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July 7th, 2015


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03:24 pm - Continuing it All, Post #31
Yesterday was kind of a lost day for me; a routine doctor's appointment involved two hours of waiting and approximately 5 minutes of the doctor's time. ("Yes," he said, "your family history suggests you need a colonoscopy. Let's set it up for October.") Maddened by the wait, I managed nothing else all day except the first coat of paint on half of my kitchen ceiling. (Second coat this morning, la la la.)

No, wait. I also dealt with Master Danger being intransigent. I needed to make a stop by my office in mid-afternoon, and so I turned to the young master (as I always do) and told him it was Crate Time. He indicated in the surliest fashion possible that HE was staying BEHIND THE DESK, kthanxbye. None of my usual methods to extricate him worked, so I shrugged and went off to the office. Twenty minutes later I was met at the door by a crying Corgi, who proceeded to shadow me for two hours and who has gone to his crate obediently every time since that he's been asked. The word for the young master is 'jerk,' I do believe.

I did watch Poldark as well, of course, since I last posted. It's such a pretty show, and I like Demelza and Verity a lot, and Aidan Turner's doing a fabulous and fabulously pretty job as Ross, and I squeed like a little squeeing thing when Robin Ellis (Original Poldark!!) showed up as a nasty judge. I enjoy it a ton. But it's not hitting me like Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell does.

Jonathan and Arabella own me. (Even though bad, bad times are coming....)

Let's see -- anything else to report? Oh, Lois McMaster Bujold has just released a novella in the "Five Gods" worlds (what I persist in thinking of as the Chalion 'verse): Penric's Demon, which she sets in a country we haven't seen before. (In an afterword she helpfully gives the order in which the books occur --which is not publication order. Hallowed Hunt is first, then 150 years later "Penric's Demon", and then 100 years later the two Chalion books.)

And that's all there is for today. May you have cooperative folk and animals to deal with, may you have delights of viewing and reading ahead. :)

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From:paratti
Date:July 7th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
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We got the two shows seperately, which, I think, worked best. I'm glad you're enjoying both, even if one is the one which hits the spot better.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 8th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
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I suspect that it would be better if they weren't aired on consecutive nights here, yes. But also I can't recapture the first fine romantic flush of youth I had when I watched Original Poldark. ;)

Cheers and hugs!
From:gwynnega
Date:July 7th, 2015 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Aww, Master Danger! At least maybe he's learning?
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From:laurawise
Date:July 8th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
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No, he's not. He takes pleasure in not learning. ;)

Cheers and happy traveling, gwynnega!
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From:cindergal
Date:July 8th, 2015 04:11 am (UTC)
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I spent two hours in a doctor's office waiting room yesterday, waiting for someone else. Ugh.

And I think Master Danger and Stephen King's Thing of Evil need to meet. ;-)

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From:laurawise
Date:July 8th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
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I love Stephen King's Corgi! And "Thing of Evil" is just perfect. :)

Cheers and hugs, and a better day with no waiting for you today.
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From:freixenet
Date:July 8th, 2015 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh, his attitudes fill me with joy. i mean, in that schadenfreude way.

Also, yuck for medical woes.

Me, I lost most of yesterday by a) my hair appointment being delayed, b) everything else getting out of whack as a result, c) talking with a new potential catsitter over wine, which turned into three glasses of it, and then caused d) a very late dinner with another glass of wine. I am reminding myself to be more flipping mindful about owning my schedule, no matter whats me off. I hope it works.

Hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 8th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Delays are hell on a tight schedule! But we breathe, and we move on.

Yay for wine, though. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:heron_pose
Date:July 8th, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Hooray for good TV and books.

Sorry about the doctor ... as they say, the prep is the worst part. The actual procedure offers a really nice nap, mostly. :-)

HUGS
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From:laurawise
Date:July 9th, 2015 05:29 pm (UTC)
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The second worst part for me is arranging a time when a friend can take the morning off to drive me!

Ah well. Hope there are good books and all delights where you are, H_P.

Hugs hugs!
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From:roguedemon
Date:July 9th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
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You really need to publish a book on MD's doings. It would be a hit. :) Gah, so sorry about the colonoscopy. ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 10th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
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The colonoscopy won't be until October, although I bought the prep materials today. Good God it's expensive.

But I currently have a sinus infection again, so....

Cheers and hugs!
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From:stateless82
Date:July 12th, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
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We're about to hit open enrollment and we actually have been given a choice of plans, one of which doesn't require a primary care provider and is $10.00 less on office visit co-pays. Even more exciting, they no longer require a referral from the PCP for a medical eye exam.

Which means one of my excuses for not having been to the doctor in 3-5 years will be gone.

If you make all guests swear to never look up, do you still have to paint the ceiling?
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From:laurawise
Date:July 13th, 2015 11:40 am (UTC)
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I have one more coat for the ceiling, and although I'd like to bond all guests with such an oath, I'm pretty sure it'll bother ME if I don't do it. La la la.

Good thoughts for open enrollment! And good thoughts for the No Referrals plan, because getting referrals is so tedious.

Hugs hugs!

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