Tuesday, May 17, 2011

{Virtual Coffee}

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.


Sherry Smyth said...

I could go for a cup myself...it's so dreary, cold and dull here...mine might require a shot of Bailey's!

Snap said...

Your poor eyes ... mine are itching in sympathy. Beautiful here today ... walked into the village ... those days are numbered ... humidity comes back tomorrow with higher temps. Almost hibernation time here.

oreneta said...

Oh my goodness, your eyes!!! I hope you start feeling better very very soon....and how exciting is it that your studio is going to be featured!!!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

LOL. 1 A.D. Heh.

Oh, your poor eyes! At least the flowers were lovely. Well, rest up and I hope you feel better soon!

Claire said...

BIG hugs across the ocean - you poor bunny!! hope the eyes quickly improve - conjunctivitis is nasty and soooo contagious! when the kids were little we had quite a time of just passing it around... no matter how often we washed our hands *sigh*
take care and hope you're better very soon :) xx

Kim Mailhot said...

Poor eyes !!! I hope your drops do the trick asap.
A chance to see Sherry in her home town ! How Awesome! I hope that works out and make sure to give her a hug from the other Kimmy-poo.
Have a good trip on the train.Choo-choo!
big hugs !