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March 18th, 2017

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05:49 pm - Last twelve days' joy, Post #12
Basically, the icon of circles signifies where I've been the past not-quite-a-fortnight -- chasing around in circles, never exiting the maze. But I have had to take today off because I am trying not to succumb to the sinus infection that's brewing. (POLLEN IS THE DEVIL.)

So let's go on to happy things:

*thinking of Champagne. Drinking the inexpensive but perfectly dry and crisp Veuve du Vernay Brut (non-vintage) with friends last night downtown. Looking at Shini Park's blogtorial spread for Moet et Chandon. (Guilty secret: I prefer Taittinger or Bollinger to Moet.)

*I should only be shopping for shoes for my London trip, but.... Boden has backless loafers (ON TREND) going on sale. This is my idea of subtropical summer footwear.

*My place of employment had its annual health screening fair this past week. I am pleased to report that my good cholesterol is apparently *remarkably* good (thanks, morning oatmeal!), as is my blood sugar. Weight, well, not so good. I have resumed mindful eating....

*Which was not happening during the past couple of months, or during the short jaunt to the Plains a week ago to see Aged Parent and my brothers. "I blame the weight gain on the Vienna Fingers** you had at the house," I told my Aged Parent, to which he dryly replied, "Yes. I'm sure that was it." This characteristic reply is a sign that he's holding his own after last year's illness -- still weaker and unsteadier than one would hope, but hanging in there.
**Vienna Fingers (a brand of cookie) and Publix Ginger Snaps are of course my favorite mass-produced cookie, and peanut butter cookies are my favorite cookie ever. I will wave goodbye to them for a few months, however.

*Making plans with my landscape guy for the last of the front-yard projects. ("Your projects are really smaller than we usually do," he told me, "but you're a really good client and, you know, only five blocks from our shop, so...") He's giving me oakleaf hydrangeas, whee!

And next year he gets to start the backyard.

What great stuff is happening for you?
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Date:March 18th, 2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
OMG I have not thought of Vienna Fingers in years! My mom loved those. Thanks for the memory!
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Date:March 19th, 2017 01:08 pm (UTC)
My dad also loves Vienna Fingers. "They just keep jumping into my grocery cart!" he often says. :)
Date:March 20th, 2017 03:49 am (UTC)
But yay for good cholesterol and blood sugar!
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Date:March 21st, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
Oatmeal is a wonder drug! :)

Cheers and hugs for your week, Gwynne.
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Date:March 20th, 2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
The Moet photo shoot is gorgeous. I'm jealous of your front-yard project, hydrangeas are so pretty.
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Date:March 21st, 2017 12:18 am (UTC)
I love Shini Park's work. When it's allied to Champagne, so much the better!

Hydrangeas ARE pretty, and I am thrilled that they're going in the front yard where my landscape guys have to take care of them. :)

Cheers for the start of your week!
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Date:March 22nd, 2017 01:03 am (UTC)
I love Vienna Fingers. Also ginger snaps, chocolate chips, peanut butter, snickerdoodles, oatmeal, mallomars... well, you get the picture. :-)

I should probably eat more oatmeal (non-cookie variety).
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Date:March 22nd, 2017 01:01 pm (UTC)
Oatmeal is easy for me in the morning: milk and berries with the oats; microwave 90 seconds; top with a tsp local honey and Penzey's cinnamon. :) I'm going to try the occasional Penzey's Pie Spice on top (omitting the honey) once it arrives.

As for your list, I do like snickerdoodles too. :)

All the hugs.
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Date:March 22nd, 2017 04:49 pm (UTC)
Once again, way late to the party, but good to hear the AP is holding his own. I hope you've beaten the pollen into submission by now.

We have more slow soaking rain which is good for everything but the damp spot on the lower level and have just found a leak at the base of the downstairs toilet--building into the hillside may not have been the best choice for this house, but we love it anyway.

How soon till your London trip?

and many hugs to hold you meanwhile!
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Date:March 26th, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC)
Alas for toilet leaks, but YAY for slow soaking rains that replenish groundwater and reservoirs.

7 weeks til London. :)

Email to you soon -- HUGS!

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