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November 26th, 2008


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08:04 am - the requisite Thankfulness post
Although tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I'll be baking pies and making merry then, so today will be my day to list Things I Am Thankful For.

The big things --
**my family: my father, whom I like as well as love; my middle brother, who teaches me patience and reminds me that good people are not all alike; my baby brother, with whom I talk every day
**the Dog of the House, for her sweetness and willfulness and quirks
**my job, which frustrates and tires me much of the time but does give me moments of joy
**my friends, online and off

And the things for which I give idiosyncratic thanks, too --
**various British actors of a Certain Age, who have delighted me for years and who I hope will rock on for more
**Tom Stoppard
**rhyming couplets
**French Champagne
**good cowboy boots
**music to fit my moods
**paisley
**purple
**stories of magic
**the West Texas horizon
**the Thames
**Preston Sturges, William Congreve, Saki, PG Wodehouse
**Dorothy L Sayers
**silk scarves
**turquoise
**a good yoga class
**walks at the wildlife refuge on a cool day
**afternoons with Sherlock Holmes and peanut butter cookies
**crossing the Red River
**cinnamon
**tea

Actually, now that I've started I'm not sure I could stop! So I'll continue my list in my head, and wish you an even longer list to be thankful for.

Hugs and thanks!

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:November 26th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie!

Are you driving thru Dallas on your Xmas trip? I'd be happy to buy you a cup of coffee...:)
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Happy happy Thanksgiving, P, and I hope that there will be more joys for you in the coming year!

(I'll get back to you re driving through Dallas... that's usually my long day of driving, but I'll check.)

[waves and sends good thoughts]
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From:freixenet
Date:November 26th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
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That is a lovely list, and you're inspiriting me. Thanks!

::hugs hugs:: I'm personally thankful for you AND the Dog of the House. She and I spent some nice time yesterday cuddling while you were teaching...her ears are so soft!

Happy Thanksgiving, L, to you and all you love.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
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The Dog of the House sends hugs and more cuddles -- poor baby girl dislikes holidays because she doesn't get to go to work. ;-)

Happy happy Thanksgiving to you and D and the cats of the house, and may there be beachside joys aplenty!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:November 26th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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What a lovely list. I'm thankful that you take the time to share.

Hugs and a v. happy Thanksgiving!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm thankful that you're willing to read my stuff, ALH! :-)

Hugs and a happy Thanksgiving to you, too. [shares pie]
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From:cindergal
Date:November 26th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving! ::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
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A happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Cindy!

[offers champagne to you and Cinderhub]
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From:headrush100
Date:November 26th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
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This is a good list, L. When I get my brain back I may do one too. I think I need to do one.

*Thanksgiving hugshugshugs and pats and a bit of turkey to the Small Blonde One* Happy Holidays to you both! :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
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And a happy end of week even to those of you who aren't having official Thanksgiving, A!

[hugs and Dog of the House hugs too]
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From:paratti
Date:November 26th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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The Thames sends its love:)

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I could have listed far more things about London, of course. :-)

Hugs and thanks, Lesley, and more hugs!
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From:gwynnega
Date:November 26th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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An excellent list! Purple! Paisley! Dorothy L. Sayers!! :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, Lori.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Wow -- now that I look at it, those elements could be on your list! :-)

Hugs, and a happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Gwynne.
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From:lounge_lily
Date:November 26th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I'm thankful for you Miss L and all your marvelous hugs and stories of the Dog of the House, and the positive way you look at everything. [squeeze]

Happy Thanksgiving.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Hugs hugs, L, and joy even if you and yours aren't quite celebrating Thanksgiving officially! ;-)

[more hugs and thanks]
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From:anne_d
Date:November 26th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

I'm thankful, among other things, for your writings, fiction and non-fiction, which invariably brighten my day.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for these kind words, and for sharing your art with everyone in the photos you post! Thank you, and joy to you and yours this Thanksgiving!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, L, and I hope for good Thursday things to make you thankful, even if the day is not officially a holiday for you!

[hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:November 26th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Hope your day is full of cinnamon and Sayers! Happy Thanksgiving!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 26th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May there be good food, good light, and good times!
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From:julia_here
Date:November 27th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
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I'm thankful you're here to remind me of the necessity of owning all of Dorothy Sayers' mysteries, after having most of them disappear into the dead women's book exchange. I bought Ther Documents in the Case the other day, and am currently immersed in the loves, vices, and virtues of that small group of diverse personalities, and the wonder that is Jack's love letters to his Bungie.

Julia, what great fun that story is!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 27th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
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Oooh, I need to look at The Documents in the Case! [makes note] I read it years ago before I really understood the glory of DLS.

Thank you for reminding me, and for your own good self. :-) Hugs and joy to you and yours!
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From:heron_pose
Date:November 27th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Paisley!

And the rest ...

I'm thankful for *you*, for sure.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:November 27th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
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H_P!

I am v.v. thankful for you.

[hugs hugs and good thoughts for the day and the coming year]
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From:roguedemon
Date:November 27th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
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I will add chocolate to the list.

And you. I am very thankful for you. I hope you're having a great day, hon.

((HUUUUGS))
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From:laurawise
Date:November 27th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
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And I am v.v. thankful for you, Nell!

[hugs and cheers and chocolate] I hope that the good things of today continue for you.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 28th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
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Hi hi, Rainkatt!

I hope the quiet is soothing -- and I am thankful for you! May it be a good season for you and yours.

[sends yarn, Champagne, and hugs]

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