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08:54 am - Not Actually Counting as a September Post
Yes, it's September, and yes, I'm posting. But this isn't one of the recommended topics that will be folded into a Stonewoods piece to come. I regret this.

It's just that at the moment I am slightly crushed under the weight of All This Stuff, work and otherwise.

[Here's a sample scene of me at work these days.

Setting: an office, stacked with papers and books, a computer monitor beaming out work-related items, BBC6 playing softly through the magic of the internet, Small Blonde Dog snoring at my feet. A list of eight Things to Do sits next to the monitor.

Me: [working furiously at one of the Things to Do] Okay, if I can just get this one thing done...

The ping of an incoming email sounds.

Me: No, don't look, don't look... Oh hell.

Clicks on email: urgent request to be done in the next week.

Me: Gaah. [writes down request on Things to Do]

The ping of an incoming email sounds. Clicks on email: urgent request to be done in the next week.

Me: Gaaaah. [writes down request]

The ping of an incoming email sounds. Yeah, you got it.

Me: YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

Small Blonde Dog: [snores]

fin]

This morning, however, I am at home waiting for the air-conditioning person to arrive for routine maintenance. I am about to address the one thing in the pile of work I actually want to do. The Diet Coke with Lime hisses merrily by my left hand (on a separate table from the laptop, 'cause of clumsiness and the ridiculous delicacy of electronics).

And this morning on our walk the Blonde Dog and I saw the red sun rise, a perfect circle low in the sky, shimmering, shimmering.

I hope there is joy and a perfect shimmer for you in your weekend ahead.

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From:anne_d
Date:September 16th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Hugs, and I hope your work calms down, the a/c person arrives on time and does the job, and your weekend is lovely. Respectful pats to SBD.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Good thoughts for you and your weekend -- hope there's good stuff ahead!
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From:janus_74
Date:September 16th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
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I love it when you get to do work that you actually want to do. But sadly, it doesn't happen often enough. Hope it gets better though, and have a good weekend!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
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I cling to mornings like these. ;-)

Good weekend to you, T, with good stuff aplenty!
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From:paratti
Date:September 16th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
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(((Hugs)))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
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[hugs hugs]

Happy weekend, L!
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From:mamculuna
Date:September 16th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
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The clear solution is to cancel your email provider...and be thankful you don't have to wait at home for the wildlife guy to get the squirrels out of the eaves (in which they have actually eaten a hole in the wood, unlike the birds, who just worm in under the shingles). Although the Small Blonde Dog might enjoy that...

Hope all the Stuff goes away!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Heee! I can't cancel my work email but Oh How Tempting. ;-)

Alas for your squirrel problem with accompanying damage! Hope the wildlife guy has cleared them out, and hope that your weekend makes up for today.
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From:wildrider
Date:September 16th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Ah, organization! How I wish I had that! But I do have Diet Coke with Lime! Happy Friday, and happy weekend!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
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It is the minimal organization possible, trust me. ;-)

Hurrah for your weekend to rest up from your trip, and hurrah for you. :-)
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 16th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I hope All That Stuff becomes less monumental soon! And that you have a lovely weekend.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
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It all looks like it might get easier... [consults planner]... in mid-October. [weeps a little]

[sends hugs] Have a fab weekend, Gwynne!
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From:freixenet
Date:September 16th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Hey, we had the same day. How is it that we start the day with an 8 item list and end the day with the list even bigger? That shouldn't be possible.

:hugs: for the weekend of HOT and WORKY.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Am sending all hugs and good thoughts for ease for everyone, including you and D. Better days! Better days!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:September 16th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Much sympathy on the piles of work.

I know that feeling...
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From:laurawise
Date:September 16th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Sympathies right back, Stevie -- and a fabulous weekend!
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From:stateless82
Date:September 17th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
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I am full of sympathy for the cascading emails.

Any chance the rest of the day was as nice as your morning?
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From:laurawise
Date:September 17th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
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Hi, S!

[sending all good thoughts your way]

Well, the nice thing from the rest of the day was that I got a new haircut, and I really like it. (If I can replicate the hairdresser's styling is another issue, however. ;-))

Miss Blonde Dog sends hugs your way, as do I!
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From:ljrags
Date:September 17th, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
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And that is why I have the sound on my computer turned down {G} Hurray for unexpected inspiring surprise beauty! Happy weekend to you and SBD :) (I got to meet the unofficial clinic dog yesterday. My boss has a young beagle that is just adorable and ENERGETIC).

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From:laurawise
Date:September 17th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
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You are very, very wise. [notes this tip]

Hurrah for the clinic dog and hurrah for you! Happy Saturday!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:September 19th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
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As always, catching up backwards after the weekend bookfair--happily close to home and only one day but still exhausting to my rapidly aging self ;-D

The sunrise sounds like visual poetry.

::hugs::

And off to unpack book boxes!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 19th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
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I hope the recovery from bookfair goes smoothly -- and yes, that particular sunrise was astonishingly lovely.

Hugs hugs!

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