-eyed and the obvious fun that they had in making the movie permeated the whole thing. Didn't get home until about 12:30 and didn't go to bed until around 1:00, thus giving a good excuse for a little sleep-in. :)

One friend of ours didn't want to go see the movie because "pirates are dirty," which I found hilarious, but it did have the effect of making me notice their outstanding unwashedness throughout the film. It seemed as if the camera kept lingering over filthy fingernails and greasy hair, but maybe it was just me.
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Well, I learned today that I shouldn't apply glue directly to embroidered paper as it discolors it. But I went ahead anyway with my page and hope it doesn't make it look TOO weird. I'm still debating if there is something else I can apply to it to either cover or change the look of the area where the glue is so obvious. Maybe I can convince everyone that it just adds character. :) Anyway, here's page 6:

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A long time ago, I knew how to say "All the better to eat you with, my dear" in Dutch, but I've long since forgotten it. Instead, I have a collection of ways to say "Give me a kiss" in different languages. The only thing is that with some of them, I wrote down how to PRONOUNCE them, not how to actually spell them. I can say give me a kiss in Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Spanish, German, Greek and Finnish. Always thought it might come in handy some day, but now that I'm an old married woman, the only person that gets the benefit of is Anders.

And sadly, I feel a cold coming on. I'm going to go pop Tylenol now and try to head it off at the pass.
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