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October 18th, 2013


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04:23 pm - Friday, falling down
Okay, I am not literally falling down, but a trip and fall could be happening any moment. I am so, so tired. I am too tired for a glass of wine, that's how tired I am.

(Regrettably I have, in Emma Thompson's words to Hugh Grant as immortalized in her shooting diary for Sense and Sensibility, the "stamina of a whelk." Yesterday wore me down.)

The heat is not actually helping either. Here in the subtropics we are suffering mid-September weather in mid-October: muggy, hot even at sunrise, vile at every time.

So after managing half of the work I needed to do today, I crawled homeward and took up Ngaio Marsh's Final Curtain, which I've been rereading. O for Rory's return to his Troy! O for a frankly creepy theatrical family in the Ancreds! (And alas for Dame Ngaio's treatment of one of the gay characters, which is displeasing.) I am feeling the need to imagine myself somewhere very much more autumnal and nice.

I have sweaters. It should be time for me to wear sweaters. I frown at the world. I retreat to Golden Age mysteries.

May you have either a lovely time or a lovely place to retreat today.

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From:janus_74
Date:October 18th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
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If I can get through the next hour and half of work I will be very happy to retreat home and put my feet up (with a glass of wine, I'm not that tired).
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From:laurawise
Date:October 18th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
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You'll make it! The weekend is RIGHT HERE!

[cheers you on]

And enjoy your glass of wine for me. :)
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From:paratti
Date:October 18th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
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(((Hugs)))
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From:laurawise
Date:October 18th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Hugs, tea, and digestives, L! Happy weekend.
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From:kathyh
Date:October 18th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
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If it's any comfort to you it's warm here in the UK. I needed my winter coat last week, put it on today and was sweltering.

I was feeling an urgent need to read a Dorothy L Sayers earlier this week but I've picked Sarah Caudwell instead. She may not actually be Golden Age but she reads as if she should have been.

Have a lovely weekend and I hope you manage some wine tomorrow :)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 18th, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear. It should be proper temperature where you are! (However, since I've been watching the problems with British Gas, perhaps it's not entirely bad that it's not too cool yet....)

I actually took one of my Sarah Caudwell books out of the bookshelf last week and put it on my TBR pile. We are in sync, K!

Hugs and a great start to your weekend!
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From:chase820
Date:October 18th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Why is it so hot? What have we done to deserve this?

I want crispy fall weather! I want the smell of burning leaves! Dear God, I want it to drop below 70 degrees while the sun is up!

Ahem. I hope all is well with you.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 18th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Chase, I am echoing every single bit of your cri de coeur. WHY WHY WHY is it this vile?!

Yes, I've been driven to interrobangs.

Cooler days for us both, I hope. Sending good autumn thoughts a county or two over.... ;)
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From:mobile_alh
Date:October 18th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
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You should indeed be able to wear sweaters. Sending cooling thoughts your way and fingers crossed for a restful week-end.

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From:laurawise
Date:October 19th, 2013 10:27 am (UTC)
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Thank you, ALH -- hugs, yarn, and good wine for your weekend! :)
From:gwynnega
Date:October 19th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
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I hope you get sweater weather very soon!

(OMG today's GH!!!) :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:October 19th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
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Friday's GH had some blockbuster scenes indeed, and oooh, Monday's looks great when the parents arrive on the island. But I think my favorite scenes were poor Tracy having to deal with Luke. "I'll have the pig," heee.

Hugs hugs, Gwynne! Happy day!
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From:heron_pose
Date:October 19th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
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So sorry about the weather -- that's really awful. And fall allergies seem to be extra vicious this year.

Sweaters and a good book.

::HUGS::
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From:laurawise
Date:October 19th, 2013 10:33 am (UTC)
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H_P, hugs hugs! And HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

[hugs a million]
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From:anne_d
Date:October 19th, 2013 04:05 am (UTC)
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I shouldn't have a glass of wine tonight, I have to be able to drive tomorrow morning, not to mention do the Aged Mum shopping.

But I'll raise a virtual glass of white zin with you.

Time to wear sweaters? If only it was. I'd settle for consistent weather from day to day. Hot? Cold? Humid? Dry? Pick a side, we're at war.

*hugs* and feel better soon. I hope you can rest up over the weekend.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 19th, 2013 10:33 am (UTC)
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Better weather and an easy day for you, A. Hugs! Happy Saturday!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 19th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
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Enjoy your wonderful autumn days on my behalf! Because "brisk, brilliant" days are the best. :)

Hugs and a joyous Saturday!
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From:stateless82
Date:October 20th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Retreat is the theme for the weekend.

It is so much the time for autumn to settle in.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 20th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Autumn is really late here this year. But we persevere. ;)

Hugs hugs and cool fall stuff!

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