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February 18th, 2017

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10:23 am - This week's joys, Post #9
So that week also happened. [falls face-first on floor, narrowly missing Master Danger]

The week's joys:
*booking a lunch for a couple of weeks from now with a colleague and friend I don't see often
*completing a work-task I'd been dreading and putting off
*not yet getting the death-rhinovirus going around my workplace (it's knocking on the door, but I've not let it in)
*after the passing of Al Jarreau, pulling out all of my 80s vinyl and remembering how I loved him
*finishing The Riviera Set by Mary Lovell, a nonfiction book about the glamourous years 1920-1960. I loved the first half, pre-WWII. It took me forever to get through the post-war chapters, however, since I didn't care for those people.... But it's finished!
*this image of Caroline Issa in a color combo from my past
*thinking about David Hockney, excited to see the exhibition
*making iced tea with Fortnum's Rwanda Orange Pekoe, local honey, and two slices of lemon
*finding a shirt-dress I'd forgotten I had [rolls eyes at self] in my closet
*new Brooks Brothers cunningly cut blue shirt on massive sale (I'd link but it's gone from the website)
*azalea season
*writing a couple of pages on my stalled project

What's making you happy these dark days? Sending good thoughts and light your way.

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Date:February 18th, 2017 10:03 pm (UTC)
May you continue to avoid the rhinovirus.

Hooray for finding a shirt-dress you'd forgotten in your closet!
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Date:February 18th, 2017 11:46 pm (UTC)
Clearly I need a few hours alone with my closet, reorganizing!

Cheers and hugs and drier days for you, Gwynne.
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Date:February 19th, 2017 01:14 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed for virus avoidance! Huzzah the rediscovered dress!

My happy things? Rain (maybe not all at once, though), and Emily's photos of baby harbor seals, all cute and spotty.
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Date:February 19th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
I hope that you and yours weren't washed away in yesterday's rain -- but I am glad that reservoirs are getting what they need, and will get more with snowmelt!

[hugs hugs]
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Date:February 19th, 2017 02:04 am (UTC)
Whoa, that Issa skirt! And Hockney--fortunate you.

We're headed into azalea season too, which I also love--but a month early? That can't be good..

But hope all your days are full of goodies.
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Date:February 19th, 2017 03:12 pm (UTC)
Our azaleas are a couple of weeks early, too. It is worrying, although the blooms are *amazing* this year.

Cheers and joy to you!
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Date:February 19th, 2017 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'll keep an eye out for "The Riviera Set"

One of the books I just started is "On the Wilder Shores of Love" a memoir/bio of Lesley Blanch. I loved "The Wilder Shores of Love" when I read it a million years ago, so I'm hoping for good things.
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Date:February 20th, 2017 12:55 am (UTC)
I just googled Lesley Blanch -- oh my goodness! What a life! I hope the reread pleases. :)

I'm zipping through Gaiman's Norse Mythology at the moment. It's going really fast because, let me be honest, I'm imagining Hemsworth as Thor and Hiddleston as Loki. (But Ian McShane as Odin.)

Cheers, hugs, and no karaoke neighbors!
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Date:February 21st, 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
Good for you completing the dreaded work-task. I have one of those that I planned to do this week, but I got in this morning and found we're doing an office shuffle and now I have to clean and move down the hall a few doors. And I'd rather move than do the other task :)
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Date:February 25th, 2017 12:48 pm (UTC)
It is much better to move down the hall than do dreaded tasks. I AM WITH YOU.

Cheers for your weekend!

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