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The trees were apparently off duty. [Feb. 2nd, 2011|07:23 am]
Marissa Lingen
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There are some things that happen in your life where the only good thing you can say about them is that they are over and you don't have to go through them again just exactly the same way.

Or at least that would be true if you didn't then dream reliving two of those experiences in excruciating detail in one night.

This would be a very good time to tell me something good that's going on with you, even if it's as simple as good food you ate or a book you're reading that seems promising.

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[User Picture]From: oursin
2011-02-02 01:29 pm (UTC)
Some total stranger from a bookshop as far as I know I've never gone into just rang up about doing a event around The Biography, preferably in connection with International Women's Month. I am way chuffed.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-02-02 01:49 pm (UTC)
You should be chuffed. That's awesome!
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[User Picture]From: eposia
2011-02-02 01:31 pm (UTC)
Fetal development still on track and normal as far as we can tell.

Other than horrible, movement-limiting hip issues I am having a "normal", uneventful pregnancy. Even the hip issues are progressing, as my rehab on it is getting me increased mobility every day. (Pain still present most of the time, which is irritating.)

This is my 4th week of attempting to go to the gym 3 times a week. I am succeeding so far, though we'll see about this week as I missed yesterday.

Being pregnant is NOTHING like having cancer. They are so far across the spectrum of sensation from each other that it is hard to articulate meaningful comparisons.

Our older child is a burgeoning teen and showing all the angsty, mopey signs of such. This is a good thing, as it means he's normalized enough to get upset about small, daily things rather than just life-or-death/injury situations.

Now I must brave the TERRIBLE ICY COLD OF DOOM (got down to all of 17 degrees here last night, and Texas-sized panic ensues in the populace accordingly) to take kid to school and go to the gym. May you have a better day than your dreams started off!
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[User Picture]From: sillylilly_bird
2011-02-02 01:31 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to The Habitation of the Blessed and spending the day snuggling w/my kittehs (Snowpocalypse, I'm staying home). I'm also very curious to see how The Strain is. I haven't read any Hogan, but del Toro is a very good storyteller. and I have been told by my 17lb cat that I'm done typing. How do I know? I can't see the laptop screen through him.
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[User Picture]From: juliansinger
2011-02-02 01:33 pm (UTC)
My cat is snoring off in the distance.

I'm finally watching the New Who (Eccleston version), and quite enjoying it, which is nice since I bounced off first Angel and then Quantum Leap in quick succession.
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[User Picture]From: intrepida
2011-02-02 01:48 pm (UTC)
It is a clear, peaceful morning, the remanents of Snowpocalypse 2011 are undisturbed and sparkling, I have plenty of coffee, and a large chunk of sewing time ahead of me today.

ETA: I hope you have a day that helps you forget last night's dreams.
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[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2011-02-02 01:54 pm (UTC)
I just read Among Others and it makes me very happy, also I got a snow day yesterday and another today and thus have no classes.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-02-02 02:04 pm (UTC)
A snow day! We never got snow days in college! We got a couple of cold days, though.
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[User Picture]From: lydy
2011-02-02 01:55 pm (UTC)
There's nothing interesting going on, which is just fine. I need to go to sleep Real Soon Now, as I'm working tonight, but there's plenty of time for that. Routine is kinda nice.
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[User Picture]From: fiddle_dragon
2011-02-02 02:01 pm (UTC)
We didn't get nearly as much snow yesterday as predicted...so hopefully today's prediction will be off as well? (which would be good. I'm not really complaining about the snow, but everyone around here is very much worried about the structural capacity of the roofs to handle not so much the snow as the ice/freezing rain and heavy snow that's predicted for today on top of the 60" we've already had this winter).

And I'm *very* excited about the quilt that I'm making :) Sewing is one thing, but quilting has always been something of a mystery to me and now I'm finding that I think I enjoy it more than any other craft I've undertaken :)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-02-02 02:05 pm (UTC)
Uh-huh. You're excited about the quilt. Yah.
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[User Picture]From: txanne
2011-02-02 02:06 pm (UTC)
The sun is sparkling off the snow. I have tea, Internet, and knitting. If I make it to Boston by Friday at 2, I have an interview I'm really excited about. I get to see people from Boston to Hartford, including my Internet Nieces, dancing_crow's daughters. I'm awfully squeeful about that! And roomsplitting with jenett is going to make the cattle calls job fair so much less painful, I can't even tell you.
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[User Picture]From: lutin
2011-02-02 02:10 pm (UTC)
i had a concussion two weeks ago and had to stop oh, everything. but i've had gorgeous walks on the beach since sunday! and yesterday i finished a chapter in my thesis! and today i wore tye-dye! and was complemented on it! in denmark!
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[User Picture]From: adb_jaeger
2011-02-02 02:12 pm (UTC)
I finished "The Coffee Trader" last week, after you reviewed it.

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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-02-02 02:31 pm (UTC)
More David Liss for everyone, hurrah!
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[User Picture]From: rysmiel
2011-02-02 02:16 pm (UTC)
Progress is being made on planning my conference trip in March which makes it look less horribly burdensome than I had feared in the what-the-employer-will-pay-in-advance direction.

We see Derek Jacobi in Lear broadcast on the big screen tomorrow evening, and if the snow lets up we will have nineweaving with us.

I have my Valentines all bought in a timely fashion this year and the transAtlantic ones already sent.
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[User Picture]From: cyranocyrano
2011-02-02 02:22 pm (UTC)
"Mule Variations"! Oh my G*d! So good! *SO* good! Tom Waits! I. I. *flail*
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[User Picture]From: freelikebeer
2011-02-02 02:23 pm (UTC)

I was driving home form work...

two or three weeks ago. First night that the sun wasn't down when I left the office. There was a nice ribbon of orange on the horizon that gave way very quickly to the very-deep-blue night sky. Right above the orange, just into the ink was a narrow sliver of the day old moon. It was an awesome sky picture, captured in my head.
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[User Picture]From: nipernaadiagain
2011-02-02 02:43 pm (UTC)
The new lunar year starts tomorrow and the post office is going to issue a stamp celebrating the new year.

So first one can, tonight, celebrate with those close by and then, tomorrow, send greetings on cards decorated with the New Year stamp!
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