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Debi Vaught-Thelin

Debi Vaught-Thelin 

Media mogul in training.

Occupation: Subtitling and translation

Location: Berlin, Germany

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Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00171  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00151  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00289  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00179  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00186  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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2016-05-09 12:45:25 (30 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Paid work.
Or insert insect screens in the windows.
Or empty two boxes in the office area and clear those from the floor.
Or paid work.
Or write more emails in an attempt to get bureaucracy to work a little faster.
Or do these screens. Or empty the boxes.
Or even go to the basement and get another box of clothes up here.

Yikes.
A little overwhelmed at the moment. With two types of paid work to do for two separate projects, plus 2 boxes definitely needing attention and two black nettings for the windows that should be installed... I'm just not sure I can make proper decisions right now.

For the moment:
Paid work first.
Boxes out of the way.
Screens in.
One more box of clothing up.

That sounds like a great plan, right? But it's already nearly 3 in the afternoon and I'm pretty sure nothing will be finished... more »

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2016-05-24 11:12:47 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

+Fergus Martin  - look at this!

I just got the email that says it was sent out yesterday, and in today's mail - here it is.

I think the photo is awful. I'm still figuring out taking shots with a cell phone and getting them to the computers. This move we made evidently removed all my intelligent brain cell activity.

Sorry for the garbage photo - but the stamps are on their way either later this afternoon or during the day tomorrow!

Most plusones: 25

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2016-07-07 19:16:01 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Grandbaby number 9 arrived earlier today.
Mom +Alisha Vaught-Dougherty, Dad +Wade Dougherty  and the newest little girl are doing fine.
Welcome to the world, Miss CR.

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2016-07-19 09:34:07 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

A small rant this morning.

The Deutsche Post / DHL guy was here a bit ago with a package for me that required ID. Not a problem, right? I have my passport and my Swedish ID card, both considered valid here.
But for whatever reason, his machinery decided they were invalid. He could not give me my package.

So now I have to go to a physical post office (and of course, it's the one with no easy way to get there - hahaha!) and try again.

What could be wrong about my ID - or maybe wrong with his machinery?

Ah well... one more thing to do in Berlin!

Goodmorneve and some more coffee, Giggleplus!
How much of a fuss do I throw at the post office? It wasn't their fault, necessarily.

Nah ... just wait a couple of days and see what happens when I can get in there.

A small rant this morning.

The Deutsche Post / DHL guy was here a bit ago with a package for me that required ID. Not a problem, right? I have my passport and my Swedish ID card, both considered valid here.
But for whatever reason, his machinery decided they were invalid. He could not give me my package.

So now I have to go to a physical post office (and of course, it's the one with no easy way to get there - hahaha!) and try again.

What could be wrong about my ID - or maybe wrong with his machinery?

Ah well... one more thing to do in Berlin!

Goodmorneve and some more coffee, Giggleplus!
How much of a fuss do I throw at the post office? It wasn't their fault, necessarily.

Nah ... just wait a couple of days and see what happens when I can get in there.___

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2016-07-07 19:16:01 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Grandbaby number 9 arrived earlier today.
Mom +Alisha Vaught-Dougherty, Dad +Wade Dougherty  and the newest little girl are doing fine.
Welcome to the world, Miss CR.

Grandbaby number 9 arrived earlier today.
Mom +Alisha Vaught-Dougherty, Dad +Wade Dougherty  and the newest little girl are doing fine.
Welcome to the world, Miss CR.___

2016-07-05 18:35:45 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

There are days when a primal scream is just a necessity.
This may well be one of those days.

Photo? Oh, heavens no. Not on a day like this.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Feels like the day should just be starting now and yet it's already been a day and a half worth of fizzle. How loud should the scream be? Loud enough to startle the neighbors? Or just enough to worry the animals indoors with me?

:)

There are days when a primal scream is just a necessity.
This may well be one of those days.

Photo? Oh, heavens no. Not on a day like this.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Feels like the day should just be starting now and yet it's already been a day and a half worth of fizzle. How loud should the scream be? Loud enough to startle the neighbors? Or just enough to worry the animals indoors with me?

:)___

2016-06-29 10:10:27 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Preparations and preparations.
For nail art.
For grocery shopping.
For weekend markets.

So the question today is - do preparations ever actually come to fruition?


Goodmorneve and one more cup of coffee for the road, Giggleplus!

Preparations and preparations.
For nail art.
For grocery shopping.
For weekend markets.

So the question today is - do preparations ever actually come to fruition?


Goodmorneve and one more cup of coffee for the road, Giggleplus!___

2016-06-15 13:37:53 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Ah, just when I thought there would be a day to go explore a little in Berlin...
A client has called and offered more paid work.

Another possible client has called for a quote.

And it's raining. But I'm supposed to have date night with the Bearded Guy.
May I please have the rain stop falling, the clients be a little patient and the rest of the day to go easier? Just a little?

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
This post took more than two hours to finish - how many things get in the way of just writing a few paragraphs for you? Or can you put everything on hold and finish a thought first?

Ah, just when I thought there would be a day to go explore a little in Berlin...
A client has called and offered more paid work.

Another possible client has called for a quote.

And it's raining. But I'm supposed to have date night with the Bearded Guy.
May I please have the rain stop falling, the clients be a little patient and the rest of the day to go easier? Just a little?

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
This post took more than two hours to finish - how many things get in the way of just writing a few paragraphs for you? Or can you put everything on hold and finish a thought first?___

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2016-06-10 13:32:32 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The tiny minion thumb of a very wiggly 8-year-old...
Who is, at the same time as the photo is being taken, trying to eat M&Ms with chopsticks!



The tiny minion thumb of a very wiggly 8-year-old...
Who is, at the same time as the photo is being taken, trying to eat M&Ms with chopsticks!

___

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2016-06-08 09:30:51 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

A few days ago, I finally painted my nails!
Still not settled in, there is simply no more space to have most of my creative stuff within easy reach.

A few bottles of polish, a couple of nail tools and a stack of stickers. In a small box. Wondering if there is room to put a canvas, a few acrylic colors and a few brushes.

Living small - are there easy ways? I am overly-accustomed to really spreading out!
Hahaha!


Goodmorneve and coffee and painted nails, Giggleplus!
How do you confine the separate parts of your life? Storage areas, boxes, different rooms?

A few days ago, I finally painted my nails!
Still not settled in, there is simply no more space to have most of my creative stuff within easy reach.

A few bottles of polish, a couple of nail tools and a stack of stickers. In a small box. Wondering if there is room to put a canvas, a few acrylic colors and a few brushes.

Living small - are there easy ways? I am overly-accustomed to really spreading out!
Hahaha!


Goodmorneve and coffee and painted nails, Giggleplus!
How do you confine the separate parts of your life? Storage areas, boxes, different rooms?___

2016-06-05 09:36:36 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

French press coffee.
Okay, Giggleplus, who has tips on the best way to clean this contraption?

I thought a strainer would do it. Honestly, the strainer is so big, I'm just splashing the grounds when I dump them in the bio-waste.
We thought a cloth strainer would do it. Have you ever tried to get the last bits out of a cloth strainer?
There has to be a better way.

Still working on the right level of grinding. Still working on the right amount of steeping. Still working on how to keep it all hot while letting it sit for a bit to allow the grounds and the nearly-boiling water to do their magic.

Today?
There is work. But first, there will be music in my headphones and polish on my fingernails. I can't take it any more!


Goodmorneve and a mess of coffee grounds, Giggleplus!
Any tricks, hints or tips ?

Sunshine and warm... more »

French press coffee.
Okay, Giggleplus, who has tips on the best way to clean this contraption?

I thought a strainer would do it. Honestly, the strainer is so big, I'm just splashing the grounds when I dump them in the bio-waste.
We thought a cloth strainer would do it. Have you ever tried to get the last bits out of a cloth strainer?
There has to be a better way.

Still working on the right level of grinding. Still working on the right amount of steeping. Still working on how to keep it all hot while letting it sit for a bit to allow the grounds and the nearly-boiling water to do their magic.

Today?
There is work. But first, there will be music in my headphones and polish on my fingernails. I can't take it any more!


Goodmorneve and a mess of coffee grounds, Giggleplus!
Any tricks, hints or tips ?

Sunshine and warm breezes....___

2016-06-01 07:58:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

I can't remember the last time I was able to watch a rugby match.
Sometime in the 1970s, maybe?

Today, I am being taken to a local pub to watch a State of Origin match - my housemate is a huge rugby fan.
And I'm wearing his Queensland shirt. Because that's the state of origin for my housemate.

We will be going out among other rugby fans.

Isn't this the game we called "kill the man with the ball" when we were kids?

Goodmorneve and sports shirts, Giggleplus!
Was my last game a baseball game from a farm team or a pro basketball game? Or was it watching my now-adult twins playing t-ball or little league baseball?
I can't even remember, it's been so long.

Out of respect for the housemate, I shall root for Queensland.
Do we have anyone else here who follows rugby? Should I be looking for you at the... more »

I can't remember the last time I was able to watch a rugby match.
Sometime in the 1970s, maybe?

Today, I am being taken to a local pub to watch a State of Origin match - my housemate is a huge rugby fan.
And I'm wearing his Queensland shirt. Because that's the state of origin for my housemate.

We will be going out among other rugby fans.

Isn't this the game we called "kill the man with the ball" when we were kids?

Goodmorneve and sports shirts, Giggleplus!
Was my last game a baseball game from a farm team or a pro basketball game? Or was it watching my now-adult twins playing t-ball or little league baseball?
I can't even remember, it's been so long.

Out of respect for the housemate, I shall root for Queensland.
Do we have anyone else here who follows rugby? Should I be looking for you at the pub in Berlin?

:)___

2016-05-31 07:30:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

A long to-do list.
Two projects of paid work.
And my nails - still nothing on my nails. It's been since February, I think. This may be one of the longest periods ever without something on my nails.

That does not make me a happy girl.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Paid work first.
Cleaning work second.
Nails - some time today, nails!

When you want to do something creative, and life gets in the way, how long can you go before "I need to stop everything and do this!" sets in?

A long to-do list.
Two projects of paid work.
And my nails - still nothing on my nails. It's been since February, I think. This may be one of the longest periods ever without something on my nails.

That does not make me a happy girl.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Paid work first.
Cleaning work second.
Nails - some time today, nails!

When you want to do something creative, and life gets in the way, how long can you go before "I need to stop everything and do this!" sets in?___

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2016-05-24 11:12:47 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

+Fergus Martin  - look at this!

I just got the email that says it was sent out yesterday, and in today's mail - here it is.

I think the photo is awful. I'm still figuring out taking shots with a cell phone and getting them to the computers. This move we made evidently removed all my intelligent brain cell activity.

Sorry for the garbage photo - but the stamps are on their way either later this afternoon or during the day tomorrow!

+Fergus Martin  - look at this!

I just got the email that says it was sent out yesterday, and in today's mail - here it is.

I think the photo is awful. I'm still figuring out taking shots with a cell phone and getting them to the computers. This move we made evidently removed all my intelligent brain cell activity.

Sorry for the garbage photo - but the stamps are on their way either later this afternoon or during the day tomorrow!___

2016-05-24 08:41:07 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Well, it's been a while since I've heard a serious thunderstorm. For whatever reason, those are pretty rare in Sweden. But in Berlin? Last night's storm was more like what I am accustomed to hearing in the Mid-Atlantic US.
It didn't really start until late last night - after 10:30 - but honestly, even if I had been asleep at midnight, a few of those thunderclaps would have woken me.

I survived.
As did our animals.

Today is finishing up some work and prepping for an afternoon of nail art with a teenager. My nails are in such need....

In other news, one of our little guys made it out to the living room last night - the dog was in one of the children's rooms, so the cat decided it was a good time to explore. This meeting-of-the-animals is taking longer than I had hoped. But it's probably for the best.
The dog is quite jealous of any... more »

Well, it's been a while since I've heard a serious thunderstorm. For whatever reason, those are pretty rare in Sweden. But in Berlin? Last night's storm was more like what I am accustomed to hearing in the Mid-Atlantic US.
It didn't really start until late last night - after 10:30 - but honestly, even if I had been asleep at midnight, a few of those thunderclaps would have woken me.

I survived.
As did our animals.

Today is finishing up some work and prepping for an afternoon of nail art with a teenager. My nails are in such need....

In other news, one of our little guys made it out to the living room last night - the dog was in one of the children's rooms, so the cat decided it was a good time to explore. This meeting-of-the-animals is taking longer than I had hoped. But it's probably for the best.
The dog is quite jealous of any attention paid that is not in her direction and she is absolutely jealous of other animals. The cats? They don't really care much, except that our little one, with lack of eyesight, is easily frightened by the barking. And our big one, nearly aged 12, appears simply bored by the large dog's voice.

We shall see.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
My work for today is nearly done - so that means I should watch my emails for the next project, right?
When introducing new animals to a household - anyone have tips on that? I have two Norwegian Forest cats, both over the age of 10, introducing them to a 4-year-old Border Collie mix - who barks. Any ideas on how to make this easier or faster? And the least amount of stress on all sides?
Trying to be a good pet owner... feels like I'm failing, somehow.___

2016-05-22 08:48:16 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Photos? What photos? The ones on my iPhone that is having a hard time talking to my MacBook? Or the ones on my camera that is still in its case from the move... 3 weeks ago?

Nah, I'll have to wait to show photos.

Today, the Bearded Guy is at the Berlin Art Market with his stand and his prints. Day 2 of this for him. I like the location there.

Of course, when I stopped by to bring him a few things, I did look at the other vendors - and bought something groovy.
But can I show it to you? No, I can not. Because the photo is stuck in my phone!
Waaaaah!

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Maybe once I've had another cup, I can figure out this photo thing.
How often do you go to markets, flea markets, yard sales, art shows? And do you buy? Or just look and keep walking?

Photos? What photos? The ones on my iPhone that is having a hard time talking to my MacBook? Or the ones on my camera that is still in its case from the move... 3 weeks ago?

Nah, I'll have to wait to show photos.

Today, the Bearded Guy is at the Berlin Art Market with his stand and his prints. Day 2 of this for him. I like the location there.

Of course, when I stopped by to bring him a few things, I did look at the other vendors - and bought something groovy.
But can I show it to you? No, I can not. Because the photo is stuck in my phone!
Waaaaah!

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Maybe once I've had another cup, I can figure out this photo thing.
How often do you go to markets, flea markets, yard sales, art shows? And do you buy? Or just look and keep walking?___

2016-05-20 08:34:24 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Appointments and payments, videos and text to work on, a house that should be Swiffered and vacuumed, animals to play with, just Things.To.Do.

And in all this, I still have not fixed my nails. This is the travesty of it all.
My broken, sorry-looking nails need attention. And yesterday's deliveries included a package with some things to do exactly that. So at some point, after the paid work is done for the day, I really must sit down and try to fix these nails.

Still no photos, still no real "settling in", though we are trying. So far? A TV in the bedroom, all the computers up and running, the printer in place, but the shredder is still just waiting to be plugged in and the plan for office supplies continues to just be a box instead of drawers. Where am I to put all the nail art? Or the acrylic paints? For now, there simply isn't room to do this.
Yikes. More... more »

Appointments and payments, videos and text to work on, a house that should be Swiffered and vacuumed, animals to play with, just Things.To.Do.

And in all this, I still have not fixed my nails. This is the travesty of it all.
My broken, sorry-looking nails need attention. And yesterday's deliveries included a package with some things to do exactly that. So at some point, after the paid work is done for the day, I really must sit down and try to fix these nails.

Still no photos, still no real "settling in", though we are trying. So far? A TV in the bedroom, all the computers up and running, the printer in place, but the shredder is still just waiting to be plugged in and the plan for office supplies continues to just be a box instead of drawers. Where am I to put all the nail art? Or the acrylic paints? For now, there simply isn't room to do this.
Yikes. More than two weeks here and I'm barely managing the necessities, much less the creative stuff.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Work must come first. Planning and governmental paperwork must be done. But somewhere in there, I need my artistic side to have a corner. :)
How long before you unpack and use the creative stuff? Not the crayons and coloring books for the kids, the actual adult creativity things.___

2016-05-19 03:55:05 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

It seems I am less than clear when I speak.
Which generally means I am probably less than clear in my writing.
This is not a good thing.
I fear it is a sign of me being less than clear in my own mind, about what I do - and could be a harbinger of more serious mental loss.

Or is it just the current situation and the still-not-moved-in feeling?

Oh, I do not know. I only know that the work I wanted to do this morning now has to wait - gotta let him get some sleep first!

It's not as easy to mess with our sleep schedules now. There are other people to consider.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How hard is it to convey your actual idea to someone else? Any idea?

It seems I am less than clear when I speak.
Which generally means I am probably less than clear in my writing.
This is not a good thing.
I fear it is a sign of me being less than clear in my own mind, about what I do - and could be a harbinger of more serious mental loss.

Or is it just the current situation and the still-not-moved-in feeling?

Oh, I do not know. I only know that the work I wanted to do this morning now has to wait - gotta let him get some sleep first!

It's not as easy to mess with our sleep schedules now. There are other people to consider.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How hard is it to convey your actual idea to someone else? Any idea?___

2016-05-18 10:34:46 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Why is trip planning so difficult?
Why do internet sites suddenly not want to take my money?

Ah, the joys of moving, the joys of new phone numbers, the joys of rising trip rates from the time you hit the "this flight" button to the time you want to check out, the joys of making sure you have everyone's birthdate and exact name as in the passport...
Nah, can't happen.

Goodmorneve and internet connections, Giggleplus!
Is it better to just get a travel agent?

Why is trip planning so difficult?
Why do internet sites suddenly not want to take my money?

Ah, the joys of moving, the joys of new phone numbers, the joys of rising trip rates from the time you hit the "this flight" button to the time you want to check out, the joys of making sure you have everyone's birthdate and exact name as in the passport...
Nah, can't happen.

Goodmorneve and internet connections, Giggleplus!
Is it better to just get a travel agent?___

2016-05-10 10:26:25 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I don't think I've ever had such issues with DHL before.
Sure, in Sweden, we had to walk a rather long distance to collect those packages - which is why I tried to use other services.
But in Germany - I've watched packages arrive here, at this apartment, on time and intact.

My order? Still waiting.
Was supposed to be here Saturday. "Couldn't deliver"
Ummm... I stayed home quite a while, then my housemate was here. And the neighbors were home. (That's another common thing, they'll leave it with the neighbor.)

Was supposed to arrive Monday. Within 20 minutes, the listing had been changed to "can't deliver today".
Ummm... okay, maybe you mis-loaded the truck?

Is supposed to arrive today.
Waiting...

In the meantime, I don't want to go under headphones for one of my client jobs because I... more »

I don't think I've ever had such issues with DHL before.
Sure, in Sweden, we had to walk a rather long distance to collect those packages - which is why I tried to use other services.
But in Germany - I've watched packages arrive here, at this apartment, on time and intact.

My order? Still waiting.
Was supposed to be here Saturday. "Couldn't deliver"
Ummm... I stayed home quite a while, then my housemate was here. And the neighbors were home. (That's another common thing, they'll leave it with the neighbor.)

Was supposed to arrive Monday. Within 20 minutes, the listing had been changed to "can't deliver today".
Ummm... okay, maybe you mis-loaded the truck?

Is supposed to arrive today.
Waiting...

In the meantime, I don't want to go under headphones for one of my client jobs because I don't want to miss the doorbell.
Don't want to get up on a stepstool, because getting off it takes a little time and I have no idea how patient or impatient they might be.

Meh.

Goodmorneve and more coffee, Giggleplus!
In the meantime, I am reading, writing and doing the books. At least that's quiet work, so I could hear the doorbell!
How impatient do you get when waiting for something?

:D___

2016-05-09 12:45:25 (30 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Paid work.
Or insert insect screens in the windows.
Or empty two boxes in the office area and clear those from the floor.
Or paid work.
Or write more emails in an attempt to get bureaucracy to work a little faster.
Or do these screens. Or empty the boxes.
Or even go to the basement and get another box of clothes up here.

Yikes.
A little overwhelmed at the moment. With two types of paid work to do for two separate projects, plus 2 boxes definitely needing attention and two black nettings for the windows that should be installed... I'm just not sure I can make proper decisions right now.

For the moment:
Paid work first.
Boxes out of the way.
Screens in.
One more box of clothing up.

That sounds like a great plan, right? But it's already nearly 3 in the afternoon and I'm pretty sure nothing will be finished... more »

Paid work.
Or insert insect screens in the windows.
Or empty two boxes in the office area and clear those from the floor.
Or paid work.
Or write more emails in an attempt to get bureaucracy to work a little faster.
Or do these screens. Or empty the boxes.
Or even go to the basement and get another box of clothes up here.

Yikes.
A little overwhelmed at the moment. With two types of paid work to do for two separate projects, plus 2 boxes definitely needing attention and two black nettings for the windows that should be installed... I'm just not sure I can make proper decisions right now.

For the moment:
Paid work first.
Boxes out of the way.
Screens in.
One more box of clothing up.

That sounds like a great plan, right? But it's already nearly 3 in the afternoon and I'm pretty sure nothing will be finished today, no matter what I start with.

Meh.

Ah, it's really okay. I'm just having a small time management crisis.
:D


Goodmorneve and iced tea, Giggleplus!
Maybe that's the problem? It's my drink?
hahaahahaha___

2016-05-04 19:25:10 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

There is paperwork to be done. But evidently tomorrow is a national holiday here and there will be nothing open. Stores will be closed. Not just the banks or government offices, truly everything. And no, there are no sales going on - the stores will be closed.
Just one more thing to get accustomed to in our new home.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
We've discovered a few things that were not packed, or that were given up, or that were thrown out - things that perhaps we should have kept. So we're working on making sure we have the right tools for the job. As in... yup, gonna need a trip to IKEA.
How much do you "start over" in a new place as opposed to having brought it all with you when you move?
(Yeah, we made some poor choices) hahaha

There is paperwork to be done. But evidently tomorrow is a national holiday here and there will be nothing open. Stores will be closed. Not just the banks or government offices, truly everything. And no, there are no sales going on - the stores will be closed.
Just one more thing to get accustomed to in our new home.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
We've discovered a few things that were not packed, or that were given up, or that were thrown out - things that perhaps we should have kept. So we're working on making sure we have the right tools for the job. As in... yup, gonna need a trip to IKEA.
How much do you "start over" in a new place as opposed to having brought it all with you when you move?
(Yeah, we made some poor choices) hahaha___

2016-05-03 10:18:23 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

A minor delay at the Rathaus to get registered, but then everything went smoothly.
Many thanks to online expat forums, people around me who speak and understand German, the woman who indeed spoke English, plus my need to Be Prepared - it meant we had only a few questions and when it got beyond us, she switched to English and then we were given our official registration paper.

That's one.

Next up - the one that allows me to bill clients. That will likely not be today, but I would like it done by next week. Delays in billings mean delays in payments and that's just not any fun.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I have more work today, then I'm hoping to plan a little trip with one of the youngsters in our new location... maybe I'll even come back to painting my nails!
When you have moved, how long does it take before you can function properly -... more »

A minor delay at the Rathaus to get registered, but then everything went smoothly.
Many thanks to online expat forums, people around me who speak and understand German, the woman who indeed spoke English, plus my need to Be Prepared - it meant we had only a few questions and when it got beyond us, she switched to English and then we were given our official registration paper.

That's one.

Next up - the one that allows me to bill clients. That will likely not be today, but I would like it done by next week. Delays in billings mean delays in payments and that's just not any fun.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I have more work today, then I'm hoping to plan a little trip with one of the youngsters in our new location... maybe I'll even come back to painting my nails!
When you have moved, how long does it take before you can function properly - and stop moving boxes around?___

2016-05-02 08:21:47 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A new week.
Things are here, Bearded Guy and cats are here. We have an office setup and a bedroom setup. We still have boxes to unpack, but things are moving along.

Today - today is for paperwork for Germany. At least one piece of paper today, possibly one more if we have time. There is a lot to do for registering yourself and your business activities in Berlin!

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I had so hoped to go paperless in my life ... not happening this week!
How much paperwork do you deal with?

A new week.
Things are here, Bearded Guy and cats are here. We have an office setup and a bedroom setup. We still have boxes to unpack, but things are moving along.

Today - today is for paperwork for Germany. At least one piece of paper today, possibly one more if we have time. There is a lot to do for registering yourself and your business activities in Berlin!

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I had so hoped to go paperless in my life ... not happening this week!
How much paperwork do you deal with?___

2016-04-28 15:25:29 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Truck arrived, boxes and items inside. The Bearded Guy finished and has made his first train on a journey which sees him arrive tomorrow. With a little luck, a few things can be completed before he arrives.

Goodmorneve and Tylenol, Giggleplus!
I moved very little, the movers and our new housemate did the work.
So why is watching and directing so tiring?
:)

Truck arrived, boxes and items inside. The Bearded Guy finished and has made his first train on a journey which sees him arrive tomorrow. With a little luck, a few things can be completed before he arrives.

Goodmorneve and Tylenol, Giggleplus!
I moved very little, the movers and our new housemate did the work.
So why is watching and directing so tiring?
:)___

2016-04-27 05:09:56 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

And wake up in Berlin.

One tiny step at a time as I start things here. 
But I'm here, and it's a new day, and it's time to feed these animals... and maybe get a cup of tea - (no coffee here yet, will fix that later) - 

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
A new place, a new day, a new way of doing things.

And wake up in Berlin.

One tiny step at a time as I start things here. 
But I'm here, and it's a new day, and it's time to feed these animals... and maybe get a cup of tea - (no coffee here yet, will fix that later) - 

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
A new place, a new day, a new way of doing things.___

2016-04-26 06:10:47 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Travel day.

In a couple of hours, I start my journey.

Goodmorneve and one more cup of coffee for the road, Giggleplus!
The time has come. 

Travel day.

In a couple of hours, I start my journey.

Goodmorneve and one more cup of coffee for the road, Giggleplus!
The time has come. ___

2016-04-25 12:06:08 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

A load of items for donation has been picked up.
I count two more loads of laundry, then I am done.
Done? I hope so! 
Lovely Mommy has installed our sofa in her place - my couch fortress has officially changed hands.  :)

And my mover,   +Xpress Flytt  - called this morning with information for tomorrow's move. Love these guys! I should count how many emails we have had back and forth, and every time, they are so positive about everything to be done.
Same with this morning's call - very positive.
With all the moving insanity, these guys have been a bit of calm. Thank you!

There was snow in southern Sweden this morning, so the Bearded Guy is delayed a little on his return. A bit close to May for snow, don't ya think? I'd rather they do as they did - stop and wait it out. So a little delay on getting him back here for the actual movetomo... more »

A load of items for donation has been picked up.
I count two more loads of laundry, then I am done.
Done? I hope so! 
Lovely Mommy has installed our sofa in her place - my couch fortress has officially changed hands.  :)

And my mover,   +Xpress Flytt  - called this morning with information for tomorrow's move. Love these guys! I should count how many emails we have had back and forth, and every time, they are so positive about everything to be done.
Same with this morning's call - very positive.
With all the moving insanity, these guys have been a bit of calm. Thank you!

There was snow in southern Sweden this morning, so the Bearded Guy is delayed a little on his return. A bit close to May for snow, don't ya think? I'd rather they do as they did - stop and wait it out. So a little delay on getting him back here for the actual move tomorrow.

Me? On a train in the morning, on a plane in the afternoon, and then I will be in Berlin for dinner!
Which means I will also be in Berlin for the arrival of the moving truck.  :)

And for +Addis G, since you know our creatures very well:
Our new housemates have very kindly agreed to take care of our animals today until I can get there tomorrow - their youngster has sat with them and is making friends - M really likes the little guy, G is still skittish, as expected. That is a huge relief for these last couple of days.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I think there is only the final box of water kettle and toiletries and medicines to be packed.
I think.
How much do you do yourself, and how much do you delegate to the other members of your family?

Waiting for +John Thelin to make it home for one last look around here, one last go through the place, one last couple of days of "finishing". ___

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2016-04-24 08:02:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The Art Mile is open.
And the Bearded Guy is there.

Berlin, I do hope you are warmer than Sweden this morning. I just latched every window here since I woke up freeeeeeeezing.

Here's to a warm day at the Art Mile and buyers interested in canvasses.

Yup, Giggleplus, this is the Bearded Guy Who (no longer) Lives At My House - he's already in Berlin!
I'll be there Tuesday, when the movers come.  :)

Selling my small canvases (or at least attempting to) at the Fehrbelliner Platz art flea market. In Berlin, that is. ___The Art Mile is open.
And the Bearded Guy is there.

Berlin, I do hope you are warmer than Sweden this morning. I just latched every window here since I woke up freeeeeeeezing.

Here's to a warm day at the Art Mile and buyers interested in canvasses.

Yup, Giggleplus, this is the Bearded Guy Who (no longer) Lives At My House - he's already in Berlin!
I'll be there Tuesday, when the movers come.  :)

2016-04-23 15:03:22 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Kitchen table and stools - delivered elsewhere.
Couch and coffee table - delivered elsewhere.
Pocket Viking's things - delivered elsewhere.

it's starting to look like we're actually moving out of here.
Just a bit more work tomorrow and then Monday, the church charity shop will come and collect the items I have for them and Tuesday is the movers.

As slow going as it has been, the end is in sight.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Typing is echoing in this living room... it's an odd sound now.

Kitchen table and stools - delivered elsewhere.
Couch and coffee table - delivered elsewhere.
Pocket Viking's things - delivered elsewhere.

it's starting to look like we're actually moving out of here.
Just a bit more work tomorrow and then Monday, the church charity shop will come and collect the items I have for them and Tuesday is the movers.

As slow going as it has been, the end is in sight.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Typing is echoing in this living room... it's an odd sound now.___

2016-04-22 08:57:09 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Miss A will be here soon, we hope to have all the pieces ready for tomorrow's pickup - Lovely Mommy is taking the couch, coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen stools and the rest of the Pocket Viking's toys.

That will empty the place a bit!

In order to move things like this, however, some other things must leave the hallway. So we're back to the jigsaw puzzle of "that table into the office, that box into the kitchen, these pieces out the door, table from the office into the bedroom, then that piece out the door..."

It's been quite the party.
And we are not yet finished.

Goodmorneve and please, just one more coffee, Giggleplus!
In all this, there is still work to be done. 
How much do you work and pack in one day? Can you go to the office, come home and pack? Can you go into your home office, and on breaks continue the... more »

Miss A will be here soon, we hope to have all the pieces ready for tomorrow's pickup - Lovely Mommy is taking the couch, coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen stools and the rest of the Pocket Viking's toys.

That will empty the place a bit!

In order to move things like this, however, some other things must leave the hallway. So we're back to the jigsaw puzzle of "that table into the office, that box into the kitchen, these pieces out the door, table from the office into the bedroom, then that piece out the door..."

It's been quite the party.
And we are not yet finished.

Goodmorneve and please, just one more coffee, Giggleplus!
In all this, there is still work to be done. 
How much do you work and pack in one day? Can you go to the office, come home and pack? Can you go into your home office, and on breaks continue the packing?

I'm so very grateful for my friends. I could not do this without them.___

2016-04-21 07:10:48 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Husband and animals have arrived at the new home in Berlin!
That is a relief, considering all the tension of the trip - the animals took it fairly well, the humans were so very concerned.
Whew!

Now I have more to do.

Proofing.
Proof-reading is required, so that's my work for today. 
There is also more stuff to be done around this place for the move, and Miss A will be joining me later, Mr C will come this evening. Not sure I could handle this without the help.

But - one room nearly complete. Cleaned, boxes for the charity are being stacked (pick up on Monday), and more items will go into there as they are ready.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
When you have traveled with pets, do they travel not-so-well, or is it the humans in extra-stress time?

Husband and animals have arrived at the new home in Berlin!
That is a relief, considering all the tension of the trip - the animals took it fairly well, the humans were so very concerned.
Whew!

Now I have more to do.

Proofing.
Proof-reading is required, so that's my work for today. 
There is also more stuff to be done around this place for the move, and Miss A will be joining me later, Mr C will come this evening. Not sure I could handle this without the help.

But - one room nearly complete. Cleaned, boxes for the charity are being stacked (pick up on Monday), and more items will go into there as they are ready.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
When you have traveled with pets, do they travel not-so-well, or is it the humans in extra-stress time?___

2016-04-20 09:53:09 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The Bearded Guy and the animals are in the car... mom-in-law is driving. Their trip has begun.

I have a few days to finish a little sorting, load up a bunch of junk for the dump run with a friend, box up things for charity and get my last items into suitcases.

This next week is going to be odd. No husband, no pets.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Still plenty to do before the movers come, and friends who have offered - all I need do is call. I have promised that I will call when it's too much for me.
Moving - how often in your life have you moved? From just across the street, to across an ocean, I can count 12 moves without thinking too hard about it. 
Edited - make that 15. I just recounted.

The Bearded Guy and the animals are in the car... mom-in-law is driving. Their trip has begun.

I have a few days to finish a little sorting, load up a bunch of junk for the dump run with a friend, box up things for charity and get my last items into suitcases.

This next week is going to be odd. No husband, no pets.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Still plenty to do before the movers come, and friends who have offered - all I need do is call. I have promised that I will call when it's too much for me.
Moving - how often in your life have you moved? From just across the street, to across an ocean, I can count 12 moves without thinking too hard about it. 
Edited - make that 15. I just recounted.___

2016-04-19 19:01:37 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Packing.
Does it end?

I suppose it ends when the moving truck comes, right?
hahahahhaha

For various reasons, the Bearded Guy leaves tomorrow with animals. There will be a week here of me and a few on-call friends to clear as much as we can... then he will return for the moving truck. Whew!

Our housemates have agreed to feed the animals that morning, but then I will be on a plane to join them in the afternoon. So glad the plane ride is short! It'll take longer to get from here to the airport than it will for the plane trip. 

I'm doing a lot of laughing. It's a lot more fun than yelling. Though there has been a good deal of that too. Primal screams can be helpful.

Goodmorneve and yes I will have a little more coffee, thank you very much, Giggleplus!
As you sort the detritus of life, do you stop and reminisce over each piece, or... more »

Packing.
Does it end?

I suppose it ends when the moving truck comes, right?
hahahahhaha

For various reasons, the Bearded Guy leaves tomorrow with animals. There will be a week here of me and a few on-call friends to clear as much as we can... then he will return for the moving truck. Whew!

Our housemates have agreed to feed the animals that morning, but then I will be on a plane to join them in the afternoon. So glad the plane ride is short! It'll take longer to get from here to the airport than it will for the plane trip. 

I'm doing a lot of laughing. It's a lot more fun than yelling. Though there has been a good deal of that too. Primal screams can be helpful.

Goodmorneve and yes I will have a little more coffee, thank you very much, Giggleplus!
As you sort the detritus of life, do you stop and reminisce over each piece, or are you brutal and say "begone!"?___

2016-04-15 08:45:05 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Booked the Bearded Guy's move last night. He's going early with the animals for half a dozen reasons.
There are animal cabins on some of the ferries - you don't have to leave them in the car. He chose one of those. And overnight, so his Mom (she's driving) can get some sleep and break up the trip. 

In the meantime, we're closing in on finishing this. What's going with us is fairly settled now. It's a matter of getting the last few big pieces into that one room (staging area), then the items for the dump into an area where they can be easily grabbed and removed, and then the items that will go to the church second-hand in yet another area for their pickup day.

He is five days from leaving, I am ten days. It's coming up. Some of the paperwork is falling into place, other pieces are still in waiting.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!more »

Booked the Bearded Guy's move last night. He's going early with the animals for half a dozen reasons.
There are animal cabins on some of the ferries - you don't have to leave them in the car. He chose one of those. And overnight, so his Mom (she's driving) can get some sleep and break up the trip. 

In the meantime, we're closing in on finishing this. What's going with us is fairly settled now. It's a matter of getting the last few big pieces into that one room (staging area), then the items for the dump into an area where they can be easily grabbed and removed, and then the items that will go to the church second-hand in yet another area for their pickup day.

He is five days from leaving, I am ten days. It's coming up. Some of the paperwork is falling into place, other pieces are still in waiting.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Got a friend coming over to help with the sorting of the clothes. Standing and choosing just isn't in the cards for me right now, so she has agreed to assist. Yay!
How much help do you require for moving? Just a few hands for the actual move, or several dozen friends on different days to assist with all the little details?___

2016-04-11 13:59:56 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Details and details.

Work, payments, scheduling movers (and shakers!), sorting, packing, trashing... along with everyone's paperwork.

Which route to take with the animals? Overnight at a hotel, or on a ferry? What about sleeping on arrival, especially if mom-in-law is to stay a few extra days? Which hotel or hostel to put her into? Schedule now, or wait until we know other details?

Left up to me completely, all this would have been finished. But it's not always up to me. 
Since it's not up to me, I gotta let go of the stress. You didn't finish on time? That's on you. You don't answer me promptly? I can't help you. 

And while I get it that companies need things in a hurry - you gotta expect to pay for the privilege. I'm sorry that telling you the price for weekend work made you cringe. 

Goodmorneve and medications,Gi... more »

Details and details.

Work, payments, scheduling movers (and shakers!), sorting, packing, trashing... along with everyone's paperwork.

Which route to take with the animals? Overnight at a hotel, or on a ferry? What about sleeping on arrival, especially if mom-in-law is to stay a few extra days? Which hotel or hostel to put her into? Schedule now, or wait until we know other details?

Left up to me completely, all this would have been finished. But it's not always up to me. 
Since it's not up to me, I gotta let go of the stress. You didn't finish on time? That's on you. You don't answer me promptly? I can't help you. 

And while I get it that companies need things in a hurry - you gotta expect to pay for the privilege. I'm sorry that telling you the price for weekend work made you cringe. 

Goodmorneve and medications, Giggleplus!
Woke up good, but as soon as I stood up, the pain returned. If that wasn't a "get back in the bed!" moment, I don't know what is.___

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2016-04-09 14:41:34 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

With a hat-tip to +LD Williams for posting it first...

Current diagnosis is Grave's disease. An autoimmune disorder. So you know what, medicines? Take this:



Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I'm going to just leave this here and read a little more. I have work to be done and a home to prepare - we get the Pocket Viking in a couple of hours!
But yeah, the world has tried and failed. I'm still standing. And with a little help from medication (we hope!), I'll kick this too.

With a hat-tip to +LD Williams for posting it first...

Current diagnosis is Grave's disease. An autoimmune disorder. So you know what, medicines? Take this:



Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I'm going to just leave this here and read a little more. I have work to be done and a home to prepare - we get the Pocket Viking in a couple of hours!
But yeah, the world has tried and failed. I'm still standing. And with a little help from medication (we hope!), I'll kick this too.___

2016-04-08 13:36:25 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

One more possible diagnosis.
This one comes with medications. And further testing.

This should be fun - along with the move. yay. 
I do hope the cross-border medical fun doesn't take long.

Part of the work is done and delivered, there is of course more work to do behind that one! And some boxes waiting for tape. And some cubbies waiting to be emptied.

Oy, there's lots to do yet.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
No question today, just a ramble of thoughts. 

One more possible diagnosis.
This one comes with medications. And further testing.

This should be fun - along with the move. yay. 
I do hope the cross-border medical fun doesn't take long.

Part of the work is done and delivered, there is of course more work to do behind that one! And some boxes waiting for tape. And some cubbies waiting to be emptied.

Oy, there's lots to do yet.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
No question today, just a ramble of thoughts. ___

2016-04-07 18:34:48 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Signed, sealed, delivered ...
Now we wait for the return items. The return items are important to the move as well. 

Moving between countries is filled with paperwork!

Whew. That part is done. Well, almost. Still need to file one more thing so the mail will forward for a few months, while I sort out the last few folks who don't yet have the new address. 

Work to be done, a hangout with grandchildren scheduled for later. Yay!!!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
When you are a typist at your job, and you notice that the errors are piling up, is that when you walk away for a break, or do you take a break every hour on the hour?

I wait until the errors are piling up or I can't see the screen or need a drink.
:D

Signed, sealed, delivered ...
Now we wait for the return items. The return items are important to the move as well. 

Moving between countries is filled with paperwork!

Whew. That part is done. Well, almost. Still need to file one more thing so the mail will forward for a few months, while I sort out the last few folks who don't yet have the new address. 

Work to be done, a hangout with grandchildren scheduled for later. Yay!!!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
When you are a typist at your job, and you notice that the errors are piling up, is that when you walk away for a break, or do you take a break every hour on the hour?

I wait until the errors are piling up or I can't see the screen or need a drink.
:D___

2016-04-06 17:06:32 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Signatures in place - envelopes ready for the mail.
Final paperwork going off my desk as fast as possible. I want to box this stuff up and forget about it!
... something about business and keeping the bills paid and needing to file and that's the reason this stuff is still in my way. Meh.

More boxes taped shut.

And in the meantime - more work! Yay! A new project, a continued project, and an editing project. So happy.

Little by little, things get boxed up. But I am not thrilled about the slow pace of getting things out of here to new homes. Some of it is that we have to schedule a vehicle (run to the dump) and some of it is scheduling with the people to whom these items will go. There is no real rush as yet, it's my impatience taking over!
hahhaha

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
When you have sixteen balls in the air, how good is... more »

Signatures in place - envelopes ready for the mail.
Final paperwork going off my desk as fast as possible. I want to box this stuff up and forget about it!
... something about business and keeping the bills paid and needing to file and that's the reason this stuff is still in my way. Meh.

More boxes taped shut.

And in the meantime - more work! Yay! A new project, a continued project, and an editing project. So happy.

Little by little, things get boxed up. But I am not thrilled about the slow pace of getting things out of here to new homes. Some of it is that we have to schedule a vehicle (run to the dump) and some of it is scheduling with the people to whom these items will go. There is no real rush as yet, it's my impatience taking over!
hahhaha

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
When you have sixteen balls in the air, how good is your juggling?
(I can't even juggle three.)___

2016-04-05 13:45:17 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Not enough packing done.
But most of the paperwork is finished, just a few signatures and details on those.

Finally got my hair washed. We will not be discussing how long I have been unable to do it. We shall only be grateful that it is now done.

Hungry ... but only a little. Busy ... but only a little. Pain ... but only a little.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How far in advance do you know what's to eat? Are you a weekly menu planner, or just when the hunger pangs start?
(I'm ready to eat, but I don't know what to eat. Of course there is nothing worth eating in the house. hahaha)

Not enough packing done.
But most of the paperwork is finished, just a few signatures and details on those.

Finally got my hair washed. We will not be discussing how long I have been unable to do it. We shall only be grateful that it is now done.

Hungry ... but only a little. Busy ... but only a little. Pain ... but only a little.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
How far in advance do you know what's to eat? Are you a weekly menu planner, or just when the hunger pangs start?
(I'm ready to eat, but I don't know what to eat. Of course there is nothing worth eating in the house. hahaha)___

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2016-04-04 08:29:11 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

My d-i-l posted a shot of two grandbabies. Little D and Little J - they are the two that share a birthday.

Many thanks to +LD Williams  for assisting me - I could not get this photo pulled to save my life yesterday. Forgot everything I ever knew. LD to the rescue! Thank you, Sir!

I asked if Little D was teething, as his fingers are in his mouth, but my son said it's a nervous thing.
How are you nervous at this age? Just because a camera was pointed in your face?
Awww, Little D - just hug up Mommy and Daddy - Mormor will come see you as soon as she can.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Two of my grandkids... number 9 arrives in July.
Do you have grandkids? Do you see them often? 
I get mine on hangouts now and then - and when I travel back to visit.  :)

My d-i-l posted a shot of two grandbabies. Little D and Little J - they are the two that share a birthday.

Many thanks to +LD Williams  for assisting me - I could not get this photo pulled to save my life yesterday. Forgot everything I ever knew. LD to the rescue! Thank you, Sir!

I asked if Little D was teething, as his fingers are in his mouth, but my son said it's a nervous thing.
How are you nervous at this age? Just because a camera was pointed in your face?
Awww, Little D - just hug up Mommy and Daddy - Mormor will come see you as soon as she can.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Two of my grandkids... number 9 arrives in July.
Do you have grandkids? Do you see them often? 
I get mine on hangouts now and then - and when I travel back to visit.  :)___

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2016-04-03 18:00:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Okay, Giggleplus!

The Bearded Guy Who Lives At My House is at it again.
He's doing podcasts - mixes of music, tidbits of info, and I will admit to actually liking some of this.

This is his latest - and I believe you can go to his Mixcloud to catch up if this appeals to you.

Presenting - my husband and his podcast.

Episode 9, featuring a killer solo by my father.___Okay, Giggleplus!

The Bearded Guy Who Lives At My House is at it again.
He's doing podcasts - mixes of music, tidbits of info, and I will admit to actually liking some of this.

This is his latest - and I believe you can go to his Mixcloud to catch up if this appeals to you.

Presenting - my husband and his podcast.

2016-04-03 07:41:51 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Hello, Sunday!
Happily, got one file out of here last night. That will allow for some packing today, assuming this current pain lets up a little. Meh. Bored with the pain!

Found a photo online of two little grandkids, but am having difficulties getting it where I can share it. Maybe that site made changes where I can't just download anything - or maybe DIL locked it? Ah, will have to ask her.

Coffee? Yes, again. But it tastes funny today. Could be the water, though I fear it's me getting a cold which I do not have time for, thank you very much. There is packing to do. And sorting. And while, yes, I could ask for help with the packing part, I really have to do the sorting part on my own. Brutal sorting. As in - didn't look at it for three years?, throw it out!. Yuck.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Time to deflate the pilates ball and put it in a box with the... more »

Hello, Sunday!
Happily, got one file out of here last night. That will allow for some packing today, assuming this current pain lets up a little. Meh. Bored with the pain!

Found a photo online of two little grandkids, but am having difficulties getting it where I can share it. Maybe that site made changes where I can't just download anything - or maybe DIL locked it? Ah, will have to ask her.

Coffee? Yes, again. But it tastes funny today. Could be the water, though I fear it's me getting a cold which I do not have time for, thank you very much. There is packing to do. And sorting. And while, yes, I could ask for help with the packing part, I really have to do the sorting part on my own. Brutal sorting. As in - didn't look at it for three years?, throw it out!. Yuck.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Time to deflate the pilates ball and put it in a box with the footpump. No, I haven't used it in a while, the Pocket Viking has been playing with it. But it needs to go with me, I need to use it.
What things do you keep because you know you will need them? As opposed to re-purchasing when the time comes that you can use it again?___

2016-04-01 15:21:09 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Berlin soon enough. And a bike. I tried riding a few years ago and that was a an epic fail. It seems that while you may never forget how to ride, you may indeed forget how to learn to ride.

So I talked to our soon-to-be-housemate and he has an extra bike in the basement. How about some training wheels?

Did you know they make training wheels for adult bikes? Really! I may yet be able to get around. Biking doesn't hurt as much as walking, since I'm not putting all this extra weight on hips and legs and knees - though I can't go far, I'm sure.

Still - maybe movement.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I managed some paperwork and coffee, but nothing else. It's just not my day to do anything.
Maybe one more night of sleep. :)

Berlin soon enough. And a bike. I tried riding a few years ago and that was a an epic fail. It seems that while you may never forget how to ride, you may indeed forget how to learn to ride.

So I talked to our soon-to-be-housemate and he has an extra bike in the basement. How about some training wheels?

Did you know they make training wheels for adult bikes? Really! I may yet be able to get around. Biking doesn't hurt as much as walking, since I'm not putting all this extra weight on hips and legs and knees - though I can't go far, I'm sure.

Still - maybe movement.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I managed some paperwork and coffee, but nothing else. It's just not my day to do anything.
Maybe one more night of sleep. :)___

2016-03-31 12:46:19 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Ten vials of blood.
When I got home, enough coffee to refill what they took out. Haha! Then the work started - cleared another cubbyhole and 3 boxes are now standing open, waiting for their final bits to go in prior to taping them shut.

Packing is moving along, but when there is so much stuff, it goes slowly. I've rescheduled my self-imposed deadline in order not to stress too much.

In all of this, there is still regular paperwork to be done. The joy of doing business paperwork. And trying to keep track of all the bits and pieces. 
That will be the last box before I turn off the computer for the move - the final paperwork before leaving. 

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Managed to do a lot before noon today - and my body is feeling it. But the tub is holding the laundry sorters and clearing that must be done before bubbles can be added!more »

Ten vials of blood.
When I got home, enough coffee to refill what they took out. Haha! Then the work started - cleared another cubbyhole and 3 boxes are now standing open, waiting for their final bits to go in prior to taping them shut.

Packing is moving along, but when there is so much stuff, it goes slowly. I've rescheduled my self-imposed deadline in order not to stress too much.

In all of this, there is still regular paperwork to be done. The joy of doing business paperwork. And trying to keep track of all the bits and pieces. 
That will be the last box before I turn off the computer for the move - the final paperwork before leaving. 

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
Managed to do a lot before noon today - and my body is feeling it. But the tub is holding the laundry sorters and clearing that must be done before bubbles can be added!
When you overdo it in the morning, do you take the time in the afternoon and evening to just sit, or do you keep going since you're already "on a roll"?___

2016-03-30 06:09:25 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Broken fingernails, a table in pieces (we beat the beast!), a bit of sleep and start all over again.

Later today, some of this stuff will go to the dump.
We have scheduled a local group to come pick up some other items.
We know that some pieces will go to Lovely Mommy and the kids for their place.
Still waiting on the final decision regarding transporting the animals, but there's one more possibility before we take the last step there.

I can go and move a few more things in the office, pack up the last(?) of the previous year required books and extra binders, and maybe make final decisions on the last bookshelf in the living room.

It's moving along.
No, I won't be done by the 1st of April. But it won't be too much past that where I am comfortable with saying "the rest of it can go!", so it's actually good.

My final... more »

Broken fingernails, a table in pieces (we beat the beast!), a bit of sleep and start all over again.

Later today, some of this stuff will go to the dump.
We have scheduled a local group to come pick up some other items.
We know that some pieces will go to Lovely Mommy and the kids for their place.
Still waiting on the final decision regarding transporting the animals, but there's one more possibility before we take the last step there.

I can go and move a few more things in the office, pack up the last(?) of the previous year required books and extra binders, and maybe make final decisions on the last bookshelf in the living room.

It's moving along.
No, I won't be done by the 1st of April. But it won't be too much past that where I am comfortable with saying "the rest of it can go!", so it's actually good.

My final job after the main packing is the clothing. I want to keep 4 days of clothes available and toss or pack the rest. This time of year, though, I'm never sure if I'll need a heavy coat or just two sweaters. Ha!

Goodmorneve and another coffee, Giggleplus!
Tonight I plan to try the fasting thing so I can go tomorrow for the blood tests. No food after 8 pm and no coffee in the morning. There's something particularly evil about that - you people really want me before coffee? Okay, you asked for it!
When you are fasting from 8pm, what is your actual last bite of food? Dinner hour around 5 or 6, or do you hold that final bite until 7:59pm? ___

2016-03-29 04:20:30 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Okay, now. Holiday weekend over. My self-imposed "be ready by April 1, so you have time to rework anything that was done too quickly or wasn't done properly" is going to pass unheeded.

Nope, not ready. Won't be ready.
There has been coffee, there has been sleep, there has been food, there has been television-watching, there has been email writing, there has been doing-of-the-taxes-paperwork.

Yeah, lots of "prepping for the move" stuff missing in there. hahahaha

Tuesday. A new day. A day when I have had some sleep. Coffee one is next to me, half gone. After coffee two, there will be a reboot on this packing.

Four weeks and counting.
Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I got behind. Thankfully, there was enough extra time built into the schedule to allow for this. But I got behind.
How much of a kick-start does it take you to get... more »

Okay, now. Holiday weekend over. My self-imposed "be ready by April 1, so you have time to rework anything that was done too quickly or wasn't done properly" is going to pass unheeded.

Nope, not ready. Won't be ready.
There has been coffee, there has been sleep, there has been food, there has been television-watching, there has been email writing, there has been doing-of-the-taxes-paperwork.

Yeah, lots of "prepping for the move" stuff missing in there. hahahaha

Tuesday. A new day. A day when I have had some sleep. Coffee one is next to me, half gone. After coffee two, there will be a reboot on this packing.

Four weeks and counting.
Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
I got behind. Thankfully, there was enough extra time built into the schedule to allow for this. But I got behind.
How much of a kick-start does it take you to get back on track when the deadline looms?___

2016-03-27 04:50:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

I am looking for my chocolate eggs and bunnies.
Where are they?

Oh, right - instead of shopping for candy yesterday, we went out early to get boxes, had lunch, came home and slept. And slept and slept.
The joy of sleep.

10 pm - I think I'm on Australia time. Or maybe even another time zone behind that.

The beast of a table still stands. Maybe today it will be taken apart?

At some point, I will be clamoring for chocolate, however - so maybe it's a good idea to feed the Bearded Guy some breakfast-type food and then send him on an expedition for candy.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus! Been up a good 8 hours already and have accomplished nothing.
Feels good.

I am looking for my chocolate eggs and bunnies.
Where are they?

Oh, right - instead of shopping for candy yesterday, we went out early to get boxes, had lunch, came home and slept. And slept and slept.
The joy of sleep.

10 pm - I think I'm on Australia time. Or maybe even another time zone behind that.

The beast of a table still stands. Maybe today it will be taken apart?

At some point, I will be clamoring for chocolate, however - so maybe it's a good idea to feed the Bearded Guy some breakfast-type food and then send him on an expedition for candy.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus! Been up a good 8 hours already and have accomplished nothing.
Feels good.___

2016-03-25 05:59:50 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Ah, the joy that is my art table.
Yes, it still stands.
It's a beast. And I had to clear space around it so that we will be able to get to the two sides to handle those screws.

Now that I have blocked my closets, the Bearded Guy has promised we will break that table today - and we'll set it aside in case someone else wants it. 
Gotta schedule a driver for a run to the dump, too. There are definitely some things that should just be tossed.

Once the table is out, I will restack boxes and finish the closets. After that, gotta wait for a few of the smaller boxes to come. I have some heavy items to pack up and I don't want to make things too heavy.

Goodmorneve, a lack of sleep and more coffee, Giggleplus!
I don't know how long I will last today - it may only be long enough to break down a table. 
Two hours overnight just won't cut itf... more »

Ah, the joy that is my art table.
Yes, it still stands.
It's a beast. And I had to clear space around it so that we will be able to get to the two sides to handle those screws.

Now that I have blocked my closets, the Bearded Guy has promised we will break that table today - and we'll set it aside in case someone else wants it. 
Gotta schedule a driver for a run to the dump, too. There are definitely some things that should just be tossed.

Once the table is out, I will restack boxes and finish the closets. After that, gotta wait for a few of the smaller boxes to come. I have some heavy items to pack up and I don't want to make things too heavy.

Goodmorneve, a lack of sleep and more coffee, Giggleplus!
I don't know how long I will last today - it may only be long enough to break down a table. 
Two hours overnight just won't cut it for getting more done.
What do you do to help yourself calm down and sleep?___

2016-03-24 16:44:09 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Still no clue what's wrong with me.
But more testing is being ordered. I suppose that I'll be back in Sweden for that, just to simplify things. At least until all the details are sorted out in Germany.

Moving is fun.
Moving is fun.
Moving is fun.

It's the cleaning/sorting/packing that is no fun.

Nope, even I do not believe the mantra. hahahaha!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Holiday weekend means more things can't get done. The timing on all of this is kicking my butt for the moving part. Stress levels up, but all my other medical numbers say that I'm healthy. Yeah, okay.
Back to packing - or at least making a list of what I want to pack. That may be all I get done today.

Still no clue what's wrong with me.
But more testing is being ordered. I suppose that I'll be back in Sweden for that, just to simplify things. At least until all the details are sorted out in Germany.

Moving is fun.
Moving is fun.
Moving is fun.

It's the cleaning/sorting/packing that is no fun.

Nope, even I do not believe the mantra. hahahaha!

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Holiday weekend means more things can't get done. The timing on all of this is kicking my butt for the moving part. Stress levels up, but all my other medical numbers say that I'm healthy. Yeah, okay.
Back to packing - or at least making a list of what I want to pack. That may be all I get done today.___

2016-03-23 02:21:45 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

5 weeks.
No where near ready. But only 5 more weeks.
In other news, the doc office called on Tuesday, they've had a cancellation for Wednesday, so in a few hours, I will be seen! Yay!

But in the meantime, where did sleep go? I was asleep. I was. For a little while. 
Ah, well. There is paid work on my desk and on his, so we have projects to handle along with this packing.  There is paperwork to do because it's tax season. And it seems that now and then we get hungry and have to stop what we are doing and eat.

Why is eating interrupting my day?
:D

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Got a coffee, will work a while. But I might need a nap after the doc appointment!

5 weeks.
No where near ready. But only 5 more weeks.
In other news, the doc office called on Tuesday, they've had a cancellation for Wednesday, so in a few hours, I will be seen! Yay!

But in the meantime, where did sleep go? I was asleep. I was. For a little while. 
Ah, well. There is paid work on my desk and on his, so we have projects to handle along with this packing.  There is paperwork to do because it's tax season. And it seems that now and then we get hungry and have to stop what we are doing and eat.

Why is eating interrupting my day?
:D

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Got a coffee, will work a while. But I might need a nap after the doc appointment!___

2016-03-22 05:10:54 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Seasonals packed. At least, the parts that were in the hallway cabinet. I believe there may be more in the attic storage. Meh.

But sleep? No, that isn't in the cards.
One of our animals is aware of how to open doors and decided to jump the closed doors in the middle of the night - waking me.

Look, ya grumpy old cat, the humans that you rely on for food, water and changing your litter box need sleep.

One day, perhaps I will miss this.
Not today.

So, might as well give in and get started. What's on the plate for today? Gotta break down a table. My art table will not be going to Berlin and in order to get it out the door, the main flat table part must come off the framing. It's large, it's heavy, and it's got at least 4 screws. It's a two-person job. Once that is out of the studio, I can start stacking the already-packed boxes.... more »

Seasonals packed. At least, the parts that were in the hallway cabinet. I believe there may be more in the attic storage. Meh.

But sleep? No, that isn't in the cards.
One of our animals is aware of how to open doors and decided to jump the closed doors in the middle of the night - waking me.

Look, ya grumpy old cat, the humans that you rely on for food, water and changing your litter box need sleep.

One day, perhaps I will miss this.
Not today.

So, might as well give in and get started. What's on the plate for today? Gotta break down a table. My art table will not be going to Berlin and in order to get it out the door, the main flat table part must come off the framing. It's large, it's heavy, and it's got at least 4 screws. It's a two-person job. Once that is out of the studio, I can start stacking the already-packed boxes.

I will wait until later, however. Other humans in my building - and indeed, in this apartment - are still happily asleep. And that table, even if we are careful, will likely cause noise.

Goodmorneve and coffee, Giggleplus!
I love my animals. I do. There are times, however, when I wish that they understood human reasoning.
Goofball cat just did it again. Gotta wonder if next door has one in heat or something.___

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