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December 26th, 2016

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06:46 pm - Shadow-boxing on Boxing Day, Post #56
It is a true distressing thing that upon learning that George Michael had died, I pulled out what is possibly my favorite of his latter albums -- Older -- and realized that the record is twenty years old.

How is that even real? How is losing George Michael real? I cannot.

But we persevere. My Christmas weekend was full of baking, a visit to my dear friends' house for Champagne and dropping off of cookies, quiet, and Doctor Who. I got a stack of awesome books from my Amazon list, including English Eccentric by Ros Byam Shaw about 14 incredible homes, and I tried and failed to read Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist. (Once we got to her chapter on her affair with H Ford, I had to check out. It felt like the worst kind of intrusion, even though she'd written it to be read...)

Today I painted kitchen cabinets, and I count that as a win.

Will hope to write more in 2017, but for now, I lift a glass of Champagne to you all. May the light be merry!

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Date:December 27th, 2016 04:15 am (UTC)
[hugs] Dr Who was pretty adorable. Enjoy the new books, and a happy new year.
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Date:December 27th, 2016 12:06 pm (UTC)
Hugs and thanks, A! And yes, the Doctor was a welcome Christmas visitor. :)
Date:December 27th, 2016 05:53 am (UTC)
I thoroughly enjoyed the new WHO.

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Date:December 27th, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC)
It was really sweet. :)

Cheers and hugs to you!
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Date:December 28th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas!
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Date:December 28th, 2016 07:14 pm (UTC)
And a happy New Year to you! :)

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