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November 24th, 2016


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10:44 am - Finding the Moments, Post #49
I don't know about anyone else, but it's been hard to move into Thanksgiving cheer. I am tired and anxious and battered by all bad news in the larger world. Yet this day (shorn of its awful erasure of indigenous people's reality) has been one I've long cherished.

I have to find the moments to celebrate.

So, I am grateful for the chrysanthemums I just deadheaded in order to find the hidden buds. I have managed to keep these plants alive for a whole month (which with my black thumb is amazing).

I am grateful that Master Danger allowed me to cuddle him yesterday for an entire minute.

TI am grateful for the delightful weather here in the subtropics, and we might get rain -- which would be less pleasing for the Thanksgiving dinner I'll be attending later, often held outside, but is nevertheless much needed.

I am grateful that the friends with whom I will share Thanksgiving dinner won't care that I tried a new version of lemon curd cheesecake and I'm pretty sure it didn't exactly work. [shakes fist at Southern Living recipe] [shakes fist at self who screwed up Southern Living recipe]

And now I will write for a couple of hours, and go to my friends' for fellowship and dinner, and then I'll watch the Buffy episode "Pangs," according to tradition.

May you find moments to cherish today, whether it's a holiday or not.

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:November 24th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Yes. It's hard to get in the spirit of things this year, isn't it?

But I wish you, and Master Danger, and your cheesecake all the best!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 24th, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
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All good thoughts for a lovely day for you and Zelda!
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:November 24th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Pangs! I'd entirely forgotten. Now I know what to do when I come home. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Master Danger, and may he become even more cuddly.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 25th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
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That episode still holds up. And Giles is my forever love. :)

Cheers and a lovely Friday to you!
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From:gwynnega
Date:November 24th, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving! Lemon curd cheesecake sounds delicious.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 25th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Although Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry would have justified criticisms of presentation and technique, I will say that it was really really tasty. :)

Hugs!
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From:anne_d
Date:November 24th, 2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
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[hugs] Yay for chrysanths and doggie snuggles and good weather.

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From:laurawise
Date:November 25th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and good thoughts for your Friday!
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From:freixenet
Date:November 25th, 2016 04:25 pm (UTC)
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I'm thankful for a great number of things, and you're one of them, my friend. Hugs, and happy post-Thanksgiving recovery!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 25th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
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And I'm thankful for you! [hugs]

(Also -- you have a tea strainer/ball/whatsit for looseleaf tea, yes? I'd like to pass along some herbal tea that makes me a little itchy. It might work better for you.)
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From:mamculuna
Date:November 25th, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I hope everything went well for a great Thanksgiving, in spite of all. I'm thankful just to think about the possibility of lemon curd cheesecake.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2016 01:10 pm (UTC)
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In terms of presentation and good baking, the lemon curd cheesecake didn't work. But it tasted GREAT. :)

Happy weekend to you and yours!
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From:janus_74
Date:November 28th, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving, hope it turned out well.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 29th, 2016 01:30 am (UTC)
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The gathering was nice, and the cheesecake tasted good. :)

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