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Today started off with the usual run around for the groceries and a stop at the post office. Then it was off to the fabric store with the eldest to let her root around for fabric and notions as she's about to embark on her first sewing project. My father gave her his mother's old Elna sewing machine and she's quite pumped about it all. :)

Upon our return I removed the wooden *mold* from the concrete my father and I poured last week, and the step seems to be good :)

I also planted another row of carrots, re-planted some pumpkin & yellow zucchini seeds (and caged them in ) and ....put the final coat of light purple paint on the end walls.

Tomorrow, after kaffeklatch, I will remove the tape...see what bits need to be fixed and proceed with the long wall that will be dark purple. I see 6 layers of aubergine in my future... I will have to do this painting without tape at the ends since I don't trust myself not to screw up the yet *uncured* paint/

The weather has been changable & it's almost autumnlike around here with the temperature barely making it to 18C during the day, if at all. When I say *changeable*, I mean that the yo-yo-ing of the atmospheric pressure, as the weather systems swan through the area alternating overcast and drizzly with sunshine and wind. It's been playing havoc with my grey-matter and I can't recall the last time I've suffered sick-headaches. Head aches yes. Head aches that go on for days sure. But waves of cold and nausea are really annoying the piss out of me.

I hope this isn't another little change in life. I've only ever had one migraine and don't want to EVER repeat it!

I sure hope it calms down for tomorrow. I'm face painting at my son's school, Fun Fair for a couple of hours in the evening and while I know I'm in for a long time in that chair...I know full well it CAN feel longer *erk*

Okay...it's Tuesday night and time for myself,the eldest and her friends to settle down for an hour of complete silly fluff, a.k.a.: a new episode of Canada's Nest Top Model. >D
  • I hope the painting goes well! (Or... went well, since I'm behind in comments. Such is life.)

    I had to look up "kaffeeklatch" online because I had no idea what it was... even though I think you've used that word before in your journal? I probably even asked about it. Is this right? [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaffeeklatsch]

    And migraines are hideous torture that I wouldn't inflict on anyone voluntarily. I hope you feel better now. ^___^
    • *sorry if I'm slow working my way through the comments*

      The painting is definately well on it's way....fussy becasue the corners are not straight and I hate standing up on a ladder with a small brush...and I mean SMALL brush, reaching out to try to paint yet another layer of some colour down a wonky wall corner where it meets another wall that is another colour.

      Frankly I'm mad ...but then my family already suspected as much >D

      5 coats of purple paint and ...or is it six...*crap*...anyway at least 2 more to go on the dark dark wall.

      ...I just want to get those darned shelves up before I leave.

      ...in 4 days.

      ...and I have a party to go to Saturday AND Sunday ...in the middle of the day.


      as for your question, yes that is exactly what a kaffeklatch is...get together to gab with friends over a cuppa joe. :)

      My grandmother spoke 5 languages fluently ...as did all her friends (Estonian, Russian, German, Swedish and English) who'd come to our house for a weekly...you guessed it...kaffeklatch. They ...wrote and read them too. So I have a weird smattering of vocabulary that was picked up over the years...plus my Finnish grandparents adding to the mix. I grew up in Jewish part of Torono, moved out to a rural area north of the city (and Irondog) as a teen so you can add a country varnacular to the mix.....then I married a Serbian. My vocabulary is 100% Pure Heinz 57.


      I am MUCH better now thank-you...we have sunshine predicted till the middle of next week which = GOOD things in the head I hope.

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