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September 7th, 2014


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10:47 am - The Week That Was
Oh dear, yes, that was a week.

Between work, planning the December trip, work, allergies, and in case I didn't mention it, work, it's been a long long week. But now we're ready for another and better week ahead!

(i am practicing positive thinking, because I am not so good at it yet.)

Positive things:
*this image as an inspiration for my autumn traveling. I am having an early-70s moment, apparently.
*a new coat for winter travel, rather boxy but a gorgeous brandy color.
*nursing my allergy-derived sore throat with my first cup of hot tea since May. (It was Piper Tea's "Mother," Oolong tea blended with organic roses, chrysanthemums, jasmine, and cornflower. Mmmm.)
*soft rain, grey-banked clouds
*this photo of Dr Andre Churchwell, noted dandy, in a perfect combination of gentleman, clothes, and location.
*following a theme, this stylish gentleman shot beside the Thames, courtesy of blogger Grey Fox, whose work always makes me smile.
*Master Danger learning "Go to the door!" when we're preparing for our daily morning walks, which means I don't have him standing at (or on) my feet barking and herding me as I collect the stuff I need.
*faking out the Rosetta Stone program with intonation, even as I butcher pronunciation, when doing my latest French Speaking lesson.
*finishing my reread of Bleak House. (Confession: I skipped the Smallweed-related chapters, because urgh.)

What's going right for you today? I hope it carries you through the week ahead!

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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
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And the same back to you, L! Happy week!
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From:singinglark
Date:September 7th, 2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
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It is a beautiful summer day here, sunshiny and not too hot.

My husband made a delicious frittata out of leftovers and eggs and cheese and onion today, and we ate it for brunch, because we had a lazy morning in and didn't get around to breakfast till nearly noon.

I am about to start in on a project I've been putting off for far too long.

May you have a pleasant, positive, much better week ahead!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Mmmm, frittata!

Cheers for that and for your beautiful day and your project. :) Happy week!
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From:paratti
Date:September 7th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Yay for Danger learning:)

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
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He backslides sometimes, but yes, the young master is learning. :)

Cheers and hugs, L!
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 7th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I love that early 70s image!

Today, amid broiling heat, I am (I hope) putting the very last finishing touches on the Jo book.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
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YAY for putting the very last finishing touches on the Jo book!

[applause]

[hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Rainkatt, hi! [hugs]

You definitely deserve a glass of wine and some time to rest after garage clearing and figuring out meal prep (and anxiety attack)! Go you. :)

Hugs again!
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From:mamculuna
Date:September 7th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Where do you find these elegant dandies? I tried googling "stylish gentlemen of colour" and found some very cool dudes, but just not the same as those worldly sophisticates you found.

And yes! for dogs who follow instructions.

Sorry to say I have at least two hot cups of tea a day (white tea...worth getting out of bed for)--but that's only in the AC.

ETA: Verizon is stumbling toward getting my phone back to where it was, with all its clever little apps. Well, at least they put forth some effort--guess the rest is up to me.


Edited at 2014-09-07 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
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You shouldn't be sorry for drinking hot tea, because it is a great pleasure indeed. Even in a Southern summer. :)

I find my favorite dandies in a couple of ways: Rose Callahan's and Natty Adams' I am Dandy book introduced me to the Drs Churchwell, Andre and Keith, who are professors of medicine in Nashville and style icons everywhere. That book also introduced me to Dandy Wellington, a NYC singer who lives Harlem Renaissance style. I follow the Sartorialist and Grey Fox style blogs, and then keep checking back on the male style icons they feature.(The Sartorialist is where I found Simone Righi.)

Everyone needs a hobby. ;)

Cheers to you, and good thoughts for your phone fully recovering!
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From:janus_74
Date:September 7th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Last day of real summer here; snow tomorrow, yikes! So just hanging out, enjoying the day and getting ready for the week ahead.

The boxy winter coat sounds lovely :)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2014 10:40 am (UTC)
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Snow! Yikes!

Cheers, hot tea, and warm thoughts for the rest of the week, T!
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From:stateless82
Date:September 8th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
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The photo of Dr. Churchwell is marvelous- that suit! And I adore his tie.

For a supposedly short week, this past one was awfully long.

Bonne semaine!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
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Dr Churchwell is a style master! In I am Dandy, he talks about how his father, the first Black reporter for a white Nashville paper, taught him and his brother Keith about clothes and self-respect, and it's a powerful testimony.

Hugs and a week that FEELS shorter for everyone!

More hugs!
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From:anne_d
Date:September 8th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
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Hugs and a good week to you!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:September 9th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
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Love the pictures, although now Pinterest has decided to cover up half the screen with an "invitation" to "sign up"-- not very inviting, as it happens.

But in better news, I have finally gotten past the next hurdle on the way to having physical therapy for the broken arm/wrist...might even get to start this week, but I'm not holding my breath. Workers' Comp is extremely cumbersome, but far better than paying out of pocket for surgery and two nights stay in a hospital out of pocket.

And cheers for Bleak House! I may need to reread again soon.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh no, I'm sorry Pinterest is being so obnoxious. :( I'll try to figure something out there.

Good thoughts for PT and for getting the Workman's Comp sorted! Hugs and healing to you.
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From:roguedemon
Date:September 9th, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
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That is a very elegant image. I can only aspire to your level of cool. :) And yay for the coat! Sounds lovely.

Going right? Well, I'm pretty sure I don't have a sinus infection. And I have a diagnosis for my stomach problem, albeit a challenging one. And I'm alive. So there you have it. :)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm nowhere NEAR as cool as that image is. :)

I am so sorry that your health woes continue, but I'm glad you have a diagnosis. Hugs and healing, my friend.

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