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09:14 am - End of 2015, Post #88
It's been a year. Of stuff.

In some ways it's been a year of waiting. Big changes in my work-life are coming soon, and the ripples of the change have been present for the past few months. I am working on not drowning. It'll take more than simply holding on.

It's been a year where I didn't do some of the other things I wanted, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. New year's coming. I'm going to catch the tide and go.

So, what are some things I loved this year?

*Master Danger, after his scary experience in November, has become more affectionate with me. (He'll never be a cuddler, of course, but he's my dog for real now.)

*The return of the mannishly cut button-down shirt means that even in the subtropics I can manage the Emmanuelle Alt Paris-editor-of-Vogue silhouette of slouchy menswear shirt, cropped slim trousers, and heels. It became my alternate uniform for hot days this year. (Hottest year on record, actually. Not one of the things I loved at all.)

*"The Husbands of River Song." P Cap in general. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. B Carvel and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and oh, did I say B Carvel? The Almeida Theatre's epic readings of The Iliad and The Odyssey.

*Planning for London again.

*Begonias on my front steps, gloriously red in a red pot for the past few months. Hydrangeas I haven't quite killed yet -- cuttings from a friend -- setting buds. Muhly grass in my front yard.

*Allergy-testing, finally, and a just barely perceptible diminishing of the worst of my symptoms.

*The cultural acceptance of Drake-dancing, which speaks to me. (Also, have a great essay explaining the appeal: "Drake Dance Revolution"

May you dance your way into 2016. All good thoughts for good days ahead!

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From:paratti
Date:December 31st, 2015 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad some good came out of poor Danger's encounter.
((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:December 31st, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and a happy New Year, mate!

(And see you in March.)
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From:rahirah
Date:December 31st, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
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May 2016 be everything you wish it to be. :)
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From:laurawise
Date:December 31st, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
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And the same wish goes out to you and Kathy. :)

Cheers! Happy New Year!
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From:kathyh
Date:December 31st, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
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A wonderful 2016 to you and Master Danger :)
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From:laurawise
Date:December 31st, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Happy New Year to you and yours, K!

[hugs]
From:gwynnega
Date:December 31st, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
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A very happy new year to you and Master Danger!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 31st, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
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And a wonderful year to you!

Cheers and hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:December 31st, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Wishing you a happy 2016!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 31st, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
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A very happy 2016 to you, T!

Cheers!
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From:stateless82
Date:January 1st, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)
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Happy New Year!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 1st, 2016 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Happy happy 2016 to you, my friend!

[hugs]
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:January 1st, 2016 05:03 am (UTC)
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I had to go to your November archive because I missed the pitbull attack on Master Danger! SO relieved he's okay and it's made him more affectionate. I would never stop weeping if it were me.

Yes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. fic, written by YOU. All good things.

I hope the work changes are to your liking, or at least, may be managed by you. Wrestled to your liking, like Jacob and the angel.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 1st, 2016 01:47 pm (UTC)
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The attack has made me jumpy whenever I'm walking him, but he's doing very well indeed. Thank you.

Hugs, with all good things to you!
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From:freixenet
Date:January 1st, 2016 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and YAYs for your accomplishments this year and your transitions into the next--you're starting out well, as you always always do. I am so eager to see what happens for you this coming year!

Happy new year!

Hugs hugs hugs
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From:laurawise
Date:January 2nd, 2016 12:07 am (UTC)
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Yays for YOUR accomplishments, F!

And hugs and all good thoughts for 2016!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:January 1st, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
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I love your list, as always...a very happy new year to us all with hugs and toasts and serendipity!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 2nd, 2016 12:08 am (UTC)
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Happy happy 2016 to you, ALH! Hugs and fizz and good things!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 3rd, 2016 01:19 am (UTC)
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And to you, L! Happy days to you!

[hugs]
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From:claudia_yvr
Date:January 11th, 2016 08:42 am (UTC)
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Happy New Year -- may your fears prove groundless and your joys many!

::hugs, hugs::

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