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AliThinks 8:09pm, 17 December 2006
Moi, Alison -- New! Cropped!

I also blog at AliThinks, and I will probably be doing a little crossposting between here and there.

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satrina* 11 years ago
Maybe a hot cup of tea will help with your neck, hope it's better now

Satrina: av meg
sarahwoo 11 years ago
something warm on your neck...and I agree, tea...and no pressure to read all of the photo diaries...doctor's order!

Sarah
sunshinecity 11 years ago
hope you feel better soon....
I had my first professional massage this summer.... gift from my fiance...
It was heavenly... sometimes I think those could solve the big problems in life.... everything by soothed and rubbed away by magic hands!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
francophony 11 years ago
Oh, tragus piercing, how I miss thee?

I took the tongue out willingly a couple years back and never regretted it, but I would love to have the tragus back in there. Maybe one day.
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Right you are!

Tea is probably better for it than coffee!

Ha! But it's like an addiction, this diary thing...

A massage will definitely do me some good. I wish I didn't have to wait a few days to get one.

My nose piercing gave me nothing but grief. I took it out after 10 months. Allan's sister wanted to do her tragus, so we went together. Pretty soon we're going to go do the other side. I don't think I could ever pierce my tongue, but if I had a lovely flat tummy I'd do my belly button in a heartbeat! :-)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Reading everyone's diary is an addiction for me... i check flickr before I check my emails!

Get thee a root beer! Drink several for me, please!!!!

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
January 14, 2007

January 14, 2007

This evening Allan and I met a cyber-acquaintance. We didn't meet her on Flickr, but on a website that is important to both of us. A. is a new participant at this website, and she's jumped right in and joined the "family." It was wonderful to meet her. I do believe we'll meet up again.

Those are her arms and her coffee. I put the 50mm lens on my D50. I haven't used it much since we got it.
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
January 15, 2007

January 15, 2007

It has been raining for three days. The stress I have alluded to is compounded by the weather. I didn't sign up for this!

About the stress: I have decided to start writing about it on my blog. I learned a couple of things over the weekend, things which turned on my lightbulb, if you will.

Writing it down, exploring it, will take a while, especially if I keep feeling like this. Today was one of those days where you just want to stay in bed. I didn't, but I didn't do everything I'd planned to, either.

This afternoon, I said to Allan, "Let's go to Walgreen's or something and get some nice fluorescent light on our faces." We browsed the aisles, just enjoying the bright lights, when I saw some Elmer's Shimmering Shapes Glaze. I checked it out, returned it to the shelf, and walked away. Five seconds later I decided to buy the stuff. I have an ongoing scrapbook project for my kids (and I really need to start it) and this stuff will be a cool thing to use.

I felt great when we left the store. I do believe the artificial lights at Walgreen's made a difference in my attitude!
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Il pleut depuis trois jours. Le stress dont j'ai fait allusion est amplifié par le temps. Je ne l'ai pas demandé, tout ça!

A propos du stress, j'ai décidé d'en parler dans mon blog. J'ai appris deux-trois choses ce week-end, ce qui a fait un déclic chez moi.

Tout écrire, tout explorer, va prendre du temps, surtout si je continue à me sentir comme ça. Aujourd'hui, c'était l'une de ces journées où tu n'as qu'une envie: rester au pieu. Je ne l'ai pas fait, mais je n'ai pas fait tout ce que je voulais, non plus.

Cet après-midi, j'ai dit à Allan, "Allez, on va chez Walgreen's ou chais pas où pour prendre des bons rayons fluos?" Nous avons trâiné dans les rayons (faires des rayons sous les rayons, ha!), nous prenions plaisir à être dans un endroit clair, et puis j'ai vu ce truc de chez Elmer's Glue. (Quand j'étais gamine, Elmer's faisaient de la colle blanche, point. Maintenant ils font des produits géniaux, du genre colle qui brille...). J'ai regardé ce "glaçage" brillant, puis je l'ai remis. Je suis partie. Cinq secondes plus tard, j'ai décidé d'acheter ce truc. Je fais un scrapbook pour chacun de mes enfants (d'ailleurs, ce serait bien de m'y mettre), et cette colle (ou glaçage) sera super.

Je me sentais bien quand on a quitté Walgreen's. Je crois bien que les lumières artificielles ont fait toute la différence dans mon attitude!
msspider66 11 years ago
buying something sparkly is a good mood lifter.

fir a few years I wanted to make photo albums of pictures for my nieces and nephews (3 of each) filled with pictures taken before they were born. It wiil require a long visit to my parents and my uncle (he has the really old family pictures). Unfortunately the screen on my laptop died and I have to hook it up to a monitor. grrr. I guess I will have to postpone the books for another year (when I can afford a new laptop).

[Ms Spider66]
AliThinks 11 years ago


Yes, sparkly things do help!

Can you just use your family's different computers and save everything to a CD?
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I take it the photo is of the sparkle glaze, ? I love it, the photo and the gooey glittery--looks fun!

And I hope you figure something out, !
AliThinks 11 years ago
Yes, the photo is of one of the little containers of glaze. There is also gold, white, pink, green, and multi-colored*. I can't wait to play with it all. Thanks for the compliments!

*Sounds like a Lucky Charms commercial! :-)
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
love the blue sparkly color and it does lift my mood since it is raining here too.


blow/up diary
francophony 11 years ago
I used to wear lil' sparkley stars at the corners of my eyes... silver and purple I think? I don't remember. Ah, the good old days! ;)

Kim
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
oh I'm a big believer in sparkly things to lift the spirits! Glad you got some glitter in your life Ali!
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Wow...that stuff looks really cool. I will have to pick some up this summer in the states.

Just checked out your blog post...I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes for you. :)

Sarah my latest
dda1605 11 years ago
J'ai adore le "ou chais pas où .....". Je presume que tu voulais dire "je ne sais pas ou". C'est extra.
J'imagine que je fais rire en Anglais de la meme maniere.

(Didier 2007 )
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I am just LOVING this picture!
I'm not quit sure whst the item is, this glaze... but it looks fun!! I know the feeling of just wanting to get out and heading for Walgreen's!!!
During my first extended visit to stay with my fiancé (a three month vacation!) he wasn't working at first, so he we didn't have much money to go out a lot... when we were bored and wanted somehting to do, I'd ask him to take me to Wal-Mart just to look around!!! I was (and still am today) fascinated by those HUGE aisles and never ending items of those immense shelves...
His friends still make fun of me for it, but I just laugh!

anyways, I LOVE that picture... did I mentoin that already???

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
I'm glad I could help!

I can imagine it!

It looks a lot of fun. I can't wait to play with it.

Je l'ai fait exprès, puisque le j'aurais dit comme ça en français. Treize ans dans le pays, je comprends les nuances, et je choisis mes mots. L'utilisation de "pieu" ne t'a pas fait tilter? :-)


Thanks! The glaze is like a clear glue with sparkly things in it. And don't be embarrassed about walking around Wal-Mart like that. I did it myself just the other day!
Jonathan Riverwalker Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan Riverwalker (member) 11 years ago
hey, was by for a visit - looking at the coffee cup photo - it is like everyone is watching them to see what they will do - like it is a coffee cup pit fight - or the coffee cups are like yur kids and you're hoping they will get along and go off and play so you can talk "grown up" talk
like in the photo, coffee is central to my life LOL
coffee makes me happier than the sparkly stuff but to each his own eh
Inside out
AliThinks 11 years ago
LOL. I love coffee, too. I only had one cup today. That might have been a mistake.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
shopping is a good thing to do when you're stressed
i specially like buying cds or books when i'm stressed
because i come back home and read or listen to the music and relax absolutely
:)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Yes! I got a book today. It was on sale, too. $6.99 for the hardcover of Julie & Julia. :-)
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
January 16, 2007

January 16, 2007

It's my turn to cook dinner. We're having penne with a bit of chopped, cooked bacon, halved grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella (mmm, can't wait until it melts into the hot pasta), and fresh basil. With sea salt and freshly ground pepper, of course.

N.B. I forgot to add the basil. Oops. It was still a tasty meal!
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C'est à moi de faire la cuisine ce soir. Chacun son tour! On mange des pâtes avec des "lardons" -- c'est un peu de bacon, haché et cuit -- des tomates cerise* coupées en deux, de la mozzarelle fraîche (mmm, j'ai hâte que ça fonde dans les pâtes), et du basilic frais. Avec du sel de mer et du poivre fraîchement moulu, bien sûr.

*Aux States on peut maintenant acheter des petites tomates ovales, d'où le nom "grape tomatoes." Elles ressemblent aux raisins. CQFD. C'est un truc que j'ai découvert à mon retour au pays. Tiens, ça fait dix ans que ça existe ici. Who knew?

N.B. J'ai oublié le basilic. Oups. C'était bon quand même!
satrina* 11 years ago
I love cheese! and mozzarella is one of my favorites, now I'm in the mood for pasta, maybe tomorrow I'll cook some

Satrina: av meg
smithbob Posted 11 years ago. Edited by smithbob (member) 11 years ago
I like this photo with the mozarella ... it is 8h26 AM but I am already hungry :)

the life of a silent bo(b)y
stevelyon PRO 11 years ago
There are few foods in the world better than fresh Mozzarella.

Great shot!
Wespionage PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 11 years ago
Ooh, nice photo. The colors and your description, delicious.

Wespionage :: A year of spying on myself
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ohh I like the red colander!!

Can't beat the REAL mozzarella Alison ... no easy to find everywhere...

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
I love it, too. Have you made pasta yet?

Thank you! I'm hungry too, but that's because it's lunchtime. :-)

It is a delicious thing, isn't it. And thank you!

Thanks so much. I fancy myself a writer, you know.

I love the red colander, too! As for this mozzarella, I am not sure it is real. It's not di bufala...
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 17, 2007

January 17, 2007

Excerpted from today's blog entry:

The first thing she asked was "How's the Wellbutrin working out?"

I said "It's not. I don't want to take it anymore."

Now, I was hoping that she would just tell me to wean off of it, and basta, end of story, but no. She prescribed another medication. With different side effects. Nausea, anyone?

Why? Because when I told her about what the stress was doing to me, she said "It's related to the depression."

Sigh.

On the other hand, she thought it was a good idea for me to get a massage. Because that bone that sticks out a bit in my lower back? That's no bone. It's a muscle spasm.

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Un petit extrait de mon billet d'aujourd'hui (lien ci-dessus):

La première chose qu'elle m'a demandée, c'était "Et le Wellbutrin. Comment ça marche pour vous?"

J'ai dit "Ça ne marche pas. Je ne veux plus en prendre."

J'espérais qu'elle me dirait de me sevrer, puis basta, fin de l'histoire, mais non. Elle m'a proscrit un autre médicament. Avec des effets secondaires différents. Qui veut de la nausée?

Pourquoi? Parce que quand je lui ai dit les effets du stress sur mon corps, elle m'a dit, "C'est lié à votre état dépressif."

(...grand soupir...)

D'un autre côté, elle pensait qu'un massage me ferait du bien. Parce que cet os qui se manifeste dans le creux de mes reins? C'est pas un os. Cest un spasme musculaire.
satrina* 11 years ago
I stopped taking some pills because they were making me feel really down and they made me feel sick, I hope that you don't have to take them for too long. And do get that massage, I bet it would help


Oh, and I haven't cooked the pasta, maybe on friday

Satrina: av meg
AliThinks 11 years ago
Well, if these don't help, or make me feel dul like the Wellbutrin did, then I want to stop. I am getting the massage today -- can't wait!
ragged division [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ragged division (member) 11 years ago
Hi! I have been browsing our 2007 thread like a mad man, jumping from page to page until I got here!

Wellbutrin...! You must be in the States. They love it there!! After 3 days of taking it I sent it back to my doctor and told him: What not try it for yourself?

Now that I am back on effexor XR, I stopped screaming! Only problem is, it takes 6 weeks to get to your system ;-)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I wish taking these pills weren't necessary... I sometimes think they work only because we believe they do.

I hope you feel better and don't need them anymore!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Go with the massage... that's going to feel great. I know what it feels like to have muscle spams that feel like a bone sticking out of your back. God, it hurts.

I hope you find the right balance so that the stress doesn't take over... I know you will.

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo
AliThinks 11 years ago
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I'm in the States, and no, I didn't need to know that the Effexor takes 6 weeks...
;-)

Me too. If this medication doesn't work, I will stop trying and just live with it!

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I did have that massage today, and I made an appointment for next week.
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 18, 2007

January 18, 2007

I had a massage this afternoon.
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Vous pouvez sûrement comprendre ma phrase en anglais! ;-)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
awww and a smile!!
*signs you up for one a week*

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Wow. You do look like your mother. And that is a good thing.

She was a beautiful woman.
--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
nice work - very nice work
Inside out
satrina* 11 years ago
I say it worked, lovely smile!

Satrina: av meg
ebilflindas 11 years ago
You look like you just had a massage!
I bet that new shower head's pretty welcome, too!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
awwwright!!! You look great!
dda1605 11 years ago
Live is difficult,.......so difficult.

(Didier 2007 )
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thank you, everyone!

Didier, is that sarcasm? :-)
dda1605 11 years ago
Not at all.....When I am in Bangkok I am a massage addict.....

(Didier 2007 )
AliThinks 11 years ago
AH, okay! I wasn't sure...Bangkok must be THE place to get a massage.
dda1605 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
Like Paris for food, Milan for clothes, Zurich for Banks, Tel Aviv for quiet life and Washington for good politics.......No Place in the world is close to Bangkok regarding Massage and Spa.

(Didier 2007 )
AliThinks 11 years ago
Faudrait que j'y aille, alors.
lramiro520 11 years ago
very nice self-portrait!

The Other Side Of The Fence
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thank you!
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
January 19, 2007

January 19, 2007

January 19, 1998.

Dear T.,

They pumped me full of Ocytocine so that you would enter the world more quickly. It wasn't because you were having difficulties, or because I was in danger, or vice versa. Everything was fine; you were just taking your time and the nurses wanted you to be born because they were busy that day in the maternity ward. We found out that one baby had been stillborn that night. It showed; the personnel were sober and taciturn.

Both you and your sister hurt me, in the sense that when I was in labor with you, it wasn't just labor. It was back labor. That REALLY hurts, not that you need to worry about ever feeling it.

The Ocytocine did its magic, as did the epidural. Your father ran out to get a sandwich. He hadn't eaten in more than 12 hours. And at the point where I couldn't wait any longer, he rushed into the room. There you were.

I knew you were a boy. We wanted to find out, whereas we had no idea whether your older sister would be a boy or a girl. We had two names chosen for her. For you, we only needed one name. Also, because I wanted another girl so badly, I wanted to know what you were, so that I could prepare myself. I had a few months to get used to the idea that you were a boy.

That sounds kind of mean, doesn't it? The important thing is a healthy baby, right? I needn't have worried, anyway. You were a healthy baby. And the day after you were born, I held you after I fed you. You looked right into my eyes. I have no idea what you actually saw, but I fell in love with you right there.

Happy Birthday, my sweet boy. You are not here for me to take a photo of, so I took a photo of this. It is one of my favorite pictures of you.

I love you and miss you,

Mom xoxoxo
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V.F. à suivre...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
awww, that's such a wonderful story.
I'm sorry you can't be with your kids tonight.
I hope you're able to hug them again soon!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
lramiro520 11 years ago
A very beautiful and touching letter. And a great portrait of your son in the frame. Hope you get to see him soon.

The Other Side Of The Fence
msspider66 11 years ago
Wonderful letter. I too hope he gets to look into your eyes soon.

[Ms Spider66]
satrina* 11 years ago
Very sweet letter, hope you'll be together soon and even if he's far from you, he knows you love him.

Satrina: av meg
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Hope you get to see smiling birthday boy soon. I love the photo of you post-massage...

Day by Day
AliThinks 11 years ago


To all of you: Thank you.
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 20, 2007

January 20, 2007

This is the best I can do for today's daily diary. Behold the contents of my coat pockets. Click on the photo to see all the notes and tags.
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C'est le mieux que je peux faire pour aujourd'hui. Voici le contenu des poches d'un de mes manteaux. Cliquez sur la photo pour voir les notes et les tags.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
well if this is your best, then you did perfect!! I love tiny details like this!! And those mints are just hilarious!!! I want a tin too!!
I love your business card holder too!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AllanThinks 11 years ago
I love those mints!
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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
msspider66 11 years ago
love the mints too.

a photo a day [Ms Spider66]
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
got a great laugh. i guess everyone wants those mints.


blow/up diary
AliThinks 11 years ago


I found the mints in a local store, but you can find more about them here. The company makes other tins of mints with humorous titles.
msspider66 11 years ago
Thanks! The tins certainly beat the hotel logo tins that currently hold my mints.

a photo a day [Ms Spider66]
lramiro520 11 years ago
This pic is the last one I'm looking at before going to bed...Those mints are hilarious and your photo just made my night!

The Other Side Of The Fence
satrina* 11 years ago
Love this kind of "close and personal" shots, and yep, you guessed right, I also want those mints :D

Satrina: av meg
dda1605 11 years ago
Your comment on the 19th made me sad (it rings a familiar bell). T.... is so cute.

I loved "the national embarass mints".......I believe it has a huge international potential (with Chirac picture in France or Olmert pic. in Israel)

(Didier 2007 )
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
I'm going out tomorrow to find that lip balm... I'm so curious now!!!

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
glucozze 11 years ago
is it a fake or a true brand mint ?
i will be funny if in france we can have Sarkozy mint, or Chirac mint :D
AliThinks 11 years ago
They are real. See more here.
Thank you. It would be great to see other countries with such products. Chiracolac? Sarkola? :-)

Glad you like them!
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 21, 2007

January 21, 2007

Allan whupped my ass, 304-242.
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Allan m'a mis une branlée. 304-242.
AllanThinks 11 years ago
We are now tied 1-1 in the Scrabble Tournament That Never Ends.

She whupped my ass last game.
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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
sotonrich Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sotonrich (member) 11 years ago
I want a pack of those mints so badly! :D

Bad luck with the game...hope the tiles are in your favour next time!

Breathed Upon
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Between the two of you, I bet the action is fierce!
Love the shot, too!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
AliThinks 11 years ago
Beware.

I wonder if they sell them outside the U.S? There are a couple of links to the mint company in the comments above...

Thanks. I get the feeling that it will get fiercer as time goes on!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
love the perspective on this pic!
Scrabble is really fun!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
*sweet coffee* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by *sweet coffee* (member) 11 years ago
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
Hey, you know what I didn't notice the first time I saw this picture? How obsessively neat you two are with the tiles!! Or did you straighten them for the photo? LOL

--barb (and here's my daily photo diary)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
I love Scrabble!! This is on going tourney, will Allan win the next round?

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
satrina* 11 years ago
Same thing sunshinecity said, great perspective!

Keep us posted on the progression of the tournament

Satrina: av meg
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
That looks like a really posh scrabble board... I mean... the letters are in their own little slots and not touching each other at all... Amazing!

_ravi | *life through pictures
lramiro520 11 years ago
Ooh...a rivalry! Very cool scrabble board. I too am jealous that you can keep your tiles so nice and neat!

The Other Side Of The Fence
'stee Posted 11 years ago. Edited by 'stee (member) 11 years ago
great angle! and that is a nice looking scrabble set.
my partner and i have scrabble battles too :)

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stee's 2007: a blank canvas
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Thanks! I love Scrabble, too!

Me too! :-)

No, I'm not quite that anal-retentive! Our board has ridges to keep the tiles in place, and it even sits on a lazy Susan so that you can turn the board. I love it!

No, I plan to win next time. We're tied. It's my turn to win. ;-)

Thanks! I'll let you all know next time I win. ;-)

It's a "deluxe" board. It even turns, so you can read the board easily. Well worth the extra money!

Thank you. As I've said, the board has ridges so the tiles don't move around. It's great!

Thanks. Scrabble battles are fun -- but we've just started ours.
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 22, 2007

January 22, 2007.

It's been very hard for me to write blog entries lately. Part of this is due to stress. And one of the stressors in my life is this situation, which I just managed to blog about today. If you don't care to read the blog entry I linked, that's okay. I'll explain that I'm dealing with an important situation, yet there are many unknown variables right now. It's doing my head in.

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J'ai du mal à écrire des billets pour le blog depuis un certain temps. C'est en partie du au stress. Et l'un des facteurs qui me stresse c'est cette situation (billet en anglais); Ce n'est qu'aujourd'hui que j'ai réussi à en parler: Si vous ne voulez pas lire le billet, c'est pas grave. Je m'explique: on devait signer (avec mon ex) l'acte authentique de notre maison. La date a été changée, et j'ai dû annuler mon billet d'avion. On n'a pas de nouvelle date, mais ça va certainement coïncider avec les vacances de février des gamins...ce qui veut dire qu'il a fallu annuler le projet qu'on avait pour les vacances. Ne rien savoir (puisque bien sûr, le notaire ne peut rien me dire) me prend la tête. Bref. Voilà.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I'm sorry to hear your plans fell through and that you had to make new ones.
I'm sure it will all be worth it once you're there. You'll get to see your kids again and just enjoy your time in France...
I know what it's like when things just take forever! Unfortunately not all of Europe is as efficient as it should be... things here too take way much longer than they should. Sometimes I wonder how we (Italy) ever became part of the EU!! Don't think we always deserve it!

On a lighter note, you probably don't know that I was racking my brain trying to find the link you posted a while back about the Dooce effect.
As stupid as I was, I didn't save the link and seeing as I had read about it in your blog a while back, I had completely forgotten it was you who had posted about it and what the effect was called!

After four days and not much help, I decided to go through every single diary until I found it! You can imagine my surprise when I came to yours and found that it was you who had introduced me to it!
I read your diary every day... and yet I didn't think to come to yours first!
Silly me!!

Off to try the Dooce effect now!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
'stee 11 years ago
argh! i'd be tearing my hair out too. i hope things work themselves out for you soon.

--
stee's 2007: a blank canvas
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
yeah I would just be telling myself that EVENTUALLY one day it will all be over and until then.. trudge, trudge, trudge and don't give up!

hope you're feeling better this morning!

--barb (and here's my daily photo diary)
francophony 11 years ago
Sorry to hear about the bad stuff. Just think about the kirs that await your delayed France-visit...

On another, less serious note, Scrabble is AWESOME! I have even managed to win in FRENCH before! YAY!

Kim
AliThinks 11 years ago
Glad you finally found what you were looking for!

Me too. I should know more by next week.

Yes, I'm slogging through. Trudge, trudge.

I LOVE Scrabble in French, too! Something about all the different terminaisons and conjugaisons... ;-)
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 23, 2007

January 23, 2007

Allan's sister and I had our traguses (tragi?) pierced today. If I'd been less shy, I'd have asked to take a closeup of the piercer's gloves and forearms. Damn.

Anyway, we did the other ear three months ago.
AliThinks 11 years ago
January 24, 2007

January 24, 2007

Ah, the life of the under-employed freelance writer. I didn't take a shower until after 4 p.m. today. And even now, I'm lounging in my pajamas. You know, getting ready to write a blog entry or something.

The thing is, I still lack the motivation to blog. Some days I just feel like I can't do anything; I can't summon the energy, mental or physical, that I need.

Tomorrow will be different. We actually have to be somewhere at a certain time. I think that will set the tone for the day.
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Pas envie de brancher le clavier AZERTY, ni d'ecrire en francais. Oh, merde, mais je voulais utiliser la phrase "pigiste sous-employee". Donc, la voila. C'est moi. Et aujourd'hui je n'ai rien foutu.
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Are you excited about our appointment in the morning? I am.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Yes!
satrina* 11 years ago
I just read your blog entry and it's a shame to hear about this, hope things work out in the better way for you and your kids. And after seeing you piercing photos I want to re-do the ones I lost in the past years

And good luck in your morning appointment

Satrina: av meg
AllanThinks 11 years ago
The reflection of your reflection in the camera lens just rocks! Well done.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thanks. Things should be settled by next week.

As I told you, as soon as I saw the preview of the photo, I thought "There it is! There's my photo!" :-)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh wow, I hadn't noticed that untill you pinted it out... the reflection is awesome AliThinks!!!

So brave of you to get your "thingy" pierced... always wondered what it was called! Did it hurt more than a normal ear piercing??

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
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