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04:39 pm - what I need is a present
[looks at subject-line] Okay, that was a bit excessive.

But I have had a really less-than-great day, so I need something to treat myself. Now the question is... what should it be? I'm not sure.

While I'm pondering, I'll ask you -- what are YOUR favorite ways to treat yourself?

Whatever they are, may you treat yourself this weekend.

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:October 4th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Awww, honey. If I had money, I'd send you flowers.

Hope your tomorrow is better!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 4th, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Cronopio, you're the best.

Happy happy Friday evening!
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From:mamculuna
Date:October 4th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Giving myself the gift of a weekend at the beach, even as we write. Especially in October....

But failing that (when the house is rented or it's cold and rainy)--a nice piece of cheese and some peaty scotch, or sushi with friends, or some new wool to knit. Best of all, a readable book. But the universe has to cooperate and provide one.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 4th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for your weekend at the beach! :)

I think I may find something mindless to read, possibly with good music on. Yep. That could be a plan.

Happy Friday evening!
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From:mamculuna
Date:October 4th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Hope you find something fun! And that the weekend is much better than the week was.
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From:anne_d
Date:October 4th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
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*Sends hugs and big roses from the garden outside Elder Daughter's window*

I'd really love a day at home, by myself, with nothing to do but work on a project with a movie on the TV. Not likely to happen, alas, but that'd be a real treat. I'd settle for a good night's sleep, though.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 4th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful roses, thank you. :)

Hugs and sleep wished for you, A! Happy start of your weekend.
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From:cindergal
Date:October 4th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
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See icon. ;-)
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From:janus_74
Date:October 5th, 2013 12:25 am (UTC)
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Well....I'm drinking Moet right now. And that's just because it's Friday. Other than that I tend to go to find an excuse to stay in a nice hotel :)

Ice cream works well too :)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 10:34 am (UTC)
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Moet et Chandon is an excellent way to treat yourself. :)

Cheers! Happy Saturday!
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From:gwynnega
Date:October 5th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
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Books and Boden come to mind. I hope you treat yourself to something nice!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)
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I've treated myself enough from Boden in the past few months, I think. :)) And maybe someday it'll be cool enough to wear the clothes!

Hugs and a great start to your Saturday!
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From:lazy_neutrino
Date:October 5th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
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A bubble bath with 'Woman and Home' magazine, and candles. Or 'Good Housekeeping'. I am so sad. But it must have home decor, clothes, recipes, housekeeping tips, wellbeing and a tedious celeb interview. Christmas is coming and I will be treating myself to 'House Beautiful' or 'Ideal Home' as well, just to coo over the decorated houses and gift ideas.

A rug ove my knees, a guilty secret DVD (such as Criminal Minds) and a cocoa with a slug of brandy in it.

Putting a towel down by the fire after a bath and getting out the body lotions and creams from gift sets and actually using them.

All of those can be disrupted by the presence of a furry overlord, though, so be mindful!

Edited at 2013-10-05 05:53 am (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
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I think tonight will be an evening for candlelight and good music -- thanks for reminding me about the efficacy of lighting candles! (And I read home magazines for fun, so I understand your magazine selections. ;))

Cheers to you and your furry overlord! Happy Saturday.
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From:mobile_alh
Date:October 5th, 2013 07:50 am (UTC)
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My default is a hot bath with delicious bath oils in my favorite scents, ideally with a glass of bubbly and possibly with ethereal music, but that part gets mislaid all too often.

When in doubt though, another skein of yarn nearly always helps!

In any case, I hope you've been able to put your feet up and relax at the very least...

Hugs and bubbly coming at you through the ether!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 10:38 am (UTC)
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Alas, my tub is not currently operational for true baths. [note to self: call handyperson]

But we persevere, ALH, and hugs and good stuff sent your way!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:October 5th, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
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Hope you have a cheering weekend!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 10:38 am (UTC)
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Happy Saturday, Stevie, and a cheering weekend to you!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Books are wonderful, always! And this morning a large book on dandies I'd ordered months ago arrived, and so I have my treat. :)

Hugs and cheers for your day, L!
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From:paratti
Date:October 5th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Can't go wrong with Cheese and Onion crisps.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Heee! I had routine bloodwork yesterday, so I fasted most of the day. Crisps would have been a nice way to break the fast. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:stateless82
Date:October 5th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
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No surprises here, my treats are usually books and cookies, and if I can get out of my own way, sometimes a trip to the museum.

In fact today, I borrowed two paperbacks by Seanan McGuire and the new Robin McKinley from a friend and got the newest Katie Fforde from the library. It's not like I don't have teetering piles of things to be read already, but I've had a cold and wanted something new.

I hope today has been better.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 5th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Alas for your cold! Hope you're feeling better. Cheers for the book acquisitions -- suddenly I'd like to read some Katie Fforde. :)

Hugs hugs!

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