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#1 2016-09-15 10:17:53

ylvs
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QM - Forever Autumn

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old
and darker days are drawing near...
The winter winds will be much colder
now you're not here.

I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky
and one by one they disappear.
I wish that I was flying with them
Now you're not here

Like a song through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away...

Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way
You always loved this time of year.
Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now
'Cause you're not here

Like a song through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away...

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear...
My life will be forever autumn
'Cause you're not here!

Today is the last day of Summer. Temperature will drop considerably until tomorrow.

So welcoming my fav season with a fav song.

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#2 2016-09-15 10:25:36

Peter
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

I will sign any forever autumn petition, just to get rid of winter...


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#3 2016-09-15 11:11:27

Magpie
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

I'm not very successful with my plans to do a lot of things today.

*wanders off to the bathtub instead*


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#4 2016-09-15 11:14:14

Marian
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Mexican for lunch! There must be a pound of rice on my plate. Not complaining.

 

#5 2016-09-15 11:37:57

Sahi
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

I've done a load of laundry and harvested more tomatoes. But now I've succumbed to couch gravity. And I really should be studying...


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#6 2016-09-15 12:04:16

Kia
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

preparing for tomorrows sewing lesson by quilting the bigest part of my first patchwork blanket :)
weather is taking it's toll on me though and I had to stop thanks to a forming headache.

gonna cure myself with chocolate truffles ;)

 

#7 2016-09-15 12:20:20

Peter
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

*waves at Kia*

I tried your watermelon salad recipe. Worked out pretty well, though I forgot to buy basil (and forgot about the olives at the start, but added them before the second meal).

It's hard not to make a big amount though, because there are so many ingredients. I made half of what you described (mostly determined by the usual tuna portions being half of what's in the recipe) and that lasted me for 2 1/2 meals.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#8 2016-09-15 12:29:12

Kia
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

*waves back at Peter* if I remember right, this delicious recipe was contributed by Sahi :)

There is nothing wrong with having the fridge filled with delicous food like this salat - unfortunately I'm not able to eat everything before mirco biology is kicking in *sigh*

 

#9 2016-09-15 12:33:45

Peter
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

*facepalms*

I guess you were talking about food a lot and my brain latched onto that?
Hope you feel better soon :)


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#10 2016-09-15 12:39:13

Sahi
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Well it was a salad for four persons. :) And yes, after eating like half of that salad with the two of us, we are usually quite stuffed.


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#11 2016-09-15 12:39:51

Sahi
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

And I have kicked myself off the couch and behind my computer to read some more study materials.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#12 2016-09-15 12:58:20

Magpie
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Spent a nice long time in the bathtub and finished my book... now maybe I can do a few more things. Should at least go get the load of laundry I put in earlier and hang that...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#13 2016-09-15 12:59:24

Kia
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

yup, all yummie-talk - that's me ;)

sugar is doing it's magic on my headache, but I guess in the end only a night's rest will be a permanent solution - at least I hope so...*sigh*

Thanks to this meteorosensitivity I looking forward the approaching autumn. Maybe I will find time to realize the 'Jiriki-doll-within-autumn-forest-with-falling-leaves' shooting this year? *summons creative powers*

 

#14 2016-09-15 13:00:56

Sahi
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Finished reading another chapter. That will have to do for tonight.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#15 2016-09-15 13:03:43

Kia
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Magpie wrote:

Spent a nice long time in the bathtub and finished my book...

bathtube rocks! :)

 

#16 2016-09-15 13:16:14

willmcd
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Would that it were Autumn here in the southeastern USA.  96 F (35 C) today.

 

#17 2016-09-15 13:17:52

Magpie
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Welcome to the Mint!


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

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#18 2016-09-15 13:19:31

Kia
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

northern Germany was not much better 83 F (28 C) - no great fun when living directly under a roof *sweats*

 

#19 2016-09-15 13:21:59

Magpie
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Or working in a greenhouse. I think we had 29°C... outdoors. Always more in the greenhouses.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#20 2016-09-15 13:25:21

willmcd
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Kia wrote:

northern Germany was not much better 83 F (28 C) - no great fun when living directly under a roof *sweats*

Ach, wie schade.  Ich hoffe, dass es ist nicht so schwül wie hier!

 

#21 2016-09-15 13:29:44

Peter
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Sahi wrote:

Well it was a salad for four persons. :) And yes, after eating like half of that salad with the two of us, we are usually quite stuffed.

Yeah, I made only half of what's described, but I think it's still enough for 3.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#22 2016-09-15 13:32:02

Peter
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Welcome to the Mint :)

That is some excellent German. Good choice of words, just some minor grammar issues (and German grammar sucks beyond belief).


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#23 2016-09-15 13:51:48

ylvs
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Posts: 13413

Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Willmcd, welcome to the Mint!

And Peter do not exaggerate: there is but one grammar issue - the verb never goes where expected.

*giggles*

Ist can go after schwül or after hier. Why? Nobody knows.

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#24 2016-09-15 14:01:23

Sahi
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Because history. :)

Time for me to head to bed, as I have a conference tomorrow.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#25 2016-09-15 14:08:41

willmcd
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Re: QM - Forever Autumn

Peter wrote:

Welcome to the Mint :)

That is some excellent German. Good choice of words, just some minor grammar issues (and German grammar sucks beyond belief).

Du hast recht!  It should have been:   Ich hoffe, dass es nicht so schwül wie hier ist.

German grammar is indeed daunting, but no more so than English pronunciation.  It's a wonder that anyone ever learns to say our words correctly.

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