It's time for coffee, thank heavens! I really need this cuppa because I spent the morning in the clinic waiting room to get a diagnosis of conjunctivitis and bleferitis, although I assume it is spelled with a "ph" instead of an "f" since it is a fancy pants medical term. If I could see better I would look it up in the dictionary but I think it means the tissue around my eyes is inflamed (and this judging from my unsightly swollen eyes).
If we were meeting for coffee today I would show you the beautiful sympathy flowers Riley brought home for me last night after walking the dog, to help my eyes feel better because this swollen/red nonsense has been going on for a few days now.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would show you what I did this weekend, my new bare walls. I spent all of Sunday stripping old wall paper that has been on my walls since day 1. And I mean 1 A.D. Seven years ago, just before we moved into our house, we had managed to get some of it down and then just ran out of time and I had been looking at wallpaper literally half peeling off the walls for s-e-v-e-n years.
I think I just stopped seeing it. But one day I did see it again and it was unbearable. And if I had known what a tedious job it was going to be, I never would have started it. But I did start it so I also did my best impersonation of Martha Stewart crossed with Mike Rowe because that was one dirty job. Now the walls are ready for paint. NOT! On day 1, when the paper went up, I discovered it went up on wet plaster in spots and the whole area is going to need some serious plastering. If we were meeting for coffee today I would happily tell you that I have actually hired someone to do THAT dirty job.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would bemoan the fact that I finished my jar of Wow! sauce.
Made by The Pickle Guy himself, it is basically chopped garlic with a bit of spice. Next summer when I am back up in Cremora, Ontario, I will have to buy more than one jar.
My last piece of toast with the Wow sauce, uh huh, even for breakfast.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that on Thursday morning Riley and I are getting on a train to Toronto to visit my sister for an early birthday celebration for her and if I'm lucky I will be meeting up with The Indigo Girl at some point. And another thing that is happening on Thursday, a peek into my art studio is going to be appearing on Tracie Hanson's blog (mybloominglife.com) for her series she calls "Room to Bloom".
If we were meeting for coffee today I would now be giving you the bum's rush out the door because I think that is all my eyes can take right now and I need to go and rest them a bit and put more drops in. But there is always something good cooking over at Amy's Lucky Number 13 if you're still in the mood for more java.