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May 4th, 2009


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01:26 pm - One Foot In Front of the Other
Am anxious today, but to go forward... one foot in front of the other, yes?

*I ran a mile today, after the Dog of the House and I finished our walk. One foot down, then the other; New Balance shoes, hard on the pavement, kind of hard on my knees.

*Am working on reclaiming things from my closet, reworking, refreshing; the local alterations-person is getting rather a lot of business from me. (Side-note: "I do alterations" would be a perfect start for a fantasy -- or SF, if I did SF, which I do not -- story.)

*The Dog of the House has just returned from the groomer's, where she was de-furminated. That, too, seems like a perfect start for an urban fantasy/paranormal romance involving werewolves or similar. ;-)

*I need to go to San Francisco. (Research for the project after the Texas-project.) Of course, when I say need, I mean... not really. However, I also just bought a bottle of Benziger Sauvignon Blanc,** which is biodynamically farmed (and as seen on Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, which is nice too). Research close to home! Yes!
**Cool video on the Benziger website, btw.

*Am struggling and anxious, but we persevere, we go on.

May your day be full of forward motion!

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From:anne_d
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Good on you, She Who Walks And Runs!

So, you are spring-cleaning, and the Dog of the House has been spring-cleaned as well. "De-furminated" does sound rather fantastical.

Hugs and cheers to you.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I will struggle to accept graciously your kind words re my walking and running, for o, I am terrible at running! ;-) But thank you. [hugs]

Good Monday thoughts to you and yours, and may many usefuls be slain today!
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From:anne_d
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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You get full points for running at all. Me, I walk when I can, carefully watching the ground in front of me, and that's as good as it gets.

Anne, member in good standing (or should that be tripping) of the Klutz Klub
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm a fully paid-up member of the Klutz Klub, too, as the mystery bruise on my forearm and the big bruises on my thigh (from running into a corner) will attest. ;-)

[shares tea and sympathy]
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From:paratti
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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You can do it:)

Shares a glass with you.

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
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[tops up your glass]

[offers some nice spring-like snacks]

[sends good thoughts and hugs]
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From:gwynnega
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
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De-furminated is a great word. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
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I think it's trademarked (for the special comb+blade the groomers use), but yes... the potential in the word is high! ;-)

Hugs and good thoughts, Gwynne.
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
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You do need to go to SF! and soon!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Hee -- I wish. My travel this summer is limited to a jaunt to the Plains to see my father; December will be London. However, I might have enough points on my credit card for a free flight in October...

[slaps self for improvidence]

[sends good thoughts to you and yours]
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 4th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
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Well, with London in the future, won't pity you too much for missing SF. But in the Plains, you're half-way there....if Southwest flies anywhere near you, it's very, very cheap!

But hugs and wishes for a great week, wherever!
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From:headrush100
Date:May 4th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
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We go on, yes. :-) Take heart in the knowledge that you are not doing back-to-back sessions on rhymes and must sing in front of a bunch of five year olds tomorrow!

I bought my writing notebook and two gel pens. Now all I need is inspiration! Er, hooray!

I think San Francisco sounds great, and no excuse is needed to go there.

Planted lots of tubs today - morning glory and sweet peas, peppers and basil, something pretty I can't pronounce, and the tomatoes will go in when I get the grow-bag for them. Mission mostly accomplished.

*hugs!!*
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
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YAY for writing and your new acquisitions to help therein [grin], and YAY for your planting of good things. :-)

Hugs and inspiration sent your way, A!
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From:cindergal
Date:May 4th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I am working on doing more than gazing at my closet, feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, and then shutting the door.

::shares a glass of wine with you::
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I can only do one bit of de-cluttering/de-accessioning at a time, to be honest... but I'll be painting my bedroom soon and need to have all that cleared out.

[sends sympathy]
[pours you some of the Viognier I have left]
[sends hugs as well]
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for progress on all your fronts! :-)

And the Dog of the House thanks you. She is not unpleased with herself now, although grooming is not her favorite thing in the world. ;-)

Hugs and good things for you, L!
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:May 4th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Yay for running!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! [beams]

And, you know, YOU are someone who could write that kickass story about someone who did "alterations." :-))
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From:justhuman
Date:May 5th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
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Go you on the spring cleaning and alterations :-D
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From:laurawise
Date:May 5th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
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Of course, I have to run so I can continue to fit in the clothes in my closet. Green living is hard. ;-)

Hugs and a wonderful Tuesday on the way for you!
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From:heron_pose
Date:May 6th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Hooray for mile-running and for Sauvignon Blanc!

And many hugs.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
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I am the slowest runner in the known universe, it has to be said, so I'm loath to take your hooray for that. ;-) However, Sauvignon Blanc is a YAY!

[shares, after your work is done]

[sends hugs]

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