September 8th, 2005



Something That Made Me Giggle Today: shazzerlive reading the instructions on a package of Raspberry Chai..."Entice your water to a gentle boil..." Hee!

I was interviewed today, by a newspaper! in Swedish! A journalist contacted the AWC last week, wondering if there was anyone in the club who had moved to Sweden "for love" ...ho ho ho, only at least half of us, I laughed. So I called her and said, hey! I'm up for it...want to me to call some of my girlfriends? And she did, so I did and they all came today, except for Emily who hurt her foot and couldn't make it. But shazzerlive and brief_therapy and Dr. Darling came over and we had pizza and then we sat on the deck in the lowering sunlight and answered all kinds of questions about who we were and why we came and what we thought. Towards the end of the interview, the journalist said, "Well, you all don't seem like you had a very hard time moving or adjusting to life here in Sweden, you paint a very positive picture." And we looked at each other and laughed, and Miss-Mary-Poppins-Spoonful-of-Sugar-Living-the-Perfect-Life Geena said "Yes, we are poster girls for liking it here" and she was right. :)

Someone unfriended me today, and because it was one of the people whom I didn't get around to putting a note for in my last post, it makes me wonder if that was why, which makes me sad. I've been sort of guiltily obsessing about the handful I missed because I was so tired that I had to stop before I finished that post, and this didn't help. I really hope that anyone reading this understands that if you weren't mentioned in the First Name Basis post, it WASN'T because I don't read your journal (I read of you) or because I don't like you or was because there are so many of you, and it was late when I started and I was listing to one side by the time I got as far as I got and I like you, I really do! Don't unfriend me! *clasps you hard around the legs while you try to shake me off and walk away*

This weather is so wonderful. It's been sunny and blue for more than a week and warmer than I've ever seen it in September in Sweden. So warm that my garden is coming back to life again, and the coral-blush-pink-orange beauty of a rose that I planted this summer just bloomed again. If I could FREEZE it right now, flash-freeze it to preserve it forever, I would. Although half the beauty of flowers is the fact that they don't last very long. Are we conditioned to love the ephemeral more?

My left forearm just above the elbow hurts. What I think is, that I have the dreaded "blogger's elbow." It's a muscle strain brought on by leaning your chin in your hand with your elbow propped on the desk while sitting and reading blogs. Kind of like tennis elbow although there's nothing strenuous about acquiring it...although if I DO have it, it would be remarkable, since I JUST MADE IT UP. bwahahahaha!

Were you just sitting there, rubbing your arm and elbow? You WERE, weren't you!? :D

Abso-freaking-lutely COOL: Box Doodle Project

Covet-licious: Eat Me*

Big, Beautiful, and Belated Birthday Wishes to orangepoppy! Sorry I missed it, not being able to get on the computer last night! Hope you had a great one :)

*thanks to emmabovary for the link