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February 4th, 2017


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03:41 pm - Mistakes were Made, Post #6
Three quick things, after dropping off the face of Livejournal:

1) Sometimes a mistake works in one's favor. Last week I had that wonderful massage; afterward I booked what I thought was a March 4 appointment for a followup. The thing was that I (my mind already in February) had said I wanted a massage "next month," and so the receptionist duly put me down for the first Saturday in the next month.

Which, er, was today.

I didn't pick up the confirmation voicemail until yesterday evening, after their office had closed. It was really too late to cancel, and anyway -- it had been a stressful week.

I've had the massage, and let's just say that it was a great mistake to have made.

2) I have been drowning at work, just barely dog-paddling along while the waves got higher and higher, and the awful thing is that I bear most of the blame for the flood of horror. (Also the aftermath: afternoon stress-eating Girl Scout peanut butter sandwiches which had been delivered to my office? Child, what a bad idea.)

But I think that I might actually get one week out of the month to breathe, just a little. (Not next week, but the one after that.)

Tea. Walking in pollen-heavy mornings. More tea. Thinking about London in May. Mentally casting Neil Gaiman's Good Omens which should be in pre-production as a limited series. (I'm thinking Bertie Carvel as Crowley and, because of his sweet smile, Adrian Lester as Aziraphale. Who would you like to see?) Still more tea. These are a few of my coping mechanisms.

3) One thing -- not a mistake -- that I've been doing this year is set aside a bit of money each month for one direct giving opportunity to a person who needs a little help. Right now this family, moving across country to seek better opportunities, needs a little help. Give if you feel moved to do so.

Cheers, tea, no more mistakes!

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From:gwynnega
Date:February 4th, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC)
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That massage does sound like an excellent mistake.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 05:01 pm (UTC)
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SUCH a good mistake. :)

Hugs and a good day to you!
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From:mamculuna
Date:February 4th, 2017 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Massage every week! Great idea!

Hope your week of relief is soothing and freeing.

And great choice of people to give to.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I wish I could manage it every week! But this was a delightful treat. :)

Thanks and hugs and peace to you today.
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From:ljrags
Date:February 5th, 2017 01:46 am (UTC)
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A most excellent mistake! Here’s to tea, low pollen counts, glorious sunrises/sunsets and a week of no stress.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks thanks thanks for books and kindness!

And cheers and hugs and tea to you. :)
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From:anne_d
Date:February 5th, 2017 02:54 am (UTC)
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Serendipitous mistakes for the win. [hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 05:03 pm (UTC)
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It was awesome. :)

Cheers and happy things to you today! Hugs as well!
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From:kathyh
Date:February 5th, 2017 10:08 am (UTC)
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Oh, a massage! What a wonderful mistake.

Cheers and hugs to tea and good mistakes.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
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It is rare to have a mistake work out well, but this one did!

By the by, will you and J be going to the Hockney exhibition at the Tate Britain when it opens? I was SUPER pleased to book my ticket for the week in May when I'll be in London.

[hugs]
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From:kathyh
Date:February 5th, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
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We'll probably try and go to the Hockney exhibition as the one at the Royal Academy a few years ago was fab. I'm never organised enough to book much in advance and usually end up scrabbling for tickets in the last week.

Yay for London in May!

P.S. Do I dare to tell you that ASH is in a play at the Menier Chocolate Factory but I think it ends in April?
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 10:51 pm (UTC)
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I knew about ASH, and yes, the show ends before I'm there, and YES I AM V.V. BITTER.

;)
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From:kathyh
Date:February 5th, 2017 11:10 pm (UTC)
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I would be v.v. bitter too and I'll only whisper quietly that we've got tickets so, barring disasters, should be able to report back.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2017 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh how fun for you! I will strive to enjoy the show vicariously. :)

I'm waiting to hear about casting for the other play Trevor Nunn's directing at the Menier, Lettice and Lovage, and I also keep refreshing the Trafalgar Studio site in case one of my faves is going to pop in there for a short run of something nice. Some Jennings or Carvel would do nicely. But I shouldn't be greedy: already have tickets for Tennant in Don Juan in Soho, Griff Rhys Jones in The Miser, and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, so that's quite a bit!.
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From:janus_74
Date:February 6th, 2017 02:24 pm (UTC)
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The extra massage sounds like a great mistake to have made :)
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From:laurawise
Date:February 7th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
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I wish I could have a massage every week!

Cheers and good things for you. :)

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