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September 27th, 2015


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12:25 pm - Using Up What I Have, Post #62
I'm in the midst of the great fragrance clear-out at the moment....

I've been wanting to replenish my Penhaligon Malabah, but a week ago I looked at my bathroom cabinet and realized that I have three bottles of different scents, each with a few days' worth of use left. Well, that's stupid.

So I've finished my Jo Malone Iris and Lady Moore, and this week will see the end of my Coco Chanel, and then next week will see off the last of the Jo Malone Vanilla and Anise. THEN I can replenish the Malabah. I have to use up what I have first.

This activity is slightly more enjoyable than eating out of the freezer, which I'm also doing. (End of month: I only get paid once at the start of each month.) Let us not contemplate freezer-burn.

This weekend I also went (sneezing) to the organic/no-neonicotinoid nursery, in order to fill up the plant pots I'd already painted. This morning I (sneezing) filled them up. How long will it be until I kill the plants? Let us hope it's not soon. :)

Otherwise, I'm holding off on changing the closets from spring/summer to fall/winter: it's not all that HOT (subtropically speaking), but the dew point is still set at Unbearable and the mornings haven't made the dip into autumn yet. We wait. We wait anxiously.

(And off-topic: Great interview with Michelle Gomez, aka Missy. Her discussion of rejection is inspiring me today. Also, she's just the damn coolest.)

Cheers to all, and may you use what you have in all the best ways.

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From:stevie_carroll
Date:September 27th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
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I need to try more Penhaligon fragrances (I love Opus 1870 which I received as a gift one Christmas(.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 27th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
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That scent sounds amazing! Hope you do get to explore further. :)
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From:anne_d
Date:September 27th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
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The interview with Michelle Gomez was a delight. I'm quite getting to like Missy, too.

Good on you with the using up of things. We aren't quite as good about that here, but it's harder with four people.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 27th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Ms Gomez is just so awesome. :)

Hugs and a good start to your week!
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 27th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Enjoy the perfumes!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 27th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
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It's odd, because I have loved these scents but have to struggle to finish the bottles. I have no idea what that's about. ;)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:stateless82
Date:September 27th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
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What a wonderful interview and I loved the clips.

Fingers crossed that your plants last longer than mine tend to.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 27th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
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She's the coolest. I hope you get to see the episodes soon!

And I am a stone-cold plant murderer, but we will live in hope. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:paratti
Date:September 27th, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
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I hope it cools down for you soon.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 27th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Two weeks until the good morning chill should kick in. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:September 28th, 2015 06:29 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure I'd handle getting paid once per month very well, but only a couple days left and then you can start fresh!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 28th, 2015 09:43 pm (UTC)
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It's actually a fairly good way to help budget. But things do get a little tight at the end of the month. :)

Cheers for your Monday!
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From:claudia_yvr
Date:September 29th, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
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I just did a freezer inventory this evening, because it was full up but I didn't have a clue what was in there. So, I will also be eating my way through the lot over the next couple of weeks. Sadly, some frozen bananas will have to get chucked but I did find a couple of Fudgicles so that was a nice surprise :-)

May you find some delightful surprises in your freezer, too!

::hugs, hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 29th, 2015 12:03 pm (UTC)
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I have a v. tiny freezer, so not too much gets lost in it. Except perhaps black-eyed peas. :)

(I like black-eyed peas in theory, but I'm never in the mood for them.)

Cheers and hugs and more Fudgicles for you!

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