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10:12 am - Let's Play Twister Let's Play Joy, Post #46
Quick round of Joyous Things:

1) "Man in the Moon," REM: Michael Stipe and Mike Mills never looked better, and the song is one of my favorites.
2) Cutting back 1/3 on the amount of Diet Coke (I KNOW, it's poison) I drink, with the assistance of Duke of Wellington tea from Fortnum and Mason.
3) Wearing my Boden 2-inch-heel blue T-bars. Polished and comfy. :)
4) Blue and red and B Carvel. (My preferred floppy J Strange hair, mobile_alh! Hee!)
5) Mr Cumberbatch has the first Hamlet performance tonight. Here's an overview of his career in the Guardian.
6) Gazing at these photos of a Cheyne Walk mansion just bought by Michael Bloomberg, via The Peak of Chic. (We remember my Cheyne Walk Thing.)
7) Landscape designer Tara Dillard blogging about libraries and inspiration. (And seeing these photos clarifies for me why the whole Marie Kondo "tidy all the things away" is SO NOT FOR ME.)
8) Master Danger, cuddling with me for a whole 40 seconds yesterday. He then of course decided That Was Uncomfortably Close and moved two feet away to chew his bone, but still.
9) Rodney Yee's A.M. Energize yoga workout this morning, a gentle heart-opening practice on my Day Off working out.
10) Writing down this list.

What's bringing you joy today?

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From:janus_74
Date:August 5th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
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I remember your Cheyne Walk thing :) Those pictures are gorgeous, would love to just visit.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 5th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I'd love that Cheyne Walk house to be open to visitors! At least we know that the new owners can't mess with the house, since one of the Peak of Chic commenters notes that it's a listed historical property...

Cheers for you, T, as we head into the end of the week!
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From:paratti
Date:August 5th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Yay for softening Danger:)
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From:laurawise
Date:August 5th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Momentarily softening, anyway! ;)

Cheers and hugs to you, mate!
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From:mamculuna
Date:August 5th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Such a lovely house--and such a lovely Carvel!

I have such sympathy for the library person. When Bill and I retired and moved out of offices, we built an actually library supposedly to house everything we brought home. Ha! Well, at least it gave us another floor to build stacks on...
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From:laurawise
Date:August 5th, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for visions of loveliness in all forms and modes! :)

I don't even want to think about bringing books home from the office to my library shelves here. Nope. Can't even contemplate it.

Cheers and more books to you!
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From:gwynnega
Date:August 5th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Yay tea, Boden, libraries, etc.!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 5th, 2015 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Yay for you, too!

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:August 5th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I can't imagine a world where the spines of my books are color coordinated with my furniture and wall paint.

But all gorgeous photos.

My joy today was an unexpected donut (Shipley's, glazed). It appeared at the perfect time and I'm not even going to feel guilty about it. It was delicious.

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From:laurawise
Date:August 5th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
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If ever I was wealthy enough to hire an interior designer, the FIRST thing I'd ask in the interview is if the designer allows books -- precious or not, tattered or not, all colors and sizes -- to be books on display rather than decorative artifacts.

(There will never be such a time, but IF...)

HURRAH for surprise joys! And hurrah for you, my friend. [hugs]
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From:mobile_alh
Date:August 6th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
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No chance that my life will ever suit the Konmari design, but I did just organize both of my sock drawers and my jeans drawer to excellent effect. Now I can relax about the multiple stacks of books on the floor in front of the television and my spinning wheel. At least for today.

And Joy, Joy, JOY, lumber was delivered today for the reframing and support of the garage rebuild. Visual progress!

Bless Master Danger for allowing even that much cuddling. It is slow process, indeed.

Hugs and happy rest of week!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 6th, 2015 11:50 am (UTC)
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There is something so intrinsically soothing about organizing, yes. Glad that your sock drawers and jean drawer have soothed you! :) I myself spent some time working on a closet yesterday, so I understand fully.

HURRAH for the lumber delivery! May the progress accelerate!

Hugs and cheers to you!
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From:freixenet
Date:August 6th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Today's joys include your list, the girl turtle who appeared this morning and sweetly asked for blueberries, a day for me to get my errands done without interruption, and the fluffy and rubbable belleh of the Ambrose-Meow.

But top is the list!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 6th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for turtles and good errands and cats and you!

[hugs]
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:August 14th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
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That's a very snazzy mansion.

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